Experience You Can Count On
On Demand service model targeting organizations that need specific expertise and advise on an ad hoc, reoccurring and/or interim basis to assist with specific business challenges, brainstorming, guidance, reporting and operational efficiency. You gain access to senior executive and financial expertise to fill knowledge gaps or to cover situational needs for improved business performance. Consultant may work remotely and/or on-site based on needs.
Interim CFO Consultant Assignment - Finance & Corporate Services
Feb - Mar 2019
Provided interim CFO oversight for finance and corporate services portfolios during the recruitment period for a permanent CFO; and during the absence of the Director of Finance. While on the assignment, completed an independent review and findings report with observations and recommendations in the areas of business processes, procedures, policy, internal controls, system enhancements, executive management engagement and other organizational practices for consideration and improvement.
VP Strategy/Administration and CFO
Regina Airport Authority Inc.
2001 - 2018
Over seventeen years of C-suite executive management experience within the aviation industry. As a business professional, provided for effective corporate, strategic and business development planning leadership. Fulfilled all leadership responsibilities within finance, human resources, administration and technology in the alignment of corporate strategies with corporate goals and enterprise risks. Leveraged my extensive portfolio of responsibilities and collaborative communication skills in leading corporate governance renewal and in the crystallization of business development and implementation strategies.
Comptroller & Treasurer to the Board
Army & Navy Dept. Store Limited
1992 - 2001
Eight years of senior management experience with privately held mid-sized retail chain fulfilling all aspects within finance, human resources and administration in the alignment of corporate finance strategies with corporate goals including treasury and audit committee reporting responsibilities.
Audit Team Lead
Arscott & Partners Chartered Accountants
1984 - 1992
Eight years of experience within public practice in the areas of accounting, audit and business advisory services providing for an extensive and solid foundation and understanding of varied business dynamics.
Professional Affiliations / Board Membership
Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA, CMA)
- Chartered Accountant (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan (1992)
- Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Society of Management Accountants of Saskatchewan (1989)
Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D)
ICD.D designation (2018)
Thomas’ Circle of Care Inc
Member, Board of Directors and Chair (Nov 2019)
Phoenix Residential Society
Member, Board of Directors and Chair of Audit and Finance Committee (1990 - still active)
In the past served in capacity of Chair of Financial Affairs Advisory Committee
for Canadian Airports Council (CAC) and active member of the Small Airports Committee - Insurance Advisory to CAC
Vision (future state)
Working everyday to become the best human being I can be
Mission (approach & objective)
To encourage everyone I interact with to challenge the status quo for growth and independence, so we can meet challenges and realize upon opportunities to live life to its fullest potential
Values (convey important guidelines & core priorities)
- To Build connections and respectful relationships with all people
- To Grow through continual learning, experiences and self-reflection
- To inspire myself and others to take appropriate risk and action in doing the right thing
- To embrace hard work in being a man of value
- To live independently and to encourage independence in others
- To choose a high quality of life (in all areas) through self determination