Case Studies

Proven Results Means Satisfied Clients.

Please click on the titles below to read the studies from our executive managers in detail.

Business Development
  • A Community Association required a plan for a Saturday’s Farmers’ Market that would draw patrons from other parts of the city. Read More

  • A failed hostile takeover left this family business under-capitalized, vulnerable in its dealings with suppliers and without an established sales channel. Read More

  • Human resources industry sector council needed research, analysis and recommendations to generate revenue. Read More

  • Marketing department of national association required new course material to be delivered over multiple platforms. Read More

Executive Advisement
  • A start-up social enterprise required an environmental scan to determine what service offering would be successful and scalable, and to identify potential partners. Read More

  • A strategic marketing and sales plan was developed for a not-for-profit foundation. Read More

  • A succession plan required someone other than the father to mentor his two sons to take over the agri-services retail business. Read More

  • A not-for-profit society needed advisement on how to remedy office policies and proceedures to ensure governmental compliance. Read More

Executive Management
  • An addiction treatment and recovery centre was in need of an Interim CEO to help stabilize the organization and lead the process to find and transition to new leadership. Read More

  • A not-for-profit charitable organization needed leadership during the transition following the departure of the Executive Director. Read More

  • Designer of equipment for oil and gas industry needed assistance in manufacturing a new product. Read More

Financial Management
  • An Osborne Principal was engaged in the role of Mentor to transition the existing Junior Accountant into a Controller role at a manufacturing company. Read More

  • Financial best practices to align with a new organizational structure was required for a large provincial not-for-profit company. Read More

Human Resources
  • After experiencing significant turnover, an oil and gas company needed a senior HR person to assist the outgoing leader with his exit and mentor the incoming manager and team, helping them build a foundation for success, including new hires and new processes. Read More

  • An international exploration company risked losing valuable employees and Board members due to a devalued compensation package. Read More

Operations
  • A bioproducts company required assistance to commercialize its manufacturing process, reduce production costs and provide product quality that was consistent. Read More

  • When an ag sector company underwent a major expansion of its facility unforeseen issues resulted in a temporary shutdown of operations and loss of revenue. Read More

  • An unfavourable relationship with an agent, including undervalued pricing, was a challenge for an ag manufacturing company. Read More

  • An unpredicted forced absence of the Managing Director left a hospitality business in a potentially chaotic situation. Read More

Project Management
  • A charitable non-profit society needed a Project Leader to develop key deliverables including a financial and operational analysis of its business model. Read More

  • A youth serving organization was seeking an external Project Manager to conceptualize and deliver a National Training Framework. Read More

Strategic Planning
  • An international festival required a capacity expansion plan to allow the organization to significantly increase financial resources over a three year period . Read More

Testimonials

"I have worked with both Mark Olson and Simon Batcup on a number of assignments. I would recommend them to you in any interim management, search mandate, planning mandate or strategic advisory mandate. You will not be disappointed and will regard any and all invoices and costs as both fair and appropriate."

Andy Crooks - Chairman of the Board, Canadian Constitution Foundation

"After an exhaustive and inclusive recruiting process led by Osborne we were pleased to find a local Calgarian in our own backyard to take on the position of President and CEO. We were impressed by the quality and experience of applicants that applied, which made our decision even more challenging. I would personally like to thank (Osborne Principal) Mark Olson for his first class leadership over the last 8 months.”

Cory Hetherington - Chair, Simon House Recovery Centre

“We were at an inflexion point, wanting to take a successful single-chapter networking group to the next level. The Osborne Principal worked with us to develop a strategic plan and much more; management guidance, a pricing model and a strong tactical approach that has put us well on the path. We would highly recommend Osborne’s services to other organizations.”

Ilona Makar and Debbie Van Camp - Founders and Directors, Calgary Business Women Network

“We needed interim leadership during a time of transition and Osborne’s Principal exceeded our expectations. He was able to garner both staff and funder support and ensure continued excellence in program delivery. He also found a very dynamic new executive director for us. I would highly recommend Osborne’s services to other organizations.”

Krystyna Williamson - Board Chair, Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth

"Osborne was referred to us by a trusted client and they did not disappoint. They assigned a Principal to act as interim COO who did a very good job in a short period of time considering we handed him some fairly complex projects. We would not hesitate to use Osborne Interim Management again or recommend them to another business."

Dale Franko - Managing Director, Moodys Gartner Tax Law LLP

“The Calgary International Film Festival contracted Osborne to develop, with senior management support, a capacity expansion plan that was strategic, specific and attainable. Osborne delivered on all counts and on schedule; receiving unanimous Board approval to move forward in the plan’s execution. I would not hesitate in recommending the Osborne team.”

Stephen Schroeder - Executive Director, Calgary International Film Festival

“We were able to fill a team lead-mechanical integrity position on our production reliability team with an interim from Osborne. The Principal did an exceptional job for us over the six month contract. It wasn’t only the technical qualifications the Osborne interim brought to the position, but his business/entrepreneurial experience and leadership qualities that created value for the company.”

General Manager - Production Reliability, Canadian Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Company

"With Osborne’s assistance, we validated our business concept in the marketplace and identified potential partners for our social enterprise, giving us more than a kickstart at launch. They listened to our goals and objectives, completed all work on time, and exceeded our expectations and the plan scope. We would recommend their services without reservation."

Garth Johnson, CEO, Meticulon

"Osborne provided us with the interim management and business advisory services we needed at a critical juncture for the company. I would highly recommend them."

Dr. Kevin Maloney, Board Chair, Line of Fire Inc.

"I thought I needed someone to run my company while I worked in it. What I really needed was an executive sounding board to advise me in organizational reform and strategic development. Osborne Interim Management helped me identify what my needs were and the Osborne Principal was available on demand to work with both myself and others in the company on plan development and execution. Osborne provided a valuable and cost effective resource."

Brent Barootes, President & CEO, Partnership Group-Sponsorship Specialists™

"Over the course of five years we used Osborne's interim management services in the areas of marketing, IT, human resources, finance and overall executive advisement. Their work has been a key to the overall development of our business."

Tasha Schmaltz, General Manager, DynAgra Corp

"We've been using Osborne Interim Management as an executive resource for over seven years now, in finance, operations and marketing. They've been very responsive to our needs and have delivered executives that work very well with our management team."

Tim Wiens, CEO, O & T Farms

"I would recommend Osborne as a contract/interim management resource for future consideration for Vancouver Coastal Health or any other organization who may require Osborne's services."

Carol Gillam, Executive Director-Primary Care, Vancouver Coastal Health

"On the strength of my association with [two of its Principals], I would be pleased to retain the services of Osborne again in the future. I would further recommend the services of Osborne to any private or public sector organization who may find themselves in need of your company's services."

Ken McCormack, General Manager, BC Milk Marketing Board

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