Mike Haines - Managing Partner
Mike Haines has established a successful career built on years of involvement in finance, credit, banking and business development, with an overlay of computer technology, database development and data management. Mike's extensive background in financial services has been marked by many achievements in the field of corporate credit, overall business development and market share accomplishment - primarily with one of Canada's Big 5 banks. Mike also served as a systems analyst for the world's best-known credit reporting firm, and owns and operates a successful computer consulting practice serving commercial and industrial businesses.
Mike's key strengths include insightful business assessment ability, extensive knowledge of PC software and hardware and an intimate understanding of corporate financial systems and services. Mike possesses excellent relationship and business development skills, together with a singular strength in identifying key success factors in the businesses he serves.
Chris Kassardjia - Associate
Experienced leadership in negotiating a business transaction is paramount to achieving success"
Christophe, brings to his clients a wealth of experience and a complete understanding of the factors involved in managing a small or medium business. Focused and highly motivated, Chris has the leadership, marketing and management skills needed to advise business owners on the best strategies to pursue in order to successfully grow their company in the world economy. Chris holds Bachelor of Science and MBA Marketing degrees from California State University of Hayward, and is a graduate of the Faculté des Sciences in Lille, France.
An accomplished international executive, his background includes senior management and small business experience in North America and Africa; his successful ventures have varied from liquor and wine distribution to environment protection service and banking equipment supply.
Fluently bilingual and knowledgeable of diverse cultures, Chris will use his business acumen in assisting businesses with a complete solution of consulting services ranging from business coaching, corporate financing to mergers and acquisitions.