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.
Richard Vann, B. Eng., MBA
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
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
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.
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.
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 View a list of Kymera's Clients
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