"You're not going to be happy and you're not going to fulfill yourself if you're not honest with yourself." - Sam Duboc
Sam Duboc's career is marked by his passion for entrepreneurship, his ingenuity, and corporate and community leadership. He is president and CEO of Elkland Capital Inc., a family-owned investment firm with a current portfolio covering a wide range of industries, including, but not limited to health sciences, clean energy, marketing services, and technology. Mr. Duboc is also the chair and CEO of MindBeacon, behavioral health companies that deliver evidence-based therapy through clinics and a digital platform. As a co-founder, Sam successfully built EdgeStone Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, which has managed in excess of $2 billion for institutional and high net worth investors since inception.
Before this he was a managing director at CIBC Capital Partners and co-founder of the Loyalty Group Inc. now called LoyaltyOne, the parent company of the Air Miles Reward Program.
In 2013, Mr. Duboc served as a Clifford Clark visiting Economist and Special Advisor on Venture Capital for the Department of Finance Canada, leading the team in designing and implementing the Government of Canada's Venture Capital Action Plan. Throughout his career, Sam has served on the boards of numerous companies including but not limited to Business Development Bank of Canada, Porter Aviation Holdings and Stephenson's Rental Services.
He currently serves on the board of directors of MindBeacon Holdings Inc. and Avanti Logixx Inc.
A dedicated and active member of the community, Mr. Duboc is a co-founder and former chair of Pathways to Education Canada, an internationally recognized and award-winning nonprofit organization focused on improving the lives of Canada's disadvantaged youth and their communities through educational attainment.
In addition to his work with Pathways, Sam is the co-founder of LEAP: the Center for Social Impact. Sam is also the former board member of the CAMH Foundation and the Rumi Initiative and a member of the World's President Organization, The Chief Executives Organization, and Ontario's Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, magna cum laude, and Tau Beta PI and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2000, Sam was recognized as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, and in 2005 was chosen as one of the 10 Most Influential Alumni of the Program.
Mr. Duboc is a recipient of an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Toronto Chapter. And Ted Anderson Community Leadership award from The Canadian Venture Capital Association.
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