Introducing the members of the ProFit Board of Directors and Management Team.
Dr. Jack Rosenfeld, COO & Director
Jack Rosenfeld is a Professor Emeritus from the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University. Throughout his career, he has been involved in research on bio-analytical chemistry and in education. As an educator, he served as a front line tutor, lecturer on pharmacology in the Nursing Program, Chair of the Heart Lung and Kidney section of the Medical Education Program Curriculum and member of the Evaluation Committee. He also chaired as Chair of Admissions of the University. During his tenure as Admissions Chair he conducted studies on grade inflation in high schools with the result that all Faculties at McMaster raised their admissions standards. As a member of the Evaluation Committee in the MD program he served on the sub-committee that developed the a multiple choice questionnaire to evaluate biomedical knowledge (Personal Progress Index) and chaired the committee that established and expanded Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) at McMaster. He is a co-inventor of the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), for selection of medical students from the applicant pool. The MMI is now a major selection process in most Canadian medical schools as well as medical schools around the world and is finding application in such diverse areas as selection for selecting firefighters, paramedics and for admission to high quality high schools. Professor Rosenfeld, along with the rest of the MMI Development Team shared the John Reudy Award for Innovation in Medical Education given by the Association of the Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC), In the domain of chemistry, he developed techniques for determining drugs and biological mediators in biological samples and environmental contaminants in water. His work focuses on solid phase analytical derivatizations and he has published numerous articles on the topic. He was a guest editor for a special issue on Environmental Analysis in Journal of Chromatographic Science and for a special issue on Analytical Derivatizations in Journal of Chromatography. Arising from this work he held several patents on water analysis and water purification. He served on various Intellectual Properties Boards of McMaster and was one of the authors of its Patent Policy. He also served on the I2I Committee of National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, which had a mandate to fund academic-industrial research that had economic potential.
Glen Norton, Board Chair
Glen Norton, CPA, CMA, MBA is a co-founder of ProFitHR. He is the Manager of the Urban Renewal Section of the Economic Development Department at the City Of Hamilton.
Glen has diverse experience that spans both the public and private sectors and includes time working with the Alberta government, 20 years in commercial banking, and entrepreneurial ventures in financial consulting as well as the retail sector, software development and real estate development.
Peter Rakoczy – Director
Peter Rakoczy runs his own company, Trillium Pointe Business Solutions Inc., which provides business coaching and consulting. Previously, Peter worked for PowerBand Global where he was CEO. Before going to PowerBand, Peter worked for Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington as General Manager of Worldwide Enterprise Services. Peter’s previous Microsoft role was Senior Director of Enterprise Services in Microsoft Canada. Additionally, Peter was on the board of Cyence International Inc. for five years until its successful acquisition in 2008.
Peter joined Microsoft in 1997 through the acquisition of LinkAge Software. While at LinkAge, Peter was Director of Professional Services. Peter started his career at the Royal Bank of Canada in Information Technology.
Peter has coached and consulted throughout his career in small, medium and large companies and thrives on helping others achieve their goals.
Teresa Snelgrove – Director
Teresa is currently acting in a business development capacity at ProFitHR, She took on the role of President in 2010, CEO in 2012 and now a Board Director.
Teresa previously was a Managing Director for Boyden International in their Toronto office. Prior to joining Boyden, Teresa spent 12 years as a Partner with Snelgrove Associates where the focus of the practice was management recruiting within the venture capital community and their portfolio companies, primarily in the technology, healthcare, life science and biotechnology sectors. Teresa’s work has been closely associated with entrepreneurial endeavours beginning with the co-founding of Timothy’s Coffees of the World in 1975 a specialty coffee chain now owned by the US firm Green Mountain Coffee, Chapters Bookstore Café and General Wellbeing a small chain of wellness stores in hospitals.
Teresa received a B.A. from McGill University, a M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. In 2000, she also completed a Masters Degree in Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto.
Paul Grunthal, Director
Paul has been involved with numerous facets of the MMI since 2006. His proficiency as an MMI interviewer, station writer, and content developer is bolstered by his experience as a career coordinator and counsellor at McMaster University. Paul also helped establish the university-based
startup to commercialize the Multiple Mini-Interview. Currently a Business Development Manager for McMaster’s Industry Liaison Office, he sits on the company’s Board as their intellectual property and commercialization advisor.