The founders of Mentis Academy hail from academic, publishing, and financial backgrounds, and all have launched successful business enterprises.
Dr. Jarrod Wiener
Dr. Jarrod Wiener, BA, MA, LLM, PhD is the Vice-Chancellor and President of Mentis Academy. He began his career as a professor in international political economy at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England where he taught for over a decade, and published numerous books and articles in the field of international commerce, globalization, and international commercial law and regulation.
While at Kent, he became Dean of Faculty and launched the world-renowned Brussels School of International Studies, the first foreign branch campus of a public United Kingdom University on the continent of Europe. Drawing on his international experience, Dr. Wiener established the consulting firm, MXG International, which has led engagements for universities and private clients on three continents. In 2015, he established a new Canadian motorcycle manufacturing company, Havoc Motorcycles, which features a Special Mike Tyson Edition.
Richard Dolan began his career in the financial industry, starting two investment funds and growing each to over $1 billion in assets. He then became a global brand strategist, to optimally monetize intrinsic value from established brands including athletes, car manufacturers, real estate companies and banks.
He has worked with brands such as Chanel, Pagani Automobili, Sotheby’s, HSBC, BMW and Porsche. At the Schulich School of Business, York University (Executive Development division) in Toronto, he designed, developed and marketed two certificate programs.
Don Loney, BA, BEd, MA is a book publishing professional who served as Executive Editor at John Wiley and Sons Canada, Ltd., where he was responsible for strategic planning, and content acquisition and development.
He later established Loney Publishing Group to consult with business authors on content development and publishing strategies. Don leads curriculum development, publishing and faculty liaison as Chief Learning Officer.