Assad received his Bachelors of Commerce from Ryerson University and is a recipient of the Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) designations.
Assad has over 15 years of HR and Total Rewards experience working in a variety of large Canadian and global organizations. His focus has been in Compensation and Total Rewards over the last 13 years in progressively senior roles working in a variety of different areas specializing in sales compensation, broad-based compensation, executive compensation and Total Rewards. Assad has had broad exposure working with some diverse client groups. His experience spans a variety of industries including telecommunications, financial services and pharmaceutical retail. Assad currently is the Vice President of Total Rewards for Cineplex Entertainment.
In addition to this, Assad frequently is invited to speak at HR and Total Rewards conferences.
Assad is married and has two boys. He is an assistant coach for his boys baseball team and loves spending time with his family and travelling with them.