Geoff Bellew, MBA
Human Resource & Marketing Specialist
Geoff Bellew has a passion for coaching and advising organizations, both in the for-profit and in the not-for-profit sectors to identify, reach, win and retain customers, partners and talent in an effective, efficient and sustainable manner.
A former senior business executive with over 35 years experience in the Financial Services, High Technology and Consulting Services industries, Geoff has led the design and implementation of several profitable, customer-centred and sustainable marketing and business development programs.
Geoff has extensive experience and demonstrated success in the functional disciplines of; Business Strategy formulation and execution, Project & Product Management, Brand & Marketing Communications, Strategic Marketing, Sales, Channel & Partner Management and Organizational Effectivenss. As well, Geoff's progressive leadership style, which has been utilized and honed at Executive Vice President, President and CEO levels, provides a wealth of governance and leadership experience. Companies he has served in a senior executive capacity include: Scotiabank, Manulife, ING, Aegon and Dspfactory.
Geoff has always been active in community volunteerism having most recently served on municipal strategic advisory committees, art gallery (Board and Exec), school council (chair), amateur sports (coaching), and Christian studies (teaching). He is currently serving on the Board of Directors and various Board Committees of Habitat for Humanity Canada, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region, Faith Life Financial and Grand River Hospital.
In addition to Geoff's hands-on practical business experience, Geoff holds an FICB (Gold Medal), a Masters Business Degree from the University of Toronto, and has attended a variety of specialized development courses and workshops in sales, strategy, organizational effectiveness and leadership over his lengthy career.