OUR PEOPLE (ASSOCIATES)
Brad Gaulin, P.Eng., MBA, is a business coach & transformative change agent that has been transforming organizations for over 14 years as a consultant, & for over 40 years as a professional, executive & serial entrepreneur. Brad empowers leaders & their teams to grow their business by combining a proven agile growth transformation process with a conscious (ESG) business philosophy. Clients benefit from his extensive experience in strategy, innovation, business development, organizational design, operational excellence, team building, leadership & cultural transformation. He honed these skills in the upstream energy sector, engineering, construction, pipelining, industrial products/services, IOT automation, information & web technology.
Michael Palmer is a proven leader, entrepreneur, strategic leadership consultant & mentor. As a results driven executive coach, he brings over 35 years of experience in key areas; Acquisitions/M&A, branding, PR, PR, sales, marketing, franchise systems, E-commerce strategies, venture & angel capital (finance strategies), pitch coaching, entrepreneurial coaching/mentoring, & customer experience/success / engagement strategies. Mr. Palmer has participated on numerous advisory boards & boards. A family man who is a life-long learner & highly motivated to help business leaders get “un-stuck”!
Robert Welke - Acting in various executive and management roles, Robert has been able to make an immediate impact in every business he has worked in. He has developed extensive experience through starting & growing several small businesses over the past twenty-eight years in the upstream, O&G, environmental and financial services industries. His varied and multi-industry experience makes him a considerable asset to any company requiring operational expertise, process optimization, leadership, strategy development and execution, business, financial, operational excellence, change management, human resources as well as health and safety policy and procedure development. He graduated with a B.Comm. in Finance from UBC.
John C. Higgins, C.Dir. is a senior executive with more than 35 years’ experience in leadership roles with Cervus Equipment Corporation, Signature Tractor Inc. and J.D. Irving, Limited. He has a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas that include Strategy Development and Execution, Cultural Integration, Leadership Development, Operational Excellence and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in both public and private company settings. With an abundance of acquisition and acquisition integration experience, John has a strong understanding of and a proven track record in advancing growth and value creation.
Ken Kan, MSc., MBA, CIH, CRSP, - is a dynamic, business-oriented Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) / Sustainability (ESG) Executive, Board Director & Performance Strategist. His extensive 27-years of progressive growth includes Chief HSE Executive & VP at iconic GE (18 years). His diverse local to global experience runs across 10+ industries from Energy (Oil & Gas, Power, Nuclear), Infrastructure (Transportation, Aviation), Technology to Regulatory Enforcement. Ken’s collaborations leverage his proven track record of driving strategic/operational/tactical performance, accelerating organizational/cultural transformations and amplifying best-in-class successes. His engagements, from systems, compliance to crises, strive for innovative yet practical outcomes.
Deb Milimaka Miles is a C-Suite Executive, Corporate Professional with over 30 years extensive leadership and consulting experience. A Results driven sales executive with proven KPI’s and with experience in the people business directing high-growth, and high-performance teams. Deb has worked within the Financial, Retail, Technology and Cannabis sectors in many national and international, public & private companies such as Harvest One Cannabis Inc., SMART Technologies, Aguila Convergence Worldwide, Foxconn, Loblaws, The Odella Group, Future Shop, Hudson’s Bay, National Trust, Scotiabank and BMO. She has led global teams as the COO/CAO/CHRO/CTO and managed large-scale transformation. She has gained expertise in Start-ups, mergers / acquisitions / divestitures and has led numerous restructuring strategies in large and small corporations.
Van Luu, BSc. Computing Science, is a seasoned IT executive, team builder & entrepreneur with 20 years business & entrepreneurial experience. His experience focuses on technology, specifically software development, where he's built his expertise from software engineering to CTO/CIO leadership roles. His unique expertise comes from his key roles both building / selling software to his IT leadership developing strategy, building/buying software & implementation to ensure the technology is delivering bottom line results. His technology domains include Mobile, Finance, Banking, Retail, Broadcast, Utilities, Pipelines, Manufacturing, Construction & Agriculture.