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John-Paul Cody-Cox, MBA
CEO, Speed Skating Canada - Ottawa, ON, Canada

John-Paul Cody-Cox graduated from the University of Ottawa with an MBA in 2001. He has had a diversified career working in High Tech, Government, Consulting and ultimately in Sports Management for the last 7 years where he now resides as Chief Executive Officer of Speed Skating Canada – Canada’s most successful Olympic sport.

Prior to his position as CEO of Speed Skating Canada JP was Executive Director of Volleyball Canada where he led efforts to eliminate $1.7 million dollars in debt in under 3 years and simultaneously leading a group of National Sport Organizations in generating $6 million in new funding for team sports. As Director of Marketing and Sponsorships of Volleyball Canada he oversaw Volleyball Canada’s major event and sponsorship portfolio increasing marketing/sponsorship revenues from $50,000 annually to $500,000. Before Volleyball Canada he ran his own consulting firm Momentum Sponsorship Strategies, worked as a Program Officer at Sport Canada and was Director, Sponsorships and Marketing Programs for Corel Corporation where he managed all sponsorship and corporate marketing programs overseeing various partnerships including the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club/Corel Centre, The Art Institutes, Sony and Intel.                                                                     

A native of Halifax, NS, JP attended Carleton University for his undergraduate studies in Political Science. After his undergraduate work, he completed his Masters in Political Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and followed that up a few years later with his MBA from the University of Ottawa. 

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