Kevin Brennan, general manager, Cavanagh Concrete Ltd.

Kevin Brennan
Editor's Note

Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
Click here to see the full list of the 2021 recipients and click here to watch the special broadcast honouring the year’s recipients.

Business: Concrete forming and material supply

Born: Ottawa

Biggest business achievement: Exceeded all financial targets on the MHLH Helicopter Facilities, Lansdowne Live and OLRT tunnel projects while being named the Top Value Added Salesman of the Year across Lafarge Eastern Canada in 2014.

Biggest influences: My family has continuously inspired me to challenge myself on both a business and personal level. I have also been very fortunate to be guided by strong mentors throughout my business career that have provided me opportunities to succeed.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Empathy and consistency. Understand how people react differently to fear and ensure everyone is provided sufficient resources and support to cope with it.

Charitable involvement: Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

First job: Ottawa Citizen paperboy

Advice I’d give the younger me: The results of stepping out of your comfort zone are worth it.

Favourite pastime: Golf