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Summary

  • A proven record of accomplishment in conducting requirements planning, feasibility studies and system and organization-wide strategic systems architectures and implementation.
  • Successfully managed feasibility assessments as well as software development programs for projects in Canada, the United States, England, Australia and the 12 Caribbean Commonwealth countries.
  • Senior Change Management Consultant. Completed major process redesign exercises in both the public and private sectors.
  • Business Architect. Elicited business needs and priorities of varied organizations.
  • Technology Architect responsible for the requirements planning and development of a global architecture.
  • Earned designations as a Certified Management Consultant, Information Systems Professional, Information Technology Certified Professional, Project Management Professional, Prince2 Practitioner and a security clearance level of Secret with the Government of Canada.

Work History

Oct 2007Present

Vice President, Consulting Services

Paradigm Consulting Group Inc.

Gary is responsible for the Winnipeg Consulting Services Practice. He continues his focus on identifying and delivering consulting engagements, helping clients innovate and implement new business and technology models, the delivery of successful projects as well as identification of professional personnel to create profitable business growth. He is also responsible for the development of intellectual capital for best practices in management consulting and business process management.

Feb 2007Sep 2007

Managing Partner

Paradigm Consulting Group Inc.

Responsible for identifying and delivering consulting engagements, helping clients innovate and implement new business and technology models, the delivery of successful projects as well as business development and identification of professional personnel to create profitable business growth.

Aug 2003Jan 2007

Director, Management Consulting

Paradigm Consulting Group Inc.

Specific accomplishments:

  • Successful delivery of an eBusiness project for one of the major information technology organizations in Western Canada.
  • Development of intellectual capital for best practices in project management, architecture, management consulting and business process management.
Mar 2000Jul 2003

Principal Consultant

Hewlett-Packard Canada, Inc.

Responsible for regional development activity to create profitable business growth by identifying and delivering high level consulting engagements that created structured intellectual capital, improved image and client retention. Specific accomplishments:

  • Translated global service offerings into client business solutions.
  • Recommended partners to clients for opportunities outside HP Consulting focus.
  • Developed client business plan with Enterprise Account team, focusing primarily on solutions to satisfy client needs.
  • Grew solution focus area revenues within assigned client base.
  • Managed a healthy business funnel as well as forecasting orders and selling resource needs.
  • Ensured smooth hand-off to Project Manager, assisted in project issue resolution and collaborated to ensure overall account profitability.
  • Negotiated value based pricing of engagements and ensured value of Structured Intellectual Capital (SIC) was factored into HP Consulting pricing.
Mar 1995Mar 2000

Director of Professional Services

LGS Group Inc.

Responsible for the development of strategies to retain and secure professional personnel to support the growth of business within the Winnipeg region. Specific accomplishments:

  • Managed the resources involved in the delivery of professional services to clients including personnel assignment and the establishment of rates.
  • Implemented professional standards and practices.
  • Reviewed and developed proposals.
  • Ensured adherence to quality practices, methodologies, standards and tools.
  • Supported business development and marketing.
19901995

Senior Management Consultant

LGS Group Inc.

Responsible for providing business strategy, helping clients innovate and formulate technology-enabled business models to create breakthrough positions in the marketplace. Specific accomplishments:

  • Developed strategy and business issues identification and resolution.
  • Managed strategic relationships with the clients' senior management and acted as a trusted advisor in transforming the clients' business.
  • Led in the resolution of strategic, business and implementation issues. This included defining client problems, analyzing data and formulating recommendations,
  • Leveraged large business transformation programs and Systems Integration projects by creating a business case that clearly linked the benefits/value that clients would receive.
  • Visioning & Internet-enabled Scenarios of the future ways of doing business
  • Business Plan & Business Case Formulation
  • Business & Internet Alignment, IS/IT Strategy & Architectures
19941995

Sessional Lecturer

University of Manitoba

As an instructor in the Certificate Program in Information Systems, Gary was responsible for the development and delivery of the course in Project Management for the program.

19851991

Director, Consulting Services

Westburn Consultants

Had a long-term involvement with controlled agricultural commodities in Canada. This experience included numerous economic development, as well as information systems projects, with the Manitoba Egg Producers' Marketing Board and the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency.

