Roger Grona is President of Firebird Business Ventures Ltd. and Firebird Business Consulting Ltd.. His management consulting expertise is building successful business models that involves developing successful plans and business sustainability and training in long term planning for a profitable future.
Larry Scammell is a hardworking and seasoned entrepreneur with a few specific areas of expertise. His Executive Consulting expertise relates to identifying problems across all areas of a business and creating effective means to resolve the issues.
The past 10 years Gary has worked in Sales, Business Development, Sales Management and General Management roles. These roles have enabled him to master business from multiple view points and he has enjoyed working with some amazing people and great teams.
Greg is a Senior Business Plan Writer for Firebird Business Consulting Ltd.. Greg likes to be behind the scenes and enjoys working with all clients from all over Saskatchewan and Canada. Greg has worked over 20 years in the corporate industry involved in business planning and project management.
Michael R specializes in Business Processing Models, Strategy & Technology. Developing a strong expertise in synchronizing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with popular commerce platforms. Michael G has been involved in marketing online in one way or another since 2006. He has experience in email marketing, listbuilding, SEO, UI/UXdesign, and a passion for innovation.
Roger Grona is President / C.E.O of both Firebird Business Ventures Ltd. and Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. His management consulting expertise is building successful business models that involves developing successful marketing plans, consulting on marketing and business sustainability and training in long term planning for a profitable future. Very successful track record building culture, sales teams and company growth goals. Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. and Firebird Business Ventures Ltd. sales consulting and marketing consulting services expertise is in next level business solutions, marketing, brand development and implementing the proper plan to achieve your goals.
7 years Senior Sales Management experience that involves setting / planning profit based sales targets (writing and executing), set and met large sales quotas. He has developed excellent media marketing plans that position the brands he worked with as industry leaders. Roger's other Senior Sales Management experience: recruited, hired, mentored, and motivated the sales team and other departments. He prepared reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing relevant market information and then using that information to roll out effective plans.
Sales Manager for larger home builder for Saskatoon, Humboldt and Prince Albert - As Sales Manager he was part of the Senior Management Team. Roger managed the sales of a very large territory that included Saskatoon, Dalmeny, Martensville, Clavet, Prince Albert and Humboldt. Priorities included positive planning and implementing of projects that were fueled by a solid marketing strategy. Consistently he identified objectives, strategies and action plans to improve processes and systems. The builder is one of Saskatchewan's largest volume home builders. Roger rolled out the launch of single-family housing in Humboldt. This included booking media, interviews, working with ad agencies, helping create action plans for the multi-family and single family housing market for all three markets. He is proud of helping direct the first "Goodwill House" in Prince Albert which helped raise over $70,000 for Vic Hospital - ICU.
Saskatoon based custom home builder - Roger designed and implemented the company marketing plan, was part of the Senior Management Team, developed and trained the sales team of 5, communicated with industry representatives, realtors and clients. During his involvement, sales doubled and they are now one of the major players in new home construction in Saskatoon. Roger was proud of his involvement with the team's launch in both the first ever "Holmes Approved Home" as well as the "Pink House Campaign" in Saskatchewan. They were announced as a finalist for the Bridges Awards for the Marketing Award for the Pink House Campaign project.
Product and Service Company for homebuilders - As Sales Manager he had the opportunity to build a team from 2 to 7 employees in less than two years. This company's territory was at its initial start-up phase when he started. In less than a year they were grabbing a significant market share from its competitors. Roger managed the staff at the Saskatoon Branch and dealt directly with the CEO in Regina on business development for Saskatoon and area.
Buffalo Bill's Food Products Ltd - Roger had the opportunity to develop his own business (Buffalo Bill's Food Products) from the ground up in the early 90's. As President he developed the business and marketing plan, logo, outside sales, focus groups, trade-shows and company management. It was a great opportunity and the product ended up in 180 stores throughout Saskatchewan.
