Join Canadian Club Toronto on April 20 when we host Dani Reiss, in conversation with Jodi Butts, and learn more about Canada Goose’s bold plans for global growth and a sustainable future.
Dani will share insights into Canada Goose’s journey from family-owned origins to dynamic global luxury brand establishing industry leading standards, producing category defining products, and engendering deep customer loyalty.
From the pandemic, to social justice, to the environment – the world is collectively bearing witness to critical change. Dani will offer perspectives into how Canada Goose has addressed change as a constant variable in business in order to keep this planet cold and the people on it warm.
**The livestream for virtual guests will begin at approximately 12:40pm ET & a link will be provided closer to the event date.**
President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Goose
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Dani has transformed the small outerwear manufacturer founded by his grandfather into a global performance luxury lifestyle brand. He has played a central role transitioning the business into a consumer facing brand, developing international markets and building a world-class team of senior business leaders. Dani has also been a staunch champion for Made in Canada manufacturing, and he has been recognized for his unwavering passion for authenticity and bringing more of Canada to the world. Dani was recognized as Canada’s Most Admired CEO in 2020, awarded Global Visionary of the Year by The Globe & Mail’s Report on Business in 2019, appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2019 and the Order of Canada in 2016, was named Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 by Ernst & Young, and was a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award in 2008. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Polar Bears International, and on the Board of Casper and Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as the Advisory Board for Students on Ice.
Senior Governance Consultant at WATSON Advisors Inc.
Jodi Butts, a senior governance consultant, brings more than 20 years’ experience in governance and law, working with public and private corporations, public sector entitles, member-based organizations, regulatory bodies, and not-for-profit organizations. At WATSON Jodi leads governance reviews, board/director evaluations, is a facilitator with WATSON’s Governance Academy, and advises boards and executives on a broad range of governance effectiveness matters.
Jodi has that much sought-after governance trifecta: professional experience as a lawyer and as a senior executive, combined with hands-on board experience. Boards and leadership teams value the wealth of practical know-how she brings to the table. Although a self-proclaimed health care nerd, Jodi is equally adept in boardrooms across multiple sectors.
Jodi currently serves as an independent director of Canada Goose Inc. and Tilray, Inc., and as chair of The Walrus Board of Directors. She also holds advisory roles with Bayshore Home Healthcare and the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation. Jodi is a retired member of the University of Windsor Board of Governors. She was also Senior Vice-President Corporate Affairs and Operations for Mount Sinai Hospital, and CEO of Rise Asset Development. In 2020, she launched the podcast @risk to explore how to better protect the things we care most about.
Jodi holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto where she also received her master’s degree in Canadian history. And what Jodi really cares about – Windsor, hiking, and her family. Definitely not in that order.