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

2021 Sponsors

Paul Antle

Pluto Investments Inc.

ELP9 Alumni

2016-17 Entrepreneurial Leaders Program

Drew Barbour

Managing Director
MC Advisory

Michel Bergeron

Chief Strategy Officer

Bud Bird


Bird Holdings Ltd.


New Brunswick

Normand Caissie

Imperial Manufacturing Group

Tanya Chapman


The Chapman Group

Saint John, New Brunswick

Roch Chiasson

Cube Automation Inc.

Stefanie Corbett

Innovation PEI

Keith Cronkhite

NB Power

Regis Duffy

Parleen Holdings Inc.

William English

Kindred Home Care

Andrea Feunekes


Malcolm Fisher

Compact Appliances Limited

Dwight Fraser

Franchise Management Inc

Philip Fraser

Killam Apartment REIT

Christopher Gilliss


Dr. Bob Hatheway




New Brunswick

Paul Johnson

Pivotal Input

Peter Klohn

Financial and Consumer Services Commission of NB

Eleanor Marshall

Bell Canada

Dr. Paul Mazerolle

President and Vice Chancellor
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Allison McCain

McCain Foods Limited

Scott McCain

JSM Capital Corporation

Francis McGuire


Frank McKenna

TD Bank Group

Ryan O’Hara

General Manager
Emera New Brunswick

Derek Oland

Moosehead Breweries Limited

Sadie Perron

Opportunities NB

Gerry Pond

Mariner Partners Inc.

Jean-Claude Savoie

Groupe Savoie Inc

Geoff Smith


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