With 20+ years of strategic and operational leadership experience I focus on three key elements for any business: Hiring and Coaching top talent, financial modelling/forecasting to sustain high growth rates, and deploying technology to lower expenses and increase efficiency.
At Zeemac, I built an outbound sales organization that made Zeemac one of the fastest growing independent lessors in BC before being acquired by Somerville Auto Group in a competitive mergers & acquisition process. I led a team of 64 people, and oversaw the implementation of new recruitment, compensation and training programs for the entire organization. I also developed new product lines including: telematics, fleet cards, appraisal services, fleet outfitting, and after market warranty and financing.
Prior to joining Zeemac, I was a founding partner in a Vancouver-based start-up self storage business. Starting with an initial bare land site in Coquitlam, I was part of the land development process and site design. I created the operating model to take the business to stabilized occupancy, and ultimately grew the business to four locations with over 2,700 units.
I obtained my MSc. of Industrial Relations, with Distinction, from the London School of Economics, and hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Diploma in International Industrial Relations from Erasmus University, Netherlands.