People on the move: Susannah Crabtree to lead Odgers Berndtson’s Ottawa office

Leonovus has appointed Eric Lee vice-president of business development for the United States. Mr. Lee was formerly the global account director for hardware, software, cloud and applications for Oracle, and has 30 years of sales and sales management experience.

Odgers Berndtson has hired Susannah Crabtree as partner and head of its Ottawa office. She will specialize in the recruitment of senior executives in the Ottawa market, with a focus on the public and not-for-profit sectors. Before joining Odgers Berndtson, Ms. Crabtree was the Ottawa office leader at Mercer Canada and held various senior roles with Aon Hewitt in Toronto and the United Kingdom.

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TiE Ottawa recognized five local businesspeople with Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards at the organization’s annual entrepreneurship conference. The 2017 winners are: Javed Chowdhury, Quality Meat and Foods; Sadaf Ebrahim, Capital Events Ottawa; Andrew Ralph, Signal 88 Security; David José Seba, Quelque Chose Patisserie; and Riven Zhang, Motion Pay Technology.

Carleton University received three awards from Excellence Canada in recognition of its commitment to providing a safe, healthy and supportive work environment on its campus. The awards were: Platinum Level Award in Healthy Workplace, Silver Level Award in Mental Health at Work and the Gold Level Award in Excellence, Innovation and Wellness for the Finance and Administration division.

Shopify, Klipfolio and You.i TV received Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards for 2017. The awards recognize Canadian technology companies for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, rapid revenue growth and achievements. Deloitte also named MindBridge AI one of its companies to watch, while Shopify and Kinaxis were given leadership awards. Deloitte says these honours go to companies deemed dominant in their respective sectors, with sizeable competitive advantages in high-growth markets.

Among the individuals being inducted into the Order of Ottawa for 2017 are: Amsted Design-Build founder Steve Barkhouse, Ginsberg, Gingras & Associates founder Claude Gingras, Ottawa 2017 executive director Guy Laflamme, Ottawa Senators co-founder Cyril Leeder and Thyme and Again Creative Catering founder Sheila Whyte.

Ottawa 2017 executive director Guy Laflamme was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and promotion of Ontario’s tourism industry.