The Report on Business Best Executive Awards celebrates exceptional business leaders at Canadian companies. The individuals on this first annual list are being commended for building up their companies during these unprecedented times.
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Chief Financial Officer, Martello Technologies Group Inc.
For repeatedly doing what cannot be done
Erin Crowe—formerly CFO of the Ottawa Senators—thrives on a challenge. Here’s just one: an $18-million acquisition mid-pandemic, causing tons of turmoil for the Ottawa-based communications service firm. “It would be really easy to just give up, but you just can’t. You need to push through,” she says, with the unmistakable attitude of a hockey coach.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Kinaxis Inc.
For championing neurodiversity
Thanks largely to Megan Paterson, Ottawa-based software company Kinaxis has committed itself to diversity and inclusivity, including people on the autism spectrum. “These people do so well in school, but they can’t get jobs because they don’t interview in a neurotypical way,” she says. Kinaxis’s Autism at Work program identifies unique talents and makes necessary accommodations for employees on the spectrum—who currently represent 1.9% of Kinaxis’s staff.