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Alumni Spotlights

Leader-in-Residence

Peter Dobbs '87

We welcomed Peter as PC’s Leader in Residence and Honour Society speaker on April 5. Peter Dobbs is the President of Enginess and Simplify Wireless. He is an accomplished technology innovator and entrepreneur. A deeply knowledgeable e-commerce/e-procurement business builder, Peter designed the e-procurement technology that is the backbone for multiple wireless carrier business-direct ordering systems and the wireless operations management system that operates many large enterprise and government wireless and IoT fleets.

Peter was instrumental in the creation of multibillion-dollar Fanatics.com where he architected the business model and technology for the start-up that led to the rapid growth of the largest online retailer of licensed sports merchandise on the planet.

Peter met with classes, was interviewed on CHOP FM and addressed parents and students at the Honour’s Society Headmaster’s List presentation.

Thank you for being our guest and having such a huge impact on our students!

Capstone Judges

Neil Proudfoot '08

Neil Proudfoot attended Pickering College for six years and is a member of the Class of 2008. During his time at Pickering, Neil was a member of the Senior Boys Hockey Team, Senior Boys Volleyball, Track and Field, and was also one of the first Morning Show hosts for CHOP FM. Neil also served as the head of Red House in his final year. Following his studies at Pickering College, Neil attended the University of Western and completed an honors specialization in History. He then moved to England, pursuing his passion for travel and a degree in law. Neil attended the University of Leicester and completed his LL.B. in 2015. Upon completing his studies, Neil returned to Canada and began working in the legal department for the Town of East Gwillimbury. He was called to the BAR in January of 2018 and continues to work for the Town in the capacity of Deputy Clerk, playing a key role for the Town’s Legal and Council Support department.


Ron Veitch '69

Ron is a member of the Pickering College class of 1969. After Pickering College, he went on to attend Carleton University, taking an Honours B.A. in Art History, and then to the University of Essex for a M.A. in Art History & Theory. He also completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Professional Financial Planning Course (PFP).

Throughout this career, Ron has started many different businesses including an international specialty food and vintage wine business, a management recruitment business, and a consulting practise. Out of that consulting business grew an involvement with Kootenay Ferry Builders where he took on the role of Employment Manager for a $24 million ferry fabrication project.

Ron then became involved in the investment brokerage business. Over 12 years he worked with two firms, Edward Jones followed by Raymond James. His involvement was in retail brokerage, financial and investment planning as well as estate planning.

Ron and his wife, Karen, have returned to Ontario for their retirement and have settled in Ridgetown in Chatham, Kent.