Involved in the grain industry, as well as the red meat sector, with projects for the processing industry and the Manitoba Pork Est.

19811985

Director, Systems Development

Homestead Computer Services Ltd.

As Director, Consulting Services and Systems Development for Homestead Computer Services Ltd., managed software development practices and programs for projects in Canada, the United States, England and Australia.

This activity involved the management of the development and delivery of multiple large-scale projects both within the Winnipeg office and at various client sites overseas.

19701985

President

Craven Farms Ltd.

Responsibilities included administration and management of a one thousand hectare cropping enterprise as well as co-ordination of custom grain drying, seed sales and agricultural commodity marketing services in special crops.

19801981

President

Comcon Communications Ltd.

Initiated and co-ordinated: a market newsletter, commodity information radio broadcasts, market commentary on the Grassroots database, and consulting projects in market research and analysis.

19791980

Research Associate, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Business Mana

University of Manitoba

Designed and implemented data collection procedures for cost of production research. Additional duties involved the design and implementation of a computer analysis and simulation study.

Presentations

"Preparing for the Electronic Publishing Wave" - Integrating CD-ROM Research into the Law Office. - presented to the National Conference of the Canadian Bar Association.

"Surf'n the Net" - Can the Risks be Addressed?"  - presented to the Western Regional Conference of Internal Auditors Association of Canada.

in-Vent:  Business Process Engineering - presented to the National Conference of the Canadian Information Processing Society

"Financial Services in Marketspace" - presented to the Technology Planning Session of Credit Union Central of Manitoba

"Project Management for Professionals" - workshop presented to The Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Manitoba.

"Is your Project Under Control - Putting the Shrapnel Back in the Grenade"  - workshop presented to the joint conference of the Project Management Institute and the Canadian Information Processing Society

"Year 2000 - Critical Success Factors" - presented to the Internal Auditors' Association of Manitoba and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada.

"The Millennium Challenge" - presented to the Canadian Business Telecommunications Alliance.

"Critical Success Factors in Supporting Year 2000 Implementation and Contingency Planning Efforts"  - presented to the Progress thru Sharing joint conference of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association and the Internal Auditors Association

Strategic Planning for Information Resource Management presented to a joint workshop for Certified Management Accountants Association

"Translating IT Activities into Value" presented to a meeting of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association and the Internal Auditors Association of Manitoba

"Emerging Practices & Priorities for IT / IM Management" presented the conference Improving IT Results and Project Managementof the Information Systems Audit & Control Association and the Internal Auditors Association of Manitoba

"Enabling Service Management: -- ITIL! -" presented to a meeting of The Winnipeg Chapter Of The Information Systems Audit And Control Association (ISACA)

Education

1981

M.Sc.

1975

B.S.A.

1974

B.Sc.

Certifications

Jun 2011Jun 2016

Management of Risk (M_o_R)

APMG International
Sep 2009Present

International Professional Practice Partnership Professional (IP3P)

International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3)
1994Present

Certified Management Consultant, (CMC)

Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Manitoba
1989Present

Information Systems Professional of Canada (I.S.P.)

Canadian Information Processing Society
1980Present

Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.)

Manitoba Institute of Agrologists
Sep 2008Present

Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP)

International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)
2006Present

Fellow Certified Management Consultant, (FCMC)

Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Manitoba
Jul 2010Jul 2015

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)

Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
Apr 2009Apr 2014

PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner

APMG
1999Dec 2011

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute

Interest

Agriculture

Agricultural Institute of Canada

Canadian Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Association

Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association

Manitoba Institute of Agrologists

Vice-President, Registrar and Executive Director

Defence

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Management

Canadian Association of Management Consultants

Director, National Certification Board

Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Manitoba

Past President

TEDxManitoba

Chair, Speakers Committee

Informatics

Canadian Information Processing Society Winnipeg

Director – Professionalism

Canadian Information Processing Society of Manitoba

Past President

Vice President

Treasurer

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Technology Innovation Committee

Project Management

Project Management Institute

Leadership

Scouts Canada

Leader

Secret

Department of National Defence