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usiness Link Media Group is an industry leader in the publishing of newspapers, magazines, specialty supplements, event programs,

and custom publications, as well as marketing through social media and online platforms. Founded in 2003 by Jim and Adam Shields, Business Link Media Group specializes in enhancing a business’ performance through the delivery of information, knowledge and awareness to targeted demographics. Our media platforms are designed to educate, inform and connect the business communities of Niagara, Hamilton and beyond. Our multitude of platforms gives your business the opportunity to promote locally while offering global exposure. Over the last 14 years, our publications have become a resource for many firms and business leaders to help them grow their companies. Business Link Media Group is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of the media sector. To achieve that goal, we have taken the lead in our industry by providing the Niagara and Hamilton communities with advanced advertising platforms, offering our clients greater visibility and creating an enhanced profile for their company. Business Link Media Group takes great pride in providing companies with advertising platforms that can effectively promote their products and services with the ultimate goal of helping their businesses grow.


THE 5TH ANNUAL 4O UNDER FORTY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

MATT

AMRO

M

A

AFINEC att currently serves as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ executive vice-president, business operations,

overseeing all aspects of the club’s business affairs. The

AWAIDAH mro is passionate about start-ups and growing successful businesses. After establishing four

start-ups over the past 10 years, he is the CEO for his

graduate of McGill University joined the Tiger-Cats in

digital marketing agency, VivosWeb Inc. This company

2010 as vice-president, stadium development, and was

has grown from an initial $30,000 investment to over

a member of the executive team that represented the

$500,000 in annual sales, seven full-time staff, and

club in the site verification and stadium design phase

a 4,000 square foot office in just four years. He also

for the development of Tim Hortons Field including

founded Just Hosting Inc. and acquired four web host-

leading the team who secured the landmark naming

ing businesses to grow this company. Since graduating

rights partnership with Tim Hortons. In 2014, Matt was

from McMaster University, Amro has been active within

recognized by George Brown College, The Globe and

the Hamilton business community, and developing the

Mail, and TSN as one of the “5 to Watch” under the age

information technology and marketing sector within his

of 40 in Canadian sports business.

own endeavors and businesses across Canada.

COMPANY /// Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club TELEPHONE /// 905.547.2287 ext. 306

COMPANY /// VivosWeb Inc. TELEPHONE /// 905.574.1010 ext. 100

WEBSITE /// www.ticats.ca

WEBSITE /// www.vivosweb.com

MARIA

BONNIE

O

B

BRANIGAN riginally from Budapest, Hungary, Maria immigrated to Canada with her parents at the age of 15. A

graduate of Mohawk College’s business program, she

BRITTAIN onnie has been working as a music therapist with Fermata Inc. in Hamilton for almost eight years.

Through her work with Fermata Inc., Bonnie manag-

pursued a career in marketing and special events man-

es music therapy programs and has piloted projects

agement. After enjoying years of success in marketing

introducing music therapy to various facilities. Bonnie

working in Toronto, Maria became involved in real estate

completed an undergraduate and graduate degree in

development when she joined her husband’s family

music therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2015, after

business. Maria plays a key role in Branigan Properties,

completing graduate studies, Bonnie contributed to a

providing affordable housing to low income families.

book of resources for music therapists, using material

She continues to strive for a positive community and

from the research project she completed as part of her

economic growth in Hamilton.

degree. Bonnie has a growing role with Fermata Inc. and is now the senior music therapist with the company.

COMPANY /// Branigan Properties TELEPHONE /// 905.529.2612 WEBSITE /// www.rcpgroup.ca

COMPANY /// Fermata Inc. TELEPHONE /// 905.870.0580 WEBSITE /// www.fermatainc.ca

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ADELE

CARLA

A

C

CHURCHILL

CRIMINISI

proud Hamiltonian, Adele takes great pride in her role as a labour relations officer (LRO) at the Ontar-

io Nurses’ Association, a leading health care union rep-

arla is the founder of Charles & Hunt, a men’s styling and personal shopping service in Hamil-

ton. She received her bachelor of arts degree in art

resenting 62,000 nurses and allied health professionals.

history from McMaster University and a diploma from

As the youngest servicing LRO, she’s passionate about

Sheridan College in visual merchandising arts. After a

providing labour relations services to union members.

