John Stevens has had a distinguished career over the past 30+ years, holding titles including Senior Vice President, President, CFO, COO, and CEO of fast-growing organizations like Nilsson Bros. Inc, Eveready Inc., NC Services Group Ltd. and ENTREC Corporation. John was also a member of the Board of Directors of Eveready Inc. and NC Services Group Ltd. Other experience includes being an integral member of a senior management team of a company (Nilsson Bros. Inc.) in the agri-food and livestock industry that experienced annual sales growth from $242 million to $919 million in a four-year period.
John has a proven track record and 30+ years of broad experience in operations, business development, finance and accounting. 20 years+ experience at the most senior level of organizations working with private and public companies as well as companies owned by private equity. John has a passion for employee ownership, employee engagement, customer service and profitable growth. John also has extensive experience in strategic planning. During his career, John has been involved with 80+ acquisitions and is an expert when it comes to due diligence and integration.
The companies John has been part of have consistently been recognized for many awards including top employers, best workplaces and fastest growing.
In 2013, John was named a Business Leader of Tomorrow honoring Edmonton’s visionary business leaders. In 2013 and in 2015, John was named an E and Y Prairies finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2014 John was named one of the ten executives you need to know in the Oil sands by Oil sands Review Magazine.
John understands the need to give back to the community and has volunteered his time and has been actively involved in non-profit organizations such as Prostate Cancer Canada, Kids Up Front and the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. John was awarded the very distinguished Canada Community Advocate Award from Prostate Cancer Canada. John was very involved with Financial Executives International for over a decade including serving as the local board chair. John served a two-year term on the Petroleum Service Association of Canada board. John currently is a board member of ESOP Association Canada.
John enjoys spending time with his four adult children, traveling, investing, NFL football and has a passion for cooking. John has attended cooking school in Italy, France, Las Vegas, Phoenix and completed the cooking boot camp at NAIT in Edmonton. John’s roots take him back to the family cattle farm north of Edmonton.