About

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.

4 thoughts on “About

    • Just finished the Ottawa event, and received amazing feedback. Will be planning a road show in early 2014. Toronto will be the first stop.

  1. Dear Mr. Mah,

    Good work on chastising Air Canada (I normally just call it Air Calgary)

    I think you should have gone one step further and mentioned Calgary, after all it is not really about directing flights to the other three main cities in Canada as the Europe run is mostly just all about subsidizing Calgary’s flight(s). If you go online and check flights you will almost always find that the Calgary connections are the cheapest. That means overcapacity in that market specifically. My family and I travel extensively mostly for business and we have a no fly Air Calgary policy. This is the message that should be publicized.

    I hope you keep up the good work.

    Phil Berard

  2. It seems the branding thing is partially to attract ppl to Edmonton. With all the urban sprawl, infill, full schools, lack of jobs, I don’t see that there’s a reason to attract more ppl to Edmonton.

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