Meet our experts!
CEO & Founder
“I live to create training and learning that drives the business and empowers their people.”
I am an international business, brand, and people performance expert, educator, practitioner, and the author of Unconventional Business—3 Startling Truths for Corporate Prosperity®. As founder of BPh and the Unifying Philosophy® (UPh: a UPh is a company’s DNA in 6 words or less), I help some of the world's best companies (Fortune 1000 and private / family-owned businesses) achieve extraordinary business performance and well-being. My internationally renowned system successfully overcomes complex, chronic, and systemic challenges facing even the most successful companies. Since 1991, I have created, built, and executed over 150 Brand Identities, and have established over 40 UPh Strategies for leading private and family-owned enterprises in Canada, the United States, Bermuda, England, and India. BPh and a client success story was featured in PROFIT Magazine's cover story on The BIGGEST LIE IN BUSINESS—How Most Entrepreneurs Deceive Themselves by Claiming to Know Their Competitive Advantage (Nov 2008). I also presented successful UPh case studies at the 2006 FFI conference in San Francisco (Decoding the Family Business DNA), as well as the 2009 7th Annual PROFIT 100 CEO Summit (Make More Money with your Brand). I have designed and delivered over 300 instructor lead workshops and seminars for CEOs, professionals, and managers and their staff. My broad experience across a diverse range of industries include healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, heavy equipment, engineering, construction, telecom, food service, and financial services. My learning expertise spans both instructor, e-Learning, and virtual learning design methodologies. Client projects include TD, Scotiabank, LoyaltyOne, Adidas, Xerox, Starbucks, Warner Brothers, Golf Town, Sears, CAA, KIA, TJX, and UHN. My most recent publication was accepted at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) World Conference on e-Learning, titled: Changing Cancer Care by Changing Disorienting Dilemmas in October 2015. I deliver innovation, passion, and strategic savvy to create engaging, relevant, and inspiring workshops and keynotes. Since 2012, I have mentored 100+ undergrads and new grads, providing relevant work experience to help them land their first job. My mentorship program boasts a 75+% placement rate. I am a double graduate of Carleton University, Ottawa, with a B.Eng. and B.ID degree. I live in the Toronto area with my wife and 2 children.
VP Business Development
"I am an enabler who thrives on helping companies turn their vision into reality."
With over 20 years experience leading complex technology focused initiatives in the telecom and financial services sectors, I have successfully delivered operational savings, increased revenues and elevated customer satisfaction for companies. My past portfolio has spanned across the entire business value chain, encompassing all phases from presales to billing, within the quote to cash flow. I maximize value by providing the cohesive link between business and technology teams. Recognized for the ability to telescope from the macro to the micro and back, I drive alignment between business strategy, implementation and sustainment. Embedding change management within the delivery cycle and beginning with the end in mind are two key techniques in my approach to ensure quality outcomes for all stakeholders. At Interactive PDF, my personal goal is to improve how our clients increase their operational productivity, people performance and profitability. Let me help you accelerate your return on investment, by learning better, faster and easier.
People Success Partner
Human Resource professional with proven capabilities in solving People Challenges facing businesses and Coaching Professionals for Career & Personal Success. I have lived and worked in Canada, USA and India.
My capabilities are a result of my roles with World Class Organizations, and advanced education followed by Certification from the best HR Institutions in the United States and Canada.
I was born in Chicago, raised in Toronto, lived in Vancouver, and now my heart remains out west. I pride myself on being a hardworking and detail-oriented professional and serial entrepreneur. I enjoy living life to the fullest and experiencing everything the world has to offer by having fun with family, friends especially through great food! I am motivated, proficient at problem-solving, and possess excellent interpersonal skills that have helped me to consistently develop valuable relationships while engaging in business across several industries. I have spent my life amassing years of experience in multiple disciplines including the fields of sales, marketing, international business, concert venue & restaurant ownership, television, film, music and entertainment management etc. I use my background and plethora of life experience to keep up with market trends and stay up to date on changing industry standards. I pride myself on providing value for clients by meticulously managing accounts, consulting with all levels within the organization including the CXO’s on specific business issues. I’ve always found that working together to achieve targets and develop innovative & high-impact proposals will drive upward growth.
Client Success Specialist
I recently earned my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. While my education focused primarily on sciences, my work and leadership experience focused on physical fitness and improving mental health.
I believe in promoting and improving mental health through any type of physical activity, as long as it keeps the blood running and the endorphins pumping.
One interesting fact about me is that I am an explorer. No mountain is too high, no water is too deep. My curiosity will always get the better of me, and has gotten me into trouble before. From consuming a ghost pepper, (I do not recommend!) to protesting G20 summits (stay way, and I mean way clear of tear gas).
My preferred method of experiencing new cultures when travelling is to find the darkest, most out of the way restaurant and bar, dine on local cuisine, and discuss regional politics with the owner over a glass of wine or pint of beer (depends on the local).
I am excited to be a part of this team and to work on a project that has the potential to improve the workplace for many people.
Branding & Marketing
"I live to to give small businesses a voice"
I have more than 20 years of experience in marketing and technology. I am largely self-taught, as one of my main passions in life is learning. I work with a team of other talented people helping businesses achieve growth through marketing. I act as a manager and creative director, overseeing the following:
- Logo design
- Branding/Identity work
- Mobile friendly branding
- Graphic design work
- Company naming with a neologistic approach
- Philosophy statements
- Photography work and post production
- Video work and editing (documentary style approach)
- Complete website building of any complexity
- Complete marketing plans including social media marketing, search engine optimization, and image-centric marketing (pinterest, tumblr, instagram)
- Domain registration service and securing of social media accounts
- Social media usage planning and training In my spare time, I enjoy making music, spending time outdoors, and learning.