Samuel L. Duboc
Chair & CEO
Mr. Duboc’s career is marked by his passion for entrepreneurship, his ingenuity and corporate and community leadership. He is President & CEO of Elkland Capital Inc., a family-owned investment firm with a current portfolio covering a wide range of industries including, but not limited to, health services, clean energy, marketing services and technology. Mr. Duboc is also the Chair & CEO of CBT Associates and MindBeacon Health, behavioral health companies that deliver evidenced based therapy through clinics and a digital platform. As a co-founder, Sam successfully built EdgeStone Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms which has managed in excess of $2 billion for institutional and high-net-worth investors since its inception. Prior to this, he was a managing director at CIBC Capital Partners and co-founder of the Loyalty Group Inc. (now called LoyaltyOne), the parent company of the AIR MILES Reward Program.
In 2013, Mr. Duboc served as the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist and Special Advisor on Venture Capital for the Department of Finance Canada, leading a team in designing and implementing the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan. Throughout his career, Sam has served on the boards of numerous companies including, but not limited to, Business Development Bank of Canada (Chair, 2014-2018), Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., Stephenson’s Rental Services Inc. and Carrot Insights Inc. He currently serves on the board of directors of CBT Associates and its affiliates.
A dedicated and active member of the community, Mr. Duboc is chair and co-founder of Pathways to Education Canada, an internationally recognized and award-winning non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of Canada’s disadvantaged youth and their communities through educational attainment. In addition to his ongoing work with Pathways, Sam is the co‐founder of LEAP: The Centre for Social Impact, board member of The Rumie Initiative, former board member of the CAMH Foundation and a member of the World’s President’s Organization (WPO), the Chief Executives Organization (CEO) and Ontario’s Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University magna cum laude and Tau Beta Pi and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2000, Sam was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and in 2005 was chosen as one of the ten “most influential” alumni of the program. Mr. Duboc is a recipient of an Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter (2013) and Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award from the Canadian Venture Capital Association (2014).