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Brendan Calder

Brendan Calder

    Brendan Calder

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    Degrees: B.Math , University of Waterloo
    Attended Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
    Email: Send an email to Brendan Calder


    Brendan Calder is a Professor and the Entrepreneur in Residence and Chair of Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at Rotman where he conducts the award-winning course, GettingItDone®. He was the founding Chair of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management. He also serves as the Director of EllisDon Construction, Equity Financial Trust Co. and FirstService Corp. Brendan served as the Chair, President and CEO of CIBC Mortgages from 1995 to 2000. He also served as Chair of TIFF and of the Peter F. Drucker Canadian Foundation.

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    Academic Positions

    2001-present  Professor; Rotman School of Management
    2001  Executive Director, MBA Programs
    2002-present  Faculty: GettingItDone 2nd yr MBA course
    2006-2008  Faculty:Bridge to Business
    2008  Faculty:Omnium MBA
    2001-present  Entrepreneur in Residence; Rotman School of Management
    2004- 2008  Founding Chair; Int'l Centre for Pension Management
    2003-present  Chair; Marcel Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking
    2002-2015  Director/Dean's rep; Impact Consulting Group
    2010-2013  Founding Board Member; FinSerAdvBd
    2013-2017  Board Member; CreativeDestructionLab
    2013-present  Board Member; Clarkson Ctre
    2016-present  Academic Mentor; Flexible Internship Program
    2003-present  Senior Fellow, Massey College
    2012-2017  Faculty, Creative Destruction Lab
    2001-present  Champion of All Things Rotman
    2010-2012  Faculty: Social CRM program
    2010-2015  Faculty: The Next 36 program

    Non-Academic Positions

    1996-2000  Chair, President and CEO;CIBC Mortgages
    1988-1996  President/Co-founder & Significant Shareholder;FirstLine Trust Company
    1983-1988  President, Director & Significant Shareholder;Counsel Corporation/Counsel Trust; Counsel Life, DirecTrust
    1980-1983  President, CEO & Director;Fidelity Trust
    1978-1980  Executive VP;Canadian Realty Investors
    1969-1978  General Manager, Director & Significant Shareholder;Canavest House (TSX member firm)

    Honors and Awards

    2006-2016  Excellence in Teaching; Rotman School of Mngt
    1979  Fellow; Canadian Securities Institute
    1983  Fellow; Canadian Trusts Institute
    2004  Initial Inductee; Mortgage Hall of Fame
    2003  Presidents' Circle; U of Toronto
    2003  Arbor Award; U of Toronto
    2006  ICD.D; Institute of Corporate Directors
    2012  Faculty of Mathematics Alumni Achievement Award; University of Waterloo
    2013  Inaugural Claudia 'helluvaguy' Award
    2015  Master Effectiveness Leader; ReddinGlobal

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Director, EllisDon Corporation
    Director, FirstService Corporation
    Director, Equity Finacial Trust Co
    Past Director, Canada's Top 40 under 40
    Judge, Donner Awards
    Past Director, CIBC Insurance Inc.
    Past Chair, CIBC Mortgages Inc.
    Past Director, WSIB
    Past Chair, TIFF, Toronto International Film Festival Group
    Past Director, Colliers International Mortgage Corporation
    Past Director, Canadiana Financial
    Past Chair, Coventree Capital
    Past Director, The Franchise Company
    Past Director, First International Asset Management
    Past Director, FiLogix Inc.
    Past Director, ClearPoint Business Resources
    Past Chair, Custom Direct Income Fund
    Past Director, iOwn Inc.
    Past Director, Hammond Manufacturing
    Past Chair, Peter F. Drucker Canadian Foundation
    Past Director, Shred-it Inc
    Past Chair, WirelessMoney Inc.
    Member & Past RVP Canada, World Presidents Organization
    Advisor for the Office of the Auditor General, Canada
    Founding Chair, McLuhan Festival of the Future
    Member & Past Chapter Chair, Young Presidents Organization
    Member & Past Director, The National Club
    Founding Member, National Angel Organization
    Past Director, CNIB Ontario
    Big Brother - 1975-82

    Research and Teaching Interests

    General Management  

    Other Info

    Lives with long-time sweetheart Mary and has daughters Kate(with Ben&Sonny)& Tess(with Pauly), both pretty AND smart. Does Mountains,Motorcycles,Movies.  

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