Tom Enright



• President & CEO of public, private and not-for-profit organizations with expertise in strategic planning, branding, sales & marketing, stakeholder relationships and succession/career planning.

• Extensive public, private and not-for-profit company Board experience across multiple sectors.

Executive and Management Experience

• President and Chief Executive Officer (Nov 2008 – Present) of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute. Created a strategic plan, brand position, new revenue streams and member value proposition to return this not-for-profit to profitability.

• President and Chief Executive Officer (Jan 1996 to Sept 2008) of CNW Group Ltd. (formerly Canada Newswire Ltd.). Created strategic plan, market position and organizational structure resulting in annual revenue growth to $55 million from $10 million. Re-branded CNW Group to a communications services company with multiple product lines from a single newswire product line. Created succession plan for all senior management positions and successfully coached/mentored internal candidate into the President and Chief Executive Officer position.

• General Manager Financial Post (DataGroup- Nov 1991 to August 1994). Redesigned the business model, organizational structure and staffing to achieve turnaround to a profitable entity within a one year period. Increased exposure and credibility of DataGroup by expanding DataGroup content printed in the Financial Post daily newspaper. Member of the Financial Post Executive Committee.

Board of Directors and Advisory Experience

• Canadian Investor Relations Institute – Executive Board member.

• Chairman of Board of Directors of Healthscreen Solutions Inc.

• Deputy Chairman and Executive Board Member CNW Group Ltd. (retired).

• Ontario Securities Commission – Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee member.

• Canadian Journalism Foundation – Advisory Board member.

• University of Toronto at Scarborough 2003 Mentorship Program – Honourary Chair.

• e-Content Institute – Founding member.

• Scarborough Bluffs United Church – Council member (May 2001 – April 2005).

• Keynote speaker, workshop facilitator in Canada, US, UK, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand and Indonesia.

• Recognized company and industry spokesperson and occasional Television commentator on BNN, CTV and City Pulse 24.

• Author – It’s All About Relationships.


• BSc in Mathematics from University of Toronto (graduated with honours).
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