Meet our Founder and CEO, Mubarka. Recognized as a distinguished corporate strategist, Mubarka is deeply respected within boardrooms and executive suites for her insights into governance and strategy execution. She possesses an extensive background in strategic planning, governance excellence, and fostering cultures of high performance, enabling organizations not just to comply, but to thrive and excel.
With over a decade holding pivotal roles in HR and strategy, Mubarka's deep engagement in shaping strategic people initiatives laid the groundwork for BoardBe's vision. Her journey, particularly as a woman of colour, reflects remarkable tenacity, overcoming significant hurdles to earn her position asChief Strategy and People Officer in the C-suite. Now, she combines her comprehensive expertise to provide boards and CEOs with impactful strategies that cover governance coaching, balanced scorecard strategic planning, executive compensation, and fortified corporate governance.
A passionate advocate and sought-after speaker for diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership, Mubarka is determined to amplify the voices of countless talented women who have traditionally been sidelined in leadership roles. Her dedication extends to rigorous board governance audits, ensuring organizations operate at the pinnacle of excellence.
Shannan Corey brings a wealth of experience in HR, uniquely complemented by her background in mathematics and actuarial science. Over her 30-year journey, she has developed a profound expertise in executive compensation, organizational design, and job analysis. Having served as a Total Rewards leader for prominent companies, she demonstrates a keen ability to balance both quantitative and qualitative dimensions of compensation.
Her comprehensive approach ensures that organizational goals align seamlessly with innovative compensation strategies. As an Associate Actuary, Shannan is adept at pensions, benefits, cost analysis, and benchmarking organizational effectiveness. Within the BoardBe ecosystem, she is a reliable pillar and trusted advisor, guiding senior management and boards with unparalleled expertise in total rewards, organizational architecture and performance-based pay systems.
Cody's vast experience, spanning over a decade, traverses the public, private, non-profit, and First Nation government sectors. He's not just seasoned in his field but also a passionate educator, having led graduate courses and workshops centred on strategic management and governance. This commitment to education is further accentuated by his board service and his status as a Credentialed Evaluator (CE).
Throughout his career, Cody has consistently advocated for organizational improvement and community upliftment. He stands out as a guide, helping teams delineate objectives, benchmark success, and fine-tune their decision-making. As a facilitator, mediator, and policy advisor, Cody's adaptability is evident. Cody is an integral part of BoardBe, expertly navigating complex bylaws, policies and facilitating evaluations that drive program and policy refinement.
Merging engineering precision with business strategy, Paul Sparks specializes in board development and transformation. With a consistent focus on people and relationships, he collaborates closely with clients, identifying challenges and providing bespoke solutions for growth and success. Having over 10 years of experience working in a face-paced manufacturing environment, Paul has honed skills in continuous improvement and reporting optimization. Beyond this, as an experienced governance practitioner, Paul excels in board governance audits, detailed report reviews, and specialized governance tasks, including risk management assessments and stakeholder communication planning.
Paul meticulously oversees the development and updating of our training programs at BoardBe, ensuring they resonate with the latest trends in governance and set the gold standard in governance best practices. His combination of technical expertise and strategic insight makes him a valuable resource for boards seeking effective guidance and growth.
Dr. Bayer is the trusted figure organizations seek out for conflict resolution, especially when a CEO veers off track, ensuring harmony and realigned leadership. Known widely as "Lew," Dr. Bayer is an international bestselling author, renowned for "The 30% Solution" and 16 other insightful publications. As a Master Civility Trainer, a title few can claim, Lew's dedication to promoting civility has earned her accolades like the Community Civility Counts Awards and nominations for Women of Distinction and Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. Beyond her commendable writing prowess, Lew's expertise lies in corporate civility, social impact, and impression management. Her voice resonates not just in the boardrooms but also in national columns and international interviews.
Beyond her professional achievements, Lew embodies virtues of courage, sincerity, and poise. Her adeptness in gracefully handling conflicts is reminiscent of a seasoned diplomat. Lew stands as an icon of authenticity and influence. With her proficiency in cultivating leadership and steering boards towards impactful decisions, Dr. Bayer proves indispensable to organizations aiming for transformative growth.
Navigating the diverse terrains of marketing, law, finance, and corporate governance, Suzanne Anton stands as a multifaceted leadership coach and governance consultant. Specializing in strategic governance for financial institutions, her counsel has consistently been a beacon for executive teams and boards. Her tenure as an executive in a management consulting firm amplifies her proficiency in governance, strategic visioning, and policy blueprinting.
Suzanne’s commitment to continuous professional growth is underscored by her membership with the International Coaching Federation, where she's advancing towards her Associate Certified Coach accolade. An active contributor to board spheres, she proudly serves on the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) and Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation (CUDGC) Boards of Directors.
Blending her legal sharpness with governance expertise, Suzanne offers an unparalleled perspective. Renowned for steering boards toward peak performance and nurturing leaders to their utmost potential, her strategic vision and coaching acumen remain unrivalled.
Holly's extensive 15-year journey across private and public sectors, collaborating with boards and committees, renders her highly adaptable to client needs. With a Business Administration Diploma and Human Resource Management Certificate, she brings integrity, authentic communication, meticulous attention to detail, and organizational prowess. Holly's grasp of governance practices enriches both our team and clients. At BoardBe, Holly expertly manages board portals, enhancing administrative processes, and fostering a robust foundation for future success. Renowned for exceptional organization, she adeptly manages board functions, coordinates meetings and events, and maintains confidentiality with finesse. A "Zoom guru," she's an indispensable force behind seamless operations.
Temi, a skilled Board Secretary, offers 10+ years of adeptness inboard administration and management. Supporting over 100 board members, committees, councils, and groups, Temi's expertise spans governance, compliance, policy development, recruitment, and more. With a legal background, she's a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada and holds a Non-profit Governance Essentials certificate from the Rotman School of Management. At BoardBe, Temi ensures efficient board operations, excelling under pressure and bolstering compliance. Her commitment to precision and productivity makes her an invaluable asset in complex work environments. Temi excels in providing optimal secretarial support that enables boards to focus on strategic direction and make impactful decisions that drive organizational success.