Jefo Among Canada’s Best Managed Companies Gold Standard Winners
Jefo figures among Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the fourth year in a row.
Jefo was awarded the Gold Standard designation in this prestigious award program. The 2019 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.
Now in its 26th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.
“Since our modest beginnings, we have been able to carve out an enviable place in a competitive environment. Our originality has attracted the attention of many customers. As the saying goes: give and you shall receive! At Jefo, we embrace this philosophy. All we do is based on our Applied Scientific Curiosity concept and “Life, made easier” philosophy. We are working hard at imagining and developing the next era of precision nutrition to achieve our vision: a healthier circle of life, on a more sustainable planet.” claims Jean Fontaine, President and Founder of Jefo.
“Businesses today need to be thinking long-term to succeed, and this year’s Best Managed winners are truly going the distance in investing in the future,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “These companies can celebrate their accomplishments today, and should be excited for tomorrow.”
Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2019 Best Managed Companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies. For the last 36 years, we have been committed to provide “Life, made easier” solutions to our partners, and also to build a sustainable business with a great work environment. I am proud of what we have accomplished so far, and I am sure that the future will be even brighter. I wish to thank all of those who made this story of success possible,” adds Mr. Fontaine.
“CIBC proudly congratulates the 2019 winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, who exemplify business excellence and success,” says Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “This year’s winners reinforce the significant impact that privately owned Canadian companies are making by pursuing innovation and maintaining a sharp focus on their clients.”
2019 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 17, 2019. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.