Sandra Bekhor - Biography

M.B.A.         B.Sc. Physiology          B.Sc. Architecture 

When I meet clients for the first time they are often curious about my circular career path.

I come from a family of physicians. My dad wanted me to be a doctor (I suspect he still does!), which encouraged me to attain a degree in the Physiology Honours program at McGill University. However, being of a creative nature I ultimately decided to continue to study at McGill in Architecture.

In my first year as an architecture student, I found that I shared Frank Lloyd’s Wright’s life-long inspiration: a series of educational blocks for children designed by Friedrich Froebel in 1830, the Gifts.

Upon graduation, I initiated my career as a budding designer for Irwin Toy in Toronto. I was hired to design a new edition of a construction toy called Girder and Panel that subsequently sold at Toys R Us for many years and continues to be available on e-Bay and collector sites today.

While working under the direction of the Marketing Manager I learned a great deal about the business and marketing strategy that complemented my design skills, and as a result eagerly decided to pursue an MBA at the University of Toronto.

Since 1992, I have been working in leading brand, marketing and business management roles for global entrepreneurial companies based in Toronto and Montreal.

In September 2005 I launched Bekhor Management enabling a return to my grassroots: architecture and healthcare, as a marketing and business consultant to professional practices. A natural fit.