PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, OSEG
Mark Goudie is a corporate enabler. Over his 30-year career, Mark has enabled companies to grow and prosper by raising well over one billion dollars in financing and implementing best practices across departments and lines of business. He has advised, established and led senior management teams in industries such as software, professional services, life sciences, oil and gas, clean tech, real estate and sports and entertainment. He now leads Ottawa’s most exciting sports and entertainment organization, OSEG.
A chartered accountant, Mark started his career advising a diverse range of companies on value creation strategies as a senior consultant with PwC Canada. He later transitioned to the sports and entertainment industry as CFO and Vice-president, Finance & Administration, with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and the Canadian Tire Centre (formerly The Palladium). It was a role close to Mark’s heart since his uncle was Howard Darwin, the legendary Ottawa sportsman who founded the Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club and the Ottawa Lynx AAA Baseball Team while promoting and managing fighters in the boxing world. Mark grew up in Ottawa’s sports community and was an avid hockey and lacrosse player.
After a 10-year career with the Senators, Mark moved-on to the high-tech sector as a senior executive with Plaintree Systems, World Heart and MXI Technologies. In 2011, he set out on his own, founding Mauve Advisors, which provided growth strategies and hands-on financial, operational and management services. In 2013, Mark was approached to join an exciting new venture that was the talk of the town … the transformation of Lansdowne Park into a year-round destination, the establishment of two new professional sports franchises (Ottawa REDBLACKS and Ottawa Fury FC) and the repatriation of his uncle’s team, the Ottawa 67’s, to their rightful home at Lansdowne, in the heart of the city. He joined OSEG as Chief Financial Officer, took on the responsibility of Chief Operating Officer and in April 2018 he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Mark now oversees all facets of OSEG’s business operations including sports franchises, concerts, major events, TD Place and the Lansdowne Live retail district.
Mark has served on multiple corporate and charitable boards of directors over his career. A father of two, he resides in suburban Stittsville with his wife, Lisa.