Leadership Team

Leaders Beyond was founded, and is managed by professionals experienced at transforming IT professionals into business leaders.

Barry Clavir

CEO

Barry has been a senior strategist for over 30 years. His conferences, seminars, training enterprises and research projects pioneered the field of executive-level business education for IT leaders and CIOs. He has worked closely with many private and public sector organizations to enhance the effectiveness and strategic capabilities of their senior executives and processes. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), the Board of Governors of the i-Canada Alliance, and is a member of the board of The Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) . He was Founding Chairman of the Young Navigators®, a not-for-profit organization designed to assist young adults seeking career opportunities in the information technology sector.

Craigg Ballance

Program Director

Craigg is an executive advisor, author and management educator whose work focuses on developing greater collaboration and value delivery between business clients and technology resources. For over three decades, he has managed technology-enabled business initiatives and innovations in the finance, logistics and public sectors, and he has become a recognized authority on the modernization of banking systems and technology infrastructures. Craigg is the author of three books on leveraging technology for business innovation, and is a frequent speaker at business, professional and academic conferences. His pragmatic, collaborative business style translates exceptionally well to the education environment.

Scott Williams

Director of Learning

Scott’s career spans 35 years in information technology and learning and development, culminating in a five-year engagement as President of Global Knowledge Canada – the largest IT training firm in Canada, and the Canadian subsidiary of the largest in the world. Since January 2016, Scott has worked as a Strategic Advisor to executive and senior management teams in North America and Europe. An avid life-long learner, Scott has a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Queen’s University, and an M.Ed. from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in Adult Education and Workplace Learning and Change. Scott has taught and facilitated extensively, has contributed to several technical books, and has spoken to audiences at trade shows and conferences across North America.

Mike Levy

Director of Operations

Mike has an extensive track record as a corporate leadership coach and consultant on personal and professional effectiveness. He is the creator of Sales Chain Analysis, a powerful diagnostic tool designed to help organizations quickly assess and prioritize their sales/marketing improvement needs. He has also developed successful customized workshops on influence and persuasion for general audiences. Mike has held senior management roles with PeopleSoft, Wang and Novell, where he was Director of North American marketing.

Move from learning to leadership with Leaders Beyond.