We are pleased to present our judging panel for LiON’S LAIR 2018. Some of Hamilton’s top business experts bring diverse expertise that is truly reflective of Hamilton’s unique economy.

Julie Ellis

Julie Ellis headshotAs a co-founder of award-winning Mabel’s Labels, one of Canada’s greatest small business success stories, and the new COO of Snuggle Bugz, Julie Ellis now shares her experience and expertise with other entrepreneurs helping them gain clarity to accelerate their success.

Daniel Kube

Daniel Kube headshotDaniel is the CEO of servicePath and the co-founder of Kindal Enterprises Inc. He has two decades of success and experience in building successful technology companies, new venture start-ups, alliances, business development, sales and marketing for several leading organizations including Stericycle and PwC.

Ruth Todd

Ruth Todd headshotRuth leads the Hamilton and St. Catherines offices of KPMG and is a KPMG Enterprise advisor with over 2o years experience in the audit and advisory services. Her focus is in privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations within manufacturing, real estate, higher education, healthcare and charities.

Stuart Wheldon

Stuart Wheldon headshotStuart, along with his wife, own and operate the Redchurch Cafe and Gallery in Hamilton off of Gore Park. He is the former Vice President of Eloqua, and has launched a charitable beer brand, Caribru which donates 5% of its sales to local causes through their foundation, Caribru Cares.

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