Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Mental Health Sciences, Health Care, Canadian Government Relations, Small- and Medium-Sized Business Financing, and Economic Development

ID: 739451 Canada

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Expert is a results-oriented executive who has led change in different organizations connecting to a shared vision, building teams, corporate services and promoting innovation. His contributions have built organizations with strategic direction, profitability and fostering collaboration and partnerships. He has expertise in different areas such as health care, mental health care, Canadian Government Relations, financing small- and medium-sized businesses, and economic development.

Expert is currently the Executive Director at a public hospital located in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. In this role, he's responsible for government relations and capital project development, as well as business development and analysis of programs. Prior, he was the Director of Physician Relations at a medical clinic, where he was responsible for the recruitment of physicians, specialists and psycho- therapists for 25 clinic operations at 10,000 patients as week.

Skills and experience:

• Extensive Operations Experience
• Financial Management
• Banking
• Sales
• Government Relations
• Health Management
• Business Development
• HR leadership in hiring, planning, coaching and mentoring, and administration


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2018 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: London School of Economics
Year: 2014 Degree: Board of Director Certification Subject: Board of Director Training Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Year: 2005 Degree: Associate of Canadian Bankers Subject: Commercial and Business Finance Institution: Institute of Canadian Bankers
Year: 2000 Degree: Post Graduate Diploma Subject: Educational and Business Administration Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Year: 1991 Degree: Master of Arts Subject: Education Institution: Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec
Year: 1987 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Subject: English Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Year: 1986 Degree: Bachelor of Education Subject: Secondary Education Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Year: 2019 Degree: Six Sigma Green Belt Subject: Six Sigma Institution: Six Sigma Institute

