Advisory Board

Michael Lea

Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Business Performance at Irving Group

Michael Lea is currently the Corporate Vice President, Strategy & Business Performance for the Irving Group of Companies including; Cavendish Farms, Midland Transportation and Irving Consumer Products. Prior to joining Irving, Michael was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his time with BCG, Michael helped companies in North America, Europe and Asia, defined their strategic agendas. He has extensive experience in strategy development / execution, mergers & acquisitions, organizational design and operational improvement. Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Dalhousie University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He sits on the Advisory Board of Acadia University's F.C. Manning School of Business.

Mahesh Shah

CIO Enterprise Services, Hewlett-Packard Company

Mahesh Shah is the CIO for Enterprise Services for Hewlett-Packard. Mahesh oversees the charter to drive business transformation for the Enterprise Services business to grow profit and revenue. Mahesh has held a variety of executive positions in technology supporting businesses of over 23 billion dollars in roles spanning strategy, development, product management and operations. Mahesh frequently represented HP in speaking engagements focused on transformation, technology innovation and automation of IT operations, and some of his work has been highlighted in Information Week. Mahesh lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is married with two young children. He was raised in Canada and completed his Bachelors in Management Information Systems at Concordia University in Montreal, and his MBA from The Kellogg School of Management.

Andrea Ziegler

Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development at Workopolis

Andrea Ziegler is the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development for Workopolis, Canada’s leading job site. Andrea has a solid track record of building online businesses. Prior to joining Workopolis, she built and ran the mobile solutions team for Bell Media, including the launch of more than 15 apps and mobile web sites. She was previously the CEO of Puretracks, a digital music company, and the President of MedHunters, a healthcare job board. Both companies were successfully sold under her leadership. Andrea also spent 5 years as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Bain & Company. Andrea has a degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.