Oakville, ON – April 3, 2017 – The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX) and the Family Enterprise Xchange Foundation (FEXF), two national sister organizations that empower enterprising families and their professional advisors, are pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Brushett, FCPA, FCA as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Paul B MacDonald as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
“Having just launched in January, we’re at a critical juncture in our evolution, and having both Bill and Paul’s complimentary expertise will be extremely valuable as we work to advance the Family Enterprise Xchange and the Family Enterprise Xchange Foundation.” commented Allen Taylor, Chairman, FEX. We believe that organizing ourselves with a single staff structure to support both FEX and FEXF will allow us to better define and deliver on the contributions that each organization can make to the family enterprise space.”
Mr. Brushett comes to the Family Enterprise Xchange with more than 35 years’ experience in senior leadership capacities as a professional advisor focusing on family enterprise clients with Grant Thornton – one of the most respected audit, tax, and advisory firms in the world. Mr. MacDonald served as the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) for the past 6 years, and more recently as the Executive Director of FEX, and will continue his involvement with the organizations in an expanded role leveraging his 20 plus years of experience as an association management executive.
The Family Enterprise Xchange and the Family Enterprise Xchange Foundation are registered non-profit organizations dedicated to the success of business families across generations and across Canada. FEX offers business families and their advisors a safe and sponsor-free community for the sharing of wisdom, support and experience along with access to resources, knowledge and education from global thought leaders and experts in family enterprise.
Family Enterprise Xchange
The Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX) is an independent association of business families and family enterprise professional advisors. The supportive community provides shared wisdom, world-class expertise, and education to address the realities and opportunities unique to family enterprise.
FEX provides a safe harbour community for members to share insights and experiences, as well as giving business families and advisors a voice that will be heard in the most influential political and economic circles in Canada. The organization is dedicated to ensuring that they’ll receive a unique blend of shared wisdom as well as experience, and the world’s best, leading-edge thinking and knowledge.
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