2009 Recipient: Robert Beauchamp, 33
President and CEO, RJR Innovations
Brings people, processes and technology together to drive IT service management.
Education: Computer system technician diploma,
Biggest Business Achievement: It is by far the team we have assembled here at RJR. Their efforts, dedication and perseverance are directly responsible for our success.
Biggest Business Obstacle: We have had many business partners with a limited vision of RJR's full potential is mostly due to their previous experiences with other organizations.
Biggest Lesson Learned: When you provide your customers with outstanding service, you not only ensure their satisfaction but in turn, their organization will see the value in developing a long-term relationship with you, even in tough economic times.
Three Words That Describe You: Integrity, driven, loyal.
Biggest Influence: I would have to say that what has influenced me the most with regards to business was the nine years I spent on the road going from one company to another. This allowed me to be exposed to and assist in the improvement of many different corporate policies, processes and procedures.
First Job: Clerk at a grocery store
Favourite Pasttime: Working around our property and cooking a great meal while enjoying a glass of wine.
Favourite Travel Destination: The destination is only a small portion of the overall experience. I truly enjoy being anywhere as long as I get to immerse myself into discovering the local traditions and the history of the culture.
Favourite Book: It's a tie,McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld by Misha Glenny and The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown.
Favourite Movie: Rocky or The Usual Suspects.