May 2024

B. Riley Farber & BMO: CEO Peer Group

Waterloo, ON
May 2, 2024 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET
 - Partner, Private Equity and Industrial Sector, Executive Search & Interim Management

Marty O’Doherty

Partner, Private Equity and Industrial Sector, Executive Search & Interim Management
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TMG (Tri-Mach Group)  - CEO

Krystal Darling

TMG (Tri-Mach Group)
Club Coffee, ABM and Kraus Group - Former CEO

Steve Malinowski

Club Coffee, ABM and Kraus Group
Former CEO
BMO Capital Markets - Managing Director & Senior Economist

Jennifer Lee

BMO Capital Markets
Managing Director & Senior Economist

In challenging times, how can you engage, motivate, and compensate your human capital to improve productivity?

Why you should attend?

In our region of Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge, the challenges of high interest rates, cost of living increases, inflationary pressure, talent deficits and the changes brought on by post pandemic reality has put increasing focus on the decreasing productivity of our most important assets, our human capital.

Finding and attracting, and then retaining and motivating great talent requires ever increasing creativity, persistence and proactive, thorough processes.

Join us for a fireside chat with local leaders Krystal Darling, CEO of TMG (Tri-Mach Group) and Steve Malinowski, ex CEO of Club Coffee, ABM and Kraus Group to address this important topic, and gain insights as to how our local CEO’s are finding new ways to source, retain and motivate human capital – with the goal of improving productivity in uncertain times. The discussion is designed to provide a collection of real life, practical case studies in delivering growth through engaging our people, drawing on the experiences of successful CEOs from the region.

The session will provide a confidential forum, for you to share your own insights and learn from other local CEO’s about their experiences in building teams, whilst planning for volatile times and executing growth strategies when priorities change.  As a CEO in 2024, with shifting geopolitics, inflation at generational highs and the evolving battle for securing and retaining talent in our region

  •  How do you prioritize what to work on to grow your business, and how do you then execute that plan?
  • How do you leverage strategies such as accessing new immigrants, targeted headhunting, building your employer brand and talent network and retraining for skills in a re-organization?
  • In addition to learning from the insights and experiences of your peers, this session will give you connections and a sounding board of shared knowledge to apply in growing your business.


a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast & Networking

8:00 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. – Official start BMO Economics Update Bruce – Insights and trends for the Canadian and Ontario economy – with Jennifer Lee

8:20 a.m.  to 9:30 a.m.  – Fireside Chat and Open Q & A with Krystal & Steve. Facilitated by Marty O’Doherty, B. Riley Farber.

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Closing Remarks & Networking