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Alexander Leslie, MBA
Founder, McNian Management LTD - Ottawa, ON, Canada

Alexander Leslie

Alexander Leslie is the Founder of McNian Management LTD as well as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kickit Digital Marketing. He is a military veteran as well as a charismatic and dynamic leader with varied experiences in leadership, management, and financial positions. He’s responsible for supervising, motivating, and leading teams and he’s an effective business consultant and orator that has gained a large amount of in-the-field training on business education to business owners and leaders since 2009. Alex is focused on results and the care and development of people with a keen interest on the transference of knowledge and facilitating learning in subordinates, clients, and students.

After completing his MBA at the Telfer School of Management in 2009, Alex and a colleague created their own company called Total Instant Lawns. Until June 2011, Alex was a co-founder and equity partner in this landscaping start-up company. He was responsible for financial management, strategic planning, accounting, and performance management. Alex then went on to become a full-time consultant and founded McNian Management LTD which specializing in small and medium sized enterprises. Their clients consist of local brick-and-mortar companies that desire innovative solutions to be more profitable by having their business analyzed from a holistic point of view.

Alexander Leslie’s new project, on top of managing McNian Management LTD, is Kickit Digital Marketing. Kickitdigital is being developed as a small business expert centre. They have extensive knowledge in the practical and theoretical aspects of small business management, and take clients from their basic idea through a proper incorporation or startup, coach and advise on financing and where to find or generate startup capital. They also take existing businesses and evaluate their current health with the aim of increasing efficiency and productivity while reducing the waste in the small business. The client comes away learning a great deal about business and the whole process.

"The Telfer MBA stretched my horizons about the true fundamentals of business. The professors, students, and staff all contributed toward providing me a high-intensity, multidisciplinary learning environment that ignited my passion for small business consulting. This was the perfect foundation of knowledge and experience upon which to base my entrepreneurial drive and analytical mind. I can honestly say that a significant portion of my success to date can be traced back to my experience at Telfer. Thank you for taking a chance on an injured soldier [...]; I'm forever grateful that you recognized my potential." 

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