"The truth is that there is no short-cut to leadership excellence in the boardroom or to building a sustainable, long-term organization. There is no silver bullet or punchy one-line answer. The realities of business are complex, and advanced corporate governance involves a comprehensive and continuous search for understanding."
Mac is a veteran energy executive, private equity investor, corporate director, and philanthropist. His unconventional corporate idealism has been developed through extensive experience in building businesses and by his knowledge as a self-described “student of business.” As the Founder and President of Viewpoint Group, his role is to oversee the entire team, and offer support, guidance and thought leadership. He embodies the values that Viewpoint was built on, and his vision continues to underpin and guide the team. Within the office, Mac spends his time primarily in two areas: Viewpoint Investment Partners and Viewpoint Research.
Starting with Viewpoint in 2013, Kelsey is the Managing Director at Viewpoint Research. She oversees all activities and engagements, including research projects, strategic client work, speaking engagements, and educational roundtables, and acts as the liaison between Viewpoint Foundation and its single largest endowment to date – the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business at the Haskayne School of Business. Kelsey specializes in building and delivering assessments, facilitation, relationship engagement, public speaking, with expertise in high-performance leadership, strategy, governance, and organizational development. Kelsey has also supported ARC Financial in organizational strategy and leadership since 2014.
Prior to settling in Calgary, she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from the University of Saskatchewan while completing her athletic eligibility with the CIS Women’s Hockey team. After the U of S, Kelsey attended Queen's University and obtained a Masters of Science in Management, Organization Behavior under the supervision of Dr. Julian Barling, the Borden Chair of Leadership at Queen’s School of Business. While there, she also helped coached the Women's Gaels Hockey team to a OUA Championship.
With a background in hockey, Kelsey's business interests have always been fueled by her learnings in sport. She has an innate interest in how organizations can leverage fundamentals critical to athletic performance; such as the pursuit of a clear, defined outcome (championship); the tight feedback loops; the coordination and vulnerability of great teams; and the incredible learning velocity and mindset of top-performers.
Kelsey's lifelong passion for hockey has fueled community interests related to youth sport, such as volunteering as an assistant coach, and supporting causes related to animal welfare and education. Kelsey and her husband Chris are proud Saskatchewan natives, and with their daughter, enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, fishing, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Carleton, E., Barling, J., Christie, A., Trivisonno, M., Tulloch, K., & Beachamp, M. (in press). Scarred for the rest of my career? Career-long effects of abusive leadership on professional athlete aggression and task performance.Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Carleton, E., Barling, J., Christie, A., Trivisonno, M., Tulloch, K., & Beauchamp, M. (2015, January). Long-term effects of abusive supervision on workplace aggression and task performance. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2015, No. 1, p. 12515). Academy of Management.
Pohler, D.M., & Willness, C.R., Tulloch, K. (2011, June). The Certified Human Resource Professional designation in Canada. 48th Annual Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Fredricton, NB.
Amanda joined Viewpoint in 2014. She now works as a Senior Researcher for Viewpoint Research while concurrently completing her Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology at the University of Calgary. In her current role, Amanda oversees our efforts to advance leadership practices through our client work. Amanda is also responsible for addressing general research requests and producing summaries synthesizing organizational behaviour research. Amanda also assists in developing empirically-based timelines, highlighting the development of various constructs over time.
Amanda is originally from New-Brunswick, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University. She moved to Calgary to complete her Masters of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology at the University of Calgary (2015). Her specific research interests are in employee individual differences, leadership, and counterproductive behaviours. In the summer of 2015, she received the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, and travelled to the Vrije University of Amsterdam, as a visiting researcher to study differences in employees’ preferences for remuneration policies. Amanda is currently completing her dissertation on the topic of leader personality. Specifically, she is developing and validating a contextualized assessment of leader personality to be used in research and practice.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys travelling, hiking and yoga. In the past, she has volunteered with non-profit organizations such as Terry Fox CAUSE, Shinerama, Global Medical Brigades, and Best Buddies, and has a passion for contributing to her community. When she can, she returns home to the east coast to enjoy time with family, the beaches, and the seafood.
Stephanie joined Viewpoint in 2015, and now works as Senior Researcher for Viewpoint Research. She oversees the centre's thought leadership and community engagement endeavours to democratize knowledge, including leading the weekly research and business newsletter, Sagacious. She also contributes to a variety of ongoing research projects, including examining the role of board diversity in firm performance, corporate governance, and the role of purpose in organizations.
Stephanie obtained her Masters of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Calgary, and is currently working towards her Ph.D. Her areas of interest and expertise include impression management in interviews and the workplace, personality, leadership, and team dynamics. She has spoken at various international conferences about her research, which currently focuses on examining individuals most susceptible to impression management and manipulative behaviour in the interview and workplace.
Outside of her research activities, Stephanie contributed to ITP metrics, a team assessments platform at the University of Calgary. She also has taught students about organizational behaviour as a sessional instructor at the University of Lethbridge. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, and travelling.
Law, S. J., Bourdage, J. S., & O’Neill, T. A. (2016). To fake or not to fake: Antecedents to interview faking, warning instructions, and its impact on applicant reactions. Frontiers in Psychology Special issue: Impression management and faking in interviews. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01771
Law, S. J., & Bourdage, J. (2017, in press) Personality and Leadership. In V. Zeigler-Hill, & T. K., Shackelford (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual differences. Springer International Publishing.
O’Neill, T. A., Lewis, R. J., Law, S. J., Larson, N. L., Hancock, S., Radan, J., Lee, N. M., & Carswell, J. J. (2016). Forced-choice pre-employment personality assessment: Construct validity and resistance to faking. Personality and Individual Differences.
O'Neill, T. A., McLarnon, M., Xiu, L., & Law, S. J. (2015). Core Self-Evaluations, Perceptions of Group Potency, and Job Performance: The Moderating Roles of Individualism and Collectivism Profiles. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
O'Neill, T. A., Lee, N., Radan, J., Law, S. J., Lewis, R. J., & Carswell, J. J. (2013). The Impact of "Non-Targeted Traits" on Personality Test Faking, Hiring, and Workplace Deviance.Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 162 - 168.
Lisa Oldridge, CFA, ICD.D, DBA Candidate
Senior Researcher & Strategic Advisor
Lisa has supported Viewpoint’s research efforts since the summer of 2017 and formally joined the team in 2018. Whether advising boards, assessing senior executive and company performance, managing portfolios or serving as a director, Lisa has observed how leadership, governance and strategic excellence contributes to an organization’s success. Lisa specializes in advanced board governance practice and is particularly interested in the integration of financial and non-financial measures into the board’s assessment of corporate performance and its oversight of long-term strategy.
Prior to Viewpoint, Lisa spent 17 years in various roles in the capital markets on both the buy and sell sides, before spending 3 years as a senior board-side advisor on matters of corporate performance, strategies for disclosure and director-led shareholder engagement, and senior executive performance assessments, transitions and compensation. She served on a number of not-for-profit and municipal crown boards over the last 20 years, currently serving on the ICD’s Calgary Chapter Executive, the Calgary Chamber Investment Committee, and as Past Chair of the Calgary Winter Club. She is currently working toward a Doctor of Business Administration (BSL Lausanne). She obtained her MBA (Finance) at the Haskayne School of Business (1998), holds the ICD.D designation, and is a CFA Charterholder.
In her spare time, Lisa stays as active as possible to try to keep up with her three ridiculously fit sons and husband by running, skiing, mountain and road biking, and hiking, preferably in the mountains.