David Johnston talks about Drew:
one thing that sets Drew apart, as his clients have said, is
working collaboratively with executives and board members
to push them towards new ways of doing their work so
deliver more and guide better. He has worked with hundreds of
organizations to plan for the future, resolve management and
organization issues, change and transition business, and improve
organizational performance. Drew is tenacious and
unrelenting in the achievement of the desired results and change.
his extensive tool box of skills and experience, developed over 35
years of management consulting, Drew works hard
at understanding the difficult issues facing
today’s world, from governance and strategy to customers and
competition to structure and processes. He helps clients
an issue, understand past decision making, and look to the future.
From there, he moves clients on to insights about
and opportunities, including demystifying new concepts, best
practices and trends. These turn into the
solutions for the particular client situation. He is
particularly effective at challenging his clients and getting them to
commit to changes such as solidifying base businesses,
areas where change will really make a difference, and stretching
strategically but appropriately.
"The results speak for themselves – by achieving superior results
with clients, they return year after year.
is active as a volunteer in organizations including Cancer
Ontario, Canadian Stage Company, and the Strategic Leadership
"On the personal front, Drew is married with two children
who are established in their own careers. He and his wife
theatre and art along with their summer home in Muskoka. In
leisure life, Drew is an avid skier who continues to fulfill his dream
of skiing the double and triple black diamond
runs and is now
using his consulting and people skills to teach skiing to others who
are less fortunate."
B. Sc. (Electrical Engineering)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Professional Engineer (P. Eng.)
Certified Management Consultant (CMC)