Chris Leslie

Managing Director

Chris joined the Grow Trade Consulting team in 2008 and has spent the last twelve years in a business consultancy capacity, helping American SMEs find opportunities and partners in the Canadian market.

With expertise in a variety of industries including oil and gas, clean technology, transportation, manufacturing and processing technologies, and industrial products; and with hands-on knowledge of the construction materials sector, he continues to assist clients in understanding the Canadian business landscape, conducting market research, and facilitating business-to-business trade in various industries across Canada.

Chris has been serving as Grow Trade Consulting’s Managing Director since 2021, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations including communication with partner states and managing the Grow Trade team. He also works directly with clients providing services that develop or increase their export sales in the Canadian market, via direct consultation in order to understand their product and/or service’s value proposition and approach to the market.

Since 2006, Chris has been involved in his local community, serving as the Vice President of Operations for the Optimist Club of Rouge Valley, a member of Optimists International. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a diploma in Finance, and a postgraduate certificate in Project Management.