Lynn Brown possesses over 30 years in the field of human resources. A seasoned generalist, she has a breadth of experience in all facets of human resources. Lynn’s particular expertise is in the areas of organizational effectiveness/process improvement, job evaluation, pay equity compensation and benefits, policy development, legislative compliance and employee relations. She has had solid experience in both the corporate and consulting environments with start-ups and reorganizations.
Lynn developed the HRDiagnostic™, a comprehensive tool to help organizations maximize their human resources. It provides a full assessment of an organization’s HR programs, processes and practices. Proprietary to Brown Consulting Group, HRDiagnostic™, identifies which areas are working well and those that could be further enhanced.
Lynn is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC); a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a member of the Human Resources Professional Association. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Employment Relations. She is also a McQuaig System Certified Interpreter and sits on the CMAC’s Certification Committee. Lynn has written a variety of human resource related articles for publications such as Workspan, HR Professional, TLOMA Today, The Canadian Chemical News, CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives) Forum and Metro. She is frequently cited in national media including the Globe and Mail/workopolis.com, Toronto Star, Profit magazine and other business and human resources publications.
Prior to her consulting career, Lynn held several senior human resource positions in corporate environments, with a particular focus in professional services. In this regard, she developed national recruitment campaigns, aligned HR to business needs through effective strategic planning, and managed the HR aspects of a merger of two national professional firms.
As Managing Director of Brown Consulting Group, Lynn currently provides consultative services to a wide variety of clients ranging from smaller entrepreneurial companies to large multinationals. Her industry focus covers not-for-profit, financial services, professional services, insurance, manufacturing, media and entertainment, construction, transportation and high-tech. Lynn also provides coaching and training in the areas of human resources and management skills.
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Kelly Brittain is an experienced professional with 25 years’ in human resources and operations management. As an HR generalist, her expertise is in the areas of retooling, growth, acquisitions/ integrations, turnarounds/restructuring/closures specializing in change management and process improvement, full-cycle employment (recruit/executive search, on-board, team integration, training, leadership pipeline, retirement), employee relations and policy development.
Currently, Kelly provides a variety of HR consulting, outsourcing and coaching services through virtual HR, on-site or on an interim basis. Her industry experience has been in the areas of supply chain/logistics, consumers’ package goods, wholesale/distribution, engineering, manufacturing and technology in Fortune 500, entrepreneurial and privately-owned companies.
Prior to joining Brown Consulting Group, Kelly held progressively senior positions across a matrix of industries some of which include privately-owned transportation/logistics company, a best-in-class psychological test publisher, a wholesale distributor and transportation company, an ISO9001 Certified engineering/manufacturer of industrial water purification, chemical recovery and recycling systems and a Fortune 500 consumers’ packaged goods company. This experience has been invaluable to clients as she brings a holistic view in applying best-practices helping organizations and individuals increase capacities through aligned HR strategies and programs.
Kelly is a member of Halton & Peel Professional Executive Network, the Halton & Peel Human Resource Association of Halton and is a past member of the Ontario Service Sector Association and past board member of the Mosport Kart Club (not-for-profit).
Kelly holds a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College, is a member in good standing with the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario, is a Certified Coach Practitioner from the Certified Coaches Federation, a Certified Train-the-Trainer from Langevin Learning Services, a Profiles Assessment Interpreter and a Certified Train-the-Trainer in Workplace Hazard & Office Ergonomics from ERGO Consulting.
Please contact Kelly at (416) 694-6101 x 122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kelly via LinkedIn.
In addition to her consulting role, Denise Burton Barrett handles research requirements for the Brown Consulting Group, and is often consulted on a variety of our client engagements as our resident expert in the field of privacy.
With her B.A. in Public Administration, and an M.A. in Political Science, her Masters Thesis was on Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Legislation. She has also done on-air commentary relating to public policy and privacy issues for CBC Radio, CBC Morningside, CTV Canada A.M., City TV Breakfast Television, CJAD Radio in Montreal.
