Location: New York,Toronto, Speciality: Strategy

Melinda Lehman

Founding Partner North America

One of North America’s leading entrepreneurs & innovators – designing, running & championing hundreds of breakthrough programs.


  • MBA, The Richard Ivey School of Business
  • B.A.S., Schulich School of Business, York University
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Trained in hypnotherapy & timeline therapy

Previous incarnations:

  • President & General Managing Partner, Synecticsworld
  • Principal, Sklar Wilton & Associates
  • Marketing, Warner Lambert
  • Marketing, Kraft General Foods
  • Market research, Procter & Gamble

Guiding belief:

  • If you have an idea that you believe in, the tenacity to actually do it and a team of bright collaborators to help you across the finish line, then anything is possible.


  • Melinda is on the Ivey Council for Entrepreneurship & the PDMA Council (the premier global advocate for Product Development & Management)
  • Founding member of Les Domestiques, a philanthropic movement committed to promoting a safe & vibrant culture of cycling in Canada
  • Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, Toronto
  • Running marathons, cycling, boxing – she recently completed her second Iron Man in Penticton, BC

Proudest of:

  • Her contribution to the Graduate Level Innovation Skills & Practical Application Programs at Richard Ivey Business School & Rotman School of Management