April 21, 2014

Corporate: Consultants

Garry Aldridge

Garry Aldridge is the President of Points West Consulting Inc. Garry Aldridge offers our clients twelve years experience in Canada's regional and national news media, including three years covering Parliament Hill for the CBC Radio News Network.

Garry Aldridge also has fifteen years experience in public sector communications and management, including ten years as Chief of Staff to Roy Romanow, the Premier of Saskatchewan.

During his tenure as Chief of Staff to the Premier of Saskatchewan, Garry had management responsibility for the Communications Co-ordination Unit of the Department of Executive Council. This unit of professional communications counsellors provided issues management, strategic communications planning, media relations, and crisis communications assistance to provincial government departments, agencies and Crown corporations. This unit was so successful that in 1995 the Communications Co-ordination Unit received the ACE award as Saskatchewan Communicator of the Year.

Since leaving the public sector in 1996 to create his own strategic communications firm, Garry has provided advice and assistance to clients across Western Canada.

Reg Gross

Reg Gross is Vice-President, Points West Consulting Inc. Reg Gross offers more than twenty years experience in public sector management and private sector consulting.

He is well known in the Saskatchewan political, business and investment community, and brings clients the benefit of decades of government and business contacts in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Whether it's a complex government relations issue, the planning and management of major events, an investor relations challenge, or the urgent need for corporate financing, Reg Gross offers the experience and the expertise to get the job done on time and on budget.

Reg Gross has arranged financing for various companies, and brings a keen knowledge of the business community and it's financing needs to our company. A successful farmer and businessman himself, Reg Gross has been a founding shareholder and director of numerous companies. Reg knows business and business financing issues.

Mark Hanley

Mark Hanley, CMC, is Vice-President of Points West Consulting Inc. and leads the Management Consulting practice of the company Points West Management Consultants. Mark is a member of the Canadian Association of the Management Consultants. He has served as a founding Director of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Saskatchewan. Mark is a graduate of the University of Regina.

Mark Hanley has more than 30 years of experience in government, alternative education and training, small-business and management consulting. For the last 10 years, Mark has provided an exceptionally broad range of services for more than 200 clients. His services include strategic commercial sales support, business feasibility and strategic planning, strategic human capital management, communications audit and strategic planning, health and social program design and evaluation, socio-economic impact analysis and government relations services. Mark's clients include major corporations (including Fortune 500 companies ) in the information technology, health care, hospitality, transportation, retail and industrial sectors, industry and professional associations, co-operatives, financial institutions, business development organizations, not-for-profit groups, Crown utilities, land development, resource sector companies and Canadian federal, provincial, municipal, and aboriginal governments.

Mark Hanley has performed a significant body of work that demonstrates his ability to handle complex consulting assignments on time and within the client?s budget. In addition, Mark has extensive leadership experience as a member of consulting teams with many of the world?s foremost management consulting practices.


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