Dr. Nick Bontis

Professor, DeGroote School of Business

Dr. Nick Bontis is an award-winning professor and chair of strategic management at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He was recently recognized as a 3M National Teaching Fellow, an exclusive honour only bestowed upon the top university professors in the country. He has won over a dozen teaching awards and is the only faculty member to simultaneously hold outstanding teacher and researcher of the year honours.

He received his PhD and HBA from the Ivey School of Business, Western University. He is a widely-cited author of hundreds of articles and several books related to strategic management, intellectual capital and knowledge management. His most recent book is entitled “Information Bombardment: Rising above the digital onslaught” (see www.informationbombardment.com).  Dr. Bontis’ research focuses on the areas of intellectual capital measurement, human capital analytics, knowledge worker productivity, and leadership development. He also devotes time to various commercialization initiatives within the university and is an active member of the start-up community within the city.

Dr. Bontis currently owns a consulting firm in Ancaster, and a software company in Vancouver. He is on the Executive Board of Harvest Portfolios, an investment fund company in Oakville and sits on the Board of Governors of Hillfield Strathallan College. Nick is also recognized as one of Canada’s top professional keynote speakers (see www.NickBontis.com).  In 2012, Nick was appointed Chair of the United Way Campaign of Hamilton and Director of the Canadian Soccer Association.

Within the local community, Dr. Bontis is a dedicated volunteer coach in soccer and basketball. His volunteerism was nationally recognized when he was selected as a 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Torchbearer. Hamilton Magazine recognized him as one of the top 25 most influential people in the city. He also donates his expertise on his weekly show Bontis on Business on CHCH TV and writes a column for The Hamilton Spectator. Nick is married to Stacy and they have three children (Charlie, Dino and Tia Maria).