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Len Nanjad

Len Nanjad

Calgary, Canada
647-233-9555
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Keynotes Executive Workshops and Offsites Training Events
Speaking Topics
Business and Management Training, Change, Communications, Employee Retention, Innovation, Leadership, Organizational Development, Success, Teamwork, Vision/Strategic Planning, Business Start, Small Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Wholistic Planning
Experience
- 20 years of consulting experience - 10 years of open, public speaking experience - 5 years of executive education and post-secondary teaching experience
Travel Info
Anywhere with a focus on Asia, Middle East, Europe
Fees
$2500 CAD per half day session or keynote $5000 CAD per full day session
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Target Audience
Senior Business Leaders

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PEOPLE STRATEGY CONSULTANT | BUSINESS DESIGN ADVISOR | EXPONENTIAL EXPANSION EXPERT

Executive management consultant driven to help others succeed, Len is sought after by leaders of large companies to make critical improvements in business performance through organization design, change management, talent assessment and leadership. With a passion for the future of work and the science of people, work and organizations, over the past twenty years he has shared compelling insights, designed practical solutions, and provided guidance that helps top-ranked companies in oil & gas, retail and hospitality to achieve desired results faster, better, cheaper.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE________________________________________________

PRINCIPAL / ASSOCIATE NANJAD ADVISORY SERVICES / COREINTERNATIONAL INC., Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2012 – present

Designing and delivering people-based productivity improvement, innovation and growth solutions such as

  • Led team to redesign and realign Production, Maintenance, Turnarounds and Projects of a large petrochemicals facility estimated to deliver $50 MM in annual savings
  • Conducted organizational design review for the Board of an offshore drilling holding company resulting in a restructuring of the top team as well as the Finance function to face anticipated strategic needs • Performed organizational design review data collection, interviews and analysis for redesign to support growth plan of a major Canadian retailer targeted at 100% growth over 3 years
  • Facilitated development of People Strategy, conducted Organizational Alignment and various initiatives to help Travel Alberta sustain high employee engagement and top employer recognition
  • Facilitated strategy definition and balanced scorecard development for Alberta-based Hotel development, management and construction company that moved the $100 MM company from a position of contraction to a $1 Billion dollar growth vision and plan
  • Provided role clarity, accountability, and cascade of goals for accountability and performance management for senior leadership team and asset teams of oil sands operator resulting in direct line of sight performance management from senior leadership team across all asset management teams • Developed five-year organization design roadmap for a new junior oil sands company; based on strategic milestones that sets the company for flexible growth from 40 people to 400 people

INSTRUCTOR, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE, Calgary Campus, Alberta, Canada August – December 2015

  • Taught Management 4310, Advanced Organizational Behaviour, fourth year degree program course.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEADERCITY CANADA, (www.leadercity.ca) Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2012 – 2015

  • Worked closely with Founder and Board of Directors to manage use of start-up funding of $1.5 MM
  • Developed implementation strategy, managing business plan and managed web platform vendor relations
  • Led teams of contract specialists in program management, subject matter experts, technical / web platform development, and others to establish content, collaboration and community capabilities online

SENIOR DIRECTOR, BUSINESS CHANGE, RETAIL OPERATIONS/ CENTRAL SUPPORT LOBLAW COMPANIES LTD., Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2008 – 2011

  • Delivered three major organizational design and transition projects affecting 12 senior executives and over 300 colleagues to drive operational effectiveness to enable meeting aggressive cost savings targets
  • Defined, designed, drove development of a cross-functional initiative to assess and develop the best retail store managers in Canada for national corporate network of over 500 stores and implemented within 12 months. Common core business management and leadership practices were adopted by over 80% of store managers within its first six months contributing to solid comparable same sales growth rates and profitability in a soft/declining market
  • Directed the change management team of five associates for project implementing time, attendance and scheduling solution to 329 corporate retail stores in 12 months; and another 200 stores in next 12 months
  • Designed and successfully delivered a culture assessment, training and engagement components of a 7-store pilot program to drive increased operational innovation and in-store merchandising performance which eventually was adopted within the corporate culture and performance improvement program
  • Developed and directed implementation of retail store colleague retention program that reduced turnover rate by over 20%, saving over $20 million in its first year

SENIOR MANAGING CONSULTANT, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE STRATEGY (OCS) IBM GLOBAL BUSINESS SERVICES, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2003 – 2008

  • Managed change team of five members within $20MM, two-year, Oracle PeopleSoft HCM and HR process implementation for a large Canadian retailer to deliver smooth adoption of new practices
  • Led two-year change work stream in a $20MM enterprise CRM program for a leading Canadian-owned, multi-product insurer driving shift to customer-focused business practices, organizational alignment
  • Led a Change, Training, and System Analyst team of six members to execute pilot implementation of a two-year $40MM digital radiology imaging and information system program for the province of Manitoba
  • Advised and delivered organizational assessment, design and transition approach for a central technology department of a large Canadian international bank that led to $1MM per year operational savings stream SENIOR CONSULTANT DELOITTE CONSULTING, Toronto, Ontario 2000 – 2003
  • Facilitated program management, decision-making and alignment for selection and implementation of an integrated broadcast management system for a major Canadian television broadcaster
  • Managed communications, change readiness, business impact assessment, and transition for a Canadian telecommunications provider implementing a revised end-to-end Siebel order management solution
  • Delivered readiness assessments, communications plan, organization alignment and training coordination for Canadian implementation and North America CRM pilot with a large consumer packaged goods co.

KNOWLEDGE BASE ANALYST - FORD CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTRE ACCENTURE, Toronto, Ontario 1998 – 1999

  • Provided process logic of expert system content to improve usability and efficiency of search time 50%
  • Helped implement a consistent, measurable call handling process that decreased call times by 25%
  • Facilitated development of formal team values and goals, and initiated career development activities which helped improve prioritization, trust, and morale as well as reduce high staff turnover

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS____________________________________________________

  • Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), (HCS, 2010), Human Capital Institute, Toronto, Ont., 2011
  • Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Cdn. Assoc. of Management Consultants, Toronto, Ont., 2002
  • MBA, Dean’s Honour List, Richard Ivey School of Business, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ont., 2001
  • BA, Organizational Psychology and Macroeconomics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., 1992

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT________________________

  • Foothills Academy; Altadore School, Calgary - Parent Fundraising and general volunteering with schools
  • AIESEC University of Calgary – Board of Advisor Member – advising student executive committee on operational performance of international student exchange program.
  • Calgary Change Management Think Tank – Past Board Member and Co-chair providing leading edge thought leadership presentations to the Calgary business, academic and consulting community
  • Strategic Leadership Forum, Toronto – Past President, VP Programming, Human Capital Council Chair
  • Malvern Collegiate Red and Black Society (Alumni Association) – Founding member, past Treasurer
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