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Leadership Team

Mary Ann Curran, MBA, ICD.D, CPA CA
Chief Executive Officer
An accomplished Canadian senior executive, Ms. Curran has an impressive track record in leading a number of companies, ensuring that operational performance excelled and profitability was enhanced. Between 1998 and 2010, Ms. Curran had a successful career with Jones Apparel Group Canada. After initially serving as its Vice President and Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Ms. Curran was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her role with Jones, Ms. Curran served between 1992 and 1997 in various roles in strategy development, financial management, planning and analysis and information technology with Abitibi-Price. Prior thereto, she held both planning and analysis and auditing positions with Pepsi-Cola Canada Inc. and Price Waterhouse. Ms. Curran is a Chartered Accountant. She holds a MBA from York University in Toronto, Ontario, a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Elizabeth (Liz) Nadeau, MAcc, CPA CA
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Nadeau is a seasoned executive, with over 25 years leading the financial and operational aspects of several international brands in the retail sector. Her focus on strategic planning, forecasting and internal controls have directly impacted the bottom line for the organizations she has represented. She possesses a breadth of experience with the management of multiple locations and joined BrightPath Early Learning in November 2012 as the Vice President of Operations. Within two years, Ms. Nadeau was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and oversees all brands within the BrightPath portfolio. Ms. Nadeau completed her Bachelors and Master in Accounting & Finance at the University of Waterloo and holds a CA designation.


Dale Kearns
President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kearns has over 20 years of experience in various senior financial roles. Mr. Kearns was CFO of O&Y Properties Corporation, a major Canadian publically traded real estate owner and manager and previous to that Senior Vice President Finance of Camdev Corporation. O&Y Properties Corporation, successor to Camdev Corporation, was sold to a Brookfield lead consortium.