Our Team

Goran Samuel Pesic

President & CEO
Goran Samuel Pesic has over 30 years of experience in business, political, defence and security matters. He is President and CEO of the Samuel Group of Companies, which includes Samuel Associates, Inc. – a nonpartisan strategy, lobbying and marketing firm – and Samuel Technologies, Inc., a validation and verification of technology solutions, products and software company. Both organizations focus on helping companies in new and emerging high-tech industries position themselves for strategic growth and success in the Canadian marketplace.

Jonas LeBlanc-Wilmink

Head of Operations
Jonas LeBlanc-Wilmink has held executive positions in both youth and provincial political organizations where he gained experience in the management of provincial and municipal political campaigns. Jonas has had the opportunity to work with and lead multiple national and international non-profit organizations. Jonas has also worked in the aerospace industry, the telecommunications industry, corporate medical and municipal affairs arenas as well as the public safety domain.

Dave McMahon

Senior Technology Advisor
Dave engages in interdisciplinary thinking, strategic listening, over-the-horizon technology forecasting and the incubation of advanced ideas and solutions. He applies advanced data science, anticipatory intelligence and creativity towards solving tomorrow’s challenging and complex poly-disciplined problems, delivering contextualized narratives and actionable insights in a World described by data.

Brian Macdonald

Executive Account Manager
Brian Macdonald is a bilingual senior political and corporate affairs executive with a government, defence, and security background. Throughout Brian's career, he has served in various leadership roles in the private and public sectors. Brian is a former 2-term elected official in the Province of New Brunswick as well as a veteran and former Officer in both the British and Canadian Army.

Jamie Baillie

Executive Account Manager
The Honorable Jamie Baillie has a proven track record of leadership in business, politics and government. Jamie is a Senior Associate with Ottawa-based government relations firm Samuel Associates where he provides trustworthy advice on business strategy, political lobbying and marketing-to-government advice. Jamie was named by Atlantic Business Magazine as one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEOs for five consecutive years.