We are a management consulting firm in Vancouver, BC, helping small- and medium-sized businesses solve their business challenges and become more efficient and profitable.
Our clients are small- and medium-sized businesses from various industries. They need expert outside advice to assist them in identifying their business challenges, finding practical solutions and implementing those solutions. The result they expect is more success whether due to increased sales or reduced costs. Our clients face challenges in financial planning and budgeting, operations and processes, data manipulation and exploration, and strategic planning. They seek our services due to the objective expert analysis and recommendations that are not available to them internally due to a lack of expertise or resources, or the unbiased attitude and perspective that we as outside experts can provide.
Although our methodologies and expertise are applicable to a wide range of businesses in various industries, we have accumulated many years of direct experience in two Focus Industries that can be put to work for our clients.
In addition to internally using our suite of Services in our analyses for every client project, we also offer these services on a stand-alone basis for clients who have identified and require a particular service to address their need.
The final deliverable is a report that clearly identifies the challenge the business is facing, the objectives sought, and the solution presented as recommendations to be implemented by management. The final deliverable is backed up by the analyses performed, the methodologies used, and the necessary supporting data and documentations.
In the case of a project that includes implementation by us, the final deliverable will include both a report as discussed above and support for the implementation of the recommendations contained therein to effect the necessary changes in the organization.
We came together to start this practice out of our desire and interest to solve business challenges and help companies in our community prosper. Business is our passion and we are dedicated to making a meaningful positive impact on the organizations with which we work.
We are results driven and work with businesses until they achieve their desired outcomes - that is our promise to our clients. We are guided by our core value pillars of integrity, empathy, and curiosity – these form the basis of all our interactions with clients.
- Offer a transparent, reliable, and predictable consulting process.
- Offer financial, operational, and analytics solutions, enabled by technology.
- Offer creative solutions, based on cutting edge knowledge and approach.
- Take a long-term approach to our client engagements – we are invested in our clients’ success.
Contact us for a complimentary consultation to assess your project’s scope and cost.
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Our two principals, Mahmoud and Arash, met at UBC while working on their MBA degrees a decade ago and have been friends and colleagues since. Through studying and working together, Mahmoud and Arash discovered they are bound by common values. They also learned they both have a professional interest in sharing their knowledge and experience with other business owners and contributing to the success of their businesses. Given their shared values and professional interests they decided to form a business partnership with the objective of helping the small- and medium-sized business community by providing business consulting services in the areas of finance, operations, data and analytics, and strategy.
In addition to our two principals who manage and supervise every client project, we also have a team of subject matter experts who join us on projects as needed to add the necessary specific skills required in a particular consulting project. Our subject matter experts specialize in finance, operations, marketing, human resources, and data analytics and business intelligence. With such an approach and such expert resources at their disposal our clients can rest assured that we have the right team to tackle their project and deliver their desired results.
Examples of Past Experiences (1 of 4)
- Shaping high performing teams and creating functional departments by sourcing talent, making optimal structure decisions, creating succession plans, establishing formal onboarding and training programs, and ongoing performance management.
- Leadership and execution of large-scale initiatives such as consolidation of brands, scaled closure of retail locations, new retail location opening, and launch of new product and service offerings.
- Setup of corporate data & analytics and business intelligence agile development teams.
- Commercial real estate decisions such as new store openings, closures, and renewals.
Examples of Past Experiences (2 of 4)
- Supply chain and ecommerce delivery network optimization.
- Setup of a brand new FP&A department at a large publicly traded organization, following close consultation with key stakeholders. Established a formal monthly business review process.
- Establishing formal business case process (Sarbanes-Oxley compliant), ensuring project investments are evaluated objectively, and that key decision criteria are considered.
- Developing performance management and KPI frameworks “from scratch” to align with new economic and operating models as a result of post-acquisition changes.
Examples of Past Experiences (3 of 4)
- Leading the annual planning and budget process at several organizations, managing all key aspects – assumptions gathering, scenario modelling, packaging of outcomes/results, and securing Board of Directors approval.
- Finance leadership of large-scale business improvement projects (with combined NPV > $70M) requiring inter-disciplinary stakeholder management from initial evaluation to post-implementation assessment.
- Industry assessment and setup of new CPG businesses to address market opportunity with a unique value proposition.
- Utilizing consumer behaviour insights to build marketing strategy and tactics for consumer goods.
Examples of Past Experiences (4 of 4)
- Creation of new brands and product categories, and developing applicable marketing campaigns.
- Raising funds for the creation of a new business and operating on a strictly managed budget.
- Setup and retooling of a turn-key CPG manufacturing facility by sourcing the required space, hiring key engineering personnel, acquiring compatible equipment, securing supplier and co-packing agreements, and designing and optimizing production processes.
- Conducting the required due diligence, credit assessment, and negotiation of terms as part of onboarding new B2B customers and suppliers.