Consultants

Directors

Bob Jolliffe, MBA, FCMC

business and IT strategic planning
organizational governance review
business process redesign
marketing planning: domestic + export
feasibility research and analysis
mentoring

Bob developed his senior level expertise and experience in strategic management, marketing and operations improvement during seven years with Du Pont and over his extensive professional career. His easy manner and ability to probe deeply to reveal key issues and perspectives that bear directly on the enterprise’s effectiveness quickly earns clients’ trust. In Bob’s strategic, marketing, and governance work, he adeptly challenges and coalesces executives’ thinking into a shared view of strategies, objectives, and plans.

Bob’s practice credo is professionalism. He is a Fellow Certified Management Consultant and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Medal for the Export of Technology in consulting.

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Rod Millar, P.Eng PMP

Project Management
Project Governance
Risk Assessment
Business Case Development
Negotiation 

Rod’s strength in all facets of Project Management stems from his many years in developing multi-stakeholder partnerships that apply information technology to the solution of business problems.

With more than thirty years of leadership experience in managing complex projects for both the public and private sectors, he applies clear thinking, strong analytic skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization. The result has been an impressive list of projects that have not only been delivered on-time and on-budget, but have generated high levels of end user satisfaction and accolades for his clients.

Rod is noted for his facilitation and applying the principles of interest based negotiation. He has been recognized by many clients for his skill in being able to confront the issues in challenging situations, not the people involved in them. The result has been an ability to move teams forward towards common goals and successful outcomes in environments where the risks have been significant and the potential for failure high.

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Terry Norman, M.Sc. (Bus. Admin.)

Financial management
Strategic management
Feasibility research and analysis
Business case development
Mentoring
Governance 

Terry’s consulting experience and hands-on business expertise spans 35 years throughout Canada and the United states. He has a wealth of experience in financial and strategic management of businesses ranging in size from small emerging companies to large public corporations.

Clients respect Terry’s ability to astutely analyze complex business situations and recommend to management practical solutions that will drive profitable growth.

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Carey Ryan, P.Eng., MBA

Over forty years experience in management (25 years in senior management), technical positions and consulting, much or it related to energy policy, regulation and the production, research and development, and use of energy. Activities included:

  • Both membership on and reporting directly to Boards of Directors, including membership on the Canada Nova Scotia  Offshore Petroleum Board (1990 – 1993)
  • Seven years experience in the not-for-profit sector, including 4 years as vice-president and acting president of a regional multi- stakeholder organization
  • Negotiation of complex regulatory, financial and royalty agreements
  • Long range strategic planning and the development and implementation of annual financial and business plans
  • Program development, implementation and management
  • Management of up to 55 staff and $9 million annual budget
  • Industrial engineering and operations research projects involving energy, tourism, forestry and manufacturing

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Virginia MacDonald, B.A.

Health facilities strategic planning

    • role studies
    • master programs
    • and functional programming

Health facilities program development Acute and continuing care planning and evaluation

Virginia MacDonald’s entire career has been devoted to the health care and social services field in various government positions in Ontario and Nova Scotia and in consulting work in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. She is a retired partner of KPMG with whom she has continued to collaborate over the past several years. Her experience spans over 40 years of dedication to the health field.

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John MacManus, BA, PMP

Provincial and Federal Government
Telecommunications
Information Technology
Emergency Preparedness
Event Management 

John MacManus has over 30 years experience working with businesses and the government sector in many areas including project management, procurement support, strategic sales, IT, telecommunications, new business development and event management . This experience has been derived from many challenging and successful engagements.
John’s flexibility and effective communications style have contributed to his success in working with teams and individuals to define needs and to deliver results.

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Donald Shiner, Ph.D., CD, CPSM

interim management
marketing planning: domestic + export
feasibility research and analysis
business case development
competitive intelligence
mentoring 

Donald’s strength as a consultant comes from his solid grounding in the theory and application of the discipline of marketing.

As he moved from the academic to the business world in the early 1990s his focus has been on solving day-to-day marketing problems and answering the market based questions that form the basis of marketing action.

It is understanding the consumer, how they think, their hopes and desires, and the role that products and services play in everyday living that is at the heart of Don’s professional practice. Bringing that understanding to a marketing problem and then finding a practical solution is his strength.

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