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For more than thirty years I've contributed professionally to the affairs of organizations and people operating in a range of industries including:
• finance; debt and equity finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, public and private company analysis, life insurance, corporate compensation,
• science and technology; healthcare IT applications, automated remote drug dispensing, surgical suite real-time conferencing and data retrieval, robotic surgery, light-activated drug therapies, biotechnology, medical devices,
• manufacturing; OEM downstream completion work including electrostatic dry powder painting for the auto sector, consumer durables, water purification equipment,
• consumer goods; wholesale and retail,
• not-for-profit organizations.
Specifically I've owned and run several companies, delivered management and business advice to stakeholders, provided intervention consulting services to redress operational and mission specific roadblocks, researched and generated cutting edge technology, scientific, and financial analysis to both buy and sell side investors, and served as an active board member on socially focused community service organizations. The knowledge base so acquired frames the skills and expertise I employ in serving to resolve disputes, in both profit and not-for-profit sectors. I have an intimate familiarity with stakeholders of all stripes; line staff, senior management, boards of directors.
Such a wide reaching and detail rich experiential life history has compelled me to conclude that there is no unitary approach to resolving a given conflict. That said there is much that is similar in what underpins or drives most conflicts.
Multipartiality, rooted in conflict transformation and peace-building practices can play a decisive role in resolving disputes, bringing clarity to organizational clutter, salvaging an enterprise, refocusing stakeholder energies and reconditioning ignorance within an operational cohort.
This multipartial approach to resolving conflict is one that I favor and employ in all my work; mediating conflict as well as intervention consulting, in the corporate as well as the not-for-profit world.
I'm a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and the World Peace Through Law sections of the Washington State Bar Association. I trained at the University of Washington Law School Mediation Training Workshop and certified as a mediator through the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution (PCCDR) in Washington State. I read Economics (Systems Theory) and Genetics (Epidemiology) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and have held various designations including Canadian and United States Securities licenses (CIM, Series 7 and 63).
The following is a short list of companies and organizations with which I've worked over the years.
• Anti-Racism Committee, City of London
• Atlantic Technologies
• Beaconsfield Group
• Brenner Securities
• Center for Climate Change Communications
• Digital Union
• DUSA Pharmaceuticals
• Flagstone Securities
• Free University North
• Hay (Canada) Associates
• MacDougall Macdougall and MacTier
• Mount Nansen Mines
• Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution
• Quadra Logic (QLT)
• United Church of Canada effort to reintegrate ex-offenders (Saleco)
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