Where are they now: 2014 Top 50 CEO Hall of Famer Peter Conlon

Posted on November 01, 2022 | By Alec Bruce | 0 Comments


Avid travelers and foodies, Peter Conlon and his wife Deborah Conlon are shown next to a beautiful antique auto at The Inn at Fortune Bridge, a five-star country inn in Prince Edward Island. (Submitted photo)


For 40 years, Peter Conlon worked for some of Canada’s most successful tech companies. For the past five, he’s been helping innovative CEOs be the best they can be in transformational times.

Peter Conlon has a tendency to catch you off guard. Like when he says, “I’ve had, what I call, a drunken butterfly career trajectory.”

This comes from a man who has won Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO award five times (he’s in the Hall of Fame). He’s a veteran of Canada’s high-tech industry—having worked in sales, finance, planning, operations, marketing and management for companies like Mitel, Newbridge Networks, Positron Fiber Systems, Rising Edge Technologies, Nautel and LED Roadway Lighting. He’s held positions on the Nova Scotia Community College’s board of governors and on the advisory board of Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management. He was the chairman of the board for Precision BioLogic of Halifax. He’s stable, successful, and 70.

So, what does he mean by “drunk butterfly”?

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