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Seatrend Strategy Group is a Vancouver-based team of 17 professionals focused on corporate strategy development and implementation for clients facing transformative events, significant growth, or portfolio realignment.
As part of your management team, or as an outsourced provider, our group of senior professionals has the experience, technical understanding and communication ability allowing you to focus on your core business. We encourage you to review our team and experience, and then call us to learn more about our perspective and experience supporting world-class, high-performance cultures with Vancouver-based companies. We look forward to working with you.
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We provide a wide range of professional services for your finance organization, including:
As part of your team, or as a fully outsourced solution, we can scale our support appropriately allowing you to focus on building your business.
Our team provides an industry-focused approach that provides our clients with professionals who understand their market, business and leadership style. With transaction experience gained from real-world experience as CFO’s and advisors to companies that have transacted, our team has unparalleled experience. Our solutions include:
Assisting clients with the management of organization, technical, operational and financial risks, providing a determination of acceptable levels of risk exposure, including the implementation of controls and ongoing monitoring. Our solutions include:
The most valuable asset for any organization is their people and we recognize this importance by providing:
Where our goal is to improve employee retention, while de-risking the operation of HR functions.
Focused on harnessing advanced analytical methodologies we provide insight and quantitative recommendations improving strategic decision making. Our solutions include:
In an ever changing economic environment, businesses are consistently evolving. This evolution requires strong leadership and a clear tone from the top starting with strategy and vision. Regardless of whether it’s expanding into new markets, developing innovative products, or seeking alternative financing we support our clients with fresh perspectives and insights as they create executable strategies.
Executive Advisor & Principal
Mr. Wright brings over 15 years of Executive Advisory and Corporate Development experience to clients through Seatrend Strategy Group, with the last 6 years spent in a senior role at Deloitte LLP. He has broad experience working with senior management developing strategies and solutions to business issues mainly related to corporate finance, cost and risk management, and governance focused on clients in the mining and technology sectors. He was recently interviewed by GBR for their report "Territories Mining and Exploration 2012"; and previously, he authored “Extracting Value – Yukon Mining 2011”, published by Deloitte for the Yukon Chamber of Mines (this report is the first comprehensive assessment of the mining sector in Yukon, and has been extensively cited since its release).
Prior to Deloitte, he led the Canadian expansion of a US-based internal audit company, Control Solutions International, developing significant marketshare in a compressed timeline, focused on the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, including Washington State. Mr. Wright started his professional career with Western Inventory Service (WIS), progressing through a number of positions culminating in his regional role as Business Development Manager for British Columbia, having responsibility for client development and relationship management focused on the retail and manufacturing sectors from 1998 to 2007. Prior to WIS, he owned and operated two businesses in Ontario.
Mr. Wright is a Certified Management Accountant. He has extensive negotiation training, including the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School programs: “Strategies, Skills and Tactics of Negotiation”; including “Advanced Negotiation Skills”. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honours in Environmental Economics from Brock University.
He currently serves as a Director with the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association, and Pacific Community Resources Society, and has previously served on several community associations and municipal advisory boards, including the Gateway Stakeholders’ Advisory Committee for the City of Coquitlam.
Associate Partner - Finance
Senior level executive with extensive financial experience with US and Canadian public and private companies in diverse industries including mining, renewable energy, technology, automotive, building materials and window coverings. Proven ability to successfully navigate difficult and complex situations at both the strategic and operational levels. A respected leader with strong core values and experience in general management and staff development.
Jeff has raised financings of over $80 million in equity, debt and US government grants, M&A and RTO experience, negotiated patent settlement of $6 million, won proxy fight, operations experience with companies whose revenues have ranged from nil to $16 million and several cost saving initiatives which resulted in savings of greater than $1 million.
His background includes Chief Financial Officer positions with junior and senior listed companies, including Sierra Geothermal Power Corp (TSXV: SRA) from April 2008 to September 2010, SmarTire Systems Inc. from May 2002 to April 2008 and as a Controller at SmarTire Systems from February 1999 to May 2002 (OTCBB: SMTR) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (TSX: SSO; NASDAQ: SSRI) from March 1996 to February 1999. Mr. Finkelstein holds both a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree, both awarded by the University of Manitoba, and has been a Chartered Accountant since 1990.
