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Work History

Jan 2014Present

Chief Strategist

Careodex

Careodex is a unique start up in the healthcare talent acquisition field that uses an advanced algorithm to match care providers with professional organizations to reverse engineer the recruitment process to decrease the costs, time and human error associated with healthcare human resources.

Jan 1996Present

Business Architect

Private Business Consultant for small to medium size businesses, government offices and NFP's.

Provider of strategic consulting services in all business sectors. My specialty lies in being able to rapidly analyze your current business model to find new opportunities for growth, employee engagement and operational success to ensure increased productivity, reduced overheads and maximize profitability potential.

Nov 1995Present

Chief Executive Officer

RJF Healthcare Services

Starting with the firm over 20 years ago as the Manager of Business Development, I rose to the position of CEO 10 years ago due to my strategic successes, strong business management skills and innovations in the healthcare staffing, training and recruitment field. Have acquired experience in all areas of business management and operations, consistently increased both Gross Revenue and Net Income each year and have a record of improving overhead efficiency.

Due to strategic corporate innovations in both talent acquisition and technology RJF Healthcare has grown over 400% in the last ten years and increased its profit margin by 300%. 

RJF is the private sector leader in the healthcare staffing, training and recruitment industry in Atlantic Canada. Our strength has been forged on the development of strong relationships with all levels of government, community based organizations, private sector entities and one on one patient care advocacy and planning.

We have pioneered numerous healthcare initiatives which went from government pilot projects to tendered permanent programs offered by the Government of Nova Scotia. One of our early ongoing successes was the development of an external contingency staffing model for the capital Health District. This project began as the introduction of patient attendants into the care team model directly on unit floors. It's success allowed for the expansion of the program to all levels of unit care, from Registered Nurses to Unit Clerks. Initially the budget by Capital was $1 million dollars, today it sits at over $80 million and has proven to be an intricate model of improved on site patient care.

My direct strategic planning has allowed RJF to grow from a small family company to the largest private sector supplier of government funded continuing, acute, long term and community care programs in Nova Scotia . 

Past and present, I regularly  sit on government advisory committees to develop new healthcare strategies, programs, contracts, servicing agreements, technology innovations and recruitment methods to improve healthcare delivery throughout the province.

Apr 1994Oct 1995

Manager, Market Development

Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development

My first job out of university was as the Manager of Market Development for the Province of Nova Scotia. It involved planning and executing global trade missions, supervision of funding applications, business liaison to the Premier, budget development, department policy planning, trade officer support, international event management and the delivery of senior economic impact reports.

Education

Sep 1994Mar 2016

Lifelong Learning

School of Life

I am an avid reader and have researched, analyzed and implemented numerous forward thinking strategies based on evidence based research in the field of business architecture, behavioural economics, employee engagement, technology innovation, start ups, strategic planning and change management. I am in the process of writing my first book on successful business architecture lessons and methods. I have also been invited to be a Guest Lecturer at the Sobey School of Business and hope to build on this practice of being a mentor and coach to next generation business leaders.

Sep 1992Apr 1994

Masters of Economic Development

Dalhousie University

An intense two year multi disciplinary degree in general, behavioural and health economics.