CO-FOUNDER / VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
I was born in Montreal Quebec. Several decades, companies and Canadian cities later I arrived in Calgary, Alberta, which today I call home. For over 30 years I’ve had the privilege to work with, and learn from, some amazing people in several world-class organizations across Canada.
I have held a wide variety of roles in the Information Technology space, beginning as a software developer, solutions architect, project manager and executive. During this time, I’ve experienced first-hand, the dramatic advancements and evolution of information technology and how it has changed the way companies and people do business with each other and how they have adapted to these new technologies they were the initial architects of.
Technology is what I have done and understand but people are my passion and what drives me. Trust and integrity are the values I hold dear and are what guide me in life, both personally and professionally. It is how iugoWerx is run and with an extensive people network in a highly competitive market it is how we enjoy success!
DIRECTOR, TALENT AND CLIENT RELATIONS
I am a senior IT professional with over 20 years of technology and management expertise. I began my career in the telecommunications field as a project analyst for Telus and then on to a management role heading up the telecom team for Best Buy Canada.
I am an innovative individual who led my team to one of the first (and largest) VOIP platform implementations in Canada for Best Buy. I quickly discovered that I had a penchant for leading and mentoring people and stayed in management roles of varying degrees until I found an affinity for IT placement and recruitment. Connecting clients with the right resources and resources with the right clients quickly became my passion.
I have placed countless resources at a success rate of 99% during my tenure. I became a Certified Professional Recruiter in 2015 and joined iugoWerx as Director, Talent and Client Relations in the spring of 2016.
I am a positive, enthusiastic client support and recruitment specialist who delivers and supports clients and resources throughout their journey. I don’t look at this as business, I look at it as a relationship.
CO-FOUNDER / VP OPERATIONS & CHANGE CONSULTING
I was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in Calgary, Alberta, which I’m proud to call home. I am bilingual and believe that embracing diversity will bring the best out of all of us.
As Co-founder of iugoWerx, I left a senior management position to join iugoWerx full-time in May 2016 where I established and today lead, our Change Consulting practice. I am also responsible for the design and oversight of all internal and external iugoWerx operational processes and systems.
I bring over 25 years of Business and Information Technology experience to iugoWerx along with a reputation for building strong relationships across all levels, cultures and generations within an organization and within the community.
In leading our Change Consulting Practice, I partner with LaMarsh Global, leveraging their Managed Change™ Model and Methodology and the principles of Organizational Design and Leadership Development to help leaders prepare their people for changes that lay ahead.
Giving back and “connecting” to the community is very important to me. I volunteer my time once a week at the Distress Centre where I provide crisis counselling to those in distress. I also mentor young women in business to help them advance in their careers.
VP OFFSHORE SOLUTIONS
I was born in Montreal, Quebec and have lived and worked in various cities across Canada and various countries abroad.
I now reside in Kigali, Rwanda and joined iugoWerx in March 2017, where I will oversee the development and go-forward operations of iugoWerx’s offshore practice.
Consolidating the top IT talent in the capital city of this African nation, I bring 28 years of international experience in corporate sales, management and leadership to the team in a variety of industries ranging from the airline and high-tech industries to pharmaceuticals and energy development and services. With a direct focus on results and history of on-time and on-budget delivery, I provide direction to get the job done and more importantly get it done right the first time through a collaborative leadership style and people-focused approach. I leverage the best in each team member for synergistic results, far beyond the individuals’ skills.
My wife Kathy and I believe in building into the lives of others in a significant way. We moved to Rwanda with a mission to create sustainable employment opportunities that address local poverty and hunger through education and social enterprise. Connecting to the local community is what drives us.