Executives in Residence
Jim de Wilde
Throughout his career as an educator and venture capitalist, Dr. Jim de Wilde www.jimdewilde.net has focused on the issues of global competitiveness and the commercialization of knowledge through activities in both the private sector and the public sector. Since the early 1990′s, Dr. de Wilde has also been involved in venture capital activities as President of JdW Strategic Ventures.
In his venture capital activities, Dr. de Wilde was a member of RBC Capital Markets Technology Fund Advisory Board and currently serves on the Investment Committee and as a Venture Partner at iNovia Capital www.inoviacapital.com in Montreal and the Advisory Boards of Enertech Capital www.enertechcapital.com (Philadelphia) and the Walsingham Fund www.walsinghamfund.com (Toronto).
In his teaching activities, he has been on the faculty of the University Of Western Ontario School Of Business (now Ivey) and the Faculty of Management at McGill University. He has also taught venture capital strategies at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. His B-School activities have also included applying the Rotman venture capital strategies course to the Finnish context at the Helsinki School of Economics, and lecturing at the London Business School. He has a PhD in political science from McGill with a dissertation focusing on the Canadian public policy process and competitiveness in technology sectors.
Wayne McFarlane is Career Development Executive-in-Residence for the Ted Rogers School of Management, working with undergraduate and graduate students. As a retired former Human Capital Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada, he consulted globally and domestically on a broad range of Human Capital issues, working in several principal cities around the world.
He has been quoted and featured in several articles in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, as well as other media sources. Born in Shelburne, Ontario, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph, and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He is also a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario. He was a board member of Inroads, a Toronto based firm that is the nation’s largest not for profit source of paid internships for undergraduate diverse youth. He has also been on several other not for profit boards and is currently interested in philanthropic efforts in the health care industry. He is working to develop the Community Family Health Centres, based in Meaford and Thornbury, where he has a weekend home. He is now Chair of Fundraising for that organization.
At the Ted Rogers School of Management, he works with Mark Patterson, Director of Career Development and Employment Partnerships. He coaches students on their interpersonal skills, helps them define their goals, assess opportunities, and refine their skills, and introduces them to job opportunities with the Greater Toronto Area’s most prestigious businesses and government departments.