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JTeManagement Team

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President & Founder

John Edmondson

John is an executive with over 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing, Management, Training and Development. John has had the privilege of working with industry leaders in manufacturing, hospitality, chemical and retail operations. He has served on the boards of several public and private companies, notably on the compensation and audit committees.

John has enjoyed coaching various teams in different sports including hockey, baseball, football and rugby. He has been an avid player of all sports since his youth, runs on a regular basis and plays at old boy´s rugby.

John has extensive public speaking experience and is a frequent speaker at various industry and technology symposiums.

John has a degree from the University of British Columbia in Political Science and Economics, and has taken many courses in accounting, sales and marketing and general interest topics over the years. He is still trying to learn French, mostly without success.

John has led numerous political and charitable fundraising events. He was a Director of The Residences for Independent Living Society for 10 years – a society that operates two residential properties for physically challenged adults.

Vice President Learning and Development, Instructional Design

Barry Magrill Ph.D.

Dr. Barry Magrill is an instructional designer and online learning expert with many years of teaching and course-building experience. He began his instructional design career at the University of British Columbia where he coordinated the production of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and then turned his attention to public online learning.

Instructional design programs include coursed from his expertise as an art historian and art history instructor. He has built online courses for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Athabasca University. Most recently with Simon Fraser University Dr. Magrill is currently on the instructional design faculty of Capilano College.

Vice President 

James (Jim) Fish

Jim was Vice President and Security Strategist with Coalfire Systems, Inc. an international cybersecurity assessment firm that provides independent, tailored advice and services that span the cybersecurity lifecycle. As a founding member of the Coalfire team (2001), he has worked with a wide variety of clients in technology, healthcare & life sciences, government, retail, hospitality, education and financial services as their cyber security and risk management programs evolve and mature.

Before joining Coalfire, Jim was the EVP for Nupremis, Inc, a technology company based in Boulder CO. Prior to that he was CEO of The Electric Mail Company and COO of Axion Internet.

His earlier technology experience, training and education came from his many years with IBM.

Vice President, Technology

Darrell McLeod

Darrell has a telecommunications background. His experience includes leading edge product development, research into advanced technologies and industry standard development. Throughout his career he has managed teams of 60 professionals; including selection and hiring, staff skill development and development of HR policies.

Darrell has been active with uses and applications of telecommunication capabilities, well before the internet. Darrell has been involved with training including instructor lead classroom training to interactive elearning. Interactive learning that is based upon internet access to multimedia information is a great application of today’s technology.

Darrell holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Alberta and is a lifetime member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta. Over the years he has taken numerous courses and attended symposiums to expand his knowledge base.

Strategic Partner, Quebec Region

Teresa Roussel

A veteran in the training industry, Teresa Roussel has more than twenty-five years of sales, sales management, training and executive level experience. Prior to the creation of Executive Focus Canada, Teresa was the Managing Director, AchieveGlobal Canada and Vice President of AchieveGlobal Inc.. As such, she was responsible for all aspects of the Canadian subsidiary of AchieveGlobal, the world’s largest non-technical skills training company. The Canadian subsidiary represented AchieveGlobals’s largest revenue-generating arm outside the U.S. AchieveGlobal was created upon the merger of Learning International, Zenger Miller and Kaset International. Teresa was responsible for the successful and speedy merger of these three industry leaders within Canada.

Before joining AchieveGlobal, as a Holden Consultant, she was responsible for business development and customer support within the North American market. She also developed and implemented Performance Management systems and assisted her clients in the Strategic Analysis of their major sales campaigns. Teresa has provided consulting and training services to many levels within the corporate world; from the senior executive to front-line sales manager; from sales representatives to technical sales team members and customer service agents.

As a facilitator, she is highly energetic, articulate and engaging. Her business acumen and strategic thinking are only enhanced by her ability to engage her audience and create a highly interactive learning environment that facilitates the acquisition and application of skills.

Teresa is tri-lingual (English/French/Italian). She resides in Montreal, Canada and is an alumnus of McGill University.


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