My professional background reflects a commitment to the convergence of theory and practice. I hold a PhD in management and I am an active educator, scholar and practitioner. I hold several academic appointments including as a Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta; an Adjunct Professor at the Lang School of Business & Economics at the University of Guelph and a Visiting Fellow at the Henley Business School in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining academia, I spent twenty years in industry and held progressively senior corporate and agency roles both domestically and internationally including being a founding partner at TrojanOne, one of Canada’s largest sports and sponsorship marketing agency. This professional background includes supporting brands such as Bell Canada,, Rogers Communications, Esso, Harris Corporation, Hudson’s Bay, BC Ferries, The Calgary Stampede, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and Yellow Pages.
My research interests focus on exploring the empirical link between stakeholders and organizational performance. In the past five years, I have authored over 50 scholarly papers and published in journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, the the Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Education, and the Corporate Reputation Review. In addition, I have published articles in the Globe & Mail, Marketing Magazine, the National Post and numerous other publications.