Tom Szaky ’01
Industry: Sustainable Entrepreneurship
The founder and CEO of TerraCycle, a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials (the company has won more than 50 awards for entrepreneurship); named the “#1 CEO under 30” in the July 2006 issue of Inc. magazine.
On UCC’s Impact: “The big thing I appreciate, that was unique to the setting, were the resources, the extras. It wasn't just geography. I came up with ideas and I could test them. A big part of education is testing,” he told The Globe and Mail. “I was able to run a big fashion show; that had never been done before. It was the biggest production the school had ever seen. I was able to look beyond grades and think outside the box.”