Matt founded One Tree Planted, Inc. in 2013 with a passionate commitment to the environment and global reforestation. With an MBA in marketing and a Masters degree in sports management, he excels at business management and entrepreneurship. Prior to establishing One Tree Planted, Matt co-founded Sonomax and Liquid Nutrition Inc. which were both publicly traded on the TSX. He also co-founded EcoSteps Distribution, the largest wholesaler of environmentally friendly packaging throughout Canada. Eager to share his business knowledge, he was a professor for eleven years at John Abbott College and Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, teaching marketing, accounting, and e-commerce to his students. Matt is driven to make a difference in the world and inspires his team through his leadership and solid business acumen.
Kevin has worked for over 35 years in various capacities at the United Nations, which include Senior Advisor of Forest Finance with the UN Forum on Forests and Chief Technical Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme to strengthen capacities for countries to meet their obligations under international environmental treaties. Kevin also spent one year as an International Research Fellow with The Keystone Center to facilitate intergovernmental dialogues on criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management. Kevin’s doctoral research looked at approaches to institutionalize best practice capacity building efforts of these environmental outcomes, focusing on approaches to build resilient structures, mechanisms, and capacities that allow countries to achieve environmentally sound and sustainable development.
Ian is a senior executive with dual competencies in financial performance management and business improvement through technology enablement. As Vice-President, Finance at Altitude Sports, Ian has a wealth of experience in financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and financial planning, strategy deployment, and IT application selection and implementation.
As a business entrepreneur, Mark brings over 25 years of global experience in high tech solutions, innovation consulting, commercialization, and management. Serving as Founder, CEO, and Executive Chairman at ViiHealth, Mark helps forward-thinking life sciences organizations improve the way they engage with customers and maximize their digital ROI. Mark has been an officer on One Tree Planted’s Board of Directors since 2014, serving as Secretary.
Jenny is a recently retired Managing Director with Deloitte. Her career began as a CPA and expanded over her 20 plus years which included leadership positions in both Deloitte’s Sustainability and then later Deloitte’s U.S. Mining practices. Over the course of her career she held leadership roles on a variety of premier clients from Caterpillar, Merck, Nike and Uber. Retirement came earlier than planned for health reasons but she is taking the opportunity to focus on her passion and spends time with a small number of board and advisory roles in the environmental and sustainability space including One Tree Planted, The Nature Conservancy, Flash Forest and others.
Mark is a seasoned sales executive with a strong background in account management, cost-benefit analysis, sales strategy development, and team management. As President of Jumeaux Inc. Consulting, he brings valuable sales and marketing skills to help acquire new accounts and business opportunities.
Russell is an experienced strategic and innovative general manager, finance and operations executive in both public and private companies. He has a consistent track record of growth and profitability in a variety of industries, with extensive experience in change management and mergers & acquisitions.
Nadia is a progressive, practical and innovative decision-maker with over 23 years of experience in law, communications and ethics. Serving as VP, General Counsel and CCO for L’Oreal Canada Inc. until 2021, she provided advice to multi-functional teams with sound and effective strategies. She felt great pride to represent L’Oreal on several boards while in Canada. She has now been appointed Global Legal Operations officer for the L’Oreal Group. Named Top 100 Most Powerful Woman in Canada in 2017, Nadia has valuable skills in risk management and regulatory compliance, crisis management, and team leadership.