“As always, it was a fascinating and arduous process to arrive at this year’s recipients,” says OBJ publisher Michael Curran, who chairs the judging panel. “In spite of a challenging business environment, we believe this year was a record number of nominations that represent all major economic sectors in Ottawa. I think that speaks the quality of business talent in this city.”
Mr. Curran says the assessment of nominations is taken seriously by all judges, who together spent 100 hours individually reviewing and ranking each submission.
The committee included University of Ottawa Telfer EMBA director Dr. Terrence Kulka, OCRI Entrepreneurship Centre manger Michael Burnatowski, Cellwand Communications CEO Nick Quain, OBJ editor Jim Donnelly and Mr. Curran.
“While both the quantity and quality of applicants were higher than ever this year, it was also interesting to note the growing number of younger entrepreneurs whom are clearly knocking on the door for this award. A great sign for the future of the Ottawa business community, to be sure,” said Mr. Quain.
All nominations were assessed according to a 40-point system: 20 points for business achievement, 10 points for expertise and 10 points for community involvement.
The recipients will be feted on June 24 at Hilton Lac-Leamy at a gala that supports the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation.
Forty Under 40 recipients will also be profiled in OBJ’s June 14 newspaper issue.
The 2010 Forty Under 40 recipients are:
Mike Abbott, Deloitte
Nazim Ahmed, DNA11/CanvasPop
Scott Annan, Mercury Grove Inc.
Georges Ata, Intelcan Technosystems Inc.
Jamie Barnhardt, OCM Manufacturing
Jeff Bauder, Bauder Media Group Inc. (Flagstick Brands)
Greg Bell, Lumenera
Heidi Bonnell, Rogers Communications Inc.
Nicki Bridgland, Ottawa/Kingston/Halifax/Moncton Sport and Social Club
Shawn Cadeau, Corel Corp.
Julie Cafley, University of Ottawa
Marisia Campbell, QNX Software Systems Co.
Michael Crockatt, Ottawa International Airport Authority
Erin Crowe, Senators Sports & Entertainment
Craig Doornbos, OttawaKiosk.com
Steven R. Edgett, EMS Technologies Canada, Ltd.
Darren Fleming, CresaPartners
Samer Forzley, eBillme
Duane Francis, Adam Capital - Manulife Securities
Geoffrey Gilbert, Ogilvy Renault LLP
David Greenall, Deloitte & Touche LLP
David Hollingsworth, Goldberg Wiseman Stroud Hollingsworth
Rob Imbeault, 10Count Consulting Inc.
Katherine Lafferty, Canadian Stroke Network & Watson’s Pharmacy
Eric Lang, Knor Plast Inc.
Cathy Lewis, Abbott Point of Care
Travis Lindgren, Learning Tree International
Mahesh Mani, KPMG LLP
Peter McIntosh, The McIntosh Group
Dr. Colleen M. McQuarrie ND, Ottawa Integrative Health Centre
Ahmed Metwally, XTEAMS Consulting Services Corp.
Carl Nappert, Maplesoft Group
Adam C. Nihmey, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Sanjeev Parmar, Parmar Sports Training Inc.
Regi Roy, Titus Labs Inc.
Stuart Russell, YOUiLabs Inc.
Kevin G. Taylor, Casino du Lac-Leamy
Dave Walsh, Ernst & Young LLP
Shari Westman, Comfort Keepers
Kirk Wrinn, Moore Wrinn Financial Group Inc.