Meet our Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mike’s goal in life is to have fun while changing the world for the better.
Lucky for him, he gets to do both as CEO of GLOBE Series.
Splitting his much-sought-after time between Vancouver and Ottawa, Mike sets the strategic direction and oversees the financial health of our organization. Winner of Canada’s Clean50 award for Top Consultant in 2015, he curates partnerships for GLOBE Series that catalyze innovation, advance the sustainable economy transition and transform business practice.
Never mind a full plate, Mike has a full platter. Whether he’s overseeing innovative projects for dozens of major companies, convening global leaders, or leading forward-thinking organizations (such as Clean Air Champions, Leading Change and The Climate Reality Project Canada) Mike inspires.
With his ambitious and passionate commitment to move the sustainability dial, the question we’re always hearing from our fearless leader is, ‘So, what next?’
Chief Operating Officer
Nancy considers herself lucky to have found something she’s passionate about right at the onset of her career.
Who knew when she set out she’d last 23 years with GLOBE Series? As our Chief Operating Officer, Nancy has plenty of opportunity to get her hands dirty while making the world a cleaner, greener place – and she’s thrown herself at those opportunities with zeal.
A realist who can think big – and deliver bigger – Nancy operates primarily on the strategic side of GLOBE Series. She also project manages numerous affiliated events and steers overall operational, human resource, and corporate sponsorship activities.
Nancy has worked with literally thousands of global thought leaders in the public and private sectors, keeps her finger on the pulse of current environmental business trends, and has a sound knowledge of key energy, climate change, and green economy issues critical to our clients’ success.
Chris is always looking for ways to redefine the boundaries of what’s possible.
A genius at looking at ‘the big picture’, Chris plays a key role in identifying macro business trends and building strategic partnerships for our events.
His book Aboriginal Power speaks to the game-changing potential of ecologically-sensitive hydro, wind, and biomass projects for Canada’s First People, and champions Indigenous co-ownership of these renewable energy projects as a road to sustainable prosperity in First Peoples’ communities.
Because he knows asking new questions is how you get to new answers, Chris works closely with our program team and moderators, drawing on his years of public speaking experience – which happens to include moderating our GLOBE Forum Closing Plenary since its inception. A driving force behind our conference programming, Chris is focused on creating a dynamic and interactive platform for generating real conversations with real outcomes.
Vice President of Operations
Trish is our maestro: She conducts
the thousands of moving parts that make up GLOBE Series into a living, breathing symphony.
Trish has a lot under her baton being responsible for gala events, speaker housing, exhibitor sales, expo design, database and registration management, as well as every element of logistics for our company. It’s no wonder she has ‘running in heels’ listed on her resume under areas of expertise.
With her no-nonsense “bottom line” approach and unflinching commitment to efficiency and organization, Trish is invaluable to maintaining the level of high-quality execution upon which GLOBE Series prides itself. Her beloved Portugese water dog, Buster, would say the same and is our office’s VP of Tummy Rubs.
Conference Program Director
Don’t let his last name fool you, Randall Cook is a chef.
A man with his Red Seal Chef papers, a Bachelor of Business in Marketing, and 10+ years of event production, Randall’s unique professional blend makes him a perfect match as GLOBE Series’ Operations Manager.
Randall’s one of the first to arrive on-site, ensuring set-up goes off without a hitch, mapping locations to prevent security issues, and ensuring all technical aspects of the conference platform are running as they should be. In his man-on-the-ground role, Randall seems like he’s everywhere at once: somehow arranging off-site tours, mic’ing speakers, sourcing screens for GLOBE movie night, securing gluten-free options for the food truck pod all at once – and always one step ahead of anything that could possibly go wrong. This pro’s got serious hustle!
Claire is the touchpoint and
pinch-hitter for all GLOBE Series departments.
Time to play Two Truths and a Lie!
1. Claire keeps the GLOBE Series management team organized, informed and on schedule.
2. If you call the GLOBE Series offices, Claire will answer the phone and all your questions!
3. These are the only things Claire does.
Spoiler: Number 3 is the lie. Claire is integral to helping out with everything from coordinating teams of outstanding volunteers to rolling up her sleeves and pitching in with event registration, IT meltdowns, and innovative lunch spots. Claire keeps everyone from crowding Nancy’s office,and if you need help, Claire can and will take care of it. Except on Wednesday nights, because the producers of Survivor can’t lose their other viewer.
Database & B2B Coordinator
She may be a writer during the day, but Lisa moonlights as a GLOBE Series team member
It takes a special kind of person to groom a database of thousands of environmental, clean tech and finance contacts. With her headphones in and fingers flying, Lisa is ours. Jumping from data entry to administration of our B2B platform, Lisa also manages and coordinates onsite B2B activities.
Although a relative newcomer to the world of corporate environmental sustainability, Lisa has been demonstrating her commitment to going green for years by never learning to drive, eating like a human composter, and promoting grassroots movements – like moving to the patch of grass with the most sun.