Tim McClure

With over twenty-five years of senior executive experience, Tim has earned the reputation as a well-respected business strategist with a proven track record of building strong corporate cultures, driving winning teams and developing successful strategic partnerships around the world.

Early in his career, Tim rose to the top of the professional sports marketing business as Vice President of Starter Corporation - the world's largest supplier of licensed apparel. There, he helped build the brand into a household name throughout North America, working closely with the NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, CFL and Hockey Canada, while forming alliances with corporate partners such as Coca Cola, Air Canada, Labatt, Proctor & Gamble, Kraft and Molson.

In 2005, Tim joined Luxottica Group S.p.A - the dominating giant of the fashion eyewear industry that manufactures and markets world-renowned brands such as Ray Ban, Versace, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Chanel and Burberry. Tim played a key role in leading Luxottica to record sales and profitability results, while playing a pivotal role to successfully change the culture of the organization throughout North America.

A sought-after motivational speaker, leadership and brand consultant throughout his career, Tim has spoken at professional forums on a variety of subjects such as building strong corporate cultures, forming sustainable strategic alliances, overcoming obstacles and beating the odds to Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, high schools and universities and at various industry events.

Tim has been an Honorary Chairman of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation since 2013. Recently, he became a keynote speaker for Healthy Minds Canada, where he addresses corporations about the importance of mental health and the effects that it can have on their bottom-line.

Having hired, worked with and mentored many sales, marketing, financial, operations, manufacturing and HR professionals over his career, Tim understands the importance of finding the right people and fit for an organization to help shape their team and set them up for success.