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A Who's Who of business leaders

As the only program of its kind in Canada, Canadian Dealmakers attracts an impressive array of judges. A committee of preeminent business leaders evaluate to what extent each candidate meets or exceeds the awards' criteria.

The eminence of the Canadian Dealmakers program is largely due to the credibility of its judges. Below you will find the 2015 Canadian Dealmakers adjudication panel members:


Brent Belzberg
Senior Managing Partner, TorQuest Partners Inc.

Marc-André Blanchard
Chair & CEO, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Denyse Chicoyne
Director, TMX Group and Director, Richelieu Hardware Ltd. and Industrial Alliance

George F.J. Gosbee
Chair & CEO, Alta Corp Capital Inc.

Donald R. Ingram
President & CEO, CamCar and Associates

Robert Kennedy
Dean, Ivey Business School at Western University

John H. McArthur
Dean Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Gregory J. Smith
President & CEO, InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Frank Vettese
Managing Partner & Chief Executive, Deloitte Canada

Paul Waldie
Editor, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail

Adjudication panel committee:

  • Charles Knight and Mark Jamrozinski, Deloitte
  • Jean Cumming, Lexpert
  • Kirk Falconer, Thomson Reuters


  • Clayton Spahn, Deloitte
  • Brent Wyatt, Deloitte  
  • Maulik Shah, Deloitte