BUSINESS & INNOVATION CONSULTANT
20+ years of manufacturing project management and technology innovation strategy; Versatile industry intrapreneurship and leadership.
SKILLS and STRENGTHS
Business strategy, risk analysis and planning; Business Model and Strategy Canvas;
Lead group innovation and design thinking workshops: Concept Mapping, Affinity Diagrams, Story Boarding;
Financial management, planning, analysis and budgeting; Strategy Maps, Balanced Score Card and Activity Based Costing;
Develop project scopes, plans, objectives, and KPI's; Track milestones and deliverables using MS Project.
An analytical thinker who is able to identify business risks and efficiencies;
Strong stakeholder presenter and PowerPoint builder, cross-functional team leader, collaborator and negotiator.
Identify and analyze key industry trends and write research reports; Blue Ocean Strategy & Market Validation Canvas.
Kent Success Consulting – Business & Innovation Consultant/Founder, Toronto, Ontario (Nov. 2017 - );
Providing innovative programs and strategies for real measurable results and greatness.
No matter what stage your business is at, I will advise and guide you through business growth, innovation, and success strategies to get the real results that you need.
l provide unbiased advice and strategies to uncover solutions that people close to your business have overlooked, so you can focus on putting your ideas into action.
RAMP Group – Project Manager, Waterloo, Ontario (2017);
Determined resources for completing large innovation projects on time and within budget using MS Project;
Managed complex production innovation projects for multi-national manufacturing clients;
Managed client relationships through email, team WebEx meetings, phone and onsite meetings;
Managed budget forecasts and wrote client status reports and change order requests.
TD Bank Innovation Lab – Innovation Program Analyst, Kitchener, Ontario (Communitech), (2016);
Researched innovation articles and methodologies to help assess and evaluate TD Lab's partner innovation projects;
Interviewed senior corporate managers;
Developed several digital TD template tools, from data analysis, for improved partner transparency;
Wrote innovation analysis reports and made presentations to TD Lab manager.
Eleven-x – Business Success Analyst, Waterloo, Ontario (Accelerator Centre), (2015-16);
Wireless IoT LoRa network system builders and innovative microprocessor engineers.
Researched, interviewed and analyzed IoT wireless semiconductor companies for strategicindustry information;
Wrote IoT semi-conductor industry analysis reports;
Developed a strategic database of potential wireless semi-conductor partners and clients.
JDK Project Consulting – Project Management Consultant, Toronto, Ontario (2010-15);
Global technology research and advice;
Production technology consulting with written reports and client presentations;
Efficiency and innovation project management and strategy development – Short-termcontracts.
Stackpole International – Automation Project Manager, Mississauga, Ontario, (2000-09);
Multi-national award-winning designer and manufacturer of precision engineered powertrain components and oil pump systems.
Compiled and implemented in-process data analytics with innovative programming techniques on several projects. Result: Scrap rate was reduced by 18%;
Increased production operation throughput with innovative automation programming. Result: Revenues were increased by 150% over a 7-year period;
Strategized with management on operations improvements. Using Agile processes, analyzed in-process programs then led a re-programming initiative for improved efficiency. Result: Cycle times were reduced by 33%;
Monitored project milestones and deliverables against schedules, budgets and KPI's;
Prioritized advanced technology solutions with Sr. management;
Managed numerous automation projects ($75k - $2M), defining scopes, objectives and plans. Result: Output quadrupled in 8 years, reducing costs up to 50%;
Monitored and analyzed project supplier procurements and developed new vendor partner specifications for components and systems. Result: Attained discount agreements of 14% to 20%;
Wrote technical reference manuals and trained personnel on updated automation equipment.
Exco Technologies, Engineering Div. – Automation Specialist, Newmarket, Ontario, (1996-2000);
A global leader in engineering and building large high pressure die cast tooling for industry. Interchangeable Slide concept pioneers and multi NADCA & OEM award winners.
Consult and provide innovative programmable PLC and automation control solutions;
Team-up with ME & EE engineers on special R&D prototype programs and testing;
Collaborate on equipment CapEx budgets and procurement for R&D test centre;
Travel with executive managers to learn customer NPI operations specifications;
Specify, negotiate, and procure various automation equipment and control systems.
United Technologies, Otis Elevator Div. – Field Project Manager, Toronto, Ont. (1989-93);
A multinational, multi award-winning leader, in the design, engineering and manufacturing of elevators, escalators and moving walkways for commercial buildings, high-rises and public buildings.
Started out as construction superintendent's assistant - procuring equipment and materials, doing field employee computer payroll, assisting with material logistics;
Responsible for construction department warehouse;
Became a field project manager, responsible for elevator installations up to $800k.
KMRA Non-Profit Association – Founder and President; Mississauga/Haliburton, Ontario (1999-2011);
A members’ association to fund, build, and maintain a 1.8 km private cottage road.
Collaborated with 3 levels of government and consulted project stakeholders on an effective 1.8 km private member cottage road design;
Analyzed scenarios and made several presentations. Project approved within 6 months;
Developed project scope, objectives, plans and capitalization budget;
Deliverables completed on budget and schedule within very tight permit deadlines;
Developed private cottage road association policies with members.
Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET), Conrad School, University of Waterloo, (2015-16);
An innovative accelerated business degree, specializing in technology business management and entrepreneurship.
Norman Esch Scholarship Award for research and business plan.
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com), York University, Toronto (2011-15);
Key Electives: Project Management, Technology Mgmt., Business Strategy, Managing Teams, Digital Marketing, Qualitative Research, Management Information Systems, Management Policy, Finance, Organizational Theory & Design.
On the Dean's List.
Diploma – Industrial Control Systems, Automation, Humber College, Toronto (1994-1996);
William G. Bell achievement award recipient.
Fundamentals of Management Consulting (CMC), University of Waterloo, (2016);
Technical Sales (TSC), University of Waterloo, (2016);
Project Management (PMBOK), York University, (2014);
Canadian Securities Course (CSC); Personal Financial Planning (PFP); Conduct & Practices Handbook (CPH), – Canadian Securities Institute, Toronto, (2009-11).