Brendan Calder is a Professor, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and Chair of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at the Rotman School of Management, where he teaches the award-winning course GettingItDone®.
Brendan 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.
John O’Dwyer is an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Since 2002 he has been teaching in Rotman’s Executive Education programs, as well as GettingItDone®, a final-year MBA elective course.
Over the past thirty years, John’s professional career has spanned financial, human resource, and operational management areas. He has held a variety of management positions including President, CEO, and business owner.
John is currently a partner with Strategic Advisory International, a management consulting firm that focuses on providing client organizations with management tools that enable them to transform their winning strategies into genuine results.
In his role as partner, John works with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller entrepreneurial and high-tech organizations, where he is a trusted advisor and execution specialist.