Dr. Pissaris has been an avid an entrepreneur responsible for launching numerous successful companies. One of her companies re-manufactured and distributed Previously Played™ video games accessories to over 10,000 retail location in Canada and the United States. The company went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In recognition of this success, Dr. Pissaris was nominated for the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the year award by the Royal Bank of Canada.
Her experience of transforming a small business into a multi-million dollar corporation has informed Dr. Pissaris’ current research on top management teams and their ability to contribute strategically to the organization. This research examines the importance of executive management compensation, executive turnover, and conflict in the boardroom. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been presented at several Academy of Management conferences.
Dr. Pissaris was recognized as Professor of the Year for the 2012/2013 Academic Year. She is also the recipient of the R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellow Award.