Jonathan Nadeau

Name: Jonathan Nadeau
Position: Analyst
Age: 25
Hometown: Oakville, ON
Current town: Toronto, ON
Millennial Type: Achiever

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As a kid, what was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an Architect. I used to watch Bob Vila instead of cartoons and then a family friend showed me a book about Art Deco- I was hooked. Still to this day I have architectural posters, models (most of the Lego Architecture series) and books all over my place.

Where did you go to school?

I attended the Telfer School of Management for a Bachelors of Commerce specializing in Entrepreneurship. I had the good fortune to serve as the president of the Entrepreneurs’ Club and I was the undergrad representative to the school council.

What is your favourite food?

For the purposes of answering this as truthfully as possible, wine is my favourite food. I grew up with both parents involved in the industry and I’ve never been able to escape it. It’s closely followed by the Steak Tartare from l’Express in Montreal. I’ve been know to drive all the way to Montreal just to eat it, then turn around and drive back to Toronto.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people can’t make the time of day for you. I know we all lead busy lives but that should not mean anyone is ignored. Everyone has something to contribute.

On a Saturday evening, what would you most like to do?

I’m probably out running my food truck, Rolling Pizza Co. We make woodfired pizzas for special events and music festivals on the weekends.

What role do you play in Abacus Data’s the Canadian Millennial research practice?

I work on many parts of Abacus’ Millennial research practice, from developing questions to analysing data. I’m always excited to get my hands on new data and I scour it for interesting point. I will also moderate the odd focus group or interactive session.

What do you most like about your job at Abacus Data?

I like the variety of work I get to do at Abacus. I work with an awesome team that know so much about so many different subjects. I have learned a lot in my time here, including topics I had never even thought about but turned out to be incredibly interesting.

Finally, what is the one thing people reading this should know about you?

I am a self proclaimed “cork dork” and have been collecting wine for as long as I have been able too. I now have a decent little collection and I keep adding to it as often as I can.

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