Over the past 30 years, Ed has developed and run more than 600 studies in financial services for both private and public sector clients. Ed’s private sector clients have included most of the world’s largest banks, as well as a cross-section of Canadian financial institutions. Ed’s public sector clients have included departments and agencies focused on diverse financial issues including: deposit insurance, trade finance, securities regulation, professional accreditation, international development, investor education, and financial consumer protection. Several of the public sector relationships are long-term advisory relationships including strategy development, research management, and monitoring of achievement of objectives. Ed holds a PhD in Measurement & Evaluation (Applied Statistics) and is also a licensed Industrial Psychologist.
Judith is a Partner in The Brondesbury Group. Her practice focuses on increasing knowledge and understanding of effective performance and processes. She is expert at qualitative research and analysis, as well as applying qualitative and quantitative information to decision-making. Prior to her career in consulting, Judith developed and led a decision support group at a large public sector healthcare corporation. Her consulting has included work in needs assessment, as well as developing process maps that describe how to meet those needs. Judith holds an MA in Program Evaluation and Computer Applications from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc.N. from the University of Western Ontario.
Ted Cowan has over 30 year experience as a professional Economist providing research and representation on matters related to approvals, constraints, development, public and private investment support and regulatory conditions for physical, financial and human assets. Ted has served in responsible positions for the Alberta and Federal governments, as well as working for an industry organization as a researcher/representative on energy, tax and trade concerns. Ted holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Neil Story brings over 20 years experience as a banking executive to the business. Neil began his career as an FX and money market trader in London. He later became Head of the Eurobond settlement group and Head of institutional Eurobond sales for a major international bank. Neil has also worked as an investment manager and a credit analyst, as well as working in correspondent banking, cash management and trade. He also served as Deputy Operations Manager for a US bank subsidiary. Neil’s recent work also involved development of new initiatives for Smart cards and debit cards. Neil regularly authors articles for financial services publications.
Jim Thompson is a former senior bank executive with over thirty years of experience as an international banker with active involvement in all aspects of trade finance, institutional sales, electronic banking and overseas branch management. He spent 16 years abroad working in Belgium, Zaire, Philippines, Singapore and France and has negotiated deals in over 50 countries. Among his other roles, Jim was in charge of Trade in the Americas for BNP Paribas. Jim has an MBA in International Business and is fluently bilingual.
Brian McArthur has been a leading member of the Canadian treasury management community for over thirty years. His key areas of expertise include cash management, strategic sales, relationship management, training and professional development. He is best known for his sales management skills, which earned him several awards and national recognition. Brian began his career at Royal Bank of Canada and later moved to Citibank to assume the role of VP Cash Management. He rejoined RBC, where he held the positions of National Sales Manager and VP Treasury Management. Brian is a Past President and Director of the Treasury Management Association of Canada.
Denis brings over 30 years experience in the financial services industry to his work at The Brondesbury Group. In his career working in the life insurance industry, Denis focused on the marketing of group benefits, including life, health and retirement products. In recent years, Denis has worked on a wide variety of projects in financial services focusing on product development. He has authored courses for training professionals on group products and has worked with a major bank to market life insurance products for businesses.