three-year career as a menswear manager, she moved

After struggling with infertility and later, navigating the

to Milan to pursue her passion and work at a showroom

complex adoption process in Ontario, Adele has become

in the fashion capital. Carla returned to Canada to begin

an infertility and adoption advocate. Through her blog

Charles & Hunt in 2015. Through her business, she has

and meeting with potential adoptive parents, she’s pro-

donated to various charities and organizations. She was

vided an unfiltered look into fertility treatments and the

also an executive member of Avanti, an Italo-Canadian

adoptive process including the emotional, physical and

networking and cultural group for young professionals.

financial tolls it can take.

COMPANY /// Ontario Nurses’ Association TELEPHONE /// 905.628.0850 ext. 5025

COMPANY /// Charles & Hunt TELEPHONE /// 905.975.9651

WEBSITE /// www.ona.org

WEBSITE /// www.charlesandhunt.com

JACQUELINE

DAVE

A

D

De RUBEIS

FAUTEUX

s an honours health science graduate from Western University, Jacqueline excels in the role

of vice-president and director of operations for an

ave has spent half his life in the hospitality industry―from a busboy all the way to the butler

for the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia to his

award-winning Hamilton-based nursing and home care

current role as operations manager of The Other Bird

agency called Gold Cross Home Care. Jacqueline has also

Hospitality Group. His first job with The Other Bird was

obtained two post-graduate diplomas from McMas-

manager / bartender at the new oyster / cocktail bar

ter University in business administration and human

Two Black Sheep. Over the next couple of years, his

resource management. She is a strong advocate for

position in the company continued to evolve and grow.

elder abuse prevention and awareness. Her volunteer-

Two years ago, he moved into the operations role and

ism includes the role of executive treasurer and coach

has since helped the company grow 600%―from three

for the Hamilton Challenger Baseball Association. She

small restaurants with 25 staff to five restaurants and a

also finds great joy in her role as a Big Sister and Mentor

hotel with 125 employees.

through Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada.

COMPANY /// Gold Cross Home Care Inc. TELEPHONE /// 905.381.9201

EMAIL /// dave@otherbird.com

WEBSITE /// www.goldcrosshomecare.com

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COMPANY /// The Other Bird WEBSITE /// www.otherbird.com

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THE 5TH ANNUAL 4O UNDER FORTY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

LUISA

DANIEL

L

D

GIAITZIS uisa has been the owner of Absolute Simplicity for seven years. She opened up her own design centre

and warehouse in Stoney Creek this past year. Luisa was

GUEST aniel is the owner, operator and master plumber at Guest Plumbing & Heating. His business has grown

dramatically. In his first year, Daniel has managed to

recently a featured graduate of QC Design School. She

complete some of the city’s most up and coming proj-

is the treasurer of the RESA group. Luisa has been rec-

ects including Templar Flats Condos, as well as some

ognized for her expertise by winning several Hamilton

of Hamilton’s most desired restaurants like Berkeley

Readers’ Choice Awards and has presented workshops

North, The French, Hambrgr, and Charred Expansion.

about her field for the City of Hamilton and several

Daniel recently launched a new attractive website to

realtors associations. She has produced her own TV

showcase some of his projects at www.guestplumb-

show on Cable 14 called “The Creek is Chic.” Luisa has

ing.com. Guest Plumbing is also starting the year off

completed staging jobs for Sir Elton John and Paul

right, landing contracts for Treble Hall’s 16-unit condo

McCartney, and worked alongside several HGTV stars.

project, not to mention Cima Restaurant located on Locke Street South.

COMPANY /// Absolute Simplicity TELEPHONE /// 905.515.0341

COMPANY /// Guest Plumbing & Heating TELEPHONE /// 905.745.1963

WEBSITE /// www.absolutesimplicity.ca

WEBSITE /// www.guestplumbing.com

JOHN

DANIELLE

P

D

HARVEY rior to joining CARSTAR, John spent close to 14 years at RBC Insurance in various leadership roles

in service and operations, sales and distribution, and

HOUSTON anielle has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In 2008, she established a summer dance camp that

she ran throughout her time at Queen’s University. After

process excellence. John joined CARSTAR as director

graduating and exploring opportunities in non-profit,

of insurance in 2015 and is currently vice-president, in-

social media marketing and production, she decided to

surance relations, overseeing all Canadian sales, service

launch the business she dreamt up many years earlier.

