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Congratulations to the 2014 Forty under 40 Recipients

 

On Friday April 25, the Ottawa Business Journal released the names of the 2014 recipients of their annual Forty under 40 award. Each year the Forty under 40 awards salutes 40 of the region's young business stars who balance their business achievement, professional expertise as well as their community involvment. 

As the lead sponsor of the Forty under 40 awards once again this year, the Telfer Executive MBA extends our congratulations to the 40 exceptional, young leaders within the National Capital Reigion who were recognized this year for their acheivements.

Among this year's nominees is Telfer Executive MBA alumni of the Class of 2012, Andy LeValliant, founder and CEO of Fine Touch Dental. 

Andy LeValliantAndy LeValliant, EMBA 2012
CEO, Fine Touch Dental

'Negotiating and deal-making begins with excellent communication skills and is dependent on an organized and strategic approach. The Telfer Executive MBA provided me with a toolbox of skills and models required to successfully close deals as well as effectively source new ones.'

Andy co-founded Fine Touch Dental in 2005 and was named Chief Executive Officer in 2009. Fine Touch Dental is now one of Canada’s largest group dental practices and continues to grow through M&A. Andy has extensive experience in designing many of the operational programs currently used across Canada, identifying new sources of investment funds, and in sourcing acquisition targets. Andy recently negotiated a $100M financing round and has personally closed $30M in acquisitions in the past year alone.

Previous to his launch of Fine Touch Dental, Andy was involved in several entrepreneurial businesses. Andy has experience as a licensing business consultant and in various marketing and advertising positions, and completed his Executive MBA with the University of Ottawa."

The Telfer Executive MBA will host the 2014 recipients on Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 for an afternoon  session on self-branding followed by a networking reception at the Telfer School's Centre for Executive Leadership.

This year's Forty Under 40 awards gala will take place at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel on June 19, 2014. The event will feature cocktails, fine food, music and dancing. Additional information can be found on the Ottawa Business Journal's website.

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I found the live interaction with a really interesting and experienced group of people to be an invaluable learning process that provoked open-mindedness and renewed creativity.
Fiona Gilfillan, EMBA 1994, Board Member, Elizabeth Bruyere Foundation
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