People

When we say 4Growth is experience, we mean it. Our team is made up of seasoned executives and business people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Over the years we have put significant effort into filling the functional gaps in our team so that we are able to provide expert advice in all areas of business.

Gary Collins

Gary CollinsManaging Partner

Gary has over 20 years executive responsibility in both private and public companies and a cross-section of large, mid-size and start-up organizations. As General Manager of McAfee Canada, he grew national revenues to $60m over a period of 4 years by building a team to open new channels and enterprise accounts.

As Co-CEO, Pomegranate Media Inc, Gary built and sold a successful Marketing Services business. Gary was also Vice President and General Manager at Nexinnovations where he managed a $300m region.

He has served customers in Technology, Professional Services, Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Government and Consumer Retail.

He has spent much of his career developing this power to build online communities, communication and unique customer experiences.

Mark Edwards

Managing Partner

As a partner in a public accounting firm for over 20 years, Mark has extensive experience with all size companies from the small startup, up to international mid-size companies.

Mark has experience with several different financial accounting systems, financial reporting systems and corporate governance for all levels of business. The accounting firm not only provided accounting, audit and tax services, but assisted with arranging financing through various sources both public and private.

Mark has been involved at the senior management level in smaller public companies including the CEO and CFO roles as well as being a Director . Through these experiences, he is well aware of the issues and constraints facing public companies today.

Jacques Brunelle

Managing Partner

Jacques brings a breadth of knowledge to 4Growth Inc., stemming from a career in business spanning more than 35 years. Most recently he was Vice-President of Business Development at Montreal-based Informat Software Inc.  Jacques has also held executive responsibilities at IBM Canada Ltd, Canada Post Corporation, Van Houtte Inc., McKesson Canada and Uniprix.  

Successfully leveraging a variety of business models and organizational settings, Jacques has a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities in several functional areas and industries, specifically:  distribution & logistics, retail, services, information technology, and general management.

Jacques is passionate about community service. Over the past 15 years, he has been involved with a number of charitable foundations, including Fondation Ressources Jeunesse, the Terry Fox Foundation, and the F.I.N.L.B. (for the visually impaired) where he recently completed a five-year assignment as the Chairman of the Board.  Since then, Jacques has agreed to sit on the Board of Epilepsy Canada, as one of its valued Directors.

Jacques holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. He coaches a youth ski racing program in Mont Tremblant during the winter, and also finds time in the summer to run two U12 and U14 National Tennis Championship tournaments.

Jacques is based in Montréal.