and call centre operations. Outside of CARSTAR, John

Danielle is the creative director of By Danilea, a makeup

is on the board of directors for the Good Shepherd

line specializing in customized makeup kits for perfor-

Centre and is involved in a number community and

mance teams, and an online lipstick brand. In 2015,

charitable causes. When John is not studying, working

Danielle was a recipient of the Starter Company grant

or playing with his children, he enjoys reading, CrossFit,

and mentorship program through the Hamilton Small

golfing and sports.

Business Enterprise Centre. Danielle has since become a mentor in this program, where she now advises and supports new businesses launching in Hamilton.

COMPANY /// CARSTAR Canada TELEPHONE /// 905.388.2264 ext. 232 WEBSITE /// www.carstar.ca

COMPANY /// By Danilea EMAIL /// danielle@bydanilea.com WEBSITE /// www.bydanilea.com

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THE 5TH ANNUAL 4O UNDER FORTY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

BRIAN

TAMMY

B

T

HWANG

HUMPHREY rian is a partner at Momentum Fitness, having a large role in the recent expansion from one to four

locations in the past three years. Momentum Fitness is

ammy is a passionate Hamiltonian and city builder. She’s one of the co-founders of CoMotion Group

Inc. and CoBuild Hamilton Inc. CoMotion Group creates

focused on their goal of making Hamilton the healthiest

office co-working spaces to help businesses lower the

city in Canada. Brian has been in the health and fitness

cost of doing business and allowing entrepreneurs to

industry for over 10 years now, making an impact in

focus on their business. CoBuild is a new industrial

the community through movement and philanthropy.

co-working space situated on Barton Street, providing

Eleven years ago, Brian founded one of Hamilton’s larg-

small studio and industrial spaces to facilitate Hamilton’s

est fundraisers for the Juravinski Cancer Centre―The

growing maker and artisanal businesses. When she’s not

Climb for Cancer―which brings thousands of people

working on CoMotion and CoBuild, Tammy’s working for

together every May and has raised over $700,000.

the City of Hamilton in the Economic Development’s Global Hamilton office, helping immigrant business owners access city resources, and generally spreading the good word about Hamilton internationally.

COMPANY /// Momentum Fitness EMAIL /// 905.929.2348

COMPANY /// CoMotion Group Inc. TELEPHONE /// 289.389.5772

WEBSITE /// www.getmomentum.ca

WEBSITE /// www.comotiongroup.ca

BRYCE

ANDREW

A

A

JASPERS

JUBENVILLE

fter working in strategic sales for nearly eight years with Stainmaster Carpet, Bryce and his wife

Sabrina purchased the Speedpro Imaging Hamilton lo-

ndrew provides accounting, taxation, and consulting services to businesses and not-for-prof-

it organizations in the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara

cation. Bryce and Sabrina have a passion for Hamilton

regions. Andrew has clients in a variety of industries

and wanted to be a part of the entrepreneurial fabric

and has extensive experience with home building, land

of this great city. Bryce believes in creating value for his

development, construction, and professional clients.

community by ensuring that we give where we live to

Andrew obtained an honours bachelor of accounting

make communities stronger. Bryce holds an honours

degree from Brock University in 2005, and became a

bachelor of commerce degree from Lakehead Uni-

Chartered Professional Accountant in 2006. He was

versity and was president of the Lakehead University

admitted to partnership in 2015. In the community,

Business Association during his studies.

Andrew is a coach for his son’s hockey and baseball teams. He’s also a Rotarian who has previously served as the treasurer of the Rotary Club of Hamilton.

COMPANY /// SpeedPro Imaging TELEPHONE /// 289.656.0336 WEBSITE /// www.speedprodesign.com

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COMPANY /// Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP TELEPHONE /// 905.525.9520 ext. 318 WEBSITE /// www.djb.com

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THE 5TH ANNUAL 4O UNDER FORTY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

REBECCA

KALLSEN

S

hortly into her career, Rebecca opened her public relations agency, Kallsen & Stennett Communica-

tions―a full-service public relations agency specializing

EMILY

KULPAKA

A

fter starting her work in recreation and disabilities at a young age, Emily entered the teaching field,

working with elementary students with learning disabil-

in millennial communication. A graduate of Brock Uni-

ities. She moved full-time to Brown’s Martial Arts when

versity and a public relations post-graduate of Mohawk

a management position arose and three years later, she

College, Rebecca plays a major role in providing stra-

opened up her own studio―Determination Martial Arts.

tegic communication to small businesses in Hamilton.

