Our Associates

David Bajurny, Partner

DavidBajurnyDavid Bajurny (PMP, LSS) has extensive management consulting experience serving in all levels of the public sector (municipal, provincial, and federal) and the private sector in the areas of technology, entertainment, automotive, financial, manufacturing, health, educational, communications, and resource driven industries. He has taken both lead and team roles in strategy, planning, project management, analysis, design, process improvement, implementation, support, maintenance, and training of custom client driven solutions.

  • Business Process and System Analysis
  • DMAIC and other data-driven improvement methodologies. Lean Six Sigma Specialist
  • Enterprise, System and Business Analysis
  • Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence (cradle to grave systems)
  • CRM tools, software and process mapping
  • Benchmarking, KPI, Balanced Scorecard population and development
  • IT Strategic and Operational Reviews
  • Software Development (Waterfall and Agile methodologies)
  • Project Management (PMP certification)
  • Municipal and Process Benchmarking
  • Multi-media and Transmedia Production, Marketing and Communications and Digital Publishing

Ron Barr, Associate

ron barrMr. Barr is an accomplished executive and innovative business professional with senior management experience in Strategic Planning, Business Transformation, Organisational design, Performance Management, Logistics, Real Estate, Facilities Development, Project Management, Finance, Operations and Analysis. Mr. Barr has extensive business process management expertise to corporate and government clients and has delivered problem solving and improvement solutions in the form of analysis, transformation management, project management and implementation of initiatives, plans and programs. Mr. Barr has had extensive experience with the Federal Government managing major projects with client such as The Department of National Defence (DNSD), Treasury Board, The Senate of Canada, etc. In recent years, Mr. Barr has focused on Municipalities; assisting in improvements to productivity and improved service delivery. Mr. Barr also has held senior positions in a number of large corporations:

  • Vice President, Digital Print and Logistics, Vice President, Operations, St. Joseph Corporation
  • Program Manager, Infrastructure Design & Implementation, Frito-Lay Canada (PepsiCo)
  • Honeywell Ltd., Corporate Director, Administration

Guus Saaltink, Associate

Saaltink_GuusGuus’ extensive consulting experience includes federal, provincial, and municipal/regional government projects, as well engagements for technology, automotive, financial, and manufacturing industry clients.

He has taken both lead and team roles in strategy development, planning, project management, and process analysis, as well as in the design and implementation of process improvements and software solutions.  His municipally-oriented consulting work has focused on land use planning, transit and transportation planning, and economic development planning.

In addition to consulting he has worked in business (Xerox; Northern Telecom), Government (Consulting and Audit Canada, Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, Public Health Agency of Canada), and academe (Mohawk College).  His responsibilities included assisting the public health professionals at Public Health Agency of Canada’s [Foodborne] Outbreak Management Division to develop their performance metrics and performance reports, quantifying the financial resources utilized in Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory’s urgent response to SARS, investigating departmental levies for corporate overhead costs, and leading branch Information Management improvement initiatives. He briefly ran a micro start up developing educational software.

Guus is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a BA in Economics and of Harvard Business School with an MBA.

Anil Gupta, Associate

AnilAnil Gupta is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Consultant specializing in organizational performance improvement. He provides executive consultation on Lean Six Sigma deployment, strategic alignment and building an organizational culture of excellence; leads Lean Six Sigma training at all levels & provides executive and project coaching. His current list of clients include Bombardier Aerospace, Opentext Corporation, Scotia Bank, Toronto Public Library & Qantas Australian Airlines among others.

Over the past decade, he has led the deployment of quality excellence and continuous improvement initiative in a diverse range of industries.

Anil is a certified Master Black Belt from the Six Sigma Academy, Scottsdale, Phoenix; has an MBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He is also a certified administrator of the Myers Briggs Personality Type indicator. He is currently a Doctorate Research Associate in Business Administration at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

He teaches the Lean Six Sigma Masters Green Belt course at McMaster University and the Certificate course in Lean Six Sigma at The University of Toronto.

Markus Chiang, Associate

Clarico pic3Markus Chiang (PMP) has over 15 years of professional experience in finance, auditing, business planning and management consulting in government (federal and provincial) and private industry. He has taken both lead and team roles in strategy, planning, project management, design, implementation, presentations and providing training. Mr. Chiang brings public and private sector consulting with experience in the following areas:

  •  Project Management and Scheduling
  • Business Process Mapping and Analysis
  • Auditing and Performance Reporting
  • Risk Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Website Analysis and Implementation
  • Corporate Communications and Engagement

Harry Mingail, Associate

Harry MingailHarry Mingail (Mathematics, Bus Admin, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, Six Sigma) has provided consulting, training and education to business and non-business venues and universities in North America, Europe and Asia. Drawing from his books, audios and videos (see www.amazon.com, itunes, youtube.com) and more than 500 webinars, workshops, mentoring and keynotes. Harry Mingail’s engagements consistently win outstanding recognitions, success and immediate practical results for participants.


Agata Piekosz, Associate

agata_piekosz hsAgata Piękosz is presently a PhD Candidate in Sociology, at the University of Toronto, concurrently appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs, where she completed her graduate training in Immigration, Ethnic and Pluralism Studies. She is a passionate educator, with close to ten years teaching and research experience in the areas of diversity and inclusion. With a pleasant interpersonal style, Agata applies her knowledge and expertise to help people understand the complexities associated with engaging and benefiting from a global, multicultural, and diverse workforce.

 Maya Shapiro, Associate

Maya Shapiro web2Maya Shapiro, PhD, is an anthropologist, educator and consultant who has worked in countries such as Argentina, Ecuador, India, Israel, Laos and South Africa. Dr. Shapiro derives energy and enthusiasm from being around people and helping them understand their social and cultural worlds. She applies established principles and best practices to helping organizations explore the principles of diversity and cross-cultural communication so that they can maximize their potential to improve and develop your workforce and workplace.