Ridabock Rides Back Into Town
Nobody's calling Chris Ridabock old, but it feels inadequate to call him "experienced" when you know DTZ Canada's new national group chairman had a data-business career before being recruited in 1975 by JJ Barnicke (DTZ's predecessor). Chris, after three-years in non-compete exile, is on a mission to build the DTZ's national profile, as he did in the 1980s. (DTZ is 47,000 people in 208 offices over 52 countries.) "We're expanding and we have hires in the works," the former TBoT chair told us in his downtown Mississauga office, which overlooks where he once did deals from a construction trailer, shackled to a landline. "There was nothing here; we used to feed Gordon Shipp's horses on our lunch break."