A graduate of Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Education, she

As part of her commitment to the community, she has

brings her knowledge and experience of students with

been on the board of directors for the Canadian Public

exceptionalities to managing and operating her own

Relations Society, Hamilton HIVE’s PR subcommittee and

recreation programs, and works with students aged

volunteers for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s

three-years-old and up. Emily has a passion for building

YEP Division.

the community through sports and creating confident and compassionate members of society.

COMPANY /// Kallsen + Stennett Communications TELEPHONE /// 905.515.9415

COMPANY /// Determination Martial Arts TELEPHONE /// 905.630.7041

WEBSITE /// www.kallsenstennett.com

WEBSITE /// www.facebook.com/determinationMA

BARTEK

JASON

A

A

LASOTA fter numerous progressively challenging roles across both public and private sectors, Bartek

joined Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) as controller of

LITTLE fter attending law school in the U.K., Jason returned home to Hamilton, where he is currently

working as a lawyer with Wellenreiter LLP. Jason is a

the Hamilton General site, helping lead its financial and

graduate of McMaster University and attended law

strategic sustainability. Recently, he has undertaken a

school at the University of Wales (Swansea). Jason

role as senior advisor of corporate planning, seeking

practices in several different areas including civil law,

to better integrate and elevate the organization’s an-

real estate, business law and wills and estates. Despite

alytics and business planning. A graduate of McMaster

Jason’s busy practice, he’s also actively involved with

University and a CPA, Bartek plays a major role in HHS’s

several high schools in the City of Hamilton where at-

planning and analysis division, providing financial and

tends as a guest speaker to talk to students about the

strategic support and advice to HHS executives and

practice of law. In addition, Jason has been working

leadership. As part of his commitment to the communi-

with the Hamilton Justice Education Network, where

ty, Bartek is an active member of the board of directors

he has acted as a judge, coach and advisor to students

and finance committee of Wesley Urban Ministries.

taking part in the Ontario Bar Association Mock Trials.

COMPANY /// Lasota Accounting TELEPHONE /// 905.512.0576

COMPANY /// Wellenreiter LLP TELEPHONE /// 905.529.4520 WEBSITE /// www..wellenreiterllp.ca

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THE 5TH ANNUAL 4O UNDER FORTY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

ANTHONY

MACALUSO

BRIDGET MacINTOSH

A

A

nthony Macaluso is an award-wining educator, coach, and community leader in the greater Ham-

ilton area. A graduate of Western University, Anthony

s the City of Hamilton’s program manager (events), Bridget’s portfolio involves the management of

multiple civic events and projects, policy development

is currently the vice-principal at Cardinal Newman CSS,

as well as leading the rebuilding of the City’s Special

and also serves as coach for the football, hockey and

Event Advisory Team to support Hamilton’s dynamic

soccer teams. Apart from his duties at school, Anthony

event sector. In 2015, she received the City Manager’s

is a committed member of the community, serving

Award for Public Service Excellence for her contribu-

as chairperson of Festitalia Hamilton, and sits on the

tions to the JUNO Awards Host City Committee. She

boards of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Muse-

currently serves as vice-president of festivals and Events

um, the Hamilton Future Fund, St. Joseph’s Healthcare

Ontario and is a passionate arts advocate who has given

Quality Committee, and other ventures, where he is a

talks at various organizations including the Internation-

tireless community fundraiser.

al Live Events Association, York University, the City of Barrie’s Culture Grows Here Conference, the Hamilton Fringe Festival and Mohawk College.