Associate Partner - Finance
Richard specializes in evaluating organization business processes and structures, with an eye to adding value through strategic and business planning, organizational reviews, growth capital, implementing performance management reporting and providing sound operations management advice. Richard has over 20 years experience within Fortune 500 firms in the manufacturing, forest, and high/bio tech industries working with companies in controller and CFO consultancy roles. Richard has also worked with Wolrige Mahon Corporate Finance and provided both private and public organizations services identifying merger and acquisition issues, raising financing to grow and providing sound business advice to help them improve their operations.
Richard grew up in the Kootenays of British Columbia and is an avid amateur photographer. He loves the creativity, planning, camaraderie, and enjoys helping others in getting results they never thought they could achieve.
Associate Partner - Finance
Mr. Jenkins has broad experience in accounting, banking, securities regulation and corporate finance. Most recently, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for a number of Vancouver mining exploration and development companies, such as White Mountain Titanium, Oremex Resources, Aurcana Corporation and Rock Teck Lithium. Prior to his involvement with public companies he previously worked in corporate finance with brokerage houses in Vancouver and Calgary.
Associate Partner - Strategy, Innovation and Commercialization
Mr. Miller is an experienced and innovative strategist and business development professional with more than 25 years of experience building high growth companies. Most recently, he was at Wavefront, Canada’s Center of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, where he mentored start-up wireless companies, and built the organization’s presence in Alberta and the Prairies. Previously, as founding VP of Sales and Marketing at PressReader, the world leader in digital print media distribution, he drove the company from start-up to over $21M in revenue. He developed a global distribution network for digital newspapers, licensing over 100 partners in 35 countries, and built innovative content licensing & recurring revenue business models. Prior to PressReader, he held management positions at Orion Technologies, Rydex Industries and IVI, now part of the world's 2nd largest payment technology company. Mr. Miller has also consulted to companies across North America, helping them raise capital, build business plans and assess strategic markets. Mr. Miller has an MBA from Ivey Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Alberta. He currently works with the Achilles International Track & Field Society, and has been an Advisory Board member for AIESEC-UBC.
Associate Partner - Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
Tabitha brings over 20 years' experience in corporate governance, risk management, process improvement, and compliance that successfully enables clients to safeguard, achieve and exceed their strategic and operational objectives. With global Fortune 100 experience across multiple sectors including healthcare, construction, consulting, manufacturing, oil and gas, high-tech and software development and services, she brings a comprehensive set of options for clients to capitalize and improve upon operational controls and processes supporting their governance, regulatory and sustainability requirements. Her experience facilitating difficult discussions between diverse organizations and departments enables clients to optimize operating effectiveness and reduce the cost of compliance.
As both an information security/audit professional and as management, Tabitha has developed and supported compliance programs for ISO 9000, SOX 404, WebTrust, SSAE 16, PCI DSS and HIPAA, enabling the extension of customer and market opportunities. Most recently, as the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Officer on the merger and acquisition team in SAP, she program managed the GRC, security and privacy activities on several large acquisitions including BusinessObjects, Sybase, SuccessFactors, Ariba, etc. from the due diligence to post merger integration. Through those activities she has accelerated and safeguarded SAP’s certifications, improved operational effectiveness, and identified and addressed issue resolution.
Tabitha obtained the following designations: Certified Information Systems Auditor in 1999 and Certified Information Systems Security Professional in 2002.
Associate Partner - Human Capital
Timothy Silliker is a high performance, internationally positioned Human Resources Leader with a broad experience in Organizational Design & Integration, Sustainable Development and Community Relations. He has a proven track record in leading influential teams through the development of strategic Human Resource best practices. Key strengths include, Talent Management & Succession Planning, Leadership Development, Organizational Design, Compensation Structure & Implementation, Employee Relations and Change Management.
Timothy’s professional focus has been at the Operations and Corporate level. He enjoys bridging the gaps between Human Resources strategy and tactical execution. He has focused his career in the Mining & Metals sector as well as Oil and Gas. He enjoys building high performing management teams with strong corporate and operational values.
Senior Consultant - Operations Engineering
Over the last nine years Ryan Quee has been applying operations research and advanced management science methodologies to projects in Healthcare, Forestry, Public Transit, Automotive and Venture Capital. Ryan has completed numerous successful project engagements requiring tailor made solutions such as workflow mapping, process redesign, business intelligence system development, supply / demand analysis, equipment throughput requirements, metric / KPI design, simulation, and optimization.
Ryan Quee has a Masters of Management from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelors of Science from Simon Fraser University.
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