Meet our Team
Vince Timpano is President and Chief Executive Officer, Aimia Canada, and has full accountability for leading and growing the Canadian business, which includes a full suite of loyalty management services of coalition, proprietary and loyalty analytics delivered across multiple business units in Canada. Previously, Vince served as President and CEO of Aeroplan, where he established and led the strategic direction of the business while ensuring alignment across the organization to drive performance and growth for Canada’s leading premium rewards program. Before Aeroplan, Vince was President, Coca-Cola Ltd. in Canada where he led the organization in the development and expansion of Canada’s leading non-alcoholic beverage portfolio. Prior to holding that position, Vince served as President and CEO for The Minute Maid Company Canada Inc. where he successfully oversaw all activities associated with the company’s juice and juice drinks business. Vince is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Governance and Human Resources Committee for the United Way, Toronto. He is also a member of the boards of the Canadian Marketing Association and Business / Arts and is a member of the Governor Generals Performing Arts Awards Gala National Committee. Vince holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Janet Yale is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Arthritis Society. She is the former Executive Commissioner and CEO of Scouts Canada and Executive Vice President of Telus. Janet has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and a Master of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto. Janet is currently a Board member of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada, Samara Board Vice-Chair, Chair of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada. She was named by the Women’s Executive Network one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women – Top 100 for 2004, 2005 and 2006, was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network Hall of Fame in 2007 and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012.
Takashi Yamashita is Associate Director, GE Commercial Finance, Real Estate. Takashi holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba. Having practised globally, he has comprehensive experience in real estate investment, development, architecture, and management. Takashi has in excess of seven years of co-chair experience in the arts. His volunteer experience includes the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the University of Manitoba, and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.