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CEO of the Year Breakfast with Mike McGahan Wealthier

Organized in partnership with the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade

Date & Time

March 21, 2024


Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building, 4th floor
Camille Villeneuve Room (DMS 4101), 4th floor
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario


Cynthia Coutu-Ross


Paid underground parking is available in the Desmarais Building.

Food and Drinks

A light breakfast will be served.


This is a free event

Dress code

Business casual

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Join us for a thoughtful discussion over breakfast with University of Ottawa alumnus Mike McGahan, who was recently named 2023 Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Board of Trade CEO of the Year. As the successful entrepreneur and CEO of the CLV Group and InterRent REIT, Mike is playing a critical role in supporting the development of Ottawa. 

About CLV Group:

For over 50 years, CLV Group has been helping renters and homeowners find the perfect place to call home. Over the years, their offering has grown to include a complete range of real estate services: residential rentals, real estate brokerage, property management, financial services, and construction and development. Their goal is to create great homes and thriving communities by providing the perfect resident experience everywhere they do business. 

Mike McGahan founded Commvesco Realty in 1992, merging with Levinson Viner in 1998 to form CLV Group. In 2009, Mike orchestrated CLV Group's private placement of InterRent REIT, boosting market capitalization from $40 million to $2 billion - InterRent was also named one of the top 10 performing stocks on the TSX from 2010 to 2020. Simultaneously, Mike expanded the CLV Group platform to encompass the full lifecycle of asset management, encompassing investment portfolios, property developments, realty, construction, residential rentals, and property management.


•    7:30 – 8:00 a.m.: Registration and breakfast  

•    8:00 – 8:35 a.m.: Fireside chat with Mike McGahan, 2023 CEO of the Year

•    8:35 – 9:00 a.m.: Bilingual Q&A period with the audience 

•    9:00 a.m.: End of event 


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Mike McGahan (BSocSc ’1987)
As CEO of CLV Group and executive chairman of InterRent REIT, Mike McGahan has been instrumental in expanding these two groups to become Canadian real estate industry leaders. In 2018, he was honoured as Ottawa’s Philanthropist of the Year and in 2019, Mike was recognized by the Brendan Wood Shareholder Confidence Index as one of the top 2% of CEOs of big cap, publicly traded companies worldwide. Today, Mike proudly leads CLV and InterRent teams in making a difference in the community though projects, philanthropy and community building. 


Dean Stéphane Brutus
Stéphane Brutus
Dean, Telfer School of Management. Dean Brutus received a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. At Concordia University, he served as dean (interim), associate dean of graduate professional programs and chair of the Department of Management. He was also director of the Bell Research Centre for Business Process Innovation.
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Claire Leroux
Senior Associate — Canada, Boyden. As a senior associate in Boyden’s technology practice, Claire brings over ten years of full cycle recruitment experience. She excels at building relationships and gaining a thorough understanding of her clients’ needs, to formulate effective, strategic and creative recruitment plans. Claire started in high technology agency recruitment. From there, she became a corporate recruiter in a fast-growing software company. She was a trusted adviser to technology leaders and executives, filling a broad array of tech roles to equip the executive team with strong talent. She has worked with top clients, primarily high technology startups, scaleups and SMEs. She has recruited for hundreds of hard-to-hire roles. 

Claire completed a Bachelor of International Business with a Minor in French at Carleton University, which included a year spent abroad in Lyon, France. 

Boyden is a sponsor of the Ottawa Business Journal’s CEO of the Year award. 

This event is organized in partnership with:

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