Our Special Advisors.
A resource for knowledge and experience. 

Our Special Advisors.
A resource for knowledge and experience. 

Our Special Advisors.
A resource for knowledge and experience. 

Our Special Advisors.
A resource for knowledge and experience. 

Our Special Advisors.
A resource for knowledge and experience. 

When you join the Fulmer & Company team, one of the benefits you receive is access to our experienced team of Special Advisors.  Our Special Advisors were chosen for their unique set of skills and experiences, as well as their desire to help entrepreneurial leaders grow their businesses and leadership skills. Our team of Special Advisors currently consists of five talented individuals who have led their companies to success. 

When you join the Fulmer & Company team, one of the benefits you receive is access to our experienced team of Special Advisors.  Our Special Advisors were chosen for their unique set of skills and experiences, as well as their desire to help entrepreneurial leaders grow their businesses and leadership skills. Our team of Special Advisors currently consists of four talented individuals who have led their companies to success. 

One of the most-substantial side-benefits of being a Fulmer & Company business is the personal connection to a select group of business owners, executives and managers. Members of our President’s Council meet as needed to discuss strategies, challenges and things learned along the way, to help one another gain insight into businesses other than their own. Quite often, discussions meander off-topic and we learn even more about each other and our varied worlds. Currently on our President’s Council are the following business leaders:

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Founder & CEO, Inspired HR

Debby Carreau

Debby is the CEO & Founder of Inspired HR, respected as one of Canada’s Top HR consultancies serving over 150,000 employees across North America and Europe.

She is widely recognized in the media and the business community as a workplace thought leader with a mission of creating a better working world for everyone. She is the author of The Mentor Myth, a trusted resource for early career professionals.

Debby is a recurring guest on CTV and Citytv and regularly writes for Entrepreneur Magazine and CNBC about the workplace and careers. She sits on multiple boards including YPO Global and British Columbia, and the University of Calgary and Collingwood School Board of Governors.

Founder & CEO, Inspired HR

Debby Carreau

Debby is the CEO & Founder of Inspired HR, respected as one of Canada’s Top HR consultancies serving over 150,000 employees across North America and Europe.

She is widely recognized in the media and the business community as a workplace thought leader with a mission of creating a better working world for everyone. She is the author of The Mentor Myth, a trusted resource for early career professionals.

Debby is a recurring guest on CTV and Citytv and regularly writes for Entrepreneur Magazine and CNBC about the workplace and careers. She sits on multiple boards including YPO Global and British Columbia, Collingwood School Board of Governors and the Advisory Boards for FinDev Canada and Founders Group of Food Companies.

 

Founder & CEO, Inspired HR

Debby Carreau

Debby is the CEO & Founder of Inspired HR, respected as one of Canada’s Top HR consultancies serving over 150,000 employees across North America and Europe.

She is widely recognized in the media and the business community as a workplace thought leader with a mission of creating a better working world for everyone. She is the author of The Mentor Myth, a trusted resource for early career professionals.

Debby is a recurring guest on CTV and CITYTV and regularly writes for Entrepreneur Magazine and CNBC about the workplace and careers. She sits on multiple boards including YPO Global and British Columbia, Collingwood School Board of Governors and the Advisory Boards for FinDev Canada and Founders Group of Food Companies.
 

Founder & CEO, Inspired HR

Debby Carreau

Debby is the CEO & Founder of Inspired HR, respected as one of Canada’s Top HR consultancies serving over 150,000 employees across North America and Europe.

She is widely recognized in the media and the business community as a workplace thought leader with a mission of creating a better working world for everyone. She is the author of The Mentor Myth, a trusted resource for early career professionals.

Debby is a recurring guest on CTV and CITYTV and regularly writes for Entrepreneur Magazine and CNBC about the workplace and careers. She sits on multiple boards including YPO Global and British Columbia, Collingwood School Board of Governors and the Advisory Boards for FinDev Canada and Founders Group of Food Companies.

Founder & CEO, Inspired HR

Debby Carreau

Debby is the CEO & Founder of Inspired HR, respected as one of Canada’s Top HR consultancies serving over 150,000 employees across North America and Europe.

