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GERRY PESUT, EE, EMBA
Gerry Pesut has been the President of several ($100 M US) Canadian and US companies with extensive experience in general management, strategic leadership, creation of performance cultures, turnaround and consolidation management.
He is recognized as a strong turnaround leader and has taken organizations from pre-revenue to over $250 M in revenue.
Most recently he was the CEO of Advanced Systems, a human resource management software company, where he took the company from it’s early stage to a recognized leader in people optimization solutions.
Gerry’s career includes several years with StorageTek as President of the Canadian Subsidiary and later as President of the midrange business unit headquartered in Chicago, where he led a successful turnaround and restructuring.
He started his career at IBM as a sales/marketing executive and eventually went on to create and run Grid Systems Canada where he was asked to move to the US to become the SVP of Worldwide Sales.
Gerry is a dynamic leader who fosters confidence and respect from employees, board members and investors.
KEVIN GASTON, BCOM, PME, CBA, IBA
Kevin Gaston started his first business in University and had sold 3 of his own businesses by the age of 27. Hired the same year by exclusive LNR corporation (commercial real estate) which later became part of Cresa Partners, Kevin plunged into the corporate real estate world. Coldwell Banker then hired Kevin to create their commercial/corporate business division which is still successful today.
10 years ago after working with Staubach Corporation on the development of Royal Island in the Bahamas, Kevin bought his first PropertyGuys.com franchise, he went on to own 5 PropertyGuys.com franchises making him the largest franchise owner in Canada. After relieving himself of daily activity from PropertyGuys.com, Kevin assembled a team and co-created BizPros.ca
Vladimir Reznik , Broker of Record
Vladimir Reznik is a real estate professional whose expertise and competence are built on the foundation of his prior careers in paralegal and investigations. He brings to the table over 25 years of experience in client representation, contract negotiation, and a sharp eye for detail.
When Vladimir transitioned into professional real estate in 2005, he joined a commercial brokerage where he successfully recruited and managed a team of salespeople and earned top sales awards within his first year in real estate business.
Since 2008, he has been operating his own brokerage, Times Realty Group Inc., offering growth and innovation to his clients, and capable mentorship to members of his sales team. During that time, Times Realty facilitated close to 1,100 transactions totalling over 425 million dollars worth of real estate sold, and earned an A+ BBB rating without a single complaint on its record.
TRENT R. BARNES
Trent Barnes repeatedly produce sustained revenue and EBITA growth in dynamic and changing markets. Proven leadership achievements in Retail Operations, Franchise Operations, and Restaurant Operations. Extensive business background in management development. Visionary leader who has consistently leveraged technology to improve top and bottom line results and the customer experience in multi-unit consumer product companies. Adept at change management, process improvement and refining best practices.. Customer-focused and performance-driven. Led and motivated Canada wide teams comprised of more than 650 employees and managed P&L for business divisions exceeding $400 million revenue.
An expert in operations, Trent takes a Kaizen approach to business operations. Looking for constant improvement taking an executive view of the needs of the company but a bottom up approach to solving issues. Trent works with the front line crew to develop systems that save the company time and resources. Trent has spent years developing learning systems that teach employees how to think on their own, empowering people to make decisions and to work on their own with little to no supervision. This approach creates a strong bench from which to draw people and resources from, reduce turnover and greatly reducing loss productivity – Sales & Marketing – Dedicated and proven sales system teaches your sales team how to prospect and close leads and maximize the sales channels to increase profits. Higher sales confidence leads to higher sales, less turnover higher productivity. An expert at cost analysis, Trent creates or focus on key performance indicators that brings excellent return to shareholder value. He follows or creates detailed business plans that reflect the companies business practices and bring profit to the bottom line.
Jim Gaston, FCPA, FCA
Jim Gaston FCA FCPA is a retired PWC partner after a successful 25 year career with continually increasing partner responsibilities.
Jim is an expert in buying and selling businesses and in performing Due Diligence to assist the buyers or sellers in all aspects of their acquisition or sale decision. Over the last few years, he has been deeply involved in the sale or purchase of businesses with a total value exceeding $700 million dollars. He also is engaged in teaching other CPAs about Due Diligence and the acquisition or sale of businesses for the CPA Institute.
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