Jim Eckler provides advisory services with practical strategic and operational advice to management teams and Boards. His background includes over 35 years of experience in supply chain management, outsourcing, business strategy development, operations productivity improvement, and information technology. In addition to his advisory work, Jim is a Visiting Professor at Arizona State University and serves on two Boards.
Immediately prior to establishing his advisory practice, Jim was COO of Health Shared Services BC, the provider of administrative shared services for the healthcare system across British Columbia. This organization operated the key administrative functions for all of the hospitals in BC. For 18 years prior to that Jim held senior executive roles in operating companies including 14 years as President and CEO of SCI Group Inc., a leading outsourcing services company, providing logistics services for major technology, healthcare, and retail companies such as Amazon, Lowes, Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, Siemens, and Xerox. Prior to these leadership positions, for 18 years Jim was a supply chain management consultant with Booz Allen in the US and with KPMG in Canada.
Jim is a graduate in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and in Management Science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He is a past chairman of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Canada. As well, he holds a CMC designation from the Institute of Management Consultants of Ontario. Jim has authored numerous articles on a broad range of supply chain topics and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences across North America. He has lectured at Arizona State University, York University, McGill University, University of Toronto, and University of British Columbia. He is also a founding member and a Director of the Center for Outsourcing Research and Education.
Lorri is a skilled executive with over 20 years of experience in strategic sourcing and corporate real estate. She is a relationship driven and results oriented professional who coaches and empowers her team to deliver unprecedented results. Lorri has made a career of tackling highly complex projects with an innovative entrepreneurial spirit, consistently achieving multimillion dollar savings results.
An equally accomplished professional in Strategic Sourcing and Corporate Real Estate, Lorri is a progressive business leader whose results are measured not only in the impressive numbers she delivers but also in the dedication and commitment she offers clients. Lorri is sought after by her industry peers as a subject matter expert as it pertains to Real Estate Outsourcing, with particular specialization in transitioning complex first generation outsourcing arrangements.
She is a powerful presenter and communicator where she effectively conveys thought leadership and subject matter knowledge with an entertaining presentation style.
Joan is an innovative thinker with broad-based experience in marketing and communications, business development and operations. Her high energy and ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations have benefited organizations in both the public and private sectors, including financial services, packaged goods, government, not-for-profit and associations.
Her strong commitment to delivering service to all stakeholders through business development, sound business practices and strong communications is the cornerstone of everything she does. Joan provides unique long-term solutions driven by immediate circumstances.
Joan received her MBA from Rotman at the University of Toronto, her Certified Association Executive designation from CSAE and her B.A. in Philosophy from York University. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives.
Cheryl is a consultant who bridges the disciplines of learning & development and information management – bringing information to the people who need it, at the right time and in the right way.
For over 20 years, Cheryl has led teams, implemented new strategies, conducted research and developed learning programs in a diverse group of sectors including management consulting, investment banking, financial services and health services. The initiatives and programs that she has designed, developed and communicated have benefited employees from organizations around the world. Always looking for ways to improve what has become the norm for organizations, Cheryl has redefined how information is used by and delivered to employees.
Cheryl received her Master of Library Science and B.A. in English from McGill University, Montreal, and her Certificate in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Anitgonish, Nova Scotia. She is a member of the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD).