When Jonathan Wener founded Canderel in 1975, he was energized by the possibilities presented by real estate and his love of architecture. He also had a genius for recognizing and attracting bright, talented professionals who were equally entrepreneurial and hard working. Today, hundreds of successful ventures later, he is a highly regarded Canadian business leader and philanthropist whose additional interests encompass technology, biotechnology, healthcare, communications, finance and recycling.

On February 18, 2019, Mr. Wener relinquished his role as CEO of Canderel, retaining his role as Chairman.