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Brendan Wood Announces TopGun CEOs in Canada: Selected By Shareholders

February 29th, 2016 by TopGun Press

Brendan Wood Announces TopGun CEOs in Canada: Selected By Shareholders,

Dollarama’s Larry Rossy wins TopGun CEO of the Year

For Immediate Release – TORONTO, Canada, February 29th, 2016 (TopGun Press)

Brendan Wood International is pleased to announce the 2015/2016 round-up of its real time polling of the world’s most influential shareholders. Brendan Wood International’s ‘voice of the shareholder’ performance reporting measures 1400 corporations across 11 critical metrics. A key and often pivotal metric is shareholder confidence in the CEO. The TopGun CEO designation is an expression of the highest level of confidence in a CEO by major institutional investors who own or have the ability to own the stock in sizable stakes.

“CEOs are consistently evaluated and scrutinized by investors during the investment selection or renewal process. Almost always in the top three the CEO is often the critical criterion in shareholders’ decision to own a stock or not. The CEO is the face and the voice of management accountability for execution of strategy. Leadership and clear, straightforward messaging to investors are paramount. TopGun CEOs earn their share of mind with investors through relentless work ethic, decision making and by facing challenges head-on and most importantly, their resolve to deliver for shareowners,” said Jordan Novak, Managing Director, Brendan Wood International.

The voting panel was comprised of over 500 investors and sell-side professionals, including the majority of TopGun equity investors, research analysts and sell-side sales professionals both in Canada and abroad. The panel considered some 323 potential nominees in Canada whose companies are listed on Brendan Wood International’s Shareholder Confidence Index. Less than ten percent of potential candidates, a total of 28 executives, were awarded TopGun status based on the number of votes received.

Larry Rossy, CEO at Dollarama, earned the title of TopGun CEO of the Year. “According to investors Larry Rossy and his team execute on all cylinders. He built the business from the ground up and understands that what matters is value per share, not the size of the company. He has a consistent message, sticks to the plan and is transparent. Since the IPO the execution of the strategy has been strong and he has also changed his industry significantly.” said Novak.

2015/2016 Canadian TopGun CEOs by 
(In alphabetical order by last name):

Consumer Products TopGun CEOs:                                
Larry Rossy; Dollarama Inc
Lino Saputo Jr.; Saputo Inc.

Oil and Gas TopGun CEOs:                                      
Lorenzo Donadeo; Vermilion Energy Inc.
Grant Fagerheim; Whitecap Resources Inc.
Michael Rose; Tourmaline Oil Corp.
Neil Roszell; Raging River Exploration Inc.
Myron Stadnyk; ARC Resources Ltd.

Financial Institutions Group (FIG) TopGun CEOs:                                      
Charles Brindamour; Intact Financial Corp
Bruce Flatt; Brookfield Asset Management
Stephen MacPhail; CI Financial Corp

Industrials TopGun CEOs:                       
Hunter Harrison; Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
Brian McManus; Stella-Jones Inc
Claude Mongeau; Canadian National Railway Company
Pierre Shoiry; WSP Group Inc.
Paul Soubry; New Flyer Industries Inc.
Donald Walker; Magna International Inc.

Precious Metals and Mining TopGun CEOs:
Sean Boyd; Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.
Paul Conibear; Lundin Mining Corporation
Charles Jeannes; Goldcorp Inc.
Kevin McArthur; Tahoe Resources Inc
Philip Pascall; First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

Pipelines and Utilities TopGun CEOs:
David Smith; Keyera Corp.
Albert Monaco; Enbridge Inc.

Real Estate/REITs TopGun CEOs:
Michael Emory; Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust
Stephen Johnson; Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust

Technology, Media and Telecommunications TopGun CEOs:
Mark Leonard; Constellation Software Inc.
Daniel Friedmann; MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd
Michael Roach; CGI Group Inc.

About Brendan Wood International:

Brendan Wood International (BWI) is an independent performance advisor which rates the performance of 1400+ prominent corporate names in the public markets worldwide. The firm also independently rates Investment Banks, Broker Dealer firms and Asset Managers worldwide. Brendan Wood and partners have conducted more than one thousand off sites and management conferences in fifty cities. Originators of the TopGun recognition program, BWI represents TopGun talent and offers placement services to clients seeking game changer executives and professionals

Related Links:

Jordan Novak
Managing Director
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110

Amanda Knott
Manager – BWI Panel
Brendan Wood International
+1 416 924 8110


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