COMPANY /// Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School

COMPANY /// City of Hamilton TELEPHONE /// 905-546-2424 ext. 4514

TELEPHONE /// 905.523.2314 ext. 3104

WEBSITE /// www.hamilton.ca

WEBSITE /// cn.hwcdsb.ca

MILOS

FABIO

M

S

MARRAMA

MANOJLOVIC

ilos Manojlovic is the president of SM Cladding Solutions which specializes in aluminum compos-

ite panel and siding systems that encompass the inte-

bio has played many key roles including launching

their social media strategy, growing financial literacy

rior and exterior facets of all building types. Milos was

awareness, and designing outstanding internal pro-

introduced into this industry shortly after immigrating

cesses to create experiences for Members. Today, as

to Canada in 2003. He’s gained valuable experience

the marketing partnership specialist, Fabio plays a piv-

working as a machine operator and a fabricator in the

otal role in fostering extraordinary relationships with

manufacturing sector. He’s also worked as an installer

all of FirstOntario’s key community partnerships. He is

for aluminum composite panels and siding systems, and

a graduate of Niagara College’s business program and

a drafting technician in the engineering department.

has completed certificates in both leadership and in-

His determination to learn and succeed was recognized

novation at McMaster University. He is a proud husband

when he was offered a promotion as project manager

and father, a developer of young leaders, and gives his

which he filled for six years before deciding to open

time to his community through FirstOntario’s volunteer

up his own company.

program Blue Wave.

COMPANY /// SM Cladding Solutions Inc. TELEPHONE /// 905.560.3333

COMPANY /// FirstOntario Credit Union TELEPHONE /// 905.643.0506 ext. 1036

WEBSITE /// www.smcladding.com

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ince joining FirstOntario Credit Union in 2012, Fa-

WEBSITE /// www.firstontario.com

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DR. SARA

JEFFREY

A

J

MOFFATT fter earning a master’s degree in education and obtaining her Ontario teaching certificate, Sara

continued her education and received a post bacca-

NEVEN eff serves as executive director of Indwell, a charity that provides affordable housing with supports to

more than 450 people. He and the team have doubled

laureate diploma from York University in teaching stu-

Indwell’s capacity over the last few years. Jeff lives with

dents who are deaf and hard of hearing―as well as

his family in East Hamilton, where he is active in the

certification to teach students who are deafblind. Sara

community. Jeff has been involved with active transpor-

is employed by the Ontario Ministry of Education as a

tation awareness, youth neighbourhood engagement,

specialist teacher with the Provincial Schools Branch. At

local church leadership, and homelessness prevention.

the age of 29, while maintaining full-time employment,

He holds a master’s of social work in community, policy,

Sara graduated with a Ph.D. in leadership and policy.

planning and organizations from Wilfred Laurier University.

Dr. Moffatt independently conducted a provincial-wide study, creating an assessment tool that measures self-advocacy achievement in preschool aged children.

COMPANY /// Ontario Ministry of Education

COMPANY /// Indwell

WEBSITE /// www.edu.gov.on.ca

TELEPHONE /// 905.529.0454 ext. 222 WEBSITE /// www.indwell.ca

VINCENT

SCOTT

I

S

PALERMO n 2000, Vince started working part-time in banking as a teller while studying towards a career in the I.T.

field. He then realized he had a passion for helping

PAULIN cott completed his honours bachelor of commerce degree at McMaster University in 2005 and qualified

as a Chartered Professional Accountant in 2008. Since

clients with their money. A few years and many hours

January 2008, Scott has been practicing exclusively in

of studying later, Vince became a financial planner. Af-

forensic accounting and is currently a manager in the

ter numerous awards, and achieving top sales in the

financial services group at Durward Jones Barkwell &

country for BNS, RBC found him. Vince is actively in-

Company. Scott has continued to upgrade his educa-

volved in real estate projects and is a former restaurant

tion, completing a diploma in investigative and forensic

franchisee. He now focuses his time bringing RBC’s

accounting from the University of Toronto in 2011. He’s

collective ambition to life by helping clients thrive and

also obtained designations in investigative and forensic

communities prosper.

accounting (IFA―2012), and been certified in financial forensics (CFF―2014) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV―2016). Scott is active in the community as the president of the board of directors of Brain Injury Services.