8 years Senior Media Marketing Sales in Saskatchewan radio industry (CJWW, 92-9 the Bull, Rock 102, 104.9 the Wolf). For each station he developed a small list into a Senior Account list in a short period of time. In advertising he had the chance to work with almost every kind of business and industry, consulting on advertising, brand development, recruiting, and business growth.
8 years hard work in the Alberta and Western Saskatchewan oilfield including management roles (service and drilling rigs) :-)
Specialties: Taking new, junior ,senior salespeople to the next level, branding and imaging, new and existing business development, team building, business consulting, negotiating, marketing, coaching, leadership, expert in rapport building and communications.
Roger says "nothing is better than having a good laugh, joking around and still getting things done."
Larry Scammell is a hardworking and seasoned entrepreneur with a few specific areas of expertise. His Executive Consulting expertise relates to identifying problems across all areas of a business and creating effective means to resolve the issues. He has a keen ability to identify and solve problems and improving the bottom line. He believes that the most valuable part of your company is the people - the human capital - and any plans to move your business forward need to start there. Larry has a commitment to working with the people and resources that are currently in place and implementing strategies to improve business performance and motivation.
He has a resolve for working with small to medium sized business owners in a risk management and restructuring role with a view to improving overall efficiencies. He takes a firm yet fair approach to everything that he does and is known for asking the all-important and difficult questions.
He is fortunate to have assembled a very broad and comprehensive network of professionals across many different industries. This is comprised of conventional and non-conventional lenders, investment dealers, sales representatives, home builders, research consultants and insolvency professionals. His academic background is in public education, securities and sales.
As he comes to know and understand a client’s business, he can quickly see the aspects that are unique to each situation and work with them to develop right fit solutions to problems.
“My experience has given me the understanding of what it takes to compete and win in very competitive business environments.”
HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE
Owned and operated 3 different restaurant / hospitality concepts in Alberta. Larry designed and executed each concept from the ground up and was responsible for all aspects of business operations. His focus was on marketing and promotion, hiring, training and managing staff of 42 employees between multiple locations. He gained deep experience in cash flow management, risk analysis and mitigation and relationship management. He was successful in achieving several business distinctions and accolades in an extremely challenging and unforgiving industry. He created and implemented business marketing strategies, systems and procedures that improved the quality and efficiency of operations while increasing sales revenues and driving brand awareness.
Executive Consultant and Project Manager for a hotel & restaurant operation prior to and throughout the duration of receivership. Retained by the receiver and approved by the court to oversee the daily operation of the business. During this process, he was successful in reducing operating costs and adding revenue streams and increasing overall revenues while mitigating risks and positioning the asset for sale. Larry worked closely with the receiver and all stakeholders to navigate through the receivership process. His extensive work on this file contributed directly to a successful sale that achieved a value above market and greatly exceeded all stakeholder expectations.
Executive Consultant through Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) for a group of 13 home building companies active in Alberta and throughout the United States. Topline revenue for the group prior to CCAA was over $525 Million annual. He was retained by the companies as the key point of contact and Executive Consultant for a wide range of restructuring activities relating to employees, lenders, creditors, trade partners and media.
Serving the group of companies as an Executive Consultant, Larry assisted in organizing the company requirements for restructuring through CCAA proceedings and was responsible for operational restructuring including revenue optimization and cost reduction strategies and management of a diverse group of relationships. He was called on to provide opinion and direction on personnel matters such as employee retention, termination and consultant outsourcing. He played a key role in restructuring multiple existing credit facilities in excess of $12 Million while also establishing new multi-million-dollar creative credit facilities for the borrower group. Larry coordinated with multiple sales community and project management teams through the process to ensure that financing and construction continued, and homes were turned over to the purchasers. He reported to the executive team, the court appointed monitor and counsel on a regular basis and assisted in preparing the Monitor’s Reports to the court and stakeholders in the CCAA process.
