Join our large community of entrepreneurs like yourself.

As the most densely populated and southernmost region in Canada, Southwestern Ontario is home to one-third of Canada’s population and a large manufacturing sector. Due to its large population, it also boasts a large and dynamic network of entrepreneurs at your fingertips.

In the EO Southwest Ontario chapter, you’re bound to find fellow entrepreneurs who you can lean on, learn from, and grow with. Build your network of entrepreneur peers, tag along to chapter events, and become part of this great community.




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$3.3 M

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EO Southwest Ontario

Chapter President

John Hayes

John Hayes is the co-founder and Managing Partner of both Gambit Wealth (2020)  and  Terra Cotta Financial Group Inc. (2014). He is responsible for all financial and estate planning, insurance, and tax strategies, as well as capital sourcing.


John brings his wealth of tax knowledge from a previous six-year career as an auditor with the Canada Revenue Agency. That experience provided him with a deep understanding of governance as it relates to taxation rules and regulations.


When not on the golf course with friends, John spends time with his beautiful wife, Heather, enjoying wine tours and global travel.


John has previously served as the My EO and Forum Chairs for the Board of Directors of SWO EO.

Chapter Management

Please feel free to contact our Chapter Manager should you have any questions about this Chapter, or you need more information about EO - the world’s only peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.

Our Management team is here to help.

Emily Foell & Catherine Howes