COMPANY /// Royal Bank of Canada

COMPANY /// Durward Jones Barkwell & Company LLP

TELEPHONE /// 905.541.1341

TELEPHONE /// 905.525.9520

WEBSITE /// www.rbc.com

WEBSITE /// www.djb.com

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THE 5TH ANNUAL 4O UNDER FORTY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

MICHAEL

KYLE

A

A

SLOTE

SIDENBERG fter working for Boston Pizza International, Michael joined up with Boston Pizza Centre on

Barton in 2009 and is currently the general manag-

licensed architect, Kyle completed his bachelor and master’s degrees at the University of Wa-

terloo School of Architecture. Kyle currently holds the

er. A graduate of Brock University with a bachelor of

position of associate at TCA Architects where he has

business administration and a bachelor of education,

contributed to many significant and award-winning

Michael plays an important role in leading the brand

buildings in and around Hamilton including Good Shep-

within Hamilton. In his role, he has been able to make

herd Square, the Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre,

several connections within the community and support

Mills Hardware Arts Centre + Lofts, and the Richmond

many different causes.

Hill Hub. Kyle is a dedicated husband and a proud father of three who is actively involved in his community as past-chair of Young Architects Hamilton, co-chair of the Westdale Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee, and an advocate for complete streets.

COMPANY /// Boston Pizza Centre On Barton TELEPHONE /// 905.544.1313

COMPANY /// Thier + Curran Architects Inc. TELEPHONE /// 905.297.0863

WEBSITE /// www.bostonpizza.com

WEBSITE /// www.tcarch.ca

DAVE

AMANDA

B

A

STALA

STANCATI

orn in Poland, Dave moved to Hamilton with his family at the age of eight. He attended St Mary’s

University, where he majored in marketing and began

University, Amanda joined tripcentral’s digital mar-

keting team in their head office in Hamilton. Her role

his 13-year professional football career. After returning

includes managing social media, blogging, public rela-

home to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Dave set his

tions, and copywriting for various corporate initiatives.

mind on a new passion―to become a real estate in-

In January of 2015, Amanda created the blog People of

vestor. He bought his first property in 2013. By the time

Hamilton which received a 2016 Hamilton Independent

he retired in 2016, Dave had purchased 14 properties

Media Award for Best Media Outlet. Amanda is also part

in Hamilton. Along with his wife and business partner

of the NOSH planning committee to promote Hamil-

Kim, Dave is fully immersed in the world of real estate

ton’s culinary scene, writes for the Daily Hive Toronto,

and has built a name for himself as an investor in the

and works with numerous clients to improve their dig-

community.

ital marketing strategies.

COMPANY /// Real Estate Investor EMAIL /// dave.stala@gmail.com

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fter studying English and marketing at Ryerson

COMPANY /// tripcentral.ca WEBSITE /// www.tripcentral.ca

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CHRISTIE

ALLEY

C

A

STEMMLER hristie has dedicated her professional career to helping people―her customers, community and

colleagues. She’s a determined leader who ensures

STENNETT lley Stennett is a co-founder of a public relations firm in Hamilton called Kallsen & Stennett Com-

munications. As a graduate from the Mohawk College

customer service excellence is achieved at every point

public relations program, Alley knew that she wanted

of contact between the utility and its customers. As a

to plant her roots in the city. Through her work, her

community champion, she maintains active leadership

mission is to build memorable brands and improve

roles in our community by donating her time to over 61

brand reputation through strategic communication.

charitable organizations through the Employees’ Chari-

Over the past two years, she has had the opportunity

ty Committee. In 2016, Christie led a team, establishing

to work with a number of businesses in the city, as

the first ever “Night Steps Niagara” charity walk to raise

well as volunteer with several influential organizations

awareness and funds for the Canadian National Institute

including Hamilton HIVE and YEP Hamilton. She is also

for the Blind (CNIB). Her volunteer efforts raised more

a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society.

than $10,000 for CNIB.

