Our Senior Executives

 

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Richard Barber

I am a Sales, Marketing & Operations Executive with an MBA and an analytical-technical background which is a unique combination to help companies create and execute growth strategy.

I have worked at IBM, Rogers, Celestica, and Computershare, where I have provided inspirational leadership for Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Service driving strong improvements in company results.

Most recently I worked at Computershare Canada as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. I also currently serve on 2 Board of Directors: The Canadian Professional Sales Association and Scientists in School.

Roles I am exploring include Chief Revenue Officer, EVP / SVP / Head of Business Development / Sales / Marketing or COO (including growth).

I have an Executive MBA from Queen's University and a Bachelors Degree in Physics from Western University.

I enjoy spending time with my family of 6 going skiing, golfing, dirt biking and driving sports cars.

 

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    Profitable Growth

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    Sales & Marketing Alignment

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    Transformational Leadership

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    Strategic Business Alignment

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    Building & Inspiring Teams

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    Customer Focus & Satisfaction

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    Innovation & Change Management

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    Tech Savvy & Data/Metrics Driven

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Jay Davis

For the last 10 years, as a global operations supply chain executive, I have been recruited to turn around and scale up organizations, with Volvo, Hammond Power Solutions and Canada Post. Including an assignment in Europe for 6 years as a global vice president, leading a group of experts in the deployment of a lean operating system in sales, operations, supply chain and engineering throughout Asia, Americas and Europe. Additional responsibilities included completing the due diligence and integration of recently acquired companies and deploying digital transformation strategies ensure all levels of leadership have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions.

I look forward to my next opportunity within the manufacturing, logistics, defense, construction or food sectors as a CEO/COO with a small to medium size company or a VP with a larger company within operations / supply chain or strategy.

 

Areas of Expertise

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    Lean Operating Systems

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    Strategy Development / Deployment

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    Program Management Office

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    Global Supply Chain / Logistics

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    M&A Joint Ventures

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    Engineering / Product Portfolio Development

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    Sales

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    Innovation / Collaboration

 

headshot, Steve Fretwell
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Steve Fretwell

I am a sales and business development expert with extensive experience in the development and execution of revenue growth strategies that helps leaders turn around poor performance and drive top line revenue and profit.

A results oriented executive and thought-provoking leader, I bring an unwavering focus on identifying and executing on emerging best practices for revenue growth that are powerful differentiators used only by industry leaders. I believe that emerging best practices for revenue growth are superior to the most common and pervasive best practices.

I bring an infectious positive mindset and curiosity about how organizations and their people can become overwhelmingly persuasive.

Adept at developing customer and stakeholder relationships at all levels, I am a highly effective leader and motivator of business development teams with a commitment to mentoring and developing teams to reach their full potential.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong professional presence.

 

Areas of Expertise

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    Go to Market Strategy Development

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    Coach & Mentor

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    Sales Management

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    New Product Development & Marketing

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    Automated Underwriting

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    Highly Competent Communicator

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    Stakeholder Management

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    Data Analytics

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Tim Knowles

I am a seasoned, growth company Chief Information Officer with a track record of team empowerment, digital transformation and revenue enablement. My confidence as a technology leader is a result of my IT architecture, solution delivery and digital engineering roots. I bridge the business and technology conversation with a unique capability to drive timely results in balance with strategic value attainment. I am seen as a compelling team builder, mentor and leader.

I am looking to bring value to medium or large IT organizations modernizing technology systems, driving digital efficiencies, engineering digital customer experiences while building data assets and business intelligence.

 

Areas of Expertise

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    Technology Strategy

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    Digital Product Engineering

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    Enterprise Architecture

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    Digital Customer Experience Transformation

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    System Modernization

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    ERP / Marketing Technology / eCommerce

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    Team Empowerment / Acceleration

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    Big Data / Business Intelligence

 

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Dan Lawrence

I am an accomplished business leader with over 25 years of experience marked with success in finance, operations, IT transformation, customer care and translating organizational vision and objectives into award-winning business outcomes. I am goal oriented with the ability to consistently identify opportunities to maximize organizational efficiencies and mitigate organizational risk. I have an uncompromising belief in the potential of well-developed teams and strive to improve the team and its individuals every day.

I am currently seeking a new role as a senior leader in an operations or finance capacity where I can put my experience and passion as a strategic business leader and team builder to work. Ideal roles would be President/CEO, COO, CFO, VP Operations or VP Finance.

I hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and am also a CPA, CMA.

 

Areas of Expertise

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    P & L Management

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    Strategic Planning

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    IT & Technology Driver

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    KPI Development & Reporting

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    Consensus Builder

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    Shareholder/Board relations

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    Process Improvement

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    Contract Negotiation

headshot, Frank Massey
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Frank Massey

I am a Financial Services Executive with a background in Governance, Risk and Compliance. My global span includes Western Europe, North America, and the Middle East, where I built a Risk Management department from the ground up and spearheaded regulatory governance programs. I worked for American Express, CIBC, Citigroup and Scotiabank. While leading enterprise risk management and compliance initiatives, I liaised with external audit, rating agencies and financial regulators.

Currently with an Artificial Intelligence solutions provider, I spoke at the CPA Ontario Association, Rotman School of Management, and the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services on "Artificial Intelligence: Optimizing Business Transformation, Reducing Risk & Scaling Profitability."

I earned a degree in Computer Science and Statistics as well as an MBA in Finance. Interesting and challenging roles I am exploring include VP, Governance, Risk, Compliance | Head of Risk Management, Analytics, Innovation, Business Transformation | Chief Risk & Compliance Officer.

 

Areas of Expertise

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    Regulatory Governance

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    Enterprise Risk Management

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    Compliance & Reputational Risk

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    Risk Strategy & Credit Policy

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    Business Transformation

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    Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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    Servant Leadership

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    Relationship Building

 

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Lynn Roger

Fluently bilingual senior HR executive, with deep experience leading transformational change, and a reputation for embracing disruption as a catalyst for the greater good. Through cross-functional collaboration, I have successfully led complex initiatives across a large global organization. I'm a forward thinking and pragmatic leader with an authentic and engaging leadership style, which enables transparency, agility and innovative ways of thinking.

As Chief Talent Officer, I was the principal architect of an industry leading talent management practice, where we achieved 40% representation of women in senior roles. As Chief Transformation Officer, I introduced "agile" ways of working across the organization, developed a workplace transformation strategy and led an enterprise-wide efficiency program that delivered $250MM savings in the first 12 months.

I am currently seeking a CHRO, Chief Talent Officer or COO role where my experience and energy can help propel an organization forward.

 

Areas of Expertise

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    Talent Management and Culture Building

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    Succession Planning & Leadership Development

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    Mergers & Acquisition, Corporate Integration

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    Employee Engagement, Experience & Insights

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    Trusted Advisor and Coach

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    Board Reporting & Corporate Governance

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    Organizational Transformation, Restructuring & Alignment

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    People Development, Mentoring, Talent Acquisition & Management