John Gallinger is CEO of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), an independent, not-for-profit, fee-for-service organization that provides a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service for medical training throughout Canada. Since joining CaRMS in 2015, John has focused his efforts on building collaborative client, partner and stakeholder relationships to improve and enhance the CaRMS client experience. John has also used his considerable expertise and knowledge to focus on areas such as strategy execution, operational excellence, responsible and transparent financial stewardship, system reliability and enhancement, and the generation and provision of robust data to aid in decision making at all levels.
Prior to his tenure as CEO of CaRMS, John gained extensive leadership experience in the health care, professional services and resources sectors. He has worked with boards and senior teams developing and executing strategies to achieve superior performance in client experience, operational excellence and financial sustainability. His prior experience in for-profit and not-for-profit settings includes executive-level roles with prominent Canadian organizations such as VON Canada, Enbridge and Emco.
John is an active volunteer, having held numerous community and industry-based board positions while also doing individual volunteer work with adult literacy groups and Habitat for Humanity. John is also an avid endurance athlete, competing in marathons and triathlons. He lives in Ottawa with wife Patti and enjoys traveling to visit their five sons and rapidly expanding families.