Dave is the Advisory Service Line Leader for BDO Canada, leading the Firm’s advisory team across the country. He is a member of the Canadian Executive Leadership Team.
Dave is a seasoned senior executive with considerable international experience. Over his 30-year career, he has worked in government, industry and professional services. He was previously a partner with Deloitte and a member of its executive team. His leadership pedigree included P&L responsibilities for a transportation business, a consulting business and a full suite professional services geographic unit, firm wide acquisitions, joint ventures, and client quality. Through his operational roles he has developed a strong understanding of core business infrastructure including information systems, real estate, marketing, sales and talent.
Dave is a proven performer in high personal accountability environments, coupled with a strong team orientation. He is accustomed to the consequences of strategic decision-making, the requirement for growth ambition, and the need to deliver results. Dave is an accomplished negotiator with a record of achieving win-win agreements. He has interacted frequently with firm governance operating transparently and effectively.
In addition, he has lived and worked abroad demonstrating the facility to gain trust and effect outcomes in international settings. He has demonstrated the ability to balance tradition with disruption, respect for culture and integration, and strong leadership with collaboration.
Dave has a Bachelor of Arts from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick.