Jim Treliving

Jim Treliving has been a successful Canadian entrepreneur and investor for over 40 years.

Hailing from the small town of Virden, Manitoba, Jim was a young RCMP officer in 1966 when he walked into "Boston Pizza and Spaghetti House" in Edmonton and saw big dough in his future. Over 400 restaurant openings later, Jim is now the Chairman and Owner of Boston Pizza International Inc., Canada’s number one casual dining brand with operations in three countries and over $1 billion in annual system-wide sales. With Jim at the helm, Boston Pizza has been consistently recognized as one of Canada’s "50 Best Managed Private Companies" and more recently as one of Canada’s “Top Ten Most Admired Corporate Cultures.”

Beyond the restaurant business, Jim has made investments in many other successful business ventures including real estate developments, sports and entertainment and the Canadian oil change retailer, Mr. Lube. Jim always invests in people first and strongly believes that "behind every great business is a great team." He is well known for his dynamic business vision, can-do attitude and drive for success.

Jim is also a generous and committed philanthropist. In 1990 he founded the Boston Pizza Foundation which has raised over $24 million for various Canadian charities. He is also former Chairman and current board member of the Hockey Canada Foundation, an advisor to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, a director for the David Foster Foundation and actively supports various other charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

In spite of his often hectic schedule of business, social and philanthropic commitments, Jim shows no interest in slowing down and is always on the lookout for that next great opportunity. When he does have some time to relax he enjoys a good round of golf and spending time with friends and family.

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