Brennan Doherty, TorontoStar

Brennan Doherty

TorontoStar

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
Past:
  • The Mississauga News

Recent articles by Brennan:

Laurentian CEO speaks out on being the first woman to run a Canadian chartered bank — and why a third of the staff left after she took over

After spending 26 years at Scotiabank, Llewellyn jumped into the top job at Laurentian Bank just as the pandemic was heating up. → Read More

FIKA Herbal Goods COO Christopher Kane on the Swedish name and Toronto’s oversaturated cannabis market

The Toronto-based cannabis company launched its first flagship store in the Distillery District last summer and now has 16 stores across the GTA as far afield as Aurora → Read More

ChefDrop founder Adam Teolis on surviving the pandemic, shipping Toronto’s fine dining across the country, and plans for culinary world domination

The Hamilton-based restaurateur oversaw the opening of Carbon Bar as general manager and founded Open Concept Hospitality, a restaurant ownership group. → Read More

Kruger Products CMO Susan Irving on the great pandemic toilet paper rush, sustainability, and her riskiest campaign ever

The PepsiCo veteran joined the paper products company just months before panic-buying made toilet paper the first supply-chain casualty. → Read More

Twitter Canada managing director Paul Burns on the new Safety Mode feature, healthy conversations and hiring in Toronto

Paul Burns, a former vice-president at Shaw and CanWest, has been with Twitter Canada for the past four years. → Read More

Reaction Dynamics CEO Bachar Elzein speaks with the Star about building a Canadian space company

The Quebec-based rocket company is aiming to have its first demonstration launch by the end of 2022. → Read More

How 7shifts founder Jordan Boesch’s restaurant scheduling software is crushing it from his base in Saskatoon

At a time when restaurants are cutting back or shutting down, 7shifts says it grew its customer base by 10,000 locations in 2021 alone. → Read More

Moderna is setting up a new office in Canada. The Star talked to its new Canadian head about plans for a new vaccine production facility, conspiracy theories and why mRNA vaccines work

A lawyer by training, Gauthier spent 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry before getting the call to work for Moderna. → Read More

Uber Canada executive Andrew Macdonald on fixing freight, going green — and his most-ordered meal deliveries

Canada may be casting off its COVID-19 public health restrictions, but Uber says lockdown food delivery habits aren’t changing. → Read More

CEO John Chen on BlackBerry’s pivot to cybersecurity, his undying love of keyboards, and why he doesn’t know his stock price

After taking the reins of BlackBerry in 2013, Chen began the Waterloo-based phone company’s slow metamorphosis — one that carries on to this day → Read More

‘They know that we’re serious’: Ontario’s top financial-services watchdog on making rules for crypto, protecting pensioners — and still allowing for innovation

Mark White, head of Ontario’s Financial Services Regulatory Authority, promises to balance financial regulation with letting new technologies and approaches arise. → Read More

‘How long can we keep doing this?’ CFIB president Dan Kelly on mental health, butting heads with Doug Ford, and wooing customers back during the Omicron wave

As Ontario re-opens businesses to half-capacity on Jan. 31, independent business advocate Dan Kelly says they need to do more to convince their customers it’s safe to return → Read More

‘We are rooted to this land’: Seven Leaf general manager Dianna Tarbell on Indigenous cannabis and creating diversity in the market

Akwesasne’s Seven Leaf incorporates Kanien’keha:ka traditions into cannabis production. → Read More

Ignite Management president Mike Watson on leadership in trying times, ‘active humility,’ and remaining cautiously optimistic

Organizations that embrace changing the way they lead will emerge stronger than they were pre-pandemic, says Mike Watson. → Read More

Started from the bottom now he’s — in the boardroom: Drake is throwing money at companies like never before. What’s his strategy?

Drake’s most recent bets carry all the hallmarks of a hip-hop star’s investing approach: many are consumer-facing brands, often in areas that are buzzworthy and growing fast. → Read More

Canaccord Genuity Group CEO Daniel Daviau on financial uncertainty, environmental sustainability and the Omicron variant

The Vancouver-based financial services firm operates in 10 countries around the world and has around $95 billion in assets under management. → Read More

Pearson airport CEO Deborah Flint on surviving the pandemic — and why all of Ontario needs the airline hub to make a full recovery

Hamilton’s Deborah Flint isn’t worried about business travel, but says for Pearson to reinvest in itself as it needs to, government may need to be und... → Read More

Starlight Capital CEO Dennis Mitchell on building great portfolios, why office real estate isn’t down for the count, and how the pandemic didn’t change everything.

Dennis Mitchell, CEO and chief investment officer of Starlight Capital, oversees a company that manages over $350 million in assets. → Read More

Canada’s aspiring space miner on building an off-Earth economy: ‘This is going to take a village’

Daniel Sax says this country’s resource-based economy means that we can ill afford to be left behind as others move into scouring the heavens for reso... → Read More

Field Trip Health co-founder and CEO Joseph del Moral on ketamine clinics, trademarking molecules, and trying psychedelic truffles in Amsterdam

After leaving the world of cannabis, Joseph del Moral co-founded Field Trip Health to offer people suffering from mental health conditions treatment i... → Read More