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Dec 1, 2006
Carl Roy: Perceptronix Medical Inc.
Jessica Werb

Call it a mid-life crisis or a courageous leap of faith. In September, at 51, Carl Roy, president and CEO of Providence Health Care since May 2001, ended his 25-year career in the public health sector (before Providence he was president of Edmonton’s Caritas Health Group, as well as president and CEO of Sudbury General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Sudbury) to take on the leadership of Perceptronix.

Dec 1, 2006
Brett Finlay: The Joy of Sax
Jessica Werb

Brett Finlay wants to dispel a common misconception: “People don’t realize that creativity in science is important. You have to think very big, and you’re always trying to think outside the box.”

Dec 1, 2006
Chris Zimmerman: Net Profits
Jen Zurowski

Chris Zimmerman sits across the boardroom table in the Orca Bay offices at General Motors Place on a Friday morning early in December. It’s the first face-to- face interview for the new president and CEO of Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment since arriving in Vancouver from New Hampshire, and his slightly stiff posture and carefully measured words give the impression that he’s already a little wary of the media here.

Dec 1, 2006
Gregor Robertson: Pursuit of Happiness
Andrew Findlay

Last summer, in a Vancouver Sun article, the co-founder of the successful and ethically minded Vancouver juicery, Happy Planet Foods, took aim at the more than $250 million in subsidies and royalty reductions that the provincial government has doled out...

Nov 1, 2006
Daved Benefield: Glory Days
Kevin Chong

What happens when a professional athlete hits retirement age? For some, life after sports can be as traumatic as getting cross-checked into the boards or upended at the 50-yard line. Meet some athletes who traded their fans for clients and lived to score another day.

Nov 1, 2006
Patrick Brethour
Cris Bolin

Getting its own editor is a big deal for our corner of Canada, which boasts about 13 per cent of the country’s population, compared to Ontario’s approximately 40 per cent. (Prior to Brethour’s arrival, the Globe’s B.C. newsroom was headed by bureau chief Rod Mickleburgh, who took his cue from...

Nov 1, 2006
B.C. Business Leaders: The Power List
BCBusiness D.B.

There are the undeniable business leaders who make an obvious choice for the BCBusiness Power List. Could anyone deny that Jimmy Pattison, who built a $5.5-billion empire from a car dealership, is the top dog in retail? Or that Geoffrey...

Nov 1, 2006
McLean Mashingaidze-Greaves
Jessica Werb

Is this your day-to-day look? I’m usually more casual, but I’ll wear a suit to meetings. I think wearing a suit is pretty unoriginal in the business world, so when I do have to wear one, I like to compromise a little and not totally give in to the suit...

Nov 1, 2006
Dru Narwani: High Flyer
As told to Jessica Werb

It’s early afternoon in downtown Vancouver, and Dru Narwani has just sat through a three-hour board meeting for Nova Pole, a Vancouver-based tubular steel-pole company. The 58-year-old retired banker still has to get back home to Victoria. It’s a trip that would have most people groaning in anticipation of ferry lineups, travel times and lumpy clam chowder.

Oct 2, 2006
Entrepreneur of the Year: 2006 Runners-Up
BCBusiness D.B.

As candidates for Ernst & Young’s ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR PACIFIC REGION program, these business people not only put the dictionary to shame, they also submitted themselves to intense scrutiny by a top accounting firm and hard-nosed panel of judges. This list of high-performers comprised the list of runners-up for 2006.

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