She is widely recognized in the media and the business community as a workplace thought leader with a mission of creating a better working world for everyone. She is the author of The Mentor Myth, a trusted resource for early career professionals.

Debby is a recurring guest on CTV and CITYTV and regularly writes for Entrepreneur Magazine and CNBC about the workplace and careers. She sits on multiple boards including YPO Global and British Columbia, Collingwood School Board of Governors and the Advisory Boards for FinDev Canada and Founders Group of Food Companies.

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CEO, Ethos

Matias Marquez

Matias Marquez is the CEO of ethos, a company that is on a mission is to accelerate the world’s mass adoption of NFTs by humanizing, simplifying and facilitating rich experiences for brands and their customers.  Matias is also an active advisor and investor to early-stage technology companies and a PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs Ambassador.  
 
Matias founded Buyatab in 2009 and led Buyatab, as President and CEO, through the company’s sale to SVS, the acquisition was announced on February 19, 2019. SVS is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and owned by Atlanta-based FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT).  
 
Throughout his career, Matias has received many awards for his entrepreneurial success, including being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017; and being named a Forty Under 40 recipient in 2018.

Founder & President, Buyatab Online Inc.

Matias Marquez

Matias Marquez is President of Buyatab Online Inc, an active advisor to early-stage technology companies and a PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs Ambassador.

Matias founded Buyatab in 2009 and led Buyatab, as President and CEO, through the company’s sale to SVS, the acquisition was announced on February 19, 2019. SVS is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and owned by Atlanta-based FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT). 

Throughout his career, Matias has received many awards for his entrepreneurial success, including being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017; and being named a Forty Under 40 recipient in 2018.

Founder & President, Buyatab Online Inc.

Matias Marquez

Matias Marquez is President of Buyatab Online Inc, an active advisor to early-stage technology companies and a PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs Ambassador.

Matias founded Buyatab in 2009 and led Buyatab, as President and CEO, through the company’s sale to SVS, the acquisition was announced on February 19, 2019. SVS is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and owned by Atlanta-based FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT). 

Throughout his career, Matias has received many awards for his entrepreneurial success, including being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017; and being named a Forty Under 40 recipient in 2018.

Founder & President, Buyatab Online Inc.

Matias Marquez

Matias Marquez is President of Buyatab Online Inc, an active advisor to early-stage technology companies and a PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs Ambassador.

Matias founded Buyatab in 2009 and led Buyatab, as President and CEO, through the company’s sale to SVS, the acquisition was announced on February 19, 2019. SVS is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and owned by Atlanta-based FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT). 

Throughout his career, Matias has received many awards for his entrepreneurial success, including being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017; and being named a Forty Under 40 recipient in 2018.

Founder & President, Buyatab Online Inc.

Matias Marquez

Matias Marquez is President of Buyatab Online Inc, an active advisor to early-stage technology companies and a PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs Ambassador.

Matias founded Buyatab in 2009 and led Buyatab, as President and CEO, through the company’s sale to SVS, the acquisition was announced on February 19, 2019. SVS is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and owned by Atlanta-based FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FLT). 

Throughout his career, Matias has received many awards for his entrepreneurial success, including being named a BC Business Top 30 Under 30 recipient in 2016; winner of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year award; being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017; and being named a Forty Under 40 recipient in 2018.
 

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Co-Founder, Rethink 

Tom Shepansky

Tom Shepansky is one of the founders of Rethink Communications, Canada’s only National independent agency with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Over the past two decades,  Rethink has received numerous National and International awards and has consistently been one of the top creative agencies in the country. 

Tom has transitioned his role at Rethink and is now governing the business as a board member with his two other Founders. 

Outside of his work at Rethink, Tom serves on several advisory boards and is an active investor in companies where he finds like-minded Founders with shared values. 

He is involved in the local community and is the past Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation and Vice Chair of St. Paul’s Foundation. 

Tom lives in North Vancouver with his wife Roxanne and can be found hiking the trails, cycling with friends or playing his bass guitar with his band TwoPointOh.

Co-Founder, Rethink 

Tom Shepansky

Tom Shepansky is one of the founders of Rethink Communications, Canada’s only National independent agency with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Over the past two decades,  Rethink has received numerous National and International awards and has consistently been one of the top creative agencies in the country. 

