Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Mick Lautt is a graduate of University of Manitoba’s Recreation Management and Community Development program. With a focus on leadership and wellness, he has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others through multiple community and business initiatives.
After co-founding an adventure based learning company working with youth and staff teams, he recognized the alarming drop out rates among indigenous teens in Winnipeg and co-founded an organization called the Choices Youth Program. While running his first business and teaching at the University, Mick started a whitewater kayaking school, and spent his evenings with the Choices Youth Program running customized and targeted intervention programs for ten years. This effort positively impacted the lives of over one thousand young people in Manitoba.
Mick then created Taiga Consulting to help companies solve their human resource and organizational structural issues. Mick led Taiga from a kitchen table start-up, to a nationally recognized consultancy providing director level guidance to a roster of over 100 blue chip clients including Boeing, The Investors Group, and Parks Canada.
As Co-Founder and CEO of Scimar Mick is focused on building a company that can address the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. In that role, he provides leadership to both branches of the company: the science team in the lab and those conducting clinical trials; and the business development unit focused on growing the company’s value.
In leading these diverse and dynamic teams, Mick calls upon his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, business development consultant, and leadership development specialist. His approach to business is characterized by his passion for individual and community well-being, sound decision-making, and creativity. He aims to bring out excellence in others.
In his spare time, you’ll likely find Mick in a boat or on a bike. A lifelong adventure athlete, he holds whitewater kayaking instructor training programs. Mick also serves as a volunteer Board Director of the Dauphin Derailleurs Cycle Club and President of the Parkland Paddling Club, both of which he co-founded.