Date: Tuesday, November, 5th 2013
Time: 05:30pm to 08:30pm
Location: River Building, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa K1S 5B6
Price: Free for YCIF Members
10.00$CAD for non-Members
Sponsors: Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
Keynote speaker: Mr. Jim Beqaj, Founder of Beqaj International and author of How to Hire the Perfect Employer
Maximum attendees: 100
Chapter: Ottawa

When: Tuesday, November 5th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: River Building, Carleton University
Dress code: Business Casual

Young Canadians in Finance and Sprott School of Business cordially invite you to attend a cocktail reception  featuring a keynote address by Mr. Jim Beqaj, Founder of Beqaj International and author of How to Hire the Perfect Employer. This is a unique opportunity to meet Mr. Beqaj and ask him questions in an informal setting. This is also a chance to meet fellow young professionals in Ottawa from the private, public and political sectors working in areas related to finance, economics, law and accounting.

The event will take place at the River Building, Carleton University
The event is Free for YCIF members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited, members and non-members can register at:

As tickets will be verified at the door, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions with respect to membership status.

About Mr. Beqaj
Jim Beqaj founded Beqaj International in 2002 to advise companies on strategic directions for future development, to recruit talent and to provide leadership coaching. As a trusted advisor, he uses his talents, experience and energy to meet his clients’ most relentless challenge – finding and attracting talented teams and individuals who fit the business and culture. He has personally hired over 900 people in his career and has great insight into business cultures and individuals.

As former President and Chief Operating Officer of Wood Gundy, Jim led the integration with CIBC and expansion into the U.S. in the early 1990s. When he hired over 450 people in 18 months, Jim realized that putting the right talent together was the most important part of the job and what he enjoyed the most.

He also co-founded, an online IPO and Private Placement company that revolutionized the way securities were delivered to the public. In 2000, it was ranked 11th out of the Top 25 Internet Companies.

Jim graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1977

About Young Canadians in Finance
Young Canadians in Finance provides Canadians working in the private and public financial sectors an intimate network that enables them to take leading roles in finance and economics.  We promote the collaboration and education of our members to achieve a greater collective success and build a more competitive Canadian financial system. 

Please visit our website at if you would like to know more about us. You can also contact us at if you have any questions or comments.

Please feel free to circulate this invitation. 


YCIF Ottawa Executive