John Kyle – Edmonton
John has over 30 years of business experience. He began his career in public accountancy with the Montreal office of Grant Thornton (formerly Pannell Kerr MacGillivray) and then with KPMG in Toronto. His clients included both Canadian publicly-listed and private owner-managed businesses as well as subsidiaries of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants.
A significant portion of his career has been with manufacturing companies, including The Versatech Group (a tier-1 automotive parts supplier) and Lovat Inc. (a designer and manufacturer of heavy equipment). As the senior financial officer he led the Finance, IT and Procurement departments.
More recently, he was the Vice-President, Corporate Services for Legal Aid Alberta (a not-for-profit organization providing legal services to vulnerable Albertans). There he led all departments supporting client service delivery.
He brings with him experience in Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Sales Support and Contract Negotiation, Acquisitions, and Restructurings.
John received his MBA from Dalhousie University and holds a CPA CA designation.