Director, Partnerships & Creative
ProFound Group of Companies
An entrepreneur for the majority of his career, Michael has a passion for helping people and companies succeed.
Over 18 plus years he has built many profitable business strategies and solutions for organizations such as the
Mariash Group of Companies, the Edmonton International Airport, The University of Alberta, Athabasca University,
the Edmonton Public Library, Hamilton International Airport, Oakland International Airport, the Canadian
Association of Petroleum Producers, municipalities, governments, and countries.
Michael is involved in the international business community, mentoring (and building) start-ups, and advising on a
range of business subjects. He has advised government departments and political campaigns on communications,
branding and reputation strategies for over 15 years.
Michael has been a member of the invitation-only Trans-Canada Advertising Network, the Entrepreneurs
Organization, has sat on boards such as the Alberta Enterprise Group, the Canadian Market Research and
Intelligence Association, the Alberta Museum Association, and On-site Placement. Michael was recently chosen as
a Global Mentor for the PEIF Global Mentorship Program, mentoring a young professional from Burundi.