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Jerry has been operating his own management consulting practice since 1982 leading Business Transformations for a wide range of clients in diversified industries. A detailed description of these services is accessible at www.jerryadel.com.
Born and raised in Montreal, he obtained a business degree from McGill University, then moved to Toronto shortly thereafter. His early work stints included sales, marketing and operations management positions in manufacturing and distribution, then in the transportation industry in a marketing role where he got extensive exposure to the C-suite.
He later joined an executive search firm, and in 1982 formed his own consulting firm doing executive search and marketing consulting. Services grew to include organization assessments, strategic planning, team building, leadership development, and mergers and acquisitions.
He has been a Board member of Strategic Leadership Forum www.slftoronto.ca , an organization of like-minded people interested in strategy and leadership. He has worked on event-organizing committees, as Chair of their Editorial Committee, co-hosted the Book Group, and has written a wine column for their newsletter. He currently distributes a bi-monthly wine newsletter, “Wine Pix best wines under $30.00”
He has chaired his own CEO peer-to-peer networking group (The Executive Network), and is a past member of Independent Advisory Boards for an electrical products manufacturer and an applications software provider. He is a member of the faculty of the Canadian Management Centre (CMC) and is Second Vice-President on the Board of Free for All Foundation www.ffaf.ca (Ref. Dr. David Green) where co-chairs their planning committee. He has been a member of TechConnex www.techconnex.ca formerly York Technology Alliance (YTA) for several years and is the sergeant-at-arms at the NRG group www.nrgonline.net
He was President and Chair of the Board of Directors of Bayview Community Services (BCS) www.bayviewservices.ca, for many years, an organization concerned with helping people who are recovering from severe mental health issues to live their best life in their community.
In this capacity, he secured a grant from the Central LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) and Central Toronto LHIN, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Province of Ontario, (ref. Matthew Anderson, currently CEO of William Osler Health System, Brampton) to educate Board Chairs of community-based health services providers on social networking skills so that they can identify and implement integration opportunities
toward better health care and better health for all Ontario residents. He co-organized four events which were highly successful (by attendance) and came in under budget.
BCS recently integrated with Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes and Jerry joined Good Shepherd’s Board. www.goodshepherdcentres.ca He is still a BCS director and signatory.
Jerry has served as a consultant to the Industrial Adjustment Service (IAS), Human Resources Development Canada, and the Ontario Innovation and Productivity Service (OIPS), Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Tourism, and on projects through the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), a program of the National Research Council (NRC).
He is a former member of Innovators’ Alliance, TEC (The Executive Committee) and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, and has performed as a clown at various charitable functions such as the Variety Village Christmas Party, the Blue Hills Child and Family Centre open house, and various other fundraising events.
He has also fundraised for Yellow Brick House, a home for abused women and children in York Region. www.yellowbrickhouse.org
Jerry is married with one son and lives in Toronto.
Jerry can be reached by email at email@example.com
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