COMPANY /// Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities Corporation)

COMPANY /// Kallsen + Stennett Communications TELEPHONE /// 905.546.6770

TELEPHONE /// 905.317.4732

WEBSITE /// www.kallsenstennett.com

WEBSITE /// www.alectrautilities.com

KRISTA

LEO

K

L

SWAYZE rista opened Flourish Skin Studio in June 2015, after 10 years in the aesthetics industry. Throughout her

career, she has earned a reputation as a master skin

TSANGARAKIS

eo grew up in the Hamilton restaurant industry. The son of immigrant restaurant owners, he has

experience in nearly every position in the world of food

therapist, helping hundreds of people reach their skin

service and hospitality. Leo has worked as a dishwash-

care goals through in-depth education and the highest

er, a waiter, a line cook, a bartender, a promoter, and

quality holistic spa therapies. Before opening her busi-

is now the co-owner and head of operations at The

ness, Krista taught advanced medical skin care at her

Burnt Tongue. In addition to his extensive hands-on

alma mater―Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics.

experience, Leo has a degree in anthropology from

Krista has developed seminars and wellness initiatives,

McMaster University and aspirations of obtaining his

promoting her passion for self care throughout the

MBA. Currently, he’s managing the daily operations of

community and benefitting numerous charitable or-

both Burnt Tongue locations while formulating plans to

ganizations including Interval House of Hamilton and

expand his soup empire even further, perhaps beyond

the Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank.

the borders of Hamilton.

COMPANY /// Flourish Skin Studio TELEPHONE /// 289.639.0306 WEBSITE /// www.flourishskinstudio.ca

COMPANY /// The Burnt Tongue TELEPHONE /// 905.541.3012 WEBSITE /// www.theburnttongue.com

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THE 5TH ANNUAL 4O UNDER FORTY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS

ZACHARY

BRAD

Z

I

WAXMAN

WHALEN

achary began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he earned his CA designation. This paved the

way for him to become a key member of the finance

n 1998, Brad and his sister Julie, two young lifeguards and first aid instructors, started a small business in

the family basement with the goal of teaching others

team at Kruger Products that oversaw a $140-million

the “right reaction” in an emergency. Brad graduated

initial public offering. After two years at Kruger Prod-

with honours from the broadcast journalism program

ucts, he joined Hamilton Specialty Bar (2007) Inc. as

at Mohawk College. After working in the broadcast and

the controller where his responsibilities include report-

sports apparel industries, Brad transitioned to expand

ing to private equity owners and the bank, managing

Right Reaction into a full-time company in 2006. Now

the external audit, and preparing the operating plan.

celebrating its 11th anniversary, Right Reaction offers

Zachary is an MBA graduate from the DeGroote School

over 20 different first aid and CPR training courses and

of Business at McMaster University and a Gold Medal

swim lesson programs for all ages. Brad was named

recipient at the University of Western Ontario for the

Red Cross Training Partner of the Year for Top Instruc-

highest overall average in the four year BMOS program.

tor Trainer.

COMPANY /// Hamilton Specialty Bar (2007) Inc.

COMPANY /// Right Reaction

TELEPHONE /// 905.312.8650 ext. 5016

TELEPHONE /// 905.961.5233

WEBSITE /// www.hsbsteel.com

WEBSITE /// www.rightreaction.ca

SEHRISH

JAY

D

J

ZEHRA

ZIEBARTH

uring her pursuit of a bachelor of science at McMaster University, Sehrish Zehra co-founded Math-

stronauts Inc. and is the executive director of the orga-

ay is a man of many passions and personas. As “Zeebarf,” he creates award-winning story-based

adventure games. Since 2007, his games have been

nization. While pursuing her master’s of science, Sehrish

played millions of times online and more recently, on

spearheaded the advancement of Mathstronauts into a

both iOS and Android app stores. When the pendulum

registered non-profit, providing various programs and

swings the other way, Jay is the co-owner of Zee Float,

services for youth to engage in Science Technology

one of Hamilton’s first Float Therapy studios. With his

Engineering and Math (STEM) throughout the Hamilton

salt water space pods, Jay, along with his wife Stacey,

and Halton regions. Currently, Sehrish plays a key role

help launch people into the outer dimensions of health

in the organization’s continuous development through

and wellness. As “Dad,” Jay teaches his kids how to be

her leadership on strategic planning, grant writing, and

creative and weird.

program development and implementation. Sehrish is a STEM advocate for young generations and strongly supports social innovation and entrepreneurship.

COMPANY /// Mathstronauts Inc. TELEPHONE /// 289.887.2157 WEBSITE /// www.mathstronauts.ca

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COMPANY /// Zeebarf Games Inc. Zee Total Wellness Inc. TELEPHONE /// 905.769.3403 WEBSITE /// www.zeebarf.com www.zeefloat.com

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