Advisory Board


Paul Frederick

President and CEO of Frederick and Associates

Paul Frederick has held senior global Chief Human Officer Resources and Chief Administrative Officer executive corporate and consulting leadership positions in the Industrial and Service sectors.  Within these sectors, he has performed in industrial manufacturing, healthcare, private equity and retail wealth management, diversified financial services, travel, engineering consulting and telecommunications.  Paul is proficient in all aspects of human resources management and excels in strategy execution, enterprise wide change management, executive and management assessment, training, development and coaching, corporate communications, succession planning and M&A integration.  He is a recipient of the Thomas Cook Group (UK) Leadership Award.

He was the former President, Innovators Alliance, a not-for-profit, networking organization for Presidents and CEOs of Ontario’s fastest growth companies which fosters sustained and superior business results through shared knowledge and experience.  Paul has served on the Board of the Worldwide Customer Service Society as well as being a member of The Results Exchange Advisory Board and an International Member of the Advisory Board of Action Systems, Dallas, Texas. 


Kim Allen, P. Eng. IntPE, FEC, MBA

President and CEO of Allenvision Inc.

Kim is an accomplished CEO, and entrepreneurial leader with demonstrated success spanning technology, utilities, regulatory sectors, professional associations, and startups. Leveraging extensive experience developing and executing long-term strategies, Kim provides strategic insights to startups, technology companies, utilities and associations.

Kim attained his MBA from the Rotman Business School (Toronto) and his Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.


Jesse McGinnis

Development Manager, Shopify

Jesse McGinnis has worked with, and consulted, organizations ranging from startups to fortune 500s. He currently leads a team at Shopify in Waterloo, helping make commerce better for everyone. During his undergrad, Jesse was heavily involved in student politics and media; focusing on organizational structure and strategic planning.