ACCREDITED EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FORUM SPEAKER BIOS
Dr. Darren Dahl
Senior Associate Dean, British Columbia Innovation Council Professor, and Fred H. Siller
Professor of Marketing, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Darren teaches marketing strategy, entrepreneurship and creativity. He consults widely for multinational corporations such as Procter & Gamble, General Electric and Lululemon Athletica. Recognized for research and charismatic teaching, in 2013, he was both a finalist in The Economist’s Business Professor of the Year competition as well as one of ten recipients of the 3M National Teaching Fellows Award – the country’s most prestigious prize for teaching excellence.
Founder, Win Without Pitching
Blair is the founder of Win Without Pitching, the sales and business development training organization for creative firms, and the author of The Win Without Pitching Manifesto. Since 2002 he has advised those who sell ideas and advice on improved business development results through a contrarian and disruptive approach to selling. He lives in the remote mountain village of Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada and works and lectures throughout the world. He can be reached at www.winwithoutpitching.com.
Dr. Timothy Silk
Professor, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Tim teaches Brand Management and New Product Development in Sauder’s MBA and B-Com programs and Consumer Behavior in the PhD program. Tim works with organizations on a variety of issues including strategic planning, brand strategy, consumer loyalty, service delivery, new product development and strategic pricing. He has taught and consulted for organizations such as Bell Canada, Best Buy, Brand Finance and Visa and has taught executive programs throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is also active in leading collaborations between industry and education, serving as Track Champion of the Product & Service Management Track, Director of the Brand Management Mentorship Program, and Co-Director of the Sales & Marketing Executives Program.
Lecturer, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia
Elaine is a sessional lecturer at the Sauder School of Business, bringing over 20 years of experience as a practitioner of marketing and sales management. She has worked in several different sectors including information technology, financial services, not-for-profit, and sits on several boards. Elaine teaches in Sauder’s B-Comm programs, Executive Education and the Sales and Marketing Executives Program. She is also the 2009 recipient of the UBC Killam Teaching Prize.