Dave Jackson, BCom’91

1991
Last name: 
Jackson
Issue: 

Dave Jackson, BCom’91, president of Hydropool, Canada’s largest hot tub and swim-spa manufacturer, has sold the company to California-based Jacuzzi. Hydropool started in Toronto in the 1970s and Dave bought into it in 1995, expanding its markets across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Under Jacuzzi’s ownership, Dave remains president of Hydropool.

Chris Bryson, BCom’06

2006
Last name: 
Bryson
Issue: 

Chris Bryson, BCom’06, recently sold his company, Unata, to the American grocery delivery giant Instacart. Chris started Unata in Toronto in 2011. The company helps grocery chains connect digitally with customers. Chris will remain CEO of Unata, which now operates as an Instacart subsidiary.

Steven Goldbach, BCom’96

1996
Last name: 
Goldbach
Issue: 

Blowing Up Best Practices

In a new book, Steven Goldbach, BCom’96, offers an explosive way for businesses to survive.

As principal and chief strategy officer at Deloitte in New York City, Steven Goldbach often works with companies wishing to transform themselves. One thing he’s noticed, though, is that businesses too often stick with the same old ways of doing things, regardless of the real value these activities provide. 

Megan McDonald, MBA’14

2014
Last name: 
McDonald
Issue: 

On Top of the World

Megan McDonald, MBA’14, goes mountain climbing to help soldiers and veterans.

Sixty-five years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the top of Mount Everest. This past April, Megan McDonald headed to Everest, where she met Sir Edmund’s son, Peter Hillary — a two-time Everest conqueror himself.

Emily Chambers, BCom’09, MMA’14

2009
Last name: 
Chambers
Issue: 

Meet an Alumna

Emily Chambers, BCom’09, MMA’14

During her time in Queen’s Commerce, Emily Chambers loved learning about statistics and operations research. That led her to return for her Master of Management Analytics degree. Upon graduation, she moved to Florida to work for The Walt Disney Company, where she’s now an integration consultant.

Derm Barrett, MBA

1962
Last name: 
Barrett
Issue: 

The MBA class of ’62 fondly recalls a favourite professor’s impact.

In the late 1950s and 1960s, Francis Dermot “Derm” Barrett was an esteemed business professor at Queen’s. We were saddened to hear that Derm passed away in December 2017. He was 93. Derm played an important part in the design and hands-on education of Queen’s newly minted two-year MBA curriculum. A dozen of us became the inaugural 1962 graduates.

Ahilan Kumaraverl, AMBA

2016
Last name: 
Kumaraverl
Issue: 

Ahilan Kumaraverl, AMBA, has joined Ernst & Young as manager of risk management and assurance in Toronto. Prior to joining EY, he worked in the financial services industry in the areas of management, risk and strategy. Ahilan is a board director at Future Sinai, part of the Sinai Health Foundation, and also sits on the board of the Warden Woods Community Centre in Toronto. He was a speaker last fall at the Social Innovation Bootcamp at Smith, and says he looks forward to his continued involvement with the school and Queen’s.

Aaron Lau, AMBA

2011
Last name: 
Lau
Issue: 

Aaron Lau, AMBA, and his wife are happy to announce the arrival of their second child, Freddie, born in October 2017. The new addition joins big brother Ethan, 32 months.

Michael G. Wang, MBA

2002
Last name: 
Wang
Issue: 

Michael G. Wang, MBA, has joined the board of directors of GCC Global Capital Corporation. The Vancouver-based company works primarily in real estate, natural resources and high tech. Michael is a director at Royal Bank of Canada’s private banking and wealth management department. He’s spent the last 20 years in the financial services and technology sectors. Michael also serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Club of Toronto and lives in the Toronto area with his wife, and fellow Queen’s grad, Grace Hong Shi, Comp’03, Artsci'04, and their two sons. 

Faizal A. Hasham, EMBA

2002
Last name: 
Hasham
Issue: 

Faizal A. Hasham, EMBA, his wife, Safeena, and two children, Khaleem and Zahaan, moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE, from Ottawa, in 2016. Faizal is an environmental engineering consultant in air quality with the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi. Safeena works for the health authority as a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon. Faizal says he and his family “are loving the adventure of living in a new country, exploring our own understanding of the world and finding new ways to contribute.”

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