Advisory Board

Mark Stoiko, MBA

Chair

 

Mark Stoiko is an expert in business planning, general management, marketing and high-level conceptual selling. He possesses a diversified background in the financial services, marketing, advertising, and marketing industries having operated his own advertising agency and marketing research firms.
For several years, Mark was a member of Maple Leaf Angels in Toronto and mentored several entrepreneurs in early stage companies. 

Tony Gifford, MBA

Advisor

 

Tony's working in both the investment/business sector and in Higher Education affords his clients and students unique services in building out start-ups into the investor-ready and pitch-ready condition and in making his students interview-ready, job-ready and investor-ready. His extensive management consulting background enables him to assist his clients with interim board positions, interim executive positions in business development strategy, marketing, and selling. His higher education expertise enables entrepreneurs to foster critical ventures and gain significant executive roles. Tony serves also as a confidential executive coach and mentor, roles in which he works closely with you and your top team to being about enterprise-wide commercial success.

Andreas Hug, MA

Advisor

 

With his international outlook and experience, Andreas enjoys working with entrepreneurs from many cultural and functional backgrounds to help them achieve goals, which at first might appear difficult to reach.

 

Prior to starting his consulting firm in 2000, he gained his experience in the manufacturing, process control and communication equipment industries in Europe, Canada and the USA. His responsibilities have mostly been in Finance and Controlling, Planning and Human Resources. This included “in-house” consulting to joint venture companies in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He contributed expertise in management, finance and international tax planning to project teams for acquisitions, divestments, export marketing and turn-key engineering activities and helped bridge cross-cultural gaps.

 

Andreas Hug holds a business degree (lic. oec. HSG) from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, a Master degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo. He also speaks German and French, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Jasteena Dhillon, ML

Advisor

 

Jasteena has worked in conflict, post-conflict and transitional countries and regions on justice and human rights issues. She went first to work in South Africa on children's rights and the constitutional drafting process. She has continued to work internationally on legal and development and human rights issues in conflict, post-conflict and transitional crisis areas around the world, including in Afghanistan, Southern Sudan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bosnia, Croatia, Occupied Palestinian Territory and South Africa in international non-governmental organizations, the United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. From 2009 to 2010, she was a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School's Carr Centre for Human Rights in the State Building and Human Rights for Afghanistan/Pakistan program. Currently, Jasteena is a Professor of Law at the University of Windsor's Faculty of Law teaching national law subjects and international law, focusing on Human Rights, Development, Transnational, and Business law.

Susan MacGregor, MBA

Advisor

 

Susan is a specialist in disaster management with over 15 years experience in the International Relief and Development Industry.  She spent 12 years based overseas providing direct services to victims of natural disasters and conflict.

Susan has worked with a number of agencies including; Air Serv International, the Red Cross, World Vision and UNHCR focusing on the management and logistics of operating in difficult locations.  She has worked in the following countries on a variety of development and relief situations:  Indonesia, Chad, Sudan, DR Congo, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Angola , Mozambique and Liberia.

She continues to remain involved in the field through consultancies with the Red Cross, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, World Vision, and Air Serv International.  She also serves as a regular guest lecturer at the US Air Force Special Operations University.   

Susan holds a Bachelor of Tourism Management, an MBA and a Masters of Disaster and Emergency Management.  

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