Robert Zed is Chair and CEO of Triangle Strategies, a broad group of companies providing strategic advisory services to clients in the healthcare and hospitality industry’s. Drawing on his extensive experience as a former hospital Vice President and a board member on various foundations and associations, Robert’s pan-Canadian perspective on healthcare is unmatched.
Robert has established companies in the areas of healthcare, event management, real estate and education, and is a frequent adviser of Fortune 500 companies on a mission to move the needle. He is a trusted and sought-after resource with clients from coast to coast.
When it comes to impact, Robert’s legacy extends beyond the business community as a philanthropist, advocate and charitable innovator. He has served on hundreds of committees, boards and community projects. As the founder of Atlantic Canada’s premiere event management firm, Robert was involved in signature events that raised millions of dollars to benefit local health organizations including the IWK Health Centre, the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Sport Nova Scotia and the QEII Foundation.
Recognized for his community involvement and leadership, Robert is a Queens Jubilee Medal recipient, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, and is a member of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame. In 2013, Robert was named Canada’s Top Mentor Rockstar by Start Up Canada and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. He was the AFP Volunteer of the Year Award, Canadian College of Health Leaders Chair’s Award Winner for Distinguished Service and Outstanding Alumnus recipient. In 2019 he was named Businessperson of the Year by the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce.
Robert continues to shape and inspire emerging leaders through various programs and initiatives, including his Executive in Residence role at Dalhousie University and volunteer teacher in the entrepreneurship program at Citadel High. Community development is the backbone of Robert’s beliefs. He is a strong supporter of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, the IWK Health Centre, and the QEII Foundation. Some of his current volunteer affiliations include Dalhousie University Executive-in-Residence, Citadel High School, and Partners for Care Board Nova Scotia Health.
Of his countless commitments, Robert’s family tops the priority list. He is married to Dr. Joanna Zed and they have three children: William (New York), Geoffrey (Toronto) and Gregor (Calgary).