Rob is co-founder and CEO of MT+Co. He is also a devoted father, a passionate entrepreneur, and a recognized leader in the areas of Indigenous, natural resource, energy and corporate law.
“MT+Co. gives me the freedom and resources to try to address many of the underlying problems with law firms. I get to focus on our three key stakeholders – our people, our clients, and our communities – and play a meaningful role in redefining the relationship that each of them has with their lawyers.
“One of my primary goals has been to foster an environment that lets our team live happier, values-based and fulfilling lives. I’ve seen first hand the toll that professional service workplaces can exact on their people and understand the drag that a disengaged workforce creates. We have the opportunity to recast the firm-employee relationship in a way that empowers people to believe in what they do. This has led to many initiatives, including broad-based employee ownership; the grounding of all firm decisions in our collective purpose and values; mindfulness training for all employees; retreats that include all members of the firm (not just partners or lawyers); unlimited vacation policy; and the inclusion of all team members in our strategic planning.
“I also get to lead by example through living my values. I focus my practice on increasing prosperity in Indigenous communities – however those communities define it. For me, this work is filled with intrinsic rewards: making an impact; developing meaningful relationships; constantly learning about new communities, cultures and traditions; and operating on the cutting edge of an ever-changing and multi-disciplinary area of law.” Through these, Rob demonstrates that we can do good and do well at the same time.
“For me, the overall result has been a renewed passion for what I do – I am proud to call my clients friends and am excited to collaborate with my amazing coworkers to help our clients do good things.”
In Rob’s younger (and wilder) days, he was a champion beer drinker – according to some, the fastest draw in the North. Don’t tell his daughter Sophie or his son Elliot. He hopes they will both grow up to be much more sophisticated than their dad.