Our Team

The Kymera Management Team

Kymera Management Group is comprised of senior managers with extensive business experience helping companies grow in highly competitive industries. Each of our consultants has a significant level of experience at the executive level, been directly responsible for achieving top- and bottom-line business targets, managed large budgets, and led teams of up to 200 people. We are practical and results-oriented, and strive to be highly responsive to clients' needs by providing useful, innovative solutions.

Management Group

Richard Vann, B. Eng., MBA
Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Richard Vann is a Sales & Marketing consultant and strategic advisor to CEOs, entrepreneurs and executive teams across North America. For more than twenty years, Richard has helped clients create new products and brands, focus and align their resources, overcome major obstacles, and capitalize on new opportunities to generate breakthrough results.

Richard has worked with and was mentored by some of the leading entrepreneurs in Canada including Anthony von Mandl (Mission Hill, Mike's Hard Lemonade), Yves Potvin (Yves Veggie Cuisine, Gardein), Francesco Aquilini (Vancouver Canucks, Jaw Drop Coolers), Caleb Chan (GolfBC, Burrard Group), Leslie Dan (Stanley, Novopharm), Sandra Wilson (Robeez), Angela Santiago (Little Potato Company) and others.

Richard has an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University. He is also a published author of numerous articles on strategy and business performance improvement.

Susan Vann, P. Eng., CHRP
Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Susan Vann is a senior Operations and Human Resource Management professional with demonstrated revenue and profit growth in dynamic and fast-paced organizations. She brings insight and practical knowledge of how to implement for today and plan for the future. Susan has extensive business background in international, multicultural, and entrepreneurial environments, and has the ability to lead and motivate diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success.

Susan has held senior level positions at several leading companies including Robeez Footwear, Yves Veggie Cuisine, The Little Potato Company, Nabob Foods, Shell Canada. While at these and other companies, she was instrumental in improving operating efficiencies, reducing costs through streamlining process operations, and creating a more productive organization.

Susan's formal education includes a B. Eng. from McGill University and an Operations Management Certificate from the University of Western Ontario. She is also a registered Professional Engineer and is a certified HR professional (CHRP).

E. Bruce Dwyer, BBA, MBA
Senior Partner & Co-Founder

Bruce Dwyer is a result-oriented company owner, general manager and management consultant with over 30 years of broad and varied experience at the executive management level. He has extensive in Finance, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Distribution, and Business Planning.

Bruce has developed a strong understanding of the business processes that are crucial for business success. He has set and implemented new business strategies, re-structured organizations, and grown or right-sized companies for improve operational efficiency and profitability.


Roger Barnes
Roger Barnes, principal of Roger Barnes Marketing Planning Ltd., has a unique combination of experience in both marketing and marketing research, allowing him to 'bridge the gap' between marketing and research, to make research actionable.

Six years each with Nestle and Nabob Foods gave him a thorough understanding of the disciplines of business and marketing. At Nabob Foods he was Marketing Director, responsible for all aspects of marketing Canada's best selling coffee brand and the company's other food lines. In 1986 he became a Partner in MarkTrend Research Inc., which grew into the leading research company based on the West Coast and the tenth largest research company nationally. Roger Barnes has operated Roger Barnes Marketing Planning from August 1992 to date. Kymera Managements draws from this boutique research company to allow clients to gain the advantages of having a senior in-house researcher on an 'as and when needed' basis. Some of Roger's clients include Tourism BC, Sun-Rype, Boston Pizza, Tourism BC and the Royal BC Museum.

Debbie Pearmain
Debbie Pearmain is a Human Resources professional specializing in employee training, leadership development, recruiting, career counseling, and coaching. Prior to opening her own consulting business, Debbie worked with Accenture Business Services in the area of Organization and Human Performance: Change Management and in Human Resources in a variety of Generalist and People Development roles. Her industry experience includes: Non Profit, Resources, Tourism, Environmental, Bio Technology, Manufacturing, Construction, Real Estate, Legal Services, Insurance, Food Services, Marketing, and Products and Services.

Some of her past and present clients include St. John's Ambulance, BC Hydro, Remax Realty, Hain Celestial, M&L painting, Go2Hr, S Laursen and Son, Sycorp Environmental, WD Cole Insurance, The Vancouver School Board, Edgewood Construction, Kuban Electric, Hot House Growers, The Mex Group of Companies, Zlotnik Lamb and Co., Palcor Construction, Inventa Sales and Promotions and Q Imaging.

"The greatest problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished."
— George Bernard Shaw

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"Kymera has been an essential part in helping the BC Wine Institute plan a new organizational structure. They have helped us with researching our members' needs and creating our future vision. Because of Kymera's extensive hands-on experience, they are able to get to the core of an issue quickly and provide effective solutions we can implement. Kymera is highly responsive to our needs."
Peggy Athans, Former Executive Director & CEO

BC Wine Institute

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