Janis Grantham has been promoted to CEO of staffing agency Eagle Professional Resources from her role as president and COO. Grantham has been with the company since it was founded in 1996 and replaces Kevin Dee, Eagle’s founding CEO. Grantham was named to the first Global 100, a list that recognizes women in staffing. She was also named to the Staffing 100 List, which recognizes the most influential men and women in staffing. Grantham’s resumé includes an MBA from Queen’s University, an ICD.D designation, being named in the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 and one of Canada’s Top 100 Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.

Lyons now pride of Guardian Risk Managers

Jamie Lyons has been hired as president of Guardian Risk Managers Ltd. After spending the last 13 years with Guy Carpenter & Company in Toronto, Lyons was most recently managing director and part of the Canadian senior management team. GRM is a leading MGA provider of commercial lines and niche personal line products to more than 500 brokerages across Canada. Lyons will oversee all aspects of the organization and will be in charge of development and oversight of the strategic growth for Guardian.

Avison Young appoints principal and senior VP

Highly regarded commercial real estate investment transaction specialist Ron Perlmutter has joined the Avison Young team in Toronto. He becomesa principal and senior vice-president of investment management. He will be focusing on sourcing international capital for cross-border real estate acquisitions, identifying properties for investment, and maintaining asset management.

Coming directly from Bilifinger Real Estate Asset Management as director of real estate, Perlmutter has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, an MBA, and a BA in engineering science. In addition to his real estate license, Perlmutter is a registered professional engineer in Ontario.

“Avison Young possesses a unique international commercial real estate platform that provides local market and operational insights for property investors in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe,” Perlmutter says. “By joining the company, I will be able to enhance my existing international client relationships while introducing new capital sources to our investment management program.”

Dicom receives Grant as CFO

Leader in B2B transport Dicom added two members to its leadership team. Andrew Grant, appointed CFO, with more than 20 years of management experience as a CFO, a VP of operations and VP of finance, will lead financial, risk management and administrative initiatives across North America. Joseph Jaska, named VP of operations at Dicom, has close to 30 years of operations management experience, comes from FFE Transportation Services, where he served as VP operations. He will take on the responsibilities of acquisition integration, expansion of cross-border operations, and some planning and development.

Scott Dobak, CEO of Dicom, said of the new hires: “Andrew and Joe have significant industry and operations expertise and will complement the proficiency of our senior leadership team. . . These management additions are an important part of our relentless commitment to providing Dicom customers with exceptional service.”

Adams joins family at Cogeco Peer 1

B2B service provider Cogeco Peer 1 has announced that Scott Adams will be taking on the role of vice-president and general manager in Canada.

Adams is a proven leader in tech, having worked with heavyweights Verizon and IBM. About the appointment, president Philippe Jetté said: “Scott’s proven track record in driving growth and his commitment to the technology sector make him an ideal fit for the position. His extensive experience in colocation, connectivity and managed IT services gives him a great understanding of how we can enable our customers to grow their business.”

Working from Toronto, Adams will be tackling the tactical and strategic business endeavours for the company.

UniversalPegasus aims to Bury competition UniversalPegasus International, under the Huntington Ingalis Industries umbrella, announced the appointment of Greg Bury as new vice president of business development across Canada. UniversalPegasus specializes in providing world-class expertise, efficiency and value in project management, engineering and construction management for the energy sector.

Bury comes from 30-plus years of business development, most recently from a 300-person engineering, procurement and construction management firm in Calgary. In 2016,

Bury was elected president of the Gas Processing Association of Canada. President Philip Luna said: “I look forward to working with Greg in growing UPI’s project management, engineering and construction management services in Canada and continuing our legacy of world-class expertise, efficiency and value.”

Groupe V hires Giguère

Groupe V Média has appointed Marc Giguère as VP of growth strategies, to work in a new division of Groupe V focused on alternative monetization.

Giguère comes from a background in digital transformation, strategic development, sales, marketing and operations management. Most recently, he was GM of sales

at La Presse, where he was directly involved in the monetization of La Presse +.

“Marc has solid experience in strategic development, sales, marketing and operations management,” said Maxime Rémillard of Groupe V. “He has worked in digital media, conventional and specialty television, newspapers, radio, magazines and out-of-home media. He also has extensive knowledge of strategies and convergence between the various media. He is an important asset to the company.”

Manifest reveals executive creative director

Manifest Communication, a Toronto-based social media and cause-marketing agency has appointed David Daga as executive creative director, a new position within the agency. Daga comes from a role as VP and creative director at Cossette, where he worked for eight years.

Daga’s clients have included McDonalds, Intact Insurance and General Mills. “The way I see it, every strong idea ultimately originates with a human insight,” Daga said. “I’m most excited about creating real social change programs and promotions based on these human truths.”

Fund-loving Menke makes Dynamic move

1832 Asset Management L.P named Eric Mencke to Dynamic Funds as a portfolio manager. Mencke has more than 15 years of investment industry experience and has held portfolio management duties at a large Canadian mutual fund company. Mencke, who holds a BA in administrative and commercial studies and a diploma in accounting, will be appointed co-portfolio manager on Dynamic Canadian Dividend Fund and Dynamic Income Growth Opportunities Class, working alongside Don Simpson.

President and CEO Jordy Chilcott said: “As one of Canada’s largest investment managers, we place an emphasis on bringing on talent – like Mr. Mencke – that allows us to deliver on our active approach to investing.”