Randy Sa’d, Executive Director
Randy has functioned as the Executive Director of the FEI since co-founding the organization in 2019. As a career management consultant, Randy has worked with both multinational and boutique firms, including his own private practice for more than fifteen years, and advised a wide range of private, institutional and not-for-profit clients. Randy also serves as the Executive Director of REFOCUS, a non-profit co-operative focused on enabliong senior leaders to respond more effectively to the accelerating change and increasingly complex issues emerging. Through REFOCUS, Randy co-developed and facilitates the Enterprise Evolution Program to support organizations adapting strategic management practices and building new capabilities. As a speaker, facilitator and lecturer, Randy’s unique perspective on management and sustainability has allowed him to engage with dozens of professional and academic audiences in Canada and beyond. Randy is recognized as a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo and the Viessmann Centre for Engagement & Research in Sustainability at Wilfrid Laurier University. Randy lives with his loving partner, two energetic children and loyal dog in beautiful Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Peter Jones, Academic Director
Dr. Peter Jones is the Academic Director of the FEI, and was a founder of the FEI and SSBMG. Peter has started as Distinguished Professor of Systemic Design at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, and is an associate professor at OCAD University, Toronto. Peter was a founding board member of the Systemic Design Association and of the RSD Symposium series, and is Editor in Chief of the new SDA journal Contexts.
Peter has led an innovation strategy practice, Redesign Network, since 2001 for platform and systemic design in professional practices, healthcare, policy, and information services. Peter wrote Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience, a leading text for service design in patient-centred and clinical healthcare, and in 2022 published Design Journeys through Complex Systems with Kristel Van Ael, with whom he co-developed the Systemic Design Toolkit. Peter enjoys the adventure of travel, the exploration and learning in nature through human-powered navigation, and hosting arts and dialogue in creative settings.
Jason Nachamie, Manager of Community Development
Jason Nachamie: Jason serves as the Manager of Community Development for the Flourishing Enterprise Institute (FEI). Jason holds an MBA in Sustainable Business and has a background in management consulting where he has worked with corporates, start-ups, VCs, and Non-profits to enhance their sustainability strategy. He has taken his experience growing diverse start-ups and applied it to the world of sustainability, engaging with different reporting frameworks to understand how these systems impact the way businesses approach sustainable innovation and how different methodologies can be effectively applied in practice to solve the complex problems we face in the 21st century. Jason is also an advisor to local business accelerators and sustainability research organizations, he has consulted on the development of reporting frameworks from the SEC, B-Lab, and State Government, and runs his own private practice focused on cleantech and the circular economy. When not at his desk, Jason enjoys exploring the Green Mountains of Vermont, where he is often hiking, biking, or snowboarding his way through the backcountry.
Dr. Tim Posselt, Director of Learning and Innovation
Dr. Tim Posselt is the Director of Learning and Innovation of the FEI. He is a German native and has been living in Toronto, Canada with his partner Anitta since 2020. Tim holds a PhD in Business Management from FAU in Nuremberg, Germany, and has gained extensive experience working in a research consulting environment at Fraunhofer Society in Germany, where he managed a team of researchers focused on Business Transformation. Throughout his professional life, Tim has been applying systems thinking to facilitate organizational transformation in various settings, from multinational businesses and small enterprises to local governments. As co-owner of a manufacturing business, he intimately understands the challenge of bringing transformative change into a web of pre-existing values, beliefs and organizational structures. Tim loves being active, meeting friends, and exploring different cultures, and tries his best to apply a systemic view to all aspects of life.