Pinnacle Talent

TITLE: Management & Governance Consultant


Executive Candidate Profile

Currently a Governance Consultant and Business Architect for one of the largest Police Services in Canada with over 27 years’ of IT Executive, Governance and Security Management experience, with competencies in both the private (Oil & Gas, Banking, Financial, Utility and Entertainment) and public sectors (law enforcement, health services and government ministries).

Accredited skill-set spans the business and Information management functional areas, from strategic governance to operational management, incorporating proficiencies in management consulting, project management, IT service management and best practice assurance. Michael has been employed and contracted for many large private and public organizations with teams exceeding 300 members and project budgets of up to $100M.

Seeking a Senior Leadership role in directing and overseeing the management and governance of IM / IT for a recognized business or institution, to develop strategies, provide benefits and deliver value while defining controls, optimizing costs and using resources appropriately.​

Recognition / Achievements

  • Edmonton Police Service: Designed and implemented an Enterprise Governance framework, IT General Control framework, a CyberSecurity Framework and a Risk Management framework. Successfully audited in 2017 and 2018 by E&Y. Published: Blue Line Magazine (Canadian National Policing), Cover Article in May 2019
  • Designed and implemented the Alberta Health Services Provincial IT Control Framework
  • Transition Manager for the $100 million Government of Alberta Bundle 3 project (Central and Northern Alberta).
  • Vice President, for a large financial organization (traded on the New York stock exchange): Designed and implemented 527 Branch locations across Canada with 10 in Australia and 6 in the U.K. Published: DM-Review (2005)
  • Directed Canadian Securities Administrator required CSOX (Bill 198) annual compliance and assurance reviews
  • Managed strategic projects for the Edmonton Police Service, Alberta Blue Cross, ATCO, EPCOR, Government of Alberta (GoA), Alberta Health Services (AHS) and other public and private sector enterprises. 

Education / Designations

  • MBA (Master of Business Administration – International) – Honors with distinction (4.0)
  • CMC (Certified Management Consultant) – CMC Canada
  • PMP (Certified Project Management Professional) & PMI Registered Education Provider (REP: #3993)
  • PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments) – OGC
  • CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) and accredited trainer in process for Q4 2019 
  • CRISC  (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) and accredited trainer in process for Q4 2019 

Personal Information

  • I have two amazing children with my youngest finishing his B.Com and my eldest in medical school in Philadelphia 
  • I am an avid photographer, videographer and pro-sumer drone operator
  • I am an avid videographer, a passionate stage and studio musician and trained vocalist
  • I am a life long student with an appreciation for a work-life balance and fit-for-life approach.  

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