Our Leadership Team

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During her career, Leann has worked in a number of senior positions including Vice President of Promoting Calgary Inc. and Executive Assistant for Community & Economic Development for the Mayor of the City of Calgary. During her diverse career, she has worked with a variety of stakeholders from the private, public and non-profit sectors. While in the Mayor’s Office she created and implemented a number of successful events and fundraising activities including the annual Mayor’s Christmas Food Drive and Motorcycle Awareness Ride. While at Promoting Calgary Inc., she took a leadership role in agency and board set up, developing an image/branding strategy for Calgary, crafting the community economic development plan, as well as providing ongoing community, public and media relations. As new staff was hired, the position focused on implementing the community economic development plan; specifically the components of strategic planning and developing an international marketing strategy for Calgary based on international trade and investment opportunities. Since 2009, Leann has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) which is Alberta's economic development network. It has over 300 members, who are involved in economic development activities including business retention & expansion, business and investment attraction, opportunity identification, tourism, workforce development, business and economic recovery, and industry sector development. She is a member of Economic Developers Association of Canada and the International Economic Development Council. Leann is Managing Director, Alberta for GroYourBiz and Managing Director, and Jobenomics Canada. Her desire to make a positive impact, whether small or large, is evident in her personal and professional life. Her volunteer experience is extremely broad. She has served on numerous boards and committees, and worked with hundreds of non-profit and charitable groups.  She is an expert in disaster resilience, launched her "Master Your Disaster" series of guidebooks in December 2017 and YouTube channel in August 2019. 

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL

LEANN HACKMAN-CARTY

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Graham is a Systems Design Engineer working in the Information Technology field for nearly 30 years as a leader and ERP/SAP professional.
Beginning with SAP Canada based in Germany, his career went on to include engagements across Canada and the US, fulfilling roles in sales, training, development, implementation consulting, business process engineering, architecture, project/program management, IT service management and organization/transformation leadership with SAP as well as several key systems integration partners and prolific SAP customers.
He held numerous senior positions within the IT field across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including up/mid/downstream oil & gas, electric & gas utilities, telecommunications, transportation, construction, manufacturing, and public sector.
Among several entrepreneurial and investor initiatives in recent years, Graham is also currently the Chief Engineer for Jobenomics Canada, fulfilling the roles of architect and implementation expert in Canada, working along with the Jobenomics team headquartered in Washington, D.C.
 
Graham's diverse industry experience, communication skills, attention to detail, and broad understanding of how information technology supports the strategic and operational goals of a company are great assets for our clients. Graham is based in Calgary, Canada.

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

GRAHAM CARTY