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This is an excerpt of testimonials we got:

“My experience with Sharon J. Fraenkel and the SJF Group has been absolutely wonderful. Sharon brings an innovative approach to the project, looking at the overall goal in unique and original ways, all while maintaining the integrity and objective of the task at hand. He is a talented and creative marketer, and his creativity, dedication and passion to the project make him a true asset to any team and a great collaborator. His attention to detail and his focus on the success of the project make everyone on the team feel that no goal is unobtainable, and that all objectives will be achieved!”

Gilda Abdulezer, Experience GSA

“I have to congratulate Sharon for his Career Path due to his professionalism since he joined the Industry. He is a goals oriented very organized professional with strong negotiation skills. It is clear that Sharon is a genuine, passionate person with real dedication to his clients and his career.

His creativity and attention to details makes him a great partner to do business with. Sharon’s experience and expertise are his main assets and will undoubtedly be of great value with any company.”

Ivan P. Lebrun – General Manager, Warwick International Hotels

“I was very fortunate to work along side Sharon for almost a decade. He is a great leader and is truly passionate about every project he is a part of. His ability to envision the final product drives his clients to success every time.”

Shanna Parisien – Manager, Events at Concordia University

“Sharon is a dedicated professional who is a natural and authentic leader. He is passionate about all that he does, and cares deeply about those he works with; his commitment is second to none. His attention to detail and focus is unparalleled, as is his high energy and drive. Sharon is the kind of man who goes above and beyond to help individuals and organizations reach their full potential, and with him at the helm they consistently do. Any event he touches becomes magical!”

Sari Roston – Event Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation

“I have had the pleasure of collaborating on numerous initiatives regarding Concordia and its alumni over the last six years at Concordia.

Sharon has demonstrated great leadership and adaptability as Director, Alumni Relations, Events and Sponsorships, under various transitional periods at Concordia.

If you are looking for a collaborator who excels in fostering teamwork, who takes accountability for his responsibilities, who strives for excellence and most importantly who deals with others with a high level of integrity and respect, I believe you will find these qualities in Sharon.”

Philippe Pourreaux – Manager, Business Analysis at Rio Tinto Alcan

“Mr. Fraenkel was a pleasure to work with. Our event had potential stress and complexity written all over it. Mr. Fraenkel performed flawlessly, and the results were superb. If Mr. Fraenkel was to return to private event planning, i would certainly consult with him again.”

Jack Dym – President, Pipe & Piling Supplies Ltd.

“I had the pleasure of working with Sharon at Concordia University. He is detail oriented and a true professional. He is creative and will find a solution to whatever challenge is placed before him.”

Simon Bensimon – Executive Director, Eastern Region at Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University

“I had the opportunity to work with Sharon while he was at Concordia University. In addition to being very professional and creative, he has a wonderful disposition. He was so easy to work with…always a pleasure. H”

Hala Bissada – President & CEO, Hala Events & Communications Inc.

“Sharon is a dedicated and professional event planner. Capable to manage large or small engagements. Event planning and operations are all handled professionally with the emphasis on excellence as to details. If you have any corporate or personal event requiring A-Z planning and kick off, I would recommend Sharon and his team to get you from idea to market and event. He’s the best and been in the business for a long time.”

Aldo Rabih CPA, Can. CPA, GCMA – Senior Project Manager at AXIA Consulting, LLC

“I am privileged to have worked with Sharon. He was a great director and valuable mentor. He is dedicated to what he does, shows great leadership, and is able to visualize each event with detail.”

Allison Waldman – Event Coordinator, Concordia University

“I have known Sharon for many years and he is a very dedicated and hard working professional. He is energetic, creative and enthusiastic about every project he takes on.”

Pam Litman – Fundraising Consultant

“Having had the pleasure of working closely with Sharon, simply put – he is wonderful at what he does. His work is his pasion and, as such, he consistently gets the job done with an unparalelled passion and zest. He is professional, efficient and resourceful and I am pleased to recommend him!”

Steve Merling – Chief Events Officer (C.E.O.) at The Eventure Group

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about-SJF_01SFA graduate in International Hospitality and Tourism Management of European University in Montreux, Switzerland, Sharon J. Fraenkel is an effective, executive level leader with international experience in hospitality, events and sponsorships, as well as volunteer management. He spent 14 years with some of the world’s most prominent companies, including Hilton International, Cirque du Soleil, Dan Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel, prior to joining Concordia University in 2005 where he remained for nearly a decade, building and leading, the university’s first professional events team dedicated to fundraising and alumni relations activities.

Sharon’s trademark is his passion and commitment. His strength lies in his detailed, results-oriented approach to everything he does and in his superior negotiation skills, generating top line sales and bottom line profits.

Sharon has a proven track record for building and maintaining positive relationships.

His exceptional networking aptitude and talent to mobilize teams to action through his own enthusiasm, while considering a diversity of perspectives, instills confidence and trust in others and has gained him a strong reputation for integrity.

With 20+ years of experience, Sharon brings comprehensive expertise and vision to SJF Group, and hence steers clients in the right direction. Collaborating with his network of accomplished partners nationwide, Sharon’s firm takes a streamlined and innovative approach and offers unparalleled service.

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about-SJF_02JR1 Joyce Rabih completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University and earned a graduate degree in administration at Concordia University. She is a Human Resource specialist at core, with a sharp understanding of  the no-nonsense needs of business. As such, Joyce is the operational guide to SJF Group,  ensuring the smooth day to day administration and operation of the firm.

Joyce has been assisting Montreal-based companies, locally, nationally and throughout North America in many areas of human resources management ranging from the daily flow of essential business processes in a human resources context to the deployment of organizational change management through coaching and deployment of training initiatives.  

Joyce strives to provide sound advice that employers can easily understand, identify with and implement. Her work is also supported by government agencies which assist employers in reducing their costs related to the development of sound human resources programs. 

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