Tom has transitioned his role at Rethink and is now governing the business as a board member with his two other Founders. 

Outside of his work at Rethink, Tom serves on several advisory boards and is an active investor in companies where he finds like-minded Founders with shared values. 

He is involved in the local community and is the past Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation and Vice Chair of St. Paul’s Foundation. 

Tom lives in North Vancouver with his wife Roxanne and can be found hiking the trails, cycling with friends or playing his bass guitar with his band TwoPointOh.

Co-Founder, Rethink 

Tom Shepansky

Tom Shepansky is one of the founders of Rethink Communications, Canada’s only National independent agency with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Over the past two decades,  Rethink has received numerous National and International awards and has consistently been one of the top creative agencies in the country. 

Tom has transitioned his role at Rethink and is now governing the business as a board member with his two other Founders. 

Outside of his work at Rethink, Tom serves on several advisory boards and is an active investor in companies where he finds like-minded Founders with shared values. 

He is involved in the local community and is the past Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation and Vice Chair of St. Paul’s Foundation. 

Tom lives in North Vancouver with his wife Roxanne and can be found hiking the trails, cycling with friends or playing his bass guitar with his band TwoPointOh.

Co-Founder, Rethink 

Tom Shepansky

Tom Shepansky is one of the founders of Rethink Communications, Canada’s only National independent agency with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Over the past two decades,  Rethink has received numerous National and International awards and has consistently been one of the top creative agencies in the country. 

Tom has transitioned his role at Rethink and is now governing the business as a board member with his two other Founders. 

Outside of his work at Rethink, Tom serves on several advisory boards and is an active investor in companies where he finds like-minded Founders with shared values. 

He is involved in the local community and is the past Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation and Vice Chair of St. Paul’s Foundation. 

Tom lives in North Vancouver with his wife Roxanne and can be found hiking the trails, cycling with friends or playing his bass guitar with his band TwoPointOh.

Co-Founder, Rethink 

Tom Shepansky

Tom Shepansky is one of the founders of Rethink Communications, Canada’s only National independent agency with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Over the past two decades,  Rethink has received numerous National and International awards and has consistently been one of the top creative agencies in the country. 

Tom has transitioned his role at Rethink and is now governing the business as a board member with his two other Founders. 

Outside of his work at Rethink, Tom serves on several advisory boards and is an active investor in companies where he finds like-minded Founders with shared values. 

He is involved in the local community and is the past Board Chair of Vancouver Foundation and Vice Chair of St. Paul’s Foundation. 

Tom lives in North Vancouver with his wife Roxanne and can be found hiking the trails, cycling with friends or playing his bass guitar with his band TwoPointOh.

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Board of Director and Business Advisor

Bob Smart

Former President and CEO of Primex Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of plastic injected molded products in North America, Bob Smart is an accomplished business leader with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in operations, management, governance and beyond.

Since joining Primex in 2002, Bob worked to grow the company from $8.9M to over $60M in revenue and under his direction, consolidated three manufacturing operations into one, and led the acquisition of three British Columbia based plastic injection molding companies.

Under Bob’s leadership as President, Primex Technologies was sold to Oldcastle Infrastructure, which was announced in July of 2019. Oldcastle Infrastructure is a division of Irish building materials supplier, CRH.

In addition to his contribution to the business realm, Bob is a passionate advocate for the inclusion and diversity in the workplace and community. He has served as a valuable member of several Boards and committees, and offers mentorship to young entrepreneurs as a corporate advisor. Currently, Bob serves on the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Board of Directors.

Board of Director and Business Advisor 

Bob Smart

Former President and CEO of Primex Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of plastic injected molded products in North America, Bob Smart is an accomplished business leader with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in operations, management, governance and beyond.

Since joining Primex in 2002, Bob worked to grow the company from $8.9M to over $60M in revenue and under his direction, consolidated three manufacturing operations into one, and led the acquisition of three British Columbia based plastic injection molding companies.

Under Bob’s leadership as President, Primex Technologies was sold to Oldcastle Infrastructure, which was announced in July of 2019. Oldcastle Infrastructure is a division of Irish building materials supplier, CRH.

