Connie Clerici is a seasoned executive with a long history of leading large teams through a complex and highly regulated environment. She is the founder and CEO of a large successful health care corporation that focuses resources on the advancement of innovations, while making a concerted effort to build and support a high-quality, publicly-funded healthcare system that is sustainable for Canadians.
Currently, Closing the Gap’s over 2000 healthcare professionals provide a continuum of professional services that includes Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Social Work, Personal Support and Dietetics, as well as future care cost consulting services.
Clerici is a life-long learner, having participated in extensive training in leadership and business at a variety of institutions including the Ivey Business School, Rotman, Schulich, McMaster and York Universities. She also regularly participates in values-based training programs. Connie currently sits as a board member or advisor at both the Ivey Business School and Ivey’s Pierre Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Stillbrook Retirement Residences as well as Medical Confidence, Cloud DX and Trans Research Labs. She is an Adjunct Lecturer, University of Toronto Institute Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.
Her contributions to health care, entrepreneurship and the business community have been acknowledged through numerous awards, including the Mississauga Board of Trade Business Award of Excellence, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, RBC Excellence in Entrepreneurship, the ICCO Business Excellence award, the Federated Press Women Leader of the Year Award and her induction into the Hall of Fame of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100.
Connie Clerici, QS ’08
Founder & Executive Chair of the Board, Closing the Gap Healthcare Group