IVEY PROGRAM

Northstar's President, Keith Marshall, has been selected as a participant in the QuantumShift Leadership Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. This exclusive five-day program is invitation only, and limits participation to 40 of Canada's most promising entrepreneurs. QuantumShift is designed to help Canadian business owners accelerate their companies. The program focuses on how to lead an enterprise through exponential growth; how to attract and retain the best employees; how to uncover obstacles that may be limiting growth; how to value a venture and use strategies for moving from business plan to financial proposition; and how to build a strong network of entrepreneurial peers to share best-practices.

The program will be held May 4-9, 2014 at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, Ontario.

Please see below for official press release.

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Northstar Drillstem Testers Inc. is pleased to announce today that President Keith Marshall has been selected as a participant in QuantumShift, a unique leadership development program founded by Ivey and KPMG Enterprise and sponsored by TD and the Globe and Mail. “I am excited about the opportunity to learn, and be a part of an industry leading program,” states Marshall.

Small and medium sized businesses represent more than 97% of independent businesses in Canada and account for nearly half of the country’s GDP.

Helping these firms grow and improve their productivity is essential to building a more competitive Canada. Ivey Business School, KPMG Enterprise, TD, and the Globe and Mail realize this and for the eleventh year they’re inviting a select group of entrepreneurs to participate in QuantumShift, a rigorous week-long program to give them the tools to push their businesses forward as Canada’s economy continues to recover. Employing more than 6 million Canadians, private businesses are a significant source of wealth and economic growth in Canada. One of their main challenges is growing from small, start-up firms into medium sized firms.

QuantumShift helps Canadian business owners accelerate their companies. It’s for entrepreneurs who are past the start-up stage and who are ready to innovate. The program focuses on the following components of leading:

  • how to lead an enterprise through exponential growth
  • how to attract and retain the best employees
  • how to uncover obstacles that may be limiting growth
  • how to value a venture and use strategies for moving from business plan to financial proposition
  • how to build a strong network of entrepreneurial peers to share best-practices

Over 400 successful entrepreneurs have attended QuantumShift to date, including Cameron Heaps, co-founder of Steam Whistle Brewery. Heaps is passionate about growing the craft brewing industry in Canada and says QuantumShift provided him with a unique opportunity to rethink his company’s operating structure. “When you’re a young company in a high growth phase, often the structures aren’t keeping up. This was an opportunity to step back and start identifying where the cracks are and how to set up your business to sustain growth,” said Heaps.

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