Loren Miner is chief operating officer (COO) of recruitment firm Decision Toolbox (DT).
Miner has more than 15 years of financial, corporate and leadership experience and oversees
DT’s daily and long-term operational processes, client relations, finance, accounting, expansion
and human resources functions. Miner holds a Bachelor’s degree in business economics.
Prior to joining DT, Miner served as vice president of finance and administration for AHI
Healthcare Systems. Read her article discussing the costs associated with vacant positions,
starting on page 47.
Darren Coleman is an investment specialist with Coleman Wealth of Raymond James Ltd.
in Toronto. He is fully licensed in Canada and the United States, and was one of Canada’s
first investment managers to be accredited in three disciplines – professional financial planner,
certified financial planner and certified hedge fund specialist. Raymond James Ltd. is
a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Read Coleman’s article about crossborder
pension funds, starting on page 51.
Susan Steinbrecher is a business consultant and coauthor of Heart-Centered Leadership:
Lead Well, Live Well. She is the CEO of Steinbrecher and Associates, Inc. and serves
as an executive coach, licensed mediator, professional speaker and leadership advisor.
She is also the author of the Amazon bestseller, KENSHO: A Modern Awakening.
Steinbrecher is an Inc.com columnist, Entrepreneur.com contributor and Huffington Post
blogger. Her work has been featured on MSNBC’s Your Business, Woman’s Day, Fortune
Small Business, CNBC.com and CNNMoney.com. Read Steinbrecher’s article focusing on
employing heart-centred leadership tactics, starting on page 53.
James Tjan is the president and CEO of Mindful Snacks, a provider of healthy snacks and
beverages servicing some of the GTA and south-western Ontario’s notable companies, including
Google, LinkedIn, Nike and many more. Tjan founded Mindful Snacks following
four successful years with Freshii, first as director of operations, and later as vice president,
Purchasing and Product Innovation, where he managed over $10 million in global purchasing
Tjan graduated from Ryerson University’s Hospitality program in 2003. Read his article
about the benefits of readily available, nutritious snack options for employees, starting
on page 72.
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