If you're going anywhere with Goss* on his home turf in Halifax, be sure to give yourself some extra time, as he seems to know the whole city. Goss is always ready to share a few words and his trademark grin with friends old and new. The secret to his success is simple – stories. Everyone seems to have a different favourite Goss story, while he seems to have an unlimited supply to tell. We're very fortunate that he's willing to share them during his annual "fireside chats" at our internal partners' meetings.
Goss is the epitome of work hard, play hard – he's always a threat to start up a dancefloor with “the worm” or a chorus of Hallelujah that can inspire even the shyest singer to hit that secret chord. When he isn't helping to lead the Sales team or busting a move, Goss enjoys overseas cycling trips, sitting back and diving into a suspenseful non-fiction spy novel or playing a round of golf. Goss was the fifth person to join EdgePoint and his passion, both for the company and life, has influenced everyone who's had the fortune to work alongside him.
Prior to joining EdgePoint, he built the wholesaler team at Invesco and worked as a regional director at Brandes Investment Partners. He earned his B.Comm. in Marketing from Mount Allison University.
And a two-part bonus from Goss himself.
First, some of his favourite overseas bike trips:
France (Provence) – Perfect for anyone who loves the challenge of a steep climb. Mont Ventoux is a personal favourite
Spain (Mallorca, Sa Calobra) – From mountains to the oceans, Spain trails are incredibly fun
Italy (Tuscany) – A chance to really appreciate the wineries by biking by them (and having a sip at the end of the day)
Second, some of his favourite non-fiction spy novels from Ben McIntyre that seem to be too good to be true:
Operation Mincemeat: A WWII British Deception Operation – The story of how a Spanish fisherman, British intelligence and a corpse with fake correspondence fooled German forces and helped the invasion of Italy
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal – The story of Eddie Chapman, an England-born, but German-trained spy whose loyalty to the British Isles was proven multiple times during World War II
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War – The story of two double agents working on opposite sides during the Cold War – a KGB agent working for MI6, while a CIA agent followed orders from the KGB
* Goss was willing to cede first name rights to Geoff MacDonald since they'd known each other from their PEI little league days (albeit on opposing teams).