Sponsors - Wallace McCain Institute



It is difficult for many members of the Entrepreneurial Leaders Program to invest the $20,000 program fee in their personal development rather than investing in additional company resources.

To make the program accessible to as many deserving CEOs as possible, the Institute relies on the generosity of sponsors to support $5000 of the program fee.

The sponsors who are invited to participate have reached a stage where they want to “give back” of their accumulated resources and experience. To deepen the sponsorship experience, the Institute acts as concierge to arrange one-to-one 30-minute meetings between the sponsor and three entrepreneurs in the program.

Sponsors share a belief that investing in the region’s high growth potential entrepreneurs will provide tangible dividends. Sponsors receive a charitable donation tax receipt for their donation.

Why Participate?

Here are the top reasons for our current sponsors

I am energized by the passion and enthusiasm these entrepreneurs radiate when they come for meetings.
Helping these CEOs grow their companies will keep more young people in the region and growing our economy.
I want to be a mentor and help the next generation of entrepreneurs.
I want to stay connected to the emerging leadership in the region.

Download list of sponsors

2019 Sponsors

ELP9 Alumni

2016-17 Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

Paul Antle

Pluto Investments Inc.

Wes Armour

Armour Transportation Systems

J.W. Bud Bird

Bird Holdings Ltd.

Normand Caissie

Imperial Manufacturing Group

Roch Chiasson

Cube Automation Inc.

Lloyd Compton

MRSB Group/Confederation M&A

Jeff Cooke

Charlie Cooke Insurance Agency

Lee Corey

Corey Nutrition Company

Mike Cormier

Englobe Corp.

Michael Denham


Regis Duffy

Parleen Holdings Inc.

Billy English

Kindred Home Care

Andrea Feunekes


Malcolm Fisher

Compact Appliances Limited

Lucinda Flemer

Kingsbrae Garden

Kevin Fleming


Dwight Fraser

Franchise Management Inc

Christopher Gilliss


Janna Hare

Spark Leadership Inc.

Jeff Holland


Paul Johnson

Pivotal Input

David Keedwell

Innovation PEI

Peter Klohn

Financial and Consumer Services Commission of NB

Barry Kyle

Industrial Rubber Company Ltd.

Paul LeBlanc

7th Wave Capital

Stephen Lund

Opportunities NB

Alex MacBeath

AtholBarra Inc.

Colin MacDonald

Clearwater Seafoods Inc.

Shannon MacDonald


Alan MacGibbon


Andrew MacGillivray


Eleanor Marshall

Bell Canada

Allison McCain

McCain Foods Limited

Scott McCain

JSM Capital Corporation

Francis McGuire


Frank McKenna

TD Bank Group

Dallas & Pete Mercer

DMC (Dallas Mercer Consulting Inc.)

Kevin Murphy

Murphy Hospitality Group

Derek Oland

Moosehead Breweries Limited

Derek Pannell

The Pannell Family Foundation

Gerry Pond

Mariner Partners Inc.

Jean-Claude Savoie

Groupe Savoie Inc

Brent Scrimshaw

Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Yan Simard

Kognitiv Spark

Geoff Smith


Chris Spurvey

Chris Spurvey Sales Growth Consulting Inc.

Gaëtan Thomas

NB Power

Any inquiries concerning sponsorship at the Wallace McCain Institute can be directed to the Executive Director, Nancy Mathis, by scheduling a call.