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Resource Solutions Group represents a group of skilled business

professionals under the leadership of company principal, Suzanne Dane.

Each project is assessed with a critical eye to the necessary skills and

 resources  to ensure you achieve the desired results. 

 

We offer a custom-built 'solutions team’ to best meet the

needs of your project.  We are not tied to staff, but rather,

build the best team (locally and beyond) to meet your specific needs.

Find our more about your 'Solution Team' Associates


Suzanne Dane

      Principal and Managing Associate

Alison Ducharme

      Event Consulting

Anna Harvey

     Communications & Corporate Writer

Walt Nicholson

      Web Based Marketing Strategies
Michele Vincenti       Financial, Operational & Strategic Management

       About the Principal

            Suzanne Dane, MBA, CMC          


Suzanne Dane is an MBA Executive Management graduate, an entrepreneur and an experienced senior-level manager. She offers 25 years business experience across Canada in a diverse range of areas including business administration, community development, event and project management, communications, and training /development.  Suzanne’s experience spans both the corporate sectors (Office Manager of Canada’s 5th largest law firm) to the small business entrepreneurial sector where  she has personally been responsible for establishing 7 companies (all profitable within first 18 months) both Canada and the U.S.


After ten years in the Ontario corporate sector, Suzanne transferred to British Columbia in 1990 through her position as Manager, Business
Training with Business Development Bank of Canada.  She has provided entrepreneurial and business management training to colleges and associations since 1990 and is currently Associate Faculty (School of Business) with Royal Roads University. She has been instrumental in establishing several very successful provincial training and mentoring programs targeted to both youth and women in business. Her personal passion is around micro-enterprise development of women in business globally where she has spent time working in international markets.

A management consultant with her own consultancy for the past 12 years, Suzannehas been involved in a variety of leading edge Canadian community development initiatives and events for both public and private sector. She brings a strategic focus and management skill to the development and implementation of programs and events, whether related to business, community economic development or fundraising.

With a strong background in community programming as well as project and event management, Suzanne was hired as BC Director for ParticipACTION and was one of five national managers responsible for Canada’s largest millennium celebration (approximately 21 million dollars) – the Trans Canada Trail Relay 2000. Through this project she worked with over 800 Canadian communities and traveled from coast to coast to coast.

Suzanne keeps herself active in the community and sits on the executive of several boards and committees including Canadian Association of Management Consultants, PacificSport and KidSport. She spent seven  years on the Executive of the YM-YWCA Women of Distinction, which she Chaired in 2002.  Suzanne co-chaired the Host – Protocol Committee for the International Triathlon held in Victoria during
the summers of 2001 and 2002 and acted as Team Attache for Malaysia during the Commonwealth Games.  She subsequently spent several months in Southeast Asia on a hosted speaking tour for the CanAsean Centre, speaking to international women in Business. Ms. Dane is an Award Recipient in Business Person of the year.
  
            

                                 


      Alison Ducharme             Associate:  Event Consulting


As a professional event manager, Alison Ducharme has specialized in event and conference management for the past fifteen years.  As the principal of Ducharme Consulting, Alison has worked with a variety of organizations implementing projects, events and conferences on a local, provincial and national level.

Alison is a strategic thinker possessing vision for what will be the most effective and efficient implementation of any event.  Alison has also gained considerable experience as a project manager overseeing a variety of projects such as the 100 years of Education Celebrations for the University of Victoria, Camosun College Graduation Ceremonies; Awards Events; Community Festivals; Fundraising Galas; Sport Competitions and numerous local initiatives.  As a testament to her expertise, Alison has been invited to offer workshops and seminars in event management.

As a volunteer in Victoria, Alison is currently the Co-Chair of KidSport Greater Victoria; and Co-Chair of Promotion Plus Victoria.  Previously, she was a member of the Board of Directors for the Victoria 2000 BC Summer Games as the Director of Protocol and has also served as Chair of the Women of Distinction Awards Event and Chair of the Victoria Women’s Transition House Board of Directors.


  Anna Harvey                         Associate:  Communications & Corporate Writer


Anna Harvey is a communications generalist and a skilled event manager.  For over 20 years, she has provided communications consultation and support to clients in Victoria and Calgary.  Her multi-dimensional portfolio spans special event planning, tracking and implementation; communications assessment and planning; marketing strategies; and, creative writing and editing.  Her holistic, concept-to-completion approach ensures project success through equal attention to the big picture vision and the fine details of planning.

Anna quickly became active in the community upon arriving in Victoria from Calgary eight years ago by volunteering her marketing, event planning and communications expertise to leading community organizations including the Trans Canada Trail Relay 2000, the Greater Victoria Film Commission, the YM-YWCA Women of Distinction, and CNIB's Eye Appeal.  Formerly the Event and Communications Manager for The Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Anna is now a valuable addition to the RSG consulting team.  Most recently Anna’s project portfolio has included special events and communications for Shaw Communications (Head Office) and Suncor (Oil Sands).  

Anna is a Toastmaster CTM and has conducted numerous workshops in communications.  In addition, she is an active community volunteer.  Anna sits on the Board of Directors for Volunteer Victoria and is also a member of the Revenue Generation Committee. She is a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Victoria.


      Walt Nicholson               Associate:  Web Based Marketing   Strategies


Walt Nicholson’s expertise is in creative marketing strategies, with a focus on web-based applications. Having worked in the Victoria community for over 20 years, he has an impressive array of private and public sector clients and gives generously of his time and professional expertise to community based initiatives. Walt is a 2007 candidate for his MBA in Executive Management through Royal Roads University.


    Michele Vincenti           Associate:  Financial, Operational & Strategic
          MBA, CIM, FCSI, STI, CFP, CMC                            Management

Michele is an international management consultant who specializes in helping organizations reach their corporate goals by operating more effectively. He has over 20 years experience in the financial sector both as a consultant and an executive in financial institutions.  Prior to moving to Canada over 10 years ago, he was the owner and operator of a large insurance agency in Italy and was the manager of the Wealth Management Division of a Canadian Credit Union. 

Michele is particularly skilled in managing relationships and helping companies during the difficult challenges of change. He is a strong and enthusiastic people’s motivator and approaches each client undertaking with integrity and a high sense of values-based principles.   

Michele’s specialty is in financial management and strategic business planning. With a client list that includes private and public corporations, one of his most recent accomplishments is the successful completion a strategic business plan for a consortium of natural resources’ consultants, government agencies and universities departments focused to promote Canadian know-how internationally. He brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the not-for-profit world (essential for non-profit organizational development in today’s highly competitive market).  

Michele is an Associate Faculty member of Royal Roads University currently teaching online management courses to their MBA learners. He is also Associate Faculty with  the Swiss Management Center in Zug, Switzerland, teaching Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) classes in research methodology and managerial economics as well as Associate Faculty member with Aspen University in Denver Colorado, teaching corporate finance and micro/macro Economics to the MBA students. 

Michele has completed an MBA in Executive Management at Royal Roads University in Victoria and is a Certified Investment Manager (CIM), Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Trusts Specialist (STI), and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) as well as currently being enrolled in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. He is member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC) and he is one of the directors of the Fellow Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) National Council.
 


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