As CEO of Executive Coach Global – Cornerstone Toronto, Al plays a critical and integral role in partnering with clients to realize impactful people solutions and resolve complex organizational issues.
Al has been responsible for several high-profile transformational corporate assignments. He is skilled in creating positive relationships with business leaders, delivering strategic advice and collaborating to achieve specific articulated results. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Peel Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association and is an active member of the HR committee for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Professionally accredited in Public Relations, he is also an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society.
Al has a distinguished career spanning over 30 years serving in senior management roles, including executive positions in both the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience working with Boards and in the Hospitality, Entertainment and Public Assembly environments. His hallmark of distinction is developing high-performance teams, working with people in organizations to develop their full potential, achieve alignment with business objectives and realize their career aspirations.
In addition to ongoing professional development activities, Al holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is certified in Advanced Public Relations and Communications Management.
Weatherhead Coaching Certificate – Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University.
Al has worked in corporate roles and Search Consulting with major organizations.
Recent successes include:
- Search and Recruitment: Conducted an international search for a prestigious Executive Director role of a new, high-profile Convention Centre. Was retained for the end-to-end engagement including strategic planning, role development, sourcing, in-depth assessment and successful placement along with onboarding, team integration and alignment and follow-up coaching.
- Start-up Strategy and Support: Provided consultative and hands-on support to a European-based sales and distribution organization to strategize and execute their establishment in the Canadian market. Led a 5-person team in realizing their staffing and operational framework, from sourcing the full executive team, support resources, sales management and country-wide sales force.
Industry & Sector Knowledge
- Professional Services
- Hospitality and Entertainment
- Public Relations
- Public Assembly