Today I am taking on a new role as Director of Product Innovation at the Toronto Board of Trade. It’s a great opportunity to join a fantastic team and help to advance the success of the Board’s members and the entire Toronto region I’ve been reflecting over the past few weeks on how I got here. Although I started in the working world practicing Architecture (post degree from the University of Waterloo) I always had an interest in the business side of the firm. Completing my MBA at Queen’s was the first formal step on a long journey that now takes me here. But what I never really left behind was a love of creatively taking client needs and translating them into something that gives the client more than they could have imagined. That’s why I’m thrilled to be here- I couldn’t have crafted a more perfect job if I’d written the position description myself. It takes both of these parts of my background and puts them together. As this next chapter begins, I am looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and want to thank all the people who have helped me get here: friends, family and colleagues (you know who you are! :>) It constantly amazes me how generous you all are and am glad to be able to be associated with such a great group. As always, comments are welcome!