Vivian Doyle-Kelly arrived in Canada in the 1980’s armed with a Chartered Accountant designation and a Masters degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. His initial reason for crossing the pond was a two-year assignment with Touche Ross (now Deloitte). He has remained in Canada ever since.
Upon completing his assignment with Touche Ross, Vivian enjoyed a successful career in the industrial distribution sector as President of MBS Bearing Service, during which time MBS earned the distinction of being recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies prior to its successful sale.
Believing in the principle that “Green is good for business” he went on to found the energy efficiency services company, Eco-Watt Inc., delivering guaranteed cash-flow for clients while reducing the use of natural resources. Subsequent to Eco-Watt he has held Executive and Financial C-level positions in the manufacturing, aerospace, mining and metal sectors typically developing entrepreneurial, owner-managed companies.
In 2019, Vivian and his spouse, Marlene founded Épices & Tout, a gourmet food boutique located in Vieux-Longueuil which specializes in high-quality, artisanal food products made in Quebec, strongly supporting the development of this sector.
Currently he acts as Chief Financial Officer in the HRVST Limited group of companies bringing his passion for growing entrepreneurial, owner-managed companies to the nascent field of Controlled-Environment Agriculture.
A strong believer in community organizations, Vivian has devoted many hours to the voluntary sector, serving as CFO of the Montreal YMCA, National President and National Treasurer of The Kidney Foundation of Canada, as well as President of the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce in Montreal. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal for volunteer service in Canada.
With Marlene, he now divides his time between Montreal and the Eastern Townships and follows his son Christopher’s career as a specialist in Emergency Room Medicine and Wilderness Medicine in Vancouver and his step-daughters’ dynamic careers in Toronto.