Rick Spence

Growth and Communications

Rick is a nationally known business writer, speaker and director. He has championed business growth and innovation as editor and publisher of PROFIT magazine, weekly columnist for the National Post, and in his writings for other publications such as MoneySense, Globe and Mail, Entrepreneur.com, and Canadian Business. Rick has also served as editor of Director Journal, for the Institute of Corporate Directors.

As publisher of PROFIT, Rick was a creative and innovative leader, developing new profit centres such as special issues, events (the PROFIT 100), and PROFITguide.com.

Rick advises companies on planning, innovation, growth and customer-focused marketing. He has produced extensive reports for the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development on such issues as Innovation, Leadership, Exporting and Culture. He is the author of Secret of Success from Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Canada’s first book on growth management, and has spoken at more than 200 conferences on topics such as growth, innovation, technology, leadership and culture.

He sits on the Board of a multinational software company, where he chairs the Executive Succession and Compensation Committee. He is also a director of Startup Canada, a not-for-profit committed to making Canada the best place in the world to start and grow a business.

When he’s not trying to transform Canada’s business culture, Rick enjoys photography, exploration travel, and reading actual books.

The Re:Ignite Team

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Yasmin Glanville
Chief Igniter
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Rick Spence
Growth and Communications
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Helen Platis
Business Management and Growth
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Peter Love
Energy Innovation and Policy
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Paul Dowsett
Sustainable Spaces Architect
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Ray Yabuta
Creative Director of Design and Technology
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Faith Seekings
Creative Catalyst and Marketing Strategist
Alec Hay
Alec Hay
Operational systems risk and resilience planning

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