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Advisory Council

The Retail Management program was designed with the input of industry leaders and some of the most successful retailers in the country sit on our Advisory Council to offer guidance on marketing, strategic planning, curriculum development, career enhancement, fundraising and alumni relations.

Industry Members

Andrea Elliott *
Retail Resources (R2)

Ilya Bahar
National Leader, Retail & Consumer Consulting

Diane Brisebois
Retail Council of Canada
President & CEO

Greg Dashwood
Microsoft Canada
Product Lead: Internet of Things & Advanced Analytics

David Fisch
Walmart Canada
Vice President, Business PMO

Michael Forgione
EVP, Operations

Oliver Horton
Canadian Tire
Vice President, Living Merchandising Division

Andrew Gomes **
Acklands Grainger
Online Search and Merchandise Manager

Satish Kanwar
Director of Product

Raju Karki
Deloitte Inc.
Senior Manager, Consulting, Strategy, Operations

Sharon Lansing
Loblaw Companies Ltd.
VP, Conventional Grocery

Aaron Leibtag
Industry Advisor

Richard Montgomery
Hudson's Bay Company
VP/GM, Hudson's Bay Queen Street Flagship

Pippa Morgan 
EVP Retail Division

Sara Presutto
Starbucks Coffee Canada
VP, Partner Resources

David Skinner
Costco Wholesale Canada
VP, Operations

Dave Williams
Staples Canada
Sr VP, Sales & Operations

* Advisory Council Chair
** Alumni Member


Honorary Members

Michael Belcourt

Ian Landy

Deane Collinson

Steve Matyas