Garry SearsCo-Founder and Managing Director
Garry Sears, CMC, has over 35 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 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.
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.
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.
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).