Gordon Pitts

Special Advisor

Gordon Pitts is a contributor and former staff writer for The Globe and Mail. He is an author, public speaker and business journalist, with a focus on management, strategy, and leadership. In 2009, he won Canada’s National Business Book Award for his fifth book, Stampede: The Rise of the West and Canada’s New Power Elite, which followed his national best-seller, The Codfathers, Lessons from the Atlantic Business Elite, published in 2005. A veteran of 36 years as a business journalist, he is formerly a senior writer in the Report on Business section. He also served a former editor and writer in the Report on Business’s feature pages that have focused on strategic management and the professions. In 2006, he was the distinguished writer in residence at the University of Alberta Business School and the Alberta Business Family Institute. His most recent book, Unicorn in the Woods, was published in 2020 and profiles “how East Coast dreamers are changing the game.”