Leadership

David Acco, President and CEO, is a Cree-Métis descended from Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and a member of Métis Nation - Saskatchewan. He is an accomplished senior Business Analyst and Project Manager with an MBA from the University of Ottawa, a Business Analysis Master Certificate from the Schulich School of Business, York University, and a Graduate Certificate in Ecommerce from McGill University. His academic achievements and certifications give only a narrow idea of his talents. He has pushed his boundaries in many fields, from aircraft mechanics, to aerospace, to information technology, and in 2006, to social entrepreneurship, founding Acosys Consulting Services Inc.

Mr. Acco has experience leading teams and working independently on projects varying in size and scope. He has extensive experience in Information Systems and Information Technology (IS/IT) in the telecommunications and engineering industries, and with many non-profit Aboriginal organizations. These experiences have enabled Mr. Acco to develop comprehensive management strategies to approach a variety of business challenges.

Julie Lepage, a member of the Nipissing-Ojibway First Nation, graduated from the University of Ottawa Common Law and Civil Law Programs and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is a co-founder of Acosys Consulting Services Inc., which leverages an entrepreneurial business model to pursue a social mission for Aboriginal Inclusion and Capacity Building at the professional level. Acosys provides professional consulting services, primarily in the three sectors of business solutions, technology integration and talent management.

Julie is fully bilingual, specializes and provides services in talent management. She has mainly worked in the private sector, where she acquired her experience in HR. She has also worked as a policy analyst for Aboriginal non-governmental organizations. Julie’s combined legal and human resources experience has allowed her to gain extensive insight in finding solutions in human resources issues and management development to create cutting-edge workplace.