Meet the Team
Corporate Executive with 20+ years of experience in public and private growth businesses. Experience of: transforming and growing businesses; raising finance; IPOs from start to finish (UK and US); public company reporting (PLC and SEC); start-ups; performance improvement; turnarounds, strategic pivots and reorganizations; strategy planning and operational execution; investor relations; commercial operations and deal negotiations; M&A; corporate governance (Sarbanes Oxley); stakeholder reporting; international tax and audits; running global finance and operations teams. Sectors include technology, healthcare, financial services, recruitment, online retail, mining. Locations: global: UK, Europe, North America, South America, UAE, China and Japan.
For over 25 years, Darren Jacklin has travelled four continents and personally trained over one million people in over 48 countries.
He has mentored entrepreneurs and business owners on specific and measurable strategies. These strategies have then been implemented into businesses to increase income, transform obstacles into cash flow and turn passion into profits.
Darren has an uncanny ability to increase wealth and success by uncovering hidden assets, overlooked, opportunities and undervalued possibilities.
His talent has captured the attention of Tiger 21, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, NBC TV, CBS TV, Global TV, international radio stations, magazines and newspapers, movie producers, best-selling authors, CEO’s and business experts worldwide. Darren is also a featured as an international celebrity in the 2015 movie The Treasure Map.
Darren Jacklin currently sits on paid international boards of directors and advisory boards of public and private companies and with this experience has successfully advised a small private American residential real estate company to grow to an internationally recognized publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ. He has also personally trained 157 Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, Black & Decker, Barclays Bank, as well as high school, college, and university students and lastly, professional athletes.
Passionate about making a difference in people’s lives today, Darren is also working as a Philanthro Investor. He is committed in expanding his cash flow investment portfolio. His Private Family Foundation called Leaders Yielding to New Knowledge (LY2NK) is helping support the creation and site of a new sustainable school in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
Founder and Chairman of The Guthrie Group; Founder, Former CEO, Chairman of the Board of Great Western Resources Inc.; Co-Founder, Former CEO, Chairman of the Board of J.P.K. Industries; Bear Stearns & Co. Successful: Former Chairman of various US/European/Asian companies including venture capital, IT, internet, property, insurance, food distribution, health care, manufacturing, pub and restaurants, financial services, construction, telemarketing, publishing, amongst others; high level negotiator with many governments and multinational firms including equity providers, insurance companies, investment banks, international law firms and all "Big Four" accounting firms.
Dominique Forand MBA
Since 1989, she is helping C-Suite level executives from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies such as CGI, Deloitte and Veolia Environment — imagine, deliver and run their business from strategy development through implementation. She speaks at McGill University since 2014.
Dominique currently leads groups of advisors through “The ELITE RoundTable program” which advises entrepreneurial business leaders and board members on creating clear vision and implementing strategies to hold their management teams accountable for delivering on their vision.
Her unique entrepreneurial background coupled with her experience in fortune 500 companies provides her with a unique perspective on business growth. Innovation, transformation and leadership occur in many ways. Leaders’ ability to solve complex issues is critical. Whether it is a multinational corporation, a department within a larger company, or a small entrepreneurial venture, Dominique can help you.
Dominique's philosophy is "why reinvent the wheel," her mission is to push leaders to think differently, and her obsession is to create a better workplace for people. She believes leaders underestimate the tremendous impact they have in the world. She believes better leader create better workplace. She believes better workplaces change the world for the better.
Dominique’s passion is to challenge the status quo most entrepreneurial businesses face daily. With a master’s degree in business administration and a specialization in human behaviors she knows how to fill the gap between vision and achievement while implementing a culture that drives success and growth. In doing so, she developed an arsenal of revolutionary concepts and techniques that she shares in thought-provoking presentations and in her program.
Mr. Bellisario has over 25 years of the steel service centre and processing experience and was the President of a leading Ontario steel service centre company. Mr. Bellisario was responsible for taking his previously owned Service Centre to $90M in annual sales during a ten-year period.
Fiercely guarding the client’s confidentiality, Gord London of GL Associate has quietly worked for the executive leadership teams of top companies around the world, handling special projects from the boardroom to filling CxO level positions to hiring entire sales teams. Since founding the firm, Gord has personally completed well over 1000 successful searches and has brokered countless industry-changing deals by connecting CEOs together through his vast network.
Tara MacNair is now with Gartner. She was formerly the CTO of NAFTA in ArcelorMittal accountable for Industry 4.0 and Digital Strategy. She has more than 18 years of cross industry experience leading large-scale transformation programs working with multinational global disparate teams. Tara’s diverse experience spans, digital transformation, divestments, technology development, IT delivery, quality improvement programs, operational excellence programs, sensor development and business strategy. She has worked with multiple multinational corporations in the metals & mining and oil & gas industries. Tara holds a BESc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from Brock University