With his energy and enthusiasm, Nick brings a new approach to corporate image management, culture development and enterprise growth. As a founder and former President and Chair of Metromedia Marketing Ltd. and BrandAlliance Inc., Nick now shares his 25+ years of leadership and executive management experience with business owners and professionals across Canada. Nick is especially passionate about sharing leadership experiences in the areas of culture, M&A and strategic growth.
The organizations that he spearheaded have grown to be internationally recognized, with dozens of locations across the globe and employing hundreds of people in numerous countries. With extensive experience in governance, strategy and execution, these businesses have become award winning – having been listed on the “Best Places to Work” roster yearly as well as gaining the “National Distributor of the Year” award in 2014 and 2015. BrandAlliance also obtained Deloitte’s “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” distinction in 2015 and 2016.
Nick’s credentials include being a finalist for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, recognition as one of Business in Calgary’s “Leaders of Tomorrow”, recipient of the “Premiers Award for Healthy Work Places”, and has been featured on the cover of a number of commercial and trade publications for his business acumen. He holds the rare marketing designation of M.A.S. (Master Advertising Specialist) and was awarded the first ever Humanitarian of the Year award by his industry association for his endless philanthropic contributions.
In more recent years, Nick has concentrated his attention on one of his personal passions – helping companies develop a culture of execution to outperform their industry. He joined the Results Canada Inc. team because he felt that the systems, processes and accountability that they have established and deliver to companies are deep, meaningful and align with the best practices that he has seen.
He remains an active partner in his wife’s rapidly growing company, VEA Office Professionals Inc. and continues his involvement with the worldwide Entrepreneurs Organization as a member, a coach and a trainer for their Accelerator program across North America. He also mentors a number of Canadian businesses that are in aggressive growth phases, in order to help them continue to realize their goals with a purposeful, high-performance culture.
He has served on many Boards, including his past companies, both the Provincial and National Boards of the PPPC (Promotional Products Professionals of Canada), and several not-for-profit enterprises.
In his free time, Nick is in the process of writing and publishing a number of books on personal and business life lessons. He also enjoys staying active – hiking, running and playing sports of any kind. He and his wife take great pleasure in travelling, looking for new experiences, and tasting new foods and wines.