Wojtek Dabrowski, Founder and Managing Partner, Provident Communications Inc.

Wojtek Dabrowski, Founder and Managing Partner, Provident Communications Inc.

Wojtek (VOY-tek) Dabrowski is the Founder and Managing Partner of Provident Communications Inc. Wojtek is an expert-level communications leader with a proven track record of protecting and enhancing global brands and delivering sound strategic communications counsel to senior executive leaders.

Before launching Provident in 2016, Wojtek served as the Vice President of CEO Communications at Manulife Financial Corp., one of the world's leading financial services companies. In this role, Wojtek led and advised on all aspects of the internal and external CEO communications strategy, from executive communications and speaking engagements to media appearances and financial results communications.

Prior to that, Wojtek was Director of Executive Communications at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the world's largest banks, and the largest in Canada. In this role, he provided strategic communications counsel in support of RBC's CEO and its Chair of the Board. Notably, he played a leadership role in the internal and external announcement of RBC's largest acquisition to date, and led the development and launch of the CEO's LinkedIn Influencer campaign.

Also during his time at RBC, Wojtek led internal and external communications for the bank's largest business, personal & commercial banking. Prior to that, he led the communications teams responsible for the wealth management and capital markets arms of TD Bank Group, a leading North American bank. 

Before his corporate communications career, Wojtek spent 10 years as a daily business journalist, covering a variety of sectors for Thomson Reuters, the Financial Post and The Canadian Press. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.


Michael MacMillan, Executive Vice President, Provident Communications Inc.

Michael MacMillan, Executive Vice President, Provident Communications Inc.

Michael MacMillan is Executive Vice President at Provident Communications Inc. An award-winning communications strategist, Michael brings more than 15 years of experience working with consumer and B2B brands to develop their authentic voice and leverage strategic communications in support of their business goals.

Most recently, Michael served as Senior Vice President and Partner at High Road Communications, a full-service public relations firm with offices in Canada and the U.S. During his career at some of Canada’s top PR agencies, Michael helped plan the Canadian launch of retail giant Target, and led teams that created and executed innovative media and influencer campaigns for Nike. Michael has also worked with Microsoft, the Ontario Ministry of Health, American Express, Nutella and Salesforce.

A former technology journalist, Michael has a unique understanding of how to bring even the most technical concepts to life in a way that resonates with consumers. He has used that knowledge to help startups grow their profiles with consumers, analysts and investors.

Michael has provided media training to numerous spokespeople and executives, preparing them to make the most of important corporate milestones and defend against negative storylines. He is also a certified crisis counsellor who has helped brands navigate their way through significant reputational risk.