• Join Dean Dezsö J. Horváth, PhD, CM and the Schulich community in celebrating the outstanding achievements of four distinguished Schulich graduates.

    Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm
    Schulich School of Business
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto

2017 Alumni Recognition Award Recipients

Outstanding Executive Leadership

Awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement, leadership and innovation in a global operation.

Stephen J. Sadler (MBA '79)

Chairman & CEO, Enghouse Systems Ltd.

Stephen J. Sadler is Chairman and CEO of Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX -Engh) of Markham, Ontario, Canada, a multinational public software company with over 1,500 employees in 15 countries and a market value of over $1.0 billion. Joining the Company in 2000 he has grown the business, internally and by strategic acquisitions, from $18.5 million to over $310 million in revenue. Enghouse is now a leading global provider of enterprise software solutions servicing the Contact Center, Networks (OSS/BSS) and Transportation/Public Safety sectors.

In addition to his current Enghouse responsibilities, Mr. Sadler is on the Board of Directors of OpenText Corporation, currently one of the largest software companies in Canada. Since 1997 Mr. Sadler has assisted OpenText complete over 50 acquisitions to become a global software organization in Enterprise Information Management.

Earlier in his career Mr. Sadler held various senior management positions at several large companies. He was the Vice-President Central Information Services at Loblaws, with responsibility for all Loblaw’s North American information systems, Vice President of Philip’s Electronics Management Information System’s servicing all Philip’s operating business divisions in Canada, and CEO of Geac Computer Corporation, one of the largest vertical software companies in Canada in the 1990’s which he built from revenue of approximately $40 million to nearly $1.0 billion.

Mr. Sadler was the Chairman of Helix Investments one of the most successful Venture Capital funds involved in financing and guiding technical companies in Canada. He has been an investor and mentor to management of many private and public companies guiding them to growth and improved operational performance. He has completed over 150 acquisitions in numerous countries.
Mr. Sadler earned a Honours B.A.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and after man years of evening classes, an MBA with Distinction from York University. He achieve a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, was certified as one of the first Data Processing Auditors in Canada 1979, completed the Business Security Valuation program, and received the Philips Quality Award for quality excellence. He has over 30 years of international experience in finance and technology.


Outstanding Progress and Achievement

Awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding career potential and achieved early success and recognition in their field.

Stacey A. Mowbray (MBA ‘88)

President of the Americas, Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ms. Mowbray is the President of the Americas for Weight Watchers International, a global consumer brand that is a leader in the health and wellness segment. This appointment follows a six-year tenure as CEO and president of Second Cup Ltd., a publicly-traded Canadian company in the specialty coffee business.

Prior to Second Cup, Ms. Mowbray had roles with Molson Canada as CMO and Cara Operations, where she was the president of Milestone’s and, prior to that, the SVP of Branding and Marketing. Earlier in her career, Ms. Mowbray held the position of VP of Marketing for Pepsi Canada and held several sales and marketing positions at Weston Bakeries.

She is a director of the board and vice chair of the Governance Committee for Trillium Health Partners, one of Canada’s largest regional hospitals. She recently completed a 2 year term as Board member for the LCBO, where she also sat on the HR/Governance Committee, as well as Chair of the Coffee Association for a 2 year term. She is an advisor and Board member to a startup through funding from the MaRS organization.

Stacey graduated with a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and has since been recognized as Laurier’s inaugural CEO in residence, as well as, one of Laurier’s Top 100 Alumni. She received her MBA from the Schulich School of Business in 1984 and has recently played a role as a member of the International Advisory Council.

Ms Mowbray has been recognized for her contributions, having been named a 2012 Women of Diversity Champion, and Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 women in 2011. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences and events.


Outstanding Public Contribution

Awarded to a graduate who has made a significant contribution to public life.

Philip A. Taylor (MBA ‘79)

Senior Managing Director & Head of the Americas, Invesco Ltd.

Philip Taylor is Senior Managing Director and Head of Invesco Ltd.’s Americas business, comprising $522 billion* of Invesco’s $813 billion* in assets under management for institutional and retail investors. In addition, Mr. Taylor has responsibility for the firm’s exchange-traded funds capabilities globally and for human resources and strategy and business planning.

He joined Invesco in 1999. Prior, Mr. Taylor was president of Canadian investment dealer Investors Group Securities and co-founder and managing partner of Meridian Securities, an execution and clearing broker. He’s held various management positions with Royal Trust, now part of Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Taylor began his career in consumer brand management in the U.S. and Canada with Richardson-Vicks, now part of Procter & Gamble.

He received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Carleton University and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Mr. Taylor is a member of the dean’s advisory council of the Schulich School of Business. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music and has received the Royal Conservatory of Music medal in recognition of his commitment to music and the arts. Mr. Taylor is a member of the Conservatory’s Board. He recently served on the board of overseers for the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, one of the world’s leading conservatories for gifted young musicians. He has been chair of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Taylor is the recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey Award for a lifetime of significant philanthropy and leadership in arts and culture in Canada.


Outstanding Contribution to the Schulich School of Business

Awarded to a friend or graduate of Schulich who has contributed significantly to promoting the interests of the School through partnership, leadership and impact.

