Our Team

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Perry Phillips, President & Founder, located in Ontario
Perry Phillips has over forty years of experience consulting throughout North America and Europe, working with companies to enhance their ability to grow, expanding their bottom line, and engaging employees by launching Employee Share Ownership Plans in a wide variety of industry. He has authored two books on ESOPs, co-authored a guide for succession planning entitled The Ten Trillion Dollar Opportunity, and has contributed sections to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants as well.

In addition to many television and radio appearances, Perry dedicates much of his time to speaking at special events and workshops — providing background and education to Canadian business owners and employees. Contact Perry: perry@esopbuilders.com or 416.645.0512.

 

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Dan Ohler, Employee Ownership Specialist, located in Alberta
Dan is a proud husband, father, life-long entrepreneur, and community-builder. For over 15 years he has been supporting corporate and community leaders across Canada to grow positive, productive teams through speaking, communication training, and coaching. He helps you discover what you really want in your company, why that’s important to you, and to determine your best steps forward.

This experience applies perfectly to his current passion as an employee ownership specialist with ESOP Builders Inc. His curiosity and coach-approach allow him to work with you to design and communicate the best plan for your company.  Volunteering is Dan’s 2nd name, in his community and elsewhere.  He is current Secretary of the ESOP Association Canada, and is on the Conference Committee for the 2017 Canadian Employee Ownership Conference in Gatineau/Ottawa on June 6 – 8, 2017. Will you be there? Contact Dan: dan@esopbuilders.com or 780.785.9479.

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Jennifer Williams, Employee Ownership Specialist, located in Ontario
Jennifer is the former CEO of La Siembra, creators of Camino, Canada’s largest Fair Trade cocoa, sugar and chocolate company. As the leader of La Siembra, a worker owned co-operative, Jennifer is experienced in building and managing in an employee-owned environment.

Jennifer is recipient of the Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Awards for her work with small-scale producers in Fair Trade, and is recognized as a leading social entrepreneur in Canada. In the fall of 2015 Jennifer joined the team of ESOP Builders Inc. to further the adoption of Employee Ownership in Small and Medium sized businesses across Canada. Contact Jennfer: jennifer@esopbuilders.com or 613.749.1425.

 

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Lisa Ivaldi, Director of Client Relations
Lisa has over 30 years experience in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur. As Director of Client Relations, Lisa assists clients to access the information they need and plan events that raise awareness of shared ownership.

Lisa has a B.A. in Environment and Resource Management from the University of Toronto, a Business Management Certificate from George Brown College, and has earned both the Toastmasters Competent Communicator and Leadership awards. Contact Lisa: lisa@esopbuilders.com.