Since 2011 she has also been a member of the Consumers Council of Canada. In 2011 she was invited to participate with Advertising Standards Canada. She currently serves on two committees as a public representative: The National Consumer Response Council, which adjudicates complaints about advertising under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards in collaboration with industry representatives; and the Children’s Advertising Clearance Committee, which ensures broadcast advertising to children complies with the Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children. Denise also does on-site confidential customer satisfaction studies and reports for corporate management groups to assist them in assessing customer service standards.
Prior to joining Brown Consulting Group, Denise specialized in research and training and worked in both the public and private sectors including the Solicitor’s General’s Office, the Ministry of Education, Elections Canada, Elections Ontario, William M. Mercer and United Press International. She is also a frequent editorial contributor to the Sun Life Financial finance and lifestyle website, brighterlife.ca.
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Lisa Deguire is a fluently bilingual (French) training and organizational development professional with 20 years in human resources. Her expertise is in the areas of functional training management, organizational design, talent management, leadership development, and HR/learning systems. During her corporate career, she established and led the training function in five organizations; led the implementation of HR/learning systems; implemented national and global award winning leadership development programs; applied requisite organization theory in restructuring organizations (M&A or downsizing); and, implemented numerous strategic HR processes such as performance management and succession planning.
Lisa consults on all aspects of training and organizational development. She is a seasoned facilitator and focuses on HR topics, soft-skills and management development workshops. Lisa is also an experienced conference presenter and is often sought-after to speak on training, leadership, organizational design, and culture.
Prior to joining Brown Consulting Group, Lisa held progressively senior positions in a variety of different industries including a Canadian privately-owned pharmaceutical manufacturing company, a municipality, a provincial crown-corporation in agriculture, a national wholesale distribution and logistics company, and two mining companies. In one publicly-traded mining company, Lisa worked internationally as the Global Head of Talent Management and completed an expatriate secondment to a large mine operation in Suriname as Head of HR. In her most recent role, Lisa was the VP of HR for an iron-ore mine operation in the Arctic.
Lisa is a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) and a member in good standing with the Institute for Performance and Learning. She has a degree in science (University of Waterloo), an executive mini-MBA (Schulich), and an adult learning diploma (Langevin Learning Services). Lisa is also a certified facilitator of Effective Intelligence™; and administrator of the TIPOL assessment.
When she is not consulting, Lisa holds the volunteer role of Regional Manager for Avanti Women, an organization that supports the development and empowerment of women through all phases of life and career.
Please contact Lisa at (416) 694-6101 x 117 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lisa via LinkedIn.
Mala Greenbaum has more than 25 years of progressive experience in Human Resources with a deep and solid generalist background. Mala has focussed her expertise in the areas of talent management, and onboarding and performance with a special emphasis on the implementing changes within an organization to increase employee engagement and profitability.
Mala provides a combination of strategic and operations focused consulting service to clients, with an eye to ensuring the client receives value by creating efficient and effective processes in a legislatively compliant framework. Services provided include recruitment, orientation and onboarding, performance management, compensation and benefits including disability management and employee relations in both union and non-union environments.
Prior to joining Brown Consulting Group, Mala held progressively senior HR positions in a range of companies including small privately-held business to large national firms. With both an ability to forecast and plan, as well approach challenges with a hands-on style, Mala’s corporate experience included the realignment of an organization’s talent process, creating a succession plan, developing a compensation plan and realigning a workforce with major reduction in staff.
Mala acts as a true business partner, working collaboratively and creating accountability with her clients. Her industry experience has included banking, health care, insurance, investments, automotive and notfor-profit.
Mala graduated with honours from the University of Hartford, CT, holds a CHRL and is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association, Toronto Chapter.
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Laura performs a dual role for Brown Consulting Group. She provides client support in a variety of areas including recruiting, assessment testing and exit interviews. She is also our resident wizard in employee surveys. For Brown Consulting Group she handles all operational, administrative and technology matters, including managing our website. Laura has also provided counsel to clients on administrative best practices for small businesses.
