Mark ran the mutual fund business for the Franklin Templeton Group until 2000, at which time he became the CEO of Templeton Capital Advisors. He is now the CEO of Holowesko Partners Ltd located in Nassau, Bahamas.
CEO Challenge Competitors
Alan Jette is the SVP of TD Bank Financial Group, the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 17 million customers. As SVP, Alan is responsible for overall management of non-trading market risk and investment portfolio, liquidity and funding, capital position and funds transfer pricing.
Tim Hockey is the President and CEO of TD Canada Trust (www.tdcanadatrust.com) - known for having the best service and convenience of any bank in Canada. Tim started with the company over 26 years ago, and his current role is leading over 30,000 employees to deliver financial products and services to over 11 million Canadians through a network of over 1,100 branches and Commercial Banking Centres, award winning EasyWeb Internet banking, and a large network of ABM machines in Canada.
Roger Beauchemin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto, Ontario, based McLean Budden, an investment management firm with over $35 billion of pension, foundation and private wealth assets under administration (www.mcleanbudden.com). Roger has been with McLean Budden for over 10 years.
Deutsche Bank is one of the world's largest investment banks, and Colin is CEO of the Asia Pacific region with responsibility for over 7,000 employees, and an annual gross revenue of E24BN. Colin has spent 23 years in investment banking in London, New York, Tokyo, and now Hong Kong.
Stef Oud is a partner for Deloitte Consulting in the Netherlands and responsible for Product Industries and the Oracle practice in EMEA. With 165,000 people worldwide, Deloitte member firms deliver services in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory. Stef joined Deloitte in 2002. For over 15 years he has worked on management consulting projects and has managed (international) professional service practices.
Mike Fries is co-founder and CEO of Liberty Global, based in Denver, CO. Liberty Global is the largest international cable company in the world with operations in 14 countries, 35,000 employees, 25 million video, voice and broadband customers and $18 billion of revenue.
Mike is a California native but Colorado resident for 24 years. He likes to heli-ski in the winter, surf, skate, cycle and golf in the summer. Previous to his hip surgery, Michael ran some marathons and triathlons and has biked two Leadville Silver Rush 50's since.
Richard Mack is the Founder of Mack Real Estate Group and serves as its CEO. Richard also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Claros Fund Management, LLC. Previously, Mr. Mack served as North America CEO and Managing Partner of AREA Property Partners, a Global Real Estate Private Equity firm, and was a Member of the Real Estate Investment Banking Department at Shearson Lehman Hutton.
Jim Turley is Managing Director and Global head of sales for Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a strong and profitable private clients franchise, doing business in 79 countries with 78,000 employees. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia, and key emerging markets. Prior to assuming his current role, Jim held the position of Global Head of Currencies and Commodities from 2001 - 2006.
Michael Mansfield is the CEO of Mansfield Energy Corp. He joined Mansfield in 1981 at age 21, and over the next three decades has focused on one mission: building Mansfield into an industry leader in the supply, and distribution of transportation fuel products and supply chain services.
Martin E. Franklin has served as Founder and Executive Chairman of Jarden Corporation since 2001 and served as CEO from 2001 to 2011. A Fortune 500 global diversified consumer products company, Jarden features market leading brands that are often synonymous with the niche categories they serve. Mr. Franklin is a director of Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. (PRISA), and Burger King Worldwide Holdings Inc. Between 1992 and 2000, Mr.
Michael Biehl was recently CFO of KPMG, one of the largest public accounting firms in the world. They provide professional audit, tax and advisory services to some of the leading businesses in the world. KMPG employs over 20,000 in the US and 100,000 globally. He has been a partner with KPMG since 1993 and have worked for the Firm since 1979. He served as the CFO from 2004-2007 and has since returned to client service. Michael is a global lead partner in their private equity group.
Don Morrison is the COO for Research in Motion, the fast growing company behind Blackberry. He travels around the world to help grow RIM's business with more than 300 carrier partners in several different countries primarily in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. RIM is currently the second largest (in terms of market cap) traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and this from relatively humble beginnings just a few short years ago. Don previously held executive positions at AT&T and Bell Canada.
Derek Glanvill is the President and COO of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Glanvill has more than 25 years experience in the construction industry, focusing on a broad spectrum of national and international construction markets.
Yury Belonoschenko is the CEO of UralSib Asset Management, a leader at Russian asset management market, ranked the Best Assets Manager in Russia' 2007 by Euromoney. URALSIB provides a wide range of asset management services: mutual investment funds, closed-end funds, security trust management, pension funds; elaborates effective investment strategies for different types of investors.
Philip Smith is the Managing Director, and Deputy Head of Global Investment Banking for Scotia Capital Inc. Scotia Capital Inc., a subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia. Phil has been with Scotia for 15 years, and has spent 19 years in the investment industry.
LPL has been America's number one independant brokerage firm for the past 11 years, with more than 6,500 financial advisors in over 4,000 branch offices nationwide. The company has annual revenue of $2.3 Billion and 1,300 staff located in it's dual headquarters in San Diego and Boston. LPL manages over $105 billion in investments annually, has over $37 billion in assets in it's fee-based program, and conducts over 5 million trades per year. Andrew is the CIO of the company.
Cyrus is an investment management company based in NYC with $2 Billion under management, and Stephen is the head of the company and its majority owner. Stephen has worked on Wall St. since graduating from Yale in 1986.
Stephen has completed several triathlons - mostly Olympic distance, and some sprints. He took part in the 2007 and 2008 CEO Challenges in St. Croix, finishing in 6:28 and 5:59. Stephen is back again this year, and taking part in the CEO Challenge because of the "additional competitive challenge."
Peter E. Gilgan, FCA, is the President and CEO of Mattamy Homes (www.mattamyhomes.com). Peter transformed the firm from a one-man operation he founded in 1978 into Canada's largest builder. The Company has sold and built in excess of 50,000 homes in Ontario and the U.S. in well over one hundred unique communities during the past 30 years and has been recognized with every conceivable industry honour for satisfaction and quality. An innovator in design and manufacturing, as well as community development, Gilgan was honoured as Entrepreneur of the Year for Canada in 2007.
Avner Kass, 43, is the third generation of a private family business "Mayer's Cars and Trucks", the largest automotive group in Israel. He is responsible for the Business Development of the group. The group was established in 1967 by his grandfather as the Volvo sole importer to Israel including all Volvo's products. The business expanded to include more brands such as Honda, Jaguar and Renault trucks.
John Stobo is the Managing General Partner at ABS Capital Partners, overseeing the firm's investing and operating activities. Founded in 1990, ABS Capital Partners has established a strong track record for investing in later-stage growth companies. With $1.5 billion under management, ABS Capital helps companies choose the growth initiatives that build the greatest long-term value.
David Klvac was the Vice President, Controller and CAO of Tronox Incorporated, a NYSE company that produces a variety of high-performance grades of titanuim dioxide pigment to meet the needs of coatings, plastics, paper and specialty markets.