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Business Leaders Darrell Burt (CIBC) and Bill Greenhalgh (HRPA) Join HLG’s Advisory Board

By September 17, 2020No Comments

Horizon Leader Group (HLG) is pleased to announce the latest additions to its Advisory Board with the appointment of Darrell Burt and William (Bill) Greenhalgh.

“We are excited to have Darrell and Bill join our team and are very fortunate to be able to access such a breadth of experience, depth of invaluable skills, and wealth of knowledge. Both have significant and vast corporate experiences, accomplishments and global leadership perspectives. Together, with our other trusted advisors, we are building a Dream Team, a committee that is positively influencing our innovative strategy and strengthening and shaping HLG’s future global growth potential in our niche business of sports market”, commented HLG partner Joe Jackman.

Darrell brings to HLG a wide range of financial and legal knowledge and experiences, along with a love of sports, the business of sport, and the role of oversight bodies. Darrell spent 17 years at CIBC World Markets in their Investment Banking and Capital Markets Groups, most recently as a Managing Director in Debt Capital Markets. Prior to joining CIBC, Darrell practiced law for four years, focusing on corporate and commercial transactions. He brings a well-earned reputation for integrity and credibility among clients and colleagues.

Bill has led major organizations in high tech, business services, media, not for profits and energy. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) with its 24,000 Canadian membership. Prior to this, other roles included President of the Globe and Mail, CEO of Thomson’s Western Canada Newspaper Group, President of Cinram International, and various leadership roles at Shred It International, as well as Nortel Networks. He brings his lifelong passion for sport, as an elite level participant, and a leadership coach working with start-ups and a plethora of entrepreneurs.

Darrell and Bill join current HLG Advisory Board members: R. Ian Niven, former Chairman, President & CEO of the investment management arm of BMO Harris Private Banking; Connie Stefankiewicz, former Chief Marketing Officer for BMO Financial Group, and President & CEO for BMO InvestorLine, Inc.;  Gordon Smeaton, former executive with the National Football League, responsible for driving the NFL’s business in global markets’; and Stu Grimson, former NHL athlete and NHLPA attorney, and presently an NHL analyst and author.