Canada, excluding Quebec
Prior to beginning with Comfort Keepers®, Peter Drutz had extensive general management experience including being Executive Vice President, Retail with Indigo Books and Music Inc., and President of OutThink, Inc. a marketing and strategy firm . Before that, he was with Amex Canada, Inc. for close to 20 years, where he held progressively responsible positions including Vice President and General Manager of the Travel Services Network which included management of the Amex franchised network.
Peter has an MBA in Marketing and General Management from York University, an Honours BA in Social Sciences and a Certificate in Personnel and Industrial Relations, both from the University of Toronto.
In addition to his overall leadership role, Peter’s prime focus includes new franchise development, national partnerships as well as corporate development. He has no involvement in Quebec.
Vice President, Operations and Marketing
Laurie Saunders launched Comfort Keeper®s in Canada in 2004 and is particularly proud of the team we are building across English Canada and the wonderful difference we are making in people’s lives.
Before bringing Comfort Keepers® to Canada, Laurie was President of Mirbecca Holdings, an information management firm. She has also worked as a business and information consultant for a variety of industries as well as spending twenty years in public sector library management.
She has co-authored a book on ovarian cancer which won the Health Care Public Relations Association (Canada) HYGEIA Award.
Laurie has a Masters of Library and Information Services and a MA in History from the University of Toronto.
Laurie’s overall responsibilities include sales and marketing, training and the development of operational and client management policies and procedures. She has no involvement in Quebec.
Comfort Keepers – Garde Confort, Quebec
Managing Director, Owner
A bankruptcy litigator by trade, Jill changed careers to use her business background in International Business and Finance to assist with the launch of Comfort Keepers in Quebec. Jill, fluently bilingual, acts as Director of Operations for the Quebec market.
Jill’s academic background includes a bachelor of commerce and a bachelor of law, with distinction as well as being a Certified Senior’s Advisor.
Jill is responsible for the development of the Quebec market as well as assisting existing Quebec franchisees with launching their Comfort Keepers’ office and improving day to day franchise activities.
Jill is extremely passionate about Comfort Keepers® and personally runs and oversees five (5) Quebec Comfort Keepers® offices.