On October 27, 2020, BEST hosted the 8th Mercier Seminar featuring keynote speaker, James Temerty, Founder of Northland Power, philanthropist and business executive.
“Be Bold, Dream, Begin”
are the keywords that James Temerty lives by as an entrepreneur. At his early young age, he always sought to do things differently and was very active in extra-curricular activities in his school and initiated and led different clubs. While attending Concordia university alongside with his friends decided to hold an event that would employ over 40 students as employees. This was the fire that kickstarted the passion James had for entrepreneurship. Spending about 15 years at IBM, he also provided unique solutions as a salesman, product planner, and as a department manager. After IBM, James started to work on a computer storefront from Computerland with a salesman he used to manage and scaled that business from 1 to 30 storefronts. The ambition and drive were what drove him to scale his business and without the hardships and obstacles he wouldn’t be able to execute the business in a way that it would immensely be successful.