The Refinery Leadership Partners Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Toronto-based Senior Consultant, Jelena Vath.

Building on her previous experience as Vice President, Client Relations and Business Development at TeksMed Services, Jelena brings a decade of client-care expertise to The Refinery, focusing her efforts to ensure the ongoing success of our partners as we continue our growth in the Greater Toronto Area.

“Jelena is the next step in supporting our growth in Eastern Canada,” said Susan Eick, CEO.  “Having established some key client engagements over the past few years – and producing award winning work in the process – we are now ready to leverage our growing body of work in the GTA.”

“I feel incredibly fortunate to be stepping into this role at this particular time in The Refinery’s life cycle,” said Jelena.  “While the GTA is still a relatively new market for The Refinery, we bring a fresh approach backed by 15 years of global expertise that clients can immediately capitalize on.”

Drawing on her B.A. Psychology from York University, what ultimately convinced Jelena to join The Refinery was the work itself. “As a part of the hiring process, I had the opportunity to observe a session with the senior executive team of a multi-billion dollar corporation.  These executives are at the top of their game and have decades of experience dealing with the pressures of leading an organization operating at a global level. In the space of a single day, I witnessed developmental impact on each member of the team that outstrips the cumulative experiences of the many leadership programs I have personally participated in.  There is something incredibly powerful in how The Refinery accelerates leadership development in service of increasing business performance.”

Jelena begins her new role at The Refinery on August 1st.  Please join us in welcoming her. You can reach Jelena at and learn more about her at

August 1, 2017 • in News
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