Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® 2017 Honourees Announced

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® 2017 Honourees Announced

by pmnationtalk on June 28, 20171456 Views

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40  2017 Honourees Announced

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® 2017 Honourees Announced

TORONTO –  June 28, 2017 – Honouring Canada’s outstanding leaders under 40 years of age, the recipients of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® were announced today in National Post and on BNN – Business News Network – by program partners Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL), MNP LLP, Gluskin Sheff, WestJet, and Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 independent Advisory Board, comprising more than 20 respected and experienced individuals from across Canada, met on June 15, 2017 to select the Honourees from a short list put together by Caldwell Partners. A Call for Nominations was carried out from February to April, which garnered close to 900 nominations from across Canada.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the selection of this year’s Top 40. Our team reviewed hundreds of packages submitted by outstanding nominees, each one unique and every one inspiring,” said Elan Pratzer, Managing Partner for Canada at Caldwell. “Canada has an impressive amount of innovative, creative, hard-working individuals who haven’t yet turned 40! As a country, we should all be extremely proud of our young leaders and feel very confident in Canada’s future.”

The Honourees will be profiled in a feature article in the October edition of FP Magazine. They will also be featured on BNN in a new interview series, Canada’s Next Leaders, throughout the summer.

The Honourees will receive their awards at a Gala Dinner to be held in Toronto on November 2, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York.

“This year’s Top 40 Under 40 honourees represent the diversity of talent, entrepreneurship and innovation seen across the country,” said Jason Tuffs, Chief Executive Officer, MNP LLP. “Reflective of the many industries that drive Canada’s economy, this award has been significant in demonstrating the important role the next generation of Canadian business leaders will play on the national and international stage.”

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ is an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40. The program is supported by several prominent organizations all enthusiastically committed to Top 40’s success, including: Founder and Managing Partner Caldwell Partners; Presenting Partner MNP LLP; National Partner Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; Media Partners BNN and National Post; Travel Partner WestJet; and, Leadership Forum Partner Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Founded in 1995 by Caldwell Partners, Top 40 has recognized more than 640 outstanding Canadians and is the country’s most coveted award for young business leaders. Honourees have a remarkable track record of achievement after their win; the ranks of Top 40 alumni include hundreds of nationally and internationally prominent CEOs, CFOs, executives, and entrepreneurs.

Download Canada’s Top 40 (PDF)

​​Please visit for short biographies on each honouree.​

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm with more than 65 offices and 4,000 team members across Canada. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors for almost 60 years. Through partner-led engagements, they provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world. For more information, visit

About Caldwell Partners
Caldwell Partners is a leading international provider of executive search and has been for more than 45 years. As one of the world’s most trusted advisors in executive search, the firm has a sterling reputation built on successful searches for boards, chief and senior executives, and selected functional experts. With offices and partners across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the firm takes pride in delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise to its clients. The Caldwell Partners’ Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CWL). Please visit our website at for further information.

For further information, please contact:
Michelle Jursa
Caldwell Partners
E: [email protected]
T: 416.934.2226​

Nick Greenfield
E: [email protected]
T: 403.536.5552

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