Jonathan Cheung (MBA ‘73)

President, Schulich China Alumni Chapter

Mr. Cheung got his Bachelor of Commerce from Chinese University of Hong Kong and his MBA from the Schulich School of Business in 1973. Mr. Cheung has had over 30 years of extensive banking industry experience (with Chase Manhattan Bank in the 1970s and Credit Lyonnais France with senior postings in North America, France and Asia). He has taught a course on Bank Management in the Global Market / International Banking for the Master program of City University of Hong Kong as Adjunct Professor from 2004 to 2015. He regularly gives talks to EMBA programs in various universities as well as major banks. Topics cover western/eastern management comparison with emphasis in China and Japan as well as red wine enjoyment and investment.

Mr. Cheung is also a well-known columnist having written on management, banking and almost every major aspects of life. Currently, he writes almost daily for Hong Kong Economic Journal (daily), contributes articles to Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly. Mr. Cheung is also a popular writer with over 40 books published in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan; the last 2 new books have just been published in 2017 . He served as the head of Schulich alumni chapter in Hong Kong since the 90’s and has been the China chapter head from 2002. He has co-chaired CONNECT 2005 in Shanghai and CONNECT 2010 in Beijing. He now resides both in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

  • Past Award Recipients

    Outstanding Executive Leadership

    2015 Ron Mock (MBA ’79)
    2014 Michael Cooper (MBA ’86)
    2013 Frank Vettese (BBA ’86, MBA ’91)
    2012 P. Thomas Jenkins (MBA ’87)
    2011 Ellis Jacob (MBA ’76)
    2008 Bharat B. Masrani (BBA `78/MBA`79)
    2007 Robert R. McEwen (MBA `78/Hon LLD`05)
    2005 Robert C. Krembil (MBA `71/Hon LLD`00)
    2004 Richard E. Waugh (MBA `74/Hon LLD`07)
    2001 Kathleen P. Taylor (MBA/LLB `84)
    2000 W. David Wilson (MBA `70)
    1999 Edmund Hau Wah Ho (BBA `78)
    1998 H. Anthony Arrell (MBA `68, Hon LLD ’08)
    1997 Steven K. Hudson (BBA `81)
    1996 Alan G. McNally (MBA `69/Hon LLD`99)
    1995 John S. Hunkin (MBA `69/Hon LLD`04)
    1994 Sheelagh D. Whittaker (MBA `75)
    1993 Morris A. Perlis (MBA `72)
    1992 William A. Dimma (MBA `69, Hon LLD ’98)

     

    Outstanding Progress and Achievement

    2015 Kishore Moorjani (BBA ’94, MBA ’95)
    2014 John Ruffolo (BBA ’88)
    2013 Patrick Iaboni (BBA ’93, MBA ’94)
    2012 Craig Kielburger (EMBA ’09)
    2011 Denise M. Pickett (MBA ’90)
    2008 Roma R. Khanna (MBA `01)
    2007 Hana E. Zalzal (MBA `92)
    2005 James P. O’Sullivan (MBA/LLB `90)
    2004 Grant E. Rasmussen (MBA `93)
    2001 Sheila A. Carroll (MBA `98)
    2001 Andrew K. Montgomery (MBA `98)
    2000 Sylvia Lien (IMBA `97)
    2000 Ron Tattum (MBA/LLB `97)
    1999 Beth M. Waldman (MBA `96)
    1999 Rommie Bhutani (MBA `96)
    1998 Robert J. Gemmell (MBA/LLB `83)
    1997 Dan A. Plashkes (MBA `83)
    1996 Paul G. Howes (MBA `84)
    1995 Terence G. Kawaja (MBA/LLB`89)
    1994 Paul S. Alofs (MBA `83)
    1993 Janice P. Anderson (MBA `89)
    1992 Kimberley J. Gaynor (MBA `89)

    Outstanding Public Contribution

    2014 J. Mark Lievonen (BBA ’79, MBA ’87)
    2013 Janice R Fukakusa (MBA ’79)
    2012 Thomas Closson (MBA ’79)
    2011 Colleen M. Johnston BBA ’82)
    2008 Richard D. Falconer (MBA `70)
    2007 Rose T. Reisman (MBA `85)
    2005 Carol A. Hansell (MBA/LLB `86)
    2001 Patricia M. Campbell (MBA `88)
    2000 Anne L. Swarbrick (MBA `98)
    1999 Jacques F. Lagassé (MBA `69)
    1998 Carol A. Wilding BBA `83)
    1997 Eileen A. Mercier (MBA `77/Hon LLD ’10)
    1996 Peter C. Maurice (MBA `70)
    1995 John (Jack) H. Yocom (MBA `70)
    1994 David L. Morton (MBA `68)
    1993 Julie A. White (MBA `84)
    1992 Carol Anne Letheren (MBA `77)

     

    Outstanding Contribution to the Schulich School of Business

    2015 Schuyler M. (Skip) Sigel
    2014 Howard Lichtman (JD ’79, MBA ’82)
    2013 Bill Graham (MBA ’86)
    2012 Pam Laycock (MBA ’89)
    2011 Timothy Price (Hon LLD ’09)
    2008 Thomas H. Beechy
    2007 Ann Marie Yamamoto (MBA `83)
    2005 Gordon C. Shaw
    2004 Paul W. Tsaparis (MBA `84)
    2001 James G. Foy (MBA `67)
    2000 Ronald H. Farmer
    1999 Gregory C. Coutts (MBA `83)
    1997 Marshall A. Cohen
    1996 George R. Gardiner (Hon LLD `82)
    1994 Elmer S. Phillips
    1993 Murray G. Ross
    1992 James M. Gillies