Laura studied Human Resources at Ryerson and Finance at University of Toronto. She continues to regularly enhance her expertise with courses in web design and social media marketing. Prior to joining Brown Consulting Group, Laura worked in a number of progressively responsible positions in human resources for a national insurance company with over 6,700 employees and a major sporting conglomerate in finance. Laura also volunteers as a music teacher in her spare time.
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Jim McKibbin is a senior consultant at Brown Consulting Group with extensive experience focusing in the areas of communications, management, labour relations, media and public relations, and sales and marketing.
Jim provides consulting, facilitation, training and management coaching to clients. In addition, Jim also handles the majority of our senior search assignments. His solid understanding of business, in both union and non-union environments, is invaluable in helping clients to identify issues, respond to challenges and develop results-oriented solutions.
Jim also develops and delivers a number of specialized seminars and workshops in the areas of management, leadership, communications, negotiations, sales, and conflict resolution techniques.
As a frequent speaker on leadership, diversity, management communications, demographics and social values, Jim has made keynote presentations to numerous organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors including: Broadcast Research Council, the CBC, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Database and Marketing Association, Metro Toronto Convention and Visitors Association, Ontario Federal Council of Government Departments, the Ontario Multifaith Council and the Radio and Television News Directors Association.
Prior to joining Brown Consulting Group, Jim was Communications Manager for Statistics Canada’s Central Region for both the 2001 and 2006 Census. During his tenure at the agency he created the ethno-cultural communications program. He also inaugurated the agency’s Account Executive marketing program and produced the annual Perspectives on Canada Conference on social trends. Jim was also Director of the Toronto Learning Annex; Secretary of the Industrial Market Research Association of Canada; and for five years, was Chair of the Provincial Soft Drink Workers’ Union. He is a Certified Sales Professional (CSP) and a member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association. Jim also serves on a number of not- for-profit boards and commissions and is currently president-elect of AOTS, the men’s organization of the United Church of Canada.
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Rene brings more than 30 years of solid legislative and labour relations’ experience within both the public and private sector. Prior to his consulting career, Rene has worked as a Senior Review Officer with the Pay Equity Commission of Ontario; an Employment Standards Officer with the Ministry of Labour; a District Manager of Employment Standards and Health and Safety and a Senior Adjudication Officer with the Employment Insurance Commission. Rene also held the role of Manager of Labour Relations with the City of Hamilton and the Regional Municipality of
In 2000, Rene played an instrumental role in the development of the Employment Standards Act – 2000, conducting public consultations with workplace partners and providing guidance during the drafting of the Act.
Fully bilingual, Rene excels at making complicated legislation understandable and workable for workplace clients and assists them in becoming or remaining compliant with legislative requirements. He currently provides expertise to clients in a variety of areas including Pay Equity management and implementation.
Please contact Rene at (416) 694-6101 x120 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rene via LinkedIn.
Tina Oxford brings more than 15 years of senior-level HR experience to Brown Consulting Group. As an accomplished business partner at the CEO table, Tina has worked with start-ups to global players that are undergoing critical business transformations requiring growth strategies, turnarounds, cultural development, internal communications and human resources planning.
Tina brings this knowledge and breadth of experience to Brown Consulting Group clients. She assists clients with both onsite and strategic support, working closely with managers and senior leadership to navigate through human resource challenges. Her broad base of knowledge, business acumen and the ability to build strong relationships proves to be invaluable in helping clients to find innovative solutions to HR issues.
Prior to joining Brown Consulting Group, Tina has served as a key member of leadership teams throughout her career. As the Senior Director, Strategy and Communications for the President of a global IT company, she shaped the vision, strategy and internal communications resulting in increased employee engagement year over year. Her breadth of HR leadership also includes leading a North American HR team supporting a global organization of 2500 employees and Vice-President, Human Resources for one of PROFIT Magazine’s list of Canada’s 100 fastest-growing companies.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from the University of Western Ontario. She has completed additional certifications in Human Resources Management, Project Management and a number of leadership development programs.
Tina is an active member on the Board of Directors for a not-for-profit organization leading its Human Resources Committee.
Please contact Tina at (416) 694-6101 x119 or by email at email@example.com or contact Tina via LinkedIn.