In addition to his contribution to the business realm, Bob is a passionate advocate for the inclusion and diversity in the workplace and community. He has served as a valuable member of several Boards and committees, and offers mentorship to young entrepreneurs as a corporate advisor. Currently, Bob serves on the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Board of Directors.

Board of Director and Business Advisor 

Bob Smart

Former President and CEO of Primex Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of plastic injected molded products in North America, Bob Smart is an accomplished business leader with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in operations, management, governance and beyond.

Since joining Primex in 2002, Bob worked to grow the company from $8.9M to over $60M in revenue and under his direction, consolidated three manufacturing operations into one, and led the acquisition of three British Columbia based plastic injection molding companies.

Under Bob’s leadership as President, Primex Technologies was sold to Oldcastle Infrastructure, which was announced in July of 2019. Oldcastle Infrastructure is a division of Irish building materials supplier, CRH.

In addition to his contribution to the business realm, Bob is a passionate advocate for the inclusion and diversity in the workplace and community. He has served as a valuable member of several Boards and committees, and offers mentorship to young entrepreneurs as a corporate advisor. Currently, Bob serves on the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Board of Directors.

Board of Director and Business Advisor 

Bob Smart

Former President and CEO of Primex Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of plastic injected molded products in North America, Bob Smart is an accomplished business leader with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in operations, management, governance and beyond.

Since joining Primex in 2002, Bob worked to grow the company from $8.9M to over $60M in revenue and under his direction, consolidated three manufacturing operations into one, and led the acquisition of three British Columbia based plastic injection molding companies.

Under Bob’s leadership as President, Primex Technologies was sold to Oldcastle Infrastructure, which was announced in July of 2019. Oldcastle Infrastructure is a division of Irish building materials supplier, CRH.

In addition to his contribution to the business realm, Bob is a passionate advocate for the inclusion and diversity in the workplace and community. He has served as a valuable member of several Boards and committees, and offers mentorship to young entrepreneurs as a corporate advisor. Currently, Bob serves on the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Board of Directors.

Board of Director and Business Advisor 

Bob Smart

Former President and CEO of Primex Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of plastic injected molded products in North America, Bob Smart is an accomplished business leader with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in operations, management, governance and beyond.

Since joining Primex in 2002, Bob worked to grow the company from $8.9M to over $60M in revenue and under his direction, consolidated three manufacturing operations into one, and led the acquisition of three British Columbia based plastic injection molding companies.

Under Bob’s leadership as President, Primex Technologies was sold to Oldcastle Infrastructure, which was announced in July of 2019. Oldcastle Infrastructure is a division of Irish building materials supplier, CRH.

In addition to his contribution to the business realm, Bob is a passionate advocate for the inclusion and diversity in the workplace and community. He has served as a valuable member of several Boards and committees, and offers mentorship to young entrepreneurs as a corporate advisor. Currently, Bob serves on the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Board of Directors.

Kevin Lamoureux

Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Winnipeg

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux is a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. As an award-winning scholar, Lamoureux has published several books including the popular and award-winning Ensouling Our Schools (with Dr. Jennifer Katz), has written many academic articles, and has taught for several universities, colleges and institutions across Canada.

He formerly served as Associate Vice President of the University of Winnipeg and Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
Lamoureux has been seen on TV, in the media, documentaries, and is a three-time TEDx speaker. He has consulted for business, government, schools and other organizations across Canada. More than anything, Lamoureux is committed to Reconciliation and a better Canada for all Canadians.

 

Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Winnipeg

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux is a Faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and as a consultant for school districts, government, and the private sector.

He is an award winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, for Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. He has been seen on TV, in documentaries, in print, and in the media. More than anything, Kevin is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.

Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Winnipeg 

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux is a Faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and as a consultant for school districts, government, and the private sector.

He is an award winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, for Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. He has been seen on TV, in documentaries, in print, and in the media. More than anything, Kevin is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.

Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Winnipeg 

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux is a Faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and as a consultant for school districts, government, and the private sector.

He is an award winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, for Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. He has been seen on TV, in documentaries, in print, and in the media. More than anything, Kevin is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.

Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Winnipeg

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux is a Faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and as a consultant for school districts, government, and the private sector.

He is an award winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, for Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. He has been seen on TV, in documentaries, in print, and in the media. More than anything, Kevin is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.

 

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