Our Partner David Johnston talks about Drew:"The 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 they can 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.
"Using his extensive tool box of skills and experience, developed over 35 years of management consulting, Drew works hard at understanding the difficult issues facing organizations in today’s world, from governance and strategy to customers and competition to structure and processes. He helps clients analyze an issue, understand past decision making, and look to the future. From there, he moves clients on to insights about options and opportunities, including demystifying new concepts, best practices and trends. These turn into the right 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, focusing on 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.
"Drew is active as a volunteer in organizations including Cancer Care Ontario, Canadian Stage Company, and the Strategic Leadership Forum.
"On the personal front, Drew is married with two children who are established in their own careers. He and his wife enjoy theatre and art along with their summer home in Muskoka. In his 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."