Our People

NewLink Group is led by partners with executive management experience and deep industry knowledge of financial services and technologies. The partners act as executive management consultants and connectors – bringing together clients and NLG consultants to meet their needs.

Consultants

NewLink Group specializes in connecting the right people to the right work. The following list showcases some sample profiles from our network:

Consultant has over 25 years of practical experience in both management consulting and the delivery of large scale business transformations. Many recent initiatives have involved complex outsourcing arrangements, large scale restructuring and technology enabled process change. All have been business capability driven. Transition programs have included divesting lines of business, outsourcing regulated financial services, creating real time internet service capabilities, implementing packaged CRM solutions and deploying infrastructure upgrades ranging to $82 million and impacting over 5,000 staff in 240 locations across North America and Asia.
Over thirty years of IT experience, specializing in enterprise grade systems architecture, large scale development, database design, database internals, operating systems internals and management consulting. Assignments include a mix of development, strategic planning, business analysis, architecture, project management and marketing. Certified by the Open Group as an ITAC Level 2 – Certified Master IT Architect. Strong goal-oriented leadership abilities combined with a responsive customer-centric approach that facilitates consensus building in large-scale projects involving multiple partners and stakeholders. Proven track record of managing multiple technology projects, delivering results on-time and within budget.
Demonstrated leadership in the implementation of practical information technology solutions in large-scale multi-national environments, building and managing teams with widely varying and distinct cultures and skills, in vastly distant geographic locations. An innovative, results-oriented systems professional with 20+ years of experience focused on building teams and delivering technology solutions to business needs. Proven track record in building “single global distributed teams”, planning and delivering across time zones, cultures and technologies. Recognized as an agent of change and relationship builder. Enjoys the challenge in a financial services organization with global presence. Industry experience spans across Brokerage, Investments, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Pensions, Treasury, Pharmacy, Property and Casualty, Commercial Insurance, Items Processing.
A senior management consultant with expertise in the Securities and Investments industry, especially credit risk management and data management. With strong analytical skills and high motivation he tackles complex business problems by identifying the Business needs, structuring the problem and designing the necessary systems solutions. His ability to see and understand the overall picture while still paying meticulous attention to the details has made him a major contributor in strategic initiatives associated with Investments, Trust and Brokerage at a major Canadian bank. He has held senior roles in both business and technology streams in banking. His successful transition from an information systems career into a senior management role of portfolio risk management illustrates his flexibility. A true problem-solver, he excels at business, data, and process modeling and application systems architecture.
This Senior PM has led both internal development teams and teams implementing third party software, and has a good track record for delivering. He enjoys solving investment business problems, frequently with technology solutions, and is very focused on business outcome. Having spent his career to date involved with Investments systems, he has well rounded knowledge from issuing stock through calculation of performance on portfolios and all the systems needed to do so.
A proactive, energetic leader providing strength in organizational development, system development, change management and strategic planning. Significant experience in general management, team building, leadership development. Broad background in management of operational areas of financial services combined with international experience in establishing new insurance operations. Experience in change management associated with implementation of new business initiatives, business process redesign and system development. Successful record of achievements in major life insurance and financial institutions specifically focused on start up and clean up initiatives. Managed Third Party Outsource and Administration Agreements, service level agreements for provision of system operations, development and transaction processing.
A proven innovator in the implementation of formal project and change management processes and structures, including establishment of a number of PMOs. In recent assignments he has introduced and implemented the PMO extension concept of the Value Management Office (VMO) including Results Chain Management and Benefits Realization. For example, using these tools and techniques on one large program at a major mining company, he produced results of an increase in production of 38% while having cost reduction of over 30% on a multi-million dollar facility. This consultant brings recent, aggressive insight of large program VMO implementation and international experience to the team.
This senior consultant has over 20 years experience in assisting organizations to identify, plan and implement their business information requirements. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her strength for developing and implementing business environment changes using information technology and her project management skills. She has proven abilities to size up the dynamics in an organization, quickly learn new aspects of the business, help identify needs, outline plans to meet them, get the organization’s key employees on board and drive projects through to successful completion.
An experienced leader with 10+ years Quality Assurance management experience. Responsible for all areas of the testing lifecycle from unit testing through to final execution of end user acceptance and business acceptance testing. Has successfully managed the QA function of large scale, cross-functional, multi-vendor projects. Has demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence. Collaborated effectively with extended management, business partners and operations teams to efficiently and effectively meet all project timelines. Collaborated with Development Managers to implement continuous integration practices across development teams. Worked with business sponsors and project teams to ensure common understanding of testing and business requirements.
Corporate Actions in their many variations can be very complex, and are not well understood by many. This senior business analyst/team lead with custody knowledge focused on the securities and trust sectors of financial services. His ability to clearly identify the needed elements within a wide variety of computing and business environments and skill at bridging the business-technology divide make him useful to teams. He has managed many projects in the Trust custody environment, is at ease with the administrative side of project management and is familiar with large bank processes.
A senior business analyst with a number of management consulting engagements focused on risk management in securities, mutual fund and insurance, both in vendor and user organizations. Within these complex environments he has provided comprehensive analysis of requirements and then specified and completed detailed user acceptance testing, including post-project metrics. He is comfortable using SQL to query databases, using the current MS Office tools and making presentations to management. He has completed previous assignments at a large bank and is familiar with bank project processes.