Hewick, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from Florida State University (USA), M.Sc. from the University of Guelph (Canada) and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada). Dr. Hewick has enjoyed 40 years of work experience splitting his global career between academe and business. Professor Hewick has taught at the Masters level in Bolivia, Canada, Croatia, Moldova, Romania and Slovenia and has worked in senior management positions in market research and entrepreneurship in Canada and Europe. He sits on several advisory boards for emerging companies and economic development agencies. In 2013 he received Florida State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Business and Industry for his work as an entrepreneur and was also recognized as Alumnus of the Year at Wilfrid Laurier University. His professional areas of expertise include entrepreneurship, innovation and creative decision making. In this regard he has spoken at professional conferences in eleven countries, written many articles and is recognized as an expert in economic development with a ‘no-nonsense’ applied approach based on solid research.