Mentor Bios

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Accounting: John Durfy

Banking: Michael Feaver

Business Development: Lisa Tucker-Boulton

Entrepreneurship: Peter Carver

Finance: John Durfy

Legal: Lisa Tucker-Boulton

Non-profits: Rebecca Dutton

Marketing: Peg Hunter

Real Estate: Peter Carver

Retail: Peg Hunter

Sales: Rebecca Dutton

Strategic Development: Peg Hunter

Strategic Management: Michael Feaver

Peter Carver

Peter-Carver has over 25 years of real estate experience in a variety of acquisition, development, asset management and advisory roles. He has a proven track record of identifying strong acquisition opportunities, for executing developments and for delivering operating results growth.
Mr. Carver is chief executive officer (CEO) of The Carver Group, a private real estate investor. He was senior vice-president of a private real estate company, focusing on multi-family development, and was the director of Canadian asset management for GE Capital Real Estate. He was also a principal of an institutionally-backed private equity real estate manager that executed development projects across Canada.

Mr. Carver is chair of the advisory board for Memorial University's Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor of commerce from Memorial University and a master of business administration (MBA) from Queen’s University.

John Durfy

John-DurfyJohn Durfy is the chief financial officer and chief compliance officer of Sphere Investment Management Inc. and has 28 years of senior investment and financial management experience. Prior to joining Sphere, John was chief investment officer for Spartan Fund Management Inc. and was responsible for overseeing all of Spartan's portfolio management activities and personnel, including investment strategy, trading and risk management.

Mr. Durfy was managing director of Global Equities for the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) from 2008 to 2011, where he launched a global equities fund and aided in the development and build-out of a global research team. Prior to OMERS, he was a senior portfolio manager with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and a vice-president and portfolio manager with MFS McLean Budden. Prior to his work in the asset management industry, Mr. Durfy was head of finance and strategy with the Global Private Banking group of the Royal Bank of Canada. As well, he had various financial management roles within the financial industry including at American Express and Bank of Montreal.

He’s a graduate of the MBA program at the DeGroote School of Business (McMaster University) and received a bachelor of commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He’s also a chartered financial analyst (CFA) and a chartered professional accountant (CPA).

Rebecca Dutton

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Rebecca Dutton has served the non-profit sector for over a decade. With expertise in the areas of major gift, strategic planning, capital campaigns and relationship management, her advanced fundraising skills have helped raise millions for a number of Canadian charities.

As a senior development officer with Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ms. Dutton works with individuals and corporations that support the institution. Prior to this, Ms. Dutton served as a consultant with the country’s largest fundraising consultancy, KCI. She managed several multi-million dollar capital campaigns including acting as associate campaign director for a $225,000,000 campaign to build North America’s first fully-digital hospital: Humber River Hospital.

Earlier, Ms. Dutton held progressively senior positions with Enactus (formerly SIFE Canada) and Young Adult Cancer Canada, culminating in director of fund development with both organizations.

A consummate volunteer, Ms. Dutton is a member of the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter and Guyana Help the Kids. She co-chaired the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope in Toronto for many years and has been a long-time volunteer with Young Adult Cancer Canada, Memorial University and the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Toronto Chapter, among others.

Ms. Dutton holds a bachelor of commerce (co-op) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and earned her certified fund raising executive (CFRE) designation in 2011.

Michael Feaver

Michael-FeaverRaised in Corner Brook, Michael received a master of business administration (MBA) in 1996 and a bachelor of arts in economics in 1994 from Memorial University. He has 20 years of progressive experience in business financial services in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario. He has deep experience in the areas of relationship management, sales, sales leadership, strategy development, strategic initiatives, financial management and data and analytics. He’s currently director, BFS efficiency and business intelligence optimization in Toronto.

Over the years, Mr. Feaver has been an avid community supporter, working with a variety of organizations including the St. John’s Board of Trade, the Y Enterprise Centre, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. John’s, Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration and the Greater Toronto MUN Affinity Board.
He was honoured to be a participant of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference in 2008 under the theme of “Leadership and the Community” with honorary chair Governor General Michaëlle Jean.

Michael and his wife Nicole (Memorial MBA’96) now reside in Oakville, ON and spend their time raising their three children.

Peg Hunter

Peggy-HunterPeg Hunter served as an officer of The Home Depot in the capacity of vice-president of marketing and general manager of homedepot.ca from 2006-2014. In her role, she was responsible for all aspects of Canadian marketing efforts in addition to the development and operations of the e-commerce division.

Ms. Hunter started her career in brand management with General Foods (Kraft) and held progressive executive positions in the worlds of advertising, consulting and retail. Prior the Home Depot, she held the positions of vice-president, marketing and merchandising, Grand &Toy, and divisional vice-president, merchandising and innovation with Canadian Tire.

Along the way, Ms. Hunter was also chair and founding director of The Home Depot, Canada Foundation, and chair (2012-2013) and executive member of the Canadian Marketing Association Board (2008-2014).
Ms. Hunter holds a commerce degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a MBA from University of Toronto and an executive leadership certificate from Emory University. Currently, she serves as a board director and in an advisory capacity for several organizations including KalTire, Homestars.com, Memorial University Alumni Toronto Advisory board, Toronto General and Western Hospitals Foundation.

Lisa Tucker-Boulton

Lisa-Tucker-BoultonLisa Tucker-Boulton has been a lawyer for 30 years, having graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Prior to joining A.G. Simpson in 1999, she was a partner in the Torys law firm, based in Toronto. Shortly after joining A. G. Simpson, she helped to lead the company through creditor protection in both Canada and the United States. She’s also been a key player in the subsequent restructuring of the business under new ownership, from which it emerged as AGS Automotive Systems.

Today, Ms. Tucker-Boulton is a member of the small senior executive team of AGS Automotive Systems as well as Tiercon, an affiliated company also engaged in the automotive industry. In her role, she is involved in a wide variety of significant business arrangements including acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and intellectual property matters. She is responsible for business development and has played a major role in obtaining grants and support from governmental agencies in both the U.S. and Canada, in advancing relations with governments in both countries and in leading an innovation initiative at the J2 Group, the parent company of AGS Automotive and Tiercon. She also heads the environmental department at AGS Automotive and oversees the real estate portfolio of the J2 Group.

Ms. Tucker-Boulton is a member of the board of a number of not-for-profit organizations, including the Global Foreign Direct Investment Association, a U.S.-based organization, of which she is also secretary-general. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a bachelor of commerce (honours) in 1981. She has very much enjoyed mentoring a number of junior lawyers, both during her time at Torys and through the mentoring program of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.