Brad Ferguson is the CEO of SummitHawk Capital Corp., a boutique corporate development firm focused on three areas: (1) helping high-growth companies expand into new markets; (2) improving leadership and performance within bureaucratic systems; and (3) unlocking the value of public sector real estate.
Brad has built his career designing and implementing growth strategies for some of Canada’s most respected organizations, and repeatedly tests the resiliency of those strategies against various economic and political scenarios. He is the former CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corp., a winner of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and is considered one of the most passionate evangelists for increased competitiveness in business. Brad is often called upon to provide thought leadership on economic, innovation and international investment policy. His experience draws from leading practices around the globe, and his facilitative approach to problem solving is welcomed across the public, private and non-profit sectors.
This blog is designed to capture Brad’s thoughts on the economic and political realities of the day, and he has a keen interest in shaping the conversation about leadership in the public service. Although he strives to be non-partisan, his thoughts are based on experience of how to build successful, competitive economies which is ignored within certain ideological communities. At times, this makes him seem confrontational, but that’s just because he cares deeply more about the next generation than most.
Enjoy. Feedback is welcomed – that’s where real learning begins.