Ron Lovett is an entrepreneur and leader with a passion for change. He builds brands that challenge and disrupt their industries. Ron loves going back to the drawing board by creating companies with a purpose.
Starting from 2003, Ron successfully scaled his Halifax-based guard security company to over 3,500 staff across Canada and, in 2018, sold to the largest provider in the US at a 24X multiple. After that, Ron founded Connolly Owens to redefine the employe journey and help companies transform their employees into passionate stakeholder through various people & culture programs. Also, Ron focuses on his rapidly-expanding multi-family residential portfolio through Vida Living, whose purpose is to revolutionize workforce housing across North America and plans to reach 10,000 units by 2027.
"Scaling Culture: How to Build and Sustain a Resilient, High-Performing Organization"
"Outrageous Empowerment: The Incredible Story Of Giving Employees Their Brains Back"
Scaling Culture Podcast
Global Keynote & TEDx Speaker
Over the years, Ron has been recognized with many awards:
BDC Young Entrepreneur Award
(x5) Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Award
Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Person Award
Remy Martin Bold Five under 35
Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist" (LinkedIn, 2021)
Most Booked Talks
Ron’s story about how he turned 3500 employees into passionate stakeholders in the notoriously low-morale guard security industry, and how leaders can apply his experience-based lessons to your team right now.
How to build and sustain a resilient, high performing organization. Ron draws from his 20 years of experience building and scaling companies, plus lessons learned from the top Heads of People in the corporate world and brightest minds in HR and Culture to give you the playbook he wished he had 15 years ago.
Video presentation (45-90 minutes)
Q&A (15-30 minutes)
E-copy of "Scaling Culture: How to Build and Sustain a Resilient, High-Performing Organization"
"Outrageous Empowerment" & "Outrageous Empowerment: The Incredible Story Of Giving Employees Their Brains Back"