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Millennials and Gen-Z in the Treasury Workplace

  • Monday, June 04, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • PwC Tower, 18 York St., Toronto, Ontario


  • Included in membership dues
  • C$75.00 + 13% HST = $84.75

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Join us for the June educational session on “Millennials in the Workplace“, where a panel of industry experts and practitioners discuss the role and impact of the Millennial cohort in our work environment today.  Despite generic views of Millennials being demanding and pretentious, portrayed as spoiled recent graduates, some Millennials are now in their early 30′s and entering more senior and leadership roles.  What will this mean for your group, your organization, what approaches and management styles will evolve?  What can the next Gen-Z generation expect from these new Millennial leaders?

We look forward to having an energized discussion on this topic with our panel and the audience.  Feel free to forward to your HR team and encourage them to attend as well, given their interaction with the human resources of your organization!


Bill Vlaad
Founder and President, Vlaad and Company

Bill is a reformed Investment Banker, served time in corporate development and has dabbled as an entrepreneur. He has built a strong group of people around him to form Vlaad and Company. From that business, the team has built the market rag Bill’s Buzz, the intense career rebuilder, the Executive Career Academy and The CLiP – a podcast with Leaders and Influencers focused on what Canada needs to remain relevant.

Now headquartered at 56 Temperance Street in Toronto, Vlaad and Company literally started out of his kitchen, then into his neighbour’s garage, and then morphed into a few local Starbucks (where he is still often spotted).

Bill gave up on his hair long ago and is always willing to take a free round of golf if offered but didn’t even make his own company’s golf team. During the winter he schleps north on weekend to ski, or more appropriately watch his two eldest ski.

Kathy Smart
Director, Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Kathy Smart is a Director in the Toronto Financial Services Alliance talent department, which leads sector-wide initiatives to grow the pool of work-ready in-demand talent available to the financial services sector. Kathy leads ASPIRE, a multi-year pilot project led by the designed to attract STEM and other in-demand students to Financial Services, with a goal of creating 10,000 new work-integrated learning opportunities.  Kathy is from the UK where she worked for 12 years, leading student and graduate recruitment initiatives in London.

Giselle Kovary
Author and Entrepreneur

As president and co-founder of n-gen People Performance Inc., Giselle is dedicated to building strategies and programs that help clients target, motivate and engage employees in order to increase performance and productivity. She is a sought after resource to industry leaders, having worked with 18 of the top Fortune 500 companies across North America. Over 60,000 people globally have experienced an n-gen workshop or presentation. With close to 20 years of experience in learning and development, she has devoted more than fifteen years to researching the impact that generational differences have on organizational performance.
Giselle has created solutions and programs in six practice areas – sales & customer service, leadership, team building, Millennials & Gen Z and human resources.  She has co-authored two books: Loyalty Unplugged: How to Get, Keep & Grow All Four Generations and Upgrade Now: 9 Advanced Leadership Skills. As a human resources expert, Giselle is regularly quoted in national publications and appears on television and radio, including CBC, CTV News Channel and News Talk radio.

Giselle has a Master’s degree in communication studies from the University of Windsor. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and raises money for breast cancer research in her free time.

Gaelan Burke
Global Treasury Manager, Martinrea International

Gaelan, as a treasury practitioner in the Millennial cohort, is responsible for Global Treasury and the management of the Treasury Team at Martinrea International, including the Global Insurance program.

He began his career in HR focusing on health & safety, much of which was spent drafting policies. He then managed the Global Insurance program, and had the opportunity to work in Germany for several years after Martinrea acquired another company. Gaelan eventually became the Treasury Manager of the German operation, and focused on working capital improvement, cash flow forecasting for the business unit, and the integration of the ERP with the banking platform. Gaelan moved back to Canada to work at a plant in the GTA, and lead several Finance related projects to help drive efficiencies.

Gaelan holds a BA in History and Political Science with a minor in German from Acadia University. He studied German language and literature, while attending the Canadian Year in Freiburg Student Exchange Program. He has been awarded the CRM and CTP designations. In July, he will be starting his MBA through the Queen’s/Cornell EMBA Americas program.

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