If you ask fmi*igf Chief Executive Officer Christopher Egan there is no “I” in team, let alone CEO.
Since being named fmi*igf’s CEO in February 2017, Chris has embraced a team-first approach which has led to the successful launch of fmi*igf’s first online learning course, the lauded revamping of fmi*igf’s e-Journal and the improvement and rejuvenation of content for fmi*igf’s national learning events – PD Week and PSMW.
And these are just a few of the initiatives Chris and his team are working on.
Chris joined fmi*igf in 2012 as National Manager, Business Development, and immediately increased sponsorship for PD Week and PSMW, while building stronger partnerships with fmi*igf’s key stakeholders – something that has contributed to PD Week increasing by more than 1,000 delegates over five years.
Sporting a career that has spanned more than three decades, Chris has a wealth of experience in both the not-for-profit sector and commercial world having managed the growth of many successful businesses.
Leading teams of 100-plus, Chris has represented the federal and provincial governments at several events across Canada and provided vital consulting services in training, event management and market research. Chris is proud to have played a key role in some of the largest Canadian government conferences, most notably GTEC and CANSEC.
His business experience includes real estate development in western Canada, restauranteur, cross-Canada vending and distribution, and high tech, where he was a team member that helped transform a company from a consulting practice to a software company (SaaS). Chris has also worked in the banking industry for Royal Trust.
Chris is a graduate of Carleton University with degrees in Economics and Commerce, continuing his studies in Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University. He is also a founding member of Carleton’s Commerce Alumni Association.
Chris is a huge sports fan and has spent many hours over the years volunteering for his minor hockey association as a convenor, trainer and coach, where, to no surprise, he took the teamwork approach to success.