Louis Larochelle

Mr. Louis Larochelle is a Business Administration as well as a Political Science graduate from the Laval University. Since 1991, he has owned and worked for multiple high tech companies occupying many positions such as VP Marketing and Sales Director. Besides his professional occupations, he is also a mentor and “chef mentor” for the Fondation de l’Entrepreneurship.

Dave McKenzie
Founder and Coordinator, MBA Community Service Initiative, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Dave McKenzie is the founder and coordinator of the MBA Community Service Initiative (MBA CSI) at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

The MBA CSI seeks to develop and coordinate opportunities for students, faculty and staff, and community agencies to collaborate and build partnerships aimed at learning from each other while working together for the benefit of society. The MBA CSI links experiential learning with service to the community through: Community Engaged Scholarship, Community Services and Operations. Through the MBA CSI, Dave coordinated the team of MBA students that completed the Internship to host the Dawson College EWeek 2012.

He developed and implemented the Starting Your Own Business: Entrepreneur Training Program at the Little Burgundy Employment Centre, Tyndale St Georges Community Centre and he has co-authored Case Studies on Tyndale Treasures Community Store and the Montreal Stars, Women’s Hockey Team.

Tina Kastana
Founder Fashion à la Carte

Fashion à la Carte: Launched in 2006, F.A.L.C quickly grew into Canada’s Top online Fashion boutique. Winner of eBay’s Fashion-preneur of the year award in 2012.

Fashion addict Tina Kastana’s business has been featured in National Media’s Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail and most recent in Notable’s Young Entrepreneur.

She was recognized by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty for her entrepreneurship and e-commerce business success.
F.A.L.C provides online stylish buyers from around the world with the best current designers that your fave celebrity wears!

Robert Soroka
Business Professor

Business professor Robert Soroka is known to be a dynamic, charismatic speaker with significant industry experience and an eye for business ideas. Professor Soroka teaches business and law courses at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, Concordia University’s School of Extended Learning, and Dawson College’s Business Administration Department. At Dawson College, he has previously served as both Department Chair and Program Coordinator; he is also the founder of the annual Dawson Case Competition, an event that features 26 college teams hailing from across Quebec.

Professor Soroka has made more than 1,200 national and local television and radio guest appearances, and was the Consumer Cop on Montreal Today (CTV) and the Consumer Correspondent on This Morning Live (Global Television) for 5 years. As a private consultant, Professor Soroka has been called on to offer his marketing and management expertise to large private and public institutions, as well as to entrepreneurial ventures competing in both consumer and business markets.

Josh Miller
Partner, Fuller Landau LLP

In 1989, acting on a request by his friend’s father, Josh Miller spent the summer working at Fuller Landau LLP. His summer employment has extended into a career that has seen Josh promoted through the ranks, from summer student and junior to manager, and in 1999, partner. Quite a bit has changed in the business since 1989, but one thing that has not is Josh’s youthful exuberance for the job and building a relationship with clients in which accessibility and transparency are primordial. “Communication is a two-way street, and is essential in any relationship,” remarks Josh. “I’m very direct with people. If it’s on my mind, they’ll know!”

Family dynamics are a big part of Josh’s job. So, too, are solving cash flow problems, management/shareholder negotiations, auditing and consulting for owner-managed businesses in various industries, and dealing with cross-border issues, particularly the impact of Hong Kong and China activities on clients’ businesses. Josh also hosts Fuller Landau’s weekly business oriented radio show on CJAD800, Today’s Entrepreneur. “The show is all about telling inspiring stories from outstanding business people. As a business owner myself, I take great joy in profiling local business leaders who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Quebec’s small and medium business community.”

Last Modified: March 12, 2015