Garry Sears, CMC, has 40 years of consulting experience, specializing in program evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement and service delivery reviews. He has directed over 250 consulting studies on behalf of a wide range of public, private and not-for-profit sector clients throughout Canada and internationally Prior to founding Kelly Sears Consulting Group with Michael Kelly in 2001, he spent 22 years with KPMG, where he led the firm’s federal government consulting practice and directed the Ottawa consulting office. He is a board member and Past-Chair of Colorectal Cancer Canada and former president of the Canadian Evaluation Society-National Capital Chapter and the Strategic Planning Forum – National Capital Chapter.
Michael KellyCo-Founder and Managing Director
Michael Kelly, CMC, retired at the end of 2017 after a long and successful career in management consulting. He provided a wide range of management consulting services to the public sector, primarily at the federal level. He specialized in large-scale service delivery reviews/capacity assessments of government operations. Other areas of expertise included performance measurement and strategic/business planning. He is fluently bilingual (English and French, written and spoken). Michael along with Garry Sears co-founded Kelly Sears Consulting Group in 2001. Although he has retired, he will be available to work on selected consulting engagements.
Kenneth-Roy BoninPrincipal Associate
Kenneth-Roy Bonin is a senior professional specializing in organizational review and design, strategic/business planning, and information/knowledge management. Fluently bilingual, he has carried out several consulting studies on various topics concerning official language minority communities and is actively involved in university programme evaluations, both in Canada and the U.S. Parallel to his academic career as a full professor and university administrator, with academic experience in four provinces, he has worked with Kelly Sears Consulting Group since 2002. Prior to that, he was a Manager with KPMG Consulting in Ottawa from 1998 to 2001.
Peter BrackenridgeSenior Associate
Peter Brackenridge has led expenditure reviews in the regulatory sector and facilitated strategic planning retreats. He has a particular focus on the regulatory sector, having managed large and complex decentralized regulatory organizations, including senior positions as Vice President, Operations and Vice President, Programs at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). He is fluent in both official languages.
Michael BradshawSenior Associate
Michael Bradshaw, CMC, has over 25 years of consulting expertise related to organizational structure, human resources, operational processes and controls and implementation support to small, medium and large federal public sector departments, agencies and Crown corporations. As a specialist in public sector management, Mike has worked with organizations responsible for health, social services, science, economic development, and security and safety including regulators, administrative tribunals, funding (grants and contributions), research organization, program delivery organizations and common service.
Glen DrodgeSenior Associate
Glen Drodge is a Senior Associate with over 30 years of experience in service delivery reviews, evaluation of information technology, and project management. He has led efficiency reviews at several federal departments and agencies. Glen was previously Managing Director with the Government consulting practice of KPMG Consulting in Ottawa.
Julie is a highly experienced consultant and professionally trained facilitator with extensive experience in stakeholder consultation and research. Since 2007 Julie has worked as interviewer and facilitator on a wide range of public and internal government consultation exercises and, more recently, as a program evaluation interviewer. Prior to becoming a consultant, Julie had a highly successful twenty-year career as a scientist and manager in the Canadian Federal Public Service.
Geoff GolderSenior Associate
Geoff Golder has over 25 years of experience in the areas of program evaluation, performance measurement and industry and economic analysis. He has managed many large-scale evaluations on behalf of such federal government organizations as Health Canada, Environment Canada and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Previously he was a Senior Manager with KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint. He is a Credentialed Evaluator (CE).
Vasantha NarasimhanSenior Associate
Vasantha Narasimhan, MA, MBA, specializes in market research, with 30 years of consulting experience. She has conducted over two hundred market research studies in a variety of sectors. Her key expertise is in new product development and positioning, demand assessment, and competitive analysis. Ms. Narasimhan has also served on the University of Ottawa’s MBA programme as part time professor of market research.
Mira SvobodaSenior Associate
Mira Svoboda is President of Beechwood Consulting and Research and has partnered with Kelly Sears on numerous evaluation studies. She has over 17 years of experience in program evaluation. Recent examples include several evaluations for the Canadian Space Agency, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Environment Canada. She has an MA in Economics from Carleton University and is fluently bilingual. She is a Credentialed Evaluator (CE).
Maria De RosaSenior Associate
Since 1990, Maria De Rosa has been President of her own consulting firm specializing in policy analysis, evaluation studies, strategic planning, program development, and research to both private and public sector clients. Maria is a program evaluation expert who has been leading program evaluations as a consultant for federal and provincial government clients in the cultural industries sector for over twenty years. Her considerable experience extends to designing and conducting program evaluations, performance measurement frameworks and readiness, and impact analysis.
Marilyn BurgessSenior Associate
Marilyn Burgess has conducted over 20 evaluation and research studies during twelve years of consulting work, including work related to the preparation of methodology reports, data collection instruments, work plans; review of key program documentation; and, the conduct of qualitative and quantitative research. Marilyn also has over twenty years of experience leading research in communications and culture as an academic from 1992 to 1999, and in evaluation related assignments while at Telefilm Canada from 2002 to 2008 (where she was Director of Policy, Planning and Research from 2005 – 2008).