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: Serviced offices, coworking and business support
Biggest business achievement: Grew an embattled coworking firm to a $10 million a year enterprise that’s been growing at more than 100 per cent a year for the past five years.
Biggest obstacle overcome: Bootstrapped the company while we recovered from the fallout of the 2008 real estate crash. Then pushing to grow the company tenfold over the past six years.
Biggest influences: My father. He’s one of the most genuine, hard-working people on the planet. Everything he does is to help others and I hope to be half the man he is.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Look after one another! We’re all in this together and are all so much stronger together!
Charitable involvement: Ottawa Network for Education
First job: Paper delivery boy, then worked at an auto parts factory
Advice I’d give the younger me: Never give up.
Favourite pastime: All things music!