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships Department: Operations and Planning
• Government Relations and Capital Project development.
• Project Management and business development initiatives.
• Assisted housing projects to support outpatient programs.
• Human resource project and operations support.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to 2022 Employer: MCI OneHealth Title: Director of Physician Relations Department: Operations
• Management of 250 physicians over 35 clinics and virtual care of 1,000,000 appointments.
• Business development in Ontario and Alberta for mergers and acquisitions.
• International and National Physician recruitment and government relations in AB and ON.
• Business and operational operations and planning to foster profitability in clinic operations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to 2021 Employer: Rocket Doctor Title: Director of Distribution Department: Government Relations and Sales
• Business development and sales for IT platform for Digital Health, recruitment of physicians.
• Account management for provincial, federal, health regions and hospital sectors.
• Government Relations across Canada with provincial and federal governments.
• Part of sales team in Canada and United States.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to 2021 Employer: Trillium Health Partners Title: Program Director, Innovation Group Department: Innovation
• Strategic and business planning for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Mississauga and Oakville.
• Lead IT and finance function at four vaccination centers.
• Stakeholder relations with vendors, physicians, government departments, long-term care homes.
• Reporting to Senior Management on COVID-19 plans, logistics and operations.
• Completion of special projects assigned by Senior Management.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2020 Employer: Government of Ontario Title: Director of Operational Services Department: Solicitor General - Forensic Pathology
• Managed all Finance matters related to forecasting, raising additional funds, reporting and corporate relations and overhauled all financial cost centers and spending of $57 million.
• Improved HR practices and streamlined hiring planning and labor relations.
• Led implementation of strategic plan in Operations Branch and implemented innovative efficient processes in the areas of Finance, HR, Quality Assurance, Dispatch Centre, Facilities and IT.
• Developed and implemented IT Strategy and implementation of five new IT systems.
• Coached and mentored nine direct reports and improved team work on all projects.
• Negotiated procurement agreements with multiple vendors and led procurement for the Unit.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2015 Employer: Government of Canada Title: Director General; Regional Director of Operations; Director; and Manager Department: Health Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Indigenous Affairs
• Managed annual budget of $300 million in contribution agreements and procurement with Indigenous Nations’ health authorities, Tribal Councils and non-profit organizations. This included capital construction and health spending programs with 74 Indigenous Nations and five service centers.
• Introduced new hiring processes and labor relations processes to improve HR department.
• Improved Health Service programs in areas of HIV, mental health, Non-Insured Health Benefits by raising additional capital for additional staff and doctors to provide services.
• Created and staffed new call center for telemedicine, medical and air transport and health insurance benefits for $152 million in benefits for 70,000 people.
• Coached and mentored 9 Direct Reports and had 100 indirect reports in five different locations.
Approved and audited the governance and financial management of $800 million in grants and contributions to 74 Indigenous Nations communities in Saskatchewan.
• Co-ordinated improved hiring processes, labor relations, procurement, coaching and mentoring of managers and staff in the Branch.
• Improved regional strategic planning, contract management, information management, labor relations, audit and evaluation and fleet management.
• Led Finance, IT, Information Management and Corporate Services branches.
• Managed Grants and Contributions for SK Region $190 million on economic and infrastructure projects across the Western Canada.
• Managed Venture Capital portfolio with external VC Funds with external partners.
• Federal lead on large science projects: synchrotron, cyclotron, research and capital projects.
• Administered 250 projects in the areas of Infrastructure, Economic Development and Innovation projects across Saskatchewan.
• Provided briefings to Minister, Deputy Minister and ADM on all projects.
• Led project development of 40 Economic Development projects that were completed in 2011.
• Project managed 60 Economic Development and Capital Infrastructure projects approved by Federal Minister of $10 million.
• Led Stakeholder relations and created a positive teamwork climate with staff to complete complex projects in a short period of time.
• Managed procurement, trade, planning, policy and investment attraction areas.
• Successfully executed Business Development projects in the areas of international and national trade, skills development and defense procurement.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2000 to 2008 Employer: Affinity Credit Union Title: Director/Manager Department: Commercial Finance and Community Development
• Implemented successfully commercial finance programs in the areas of small business, mortgage finance, Non-Profit, Indigenous Nations financing, business mentorship.
• Met and exceeded performance targets and part of merger team that completed three credit union mergers.
• Developed Affordable Housing Programs with the City of Saskatoon, Provincial and Federal governments on equity financing to provide 125 homes for families.
• Built partnerships with Corporations, Municipal, Provincial and Federal government departments to facilitate affordable housing projects, home ownership and micro lending.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2011 Employer: University of Saskatchewan Title: Sessional Lecturer Department: Commerce and Education
• Sessional Lecturer in the Colleges of Commerce and Education in Corporate Finance, Education Administration and Education Foundations.
• Tutorial Assistant from 1996 -2010 in Business Communications Course.
• Marker for Agriculture Management Program in the areas of marketing, human resources, business law and grain marketing 1996 -2008.
• Teach or TA two courses per term in Fall and Winter terms only.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals
Real Estate Association of Saskatchewan
Teacher's Federation of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
Alumni - Concordia University (Montreal), University of Saskatchewan
Aboriginal Economic Development Association
Board of Director Training - Pro. Dir.
Licenses / Certifications
Six Sigma Green Belt
Project Management Certificate – Government of Ontario
Board of Director Certification - Pro. Dir.; University of Saskatchewan-University of Regina
Real Estate License – Saskatchewan
Certified Aboriginal Economic Developer
Canadian Institute of Small Business Counsellor Certificate
Business Retention and Expansion Certified Consultant
Professional Appointments
Board of Director - Community First Development Fund, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership, COTA Health, Emery Keelesdale Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic, TCU Place.
Awards / Recognition
Certificate of Appreciation – Toronto and District Catholic School Board for Co-operative Education Program
Assistant Deputy Minister’s Excellence and Merit Award – Client Service Health Canada
Nominated, Ontario Public Service, Green Award – Environmental Business Practices
Award of Excellence – Western Economic Diversification Canada, Program Delivery
Nominated, Deputy Minister’s Award - Leadership
Led Division, Credit Union Central of Canada Award for CED

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
WHMIS, Infection Control, Emergency Planning, Information Security
HIPAA for Health Care Workers
Indigenous Awareness Training

Fields of Expertise

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