Meet The Team
Vantage Professional Development Inc.'s instructors are accredited in their field, have significant experience teaching at post-secondary institutions and are effective and enthusiastic communicators. Because of the varied academic qualifications and work experience of Vantage PD’s instructors, they have a unique capability of bridging the gaps between business, law, engineering and management to deliver practical and relevant information.
David House currently instructs several business courses for the Ivey Business School, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science. After obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering Science at the University of Western Ontario, he received his professional engineering designation in 1990. David was employed in the automotive industry in numerous roles as an engineer and in management. In 2000, David obtained his MBA. Since then, David has taught several courses at Western University including a compulsory full year business course to fourth year engineering students. He has won several awards for excellence in teaching.
Bob Thompson lectures on Employment and Business Law, Negotiations, Industrial Relations, and Business Case Analysis to college, university and graduate students in Toronto. Bob started his career as an industrial engineering co-op student in the automotive industry. Subsequently, he gained experience in human resources, labour relations and workplace law first at a large Canadian retailer and then at a large Canadian financial institution handling grievances, engaging in collective bargaining and resolving large volumes of workplace disputes. Bob was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995 and received his human resources professional designation in 2000. He is a graduate of Osgoode’s LLM Program in ADR, he obtained his joint LLB/MBA degree at the University of Ottawa, an MBA specializing in environmental issues at Kent University in England, and his Industrial Engineering Degree at Kettering University in Michigan.
B.S. (Ind.Eng.), LL.B., MBA, MBA (Env.), LL.M. (ADR)
Jason Stornelli is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Oregon State University. He obtained his Ph.D. in marketing at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. He studies how emotions and culture shape consumer judgments and decisions. Jason is a graduate of the HBA program at Western University's Richard Ivey School of Business, and he was a lecturer at Ivey (Introduction to Business Decision-Making) prior to starting his Ph.D. He has also worked in a purchasing role at a major Canadian retailer, in alumni/development for Western, and in the public sector. In his spare time, Jason enjoys traveling, anything to do with cars, and cheering for an elusive playoff appearance from his favorite sports teams – the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, and Wolverines.