8 years Exempt Market Investment Sales and Executive Sales Management based out of Alberta with sales agents located across western Canada. As a sales management executive, Larry was recruited trained and motivated sales teams ranging in size from 2 – 170 to consistently achieve and exceed sales targets. Larry was jointly responsible for marketing budgets of up to $3 Million annual and co-produced a weekly radio program which aired in 4 different markets.
Through this time, he conducted presentations, webcasts, seminars and training conferences in support of the sales agent network and investing clients. He managed all communication and relationship aspects of each company’s investor network ranging in size from 150 to 17,000 investors with a total capital investment ranging from $26 - $650 Million dollars. Larry was a top performer in each company that he worked with and developed great expertise at building strong working relationships.
The past 15 years Gary has worked in Sales, Business Development, Sales Management and General Management roles. These roles have enabled him to master business from multiple view points and he has enjoyed working with some amazing people and great teams. He truly feels fortunate for having had these opportunities.
Gary has worked with smaller start-ups in the Saskatoon area to multi-national companies. Each role has been very different and has provided him with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities.
Gary has worked with Roger Grona and Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. on a number of different projects that date back 15+ years. Gary has always brought a unique approach to business and has specialized in the areas or Business Development and Sales management. Gary has always focused on sales and customer service being the cornerstones of any business, Gary can speak to this first hand having worked for smaller start up companies too large multi national corporations.
In the mid 90’s he had the opportunity to be a partner/owner and develop Image Auto body from the ground up. For 8+ years at Image Auto Body he was part of the Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Business Development. It was a great opportunity and he is very proud of that achievement.
Gary’s expertise and passion involves successful business development, sales plans, building solid customer service processes and improving employee engagement, driving top line revenue and finding further efficiencies to increase overall profit. Having open, honest and constructive dialogue with internal and external partners is his key to building great teams and a great inclusive culture. He started his working life in the Saskatchewan Potash Mines and the Oilfields of Alberta and Saskatchewan and he has carried that work ethic throughout his entire life. Some of the volunteering he has done in the past has included Partners in Employment, some high schools and Catholic School work programs.
Greg is a Senior Business Plan Writer for Firebird Business Consulting Ltd.. Greg likes to be behind the scenes and enjoys working with all clients from all over Saskatchewan and Canada. Greg has worked over 20 years in the corporate industry involved in business planning and project management. Over the past 4 years he has written over 70 business plans for Entrepreneurs across multiple industry sectors. His academic background is in Marketing and Business Administration.
Greg takes pride in his work and a satisfied client is top priority. He spends the right amount of time consulting our clients through the business plan writing process, research time, development and revisions to the business plan, a finally he walks a client through the plan and a one month warranty for follow up consultation or minor changes to plan.
The business plans Greg create are personalized and quite detailed.
Business plan outline is as follows;
To contact Greg and Firebird Business Consulting Ltd for a business plan, grant application writing or RFP please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-241-6215
Michael R. specializes in Business Processing Models, Strategy & Technology. Developing a strong expertise in synchronizing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with popular ecommerce platforms.
Benefiting from experience in warehousing, procurement and information technology in a high paced retail environment, Michael has proven that optimizing your business process can save you time and money but careful planning can save you from frustration.
Mike R's rapid ascent into the world of e-commerce can be attributed to the work he has accomplished on many popular platforms used by millions of people today. He has developed and consulted on extensions focusing primarily on B2B and Resource Planning applications. He also has experience with social media marketing and fraud prevention. Michael’s projects are responsible for millions of dollars in transactions each year.
Michael G. has been involved in marketing online in one way or another since 2006. He has experience in email marketing, list building, SEO, UI/UX design, and a passion for innovation. His first three website destroyed industry standards in innovation, style, and engagement and raise the bar to a new level. Spending way too much time behind a computer screen, he enjoys devouring any and all information about the internets and knows just enough about too many things to be dangerous.
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