Teo Salgado (HBA 1997)

Teo SalgadoPrincipal, VerveSmith, Ltd.

After a career spanning nearly 20 years at two of Canada’s premier research universities, Teo Salgado launched VerveSmith, Ltd., an education consultancy serving clients from around the world. The firm offers advisory services to prospective students and families seeking boarding school and post-secondary programs in Canada and the US, and provides ESL programs in Toronto and Porto Alegre, Brazil.

A highly regarded higher education professional, Salgado began his career in in student recruitment at the University of Toronto, before moving to Western University to lead the creation of its international student recruitment program. He returned to the University of Toronto to head outreach to alumni outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Never one to let institutional silos get in the way of a good thing, he also expanded U of T’s educational programming to alumni in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area through the U of T In Your Neighbourhood program. In recognition of his professionalism and service orientation, he was awarded the University of Toronto’s Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidents’ Staff Award in 2013.

Salgado is a graduate of the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. As a U of T student, he was a director of the Erindale College Students' Union and president of the Students’ Administrative Council. Currently he serves as a director of the McGill University Alumni Association (Toronto) and the University of Toronto at Mississauga 50th Anniversary steering committee.

Teo is an associate member with the Independent Educational Consultants Association, and member of the Higher Education Consultants Association, the National Association for College Admission Counselling, and the International Association for College Admission Counselling.

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