Joshua Zaporzan, the Vice Chair of the Young Associates, interviews and discusses topics related to business, life and the community with other Young Associates members, Associates Members and University of Manitoba Faculty.
Understanding Intellectual Property & Technology Law. With Guest, Silvia de Sousa.
Silvia is a Partner at TDS and an expert in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. In this episode, Silvia shares her thoughts and insight into the ever-evolving technology world and how businesses can, and should, protect their intellectual property. Silvia is the Chair of the Recruitment Committee for the Associates and a former board member of the Young Associates. Silvia shares her thoughts on the Associates, YA and how valuable the organizations have been for her career.
An Entrepreneur's Journey: Ash Modha & Mondetta Clothing Company
Over the past 35 years, Ash Modha (President & CEO) has built and expanded the Mondetta clothing brand, evolving from a niche clothing startup in Grand Beach to an international manufacturing and apparel company with a wide range of diverse platforms and partnerships. In this episode, Ash shares his entrepreneurial story of how Mondetta started, how he has built a sustainable and solution driven business, his creative and futuristic approach to design and why he believes Winnipeg is one of the best places to build a global business.
Attracting & Retaining Talent in Winnipeg. With Guest, Corinne Gusnoski.
With the world changing, talent acquisition and retention has become so important for every local economy, and the team at YES! Winnipeg continues to be innovative and persistent in promoting Winnipeg on a local and global scale. For this podcast episode, Joshua Zaporzan connected with Corrine Gusnoski, a Young Associate and the Talent & Workforce Development Coordinator at YES! Winnipeg to talk about how YES! Winnipeg is actively attracting and retaining talent in Winnipeg.
The Future of the Accounting Profession and the Strength of CPA's. With Guest, Geeta Tucker.
Geeta Tucker received her accounting designation in 1997 and was named a Fellow in 2008 in recognition of her contributions to the accounting profession. Shortly after receiving her designation, Geeta relocated to Calgary to begin a finance career spanning more than 25 years in which she held roles with Nortel Networks, Shaw Communications and was the CFO for Alinea International. In April of 2019, Geeta moved to Winnipeg and was named President & CEO of CPA Manitoba.
For this episode, Geeta and I talk about her transition from Calgary to Winnipeg, how the accounting profession has changed and will continue to evolve, the opportunities for CPA’s to provide value and leadership within organizations and the unique knowledge and skillsets that CPA’s bring to organizations beyond just day to day accounting tasks.
Grassroots Marketing - Building a Personal & Professional Brand. With Guest Carly Edmundson.
Carly Edmundson is a Young Associate and the new Chair of the YA, effective August 2020. Carly currently works as the Director of Marketing & Communications at Cushman & Wakefield | Stevenson, Manitoba’s largest full-service commercial real estate firm and has worked in marketing roles across a number of industries. In this episode, Joshua Zaporzan and Carly talk about how to build a brand, the importance of building an authentic brand and how grassroots marketing is so effective. Carly shares great insight into why some brands fail and offers advice on what young professionals and businesses can do to properly communicate their why and unique value to differentiate.
Setting & Accomplishing Goals. Why This Matters For Professional Development. With Guest Marty Minshull
Joshua Zaporzan connects with Marty Minshull to discuss goal setting and why setting goals matters for professional development. Marty is a Young Associate and is the youngest person ever appointed as Regional Director at IG Wealth Management, where he currently leads the largest region in the country. Day to day, Marty leads his team of 100 advisors and manages $3 billion assets under management.