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Stefan Baranski

Stefan Baranski


121 King Street West

Suite 1810

Toronto, ON

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Stefan is a Principal at Navigator with over twenty years of professional experience spanning a variety of fields and unique roles. He's launched businesses, counselled political leaders and corporate executives and led teams in the pursuit of clear objectives designed to win.

Prior to joining Navigator, Stefan led a private consultancy tasked with the development and implementation of a strategic plan at a national healthcare organization seeking to dramatically enhance its engagement with the people it serves and with its 23,000 employees.

Previously, Stefan spent almost 10 years in the North American energy sector, where he led commercial and business development teams in natural gas at one of the continent's largest energy companies, driving record contracting and directly managing accounts in excess of $1 Billion CAD in annual revenues. He also led stakeholder relations on the project team seeking to develop an ambitious 4,200 km oil pipeline across Canada, assembling a broad network of project advocates in the process. He previously served as the lead public affairs advisor for Samsung Renewable Energy's 2,500MW wind and solar development in Ontario, overcoming sustained local and political opposition.

In 2012, Stefan was appointed to the Alberta Executive Council as Director of Communications for the Premier of Alberta, where he led a large team of seasoned communications professionals and directly negotiated the Alberta-British Columbia agreement on transporting natural resources through B.C. to global markets.

As the founder of the online news aggregator,, Stefan has been a regular media commentator, appearing weekly on CBC News Network, CTV News and Toronto's Newstalk1010 radio.

Stefan holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto. He is the proud father of two young boys, who ensure the ideal of a good night's sleep remains an aspiration.