Dr. Nick Bontis serves as the first member of the BarterPay Advisory Board. Nick is a globally respected management consultant, dynamic keynote speaker and an award-winning tenured professor of Strategic Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He received his PhD from the Ivey School of Business at Western University. His ground-breaking doctoral dissertation went on to become the #1 selling thesis in Canada. He has won over a dozen major teaching awards along with Faculty Researcher of the Year, twice. He is also a 3M National Teaching Fellow, an exclusive honour only bestowed upon the top university professor's in the country, also known as the "Nobel Prize of teaching".
Prior to his career in academia, Nick was an award-winning securities analyst at CIBC Securities. Tom Stewart, former editor of the Harvard Business Review & Fortune Magazine recognizes Nick as a "pioneer, and one of the world's best intellectual capital experts".