Rick Spence
Rick Spence Business Innovation, Communication and Growth Leader
Rick is one of Canada's leading experts, public speakers and forward-thinking writers on entrepreneurship, innovation and opportunity. He has championed business growth and innovation as editor and publisher of PROFIT magazine, weekly columnist for the National Post, and in his writings for other publications such as MoneySense, Globe and Mail, Entrepreneur.com, and Canadian Business.

Other notable positions include: editor of Director Journal, for the Institute of Corporate Directors and a director of Startup Canada, a not-for-profit committed to making Canada the best place in the world to start and grow a business.

As publisher of PROFIT, Rick was a creative and innovative leader, developing new profit centres such as special issues, events (the PROFIT 100), and PROFITguide.com. He has produced extensive reports for the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development on such issues as Innovation, Leadership, Exporting and Culture. He is the author of Secret of Success from Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Canada’s first book on growth management, and has spoken at more than 200 conferences on topics such as growth, innovation, technology, leadership and culture.

Rick advises organizations on communications, strategy and innovation with an eye to helping them disrupt their marketplace and improve their own agility and sustainability.