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Avenai partners with WSIB to introduce a new, digitally-empowered organisational framework

Samantha Liscio, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at WSIB, shares how Avenai has helped to shift WSIB’s the organisational culture, apply specific behavioural performance objectives, and bring the necessary leadership, values, and culture into their change management approach during the deployment of anew IT operating model. The full article is published in Fintech.

November 29, 2019

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Strong Volunteer Advocate: Insights from Avenai Partner Brendan Timmins

Governor Brendan Timmins has 30-plus years’ experience in business, helping clients shape and deliver strategic transformation programs with clear, measurable results. He also volunteers his time as a member of The Ottawa Hospital’s Board of Governors.

Read on…

October 19, 2018

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Leading by Example…

Avenai’s Senior Manager, Mahlet Seifu, shares the roots of her drive and passion for helping charitable organizations, such as the Abebech Gobena Children’s Care and Development Organization, and many more.

Read her story here.

August 4, 2018

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Avenai Associate Partner Jennifer Tomlinson Named New Chair of the Board of Directors for Cross Country Canada

Jennifer Tomlinson will become the first woman ever to serve as chair of the Board of Directors for Cross Country Ski de fond Canada.

Read more about Jen’s inspiring journey.

August 4, 2018

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Avenai partners with Special Olympics Ontario – Greater Ottawa.

For our 2018 Avenai in the Community campaign, we are proud to partner with Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) to support athletes who participate and have the opportunity to train in 15 core sports offered in the Greater Ottawa Area. For many athletes, participating in SOO is a path to healthy living, empowerment, acceptance and friendship. Special Olympics Ontario is a volunteer driven organization with over 20,000 athletes and 10,000 volunteers registered across the province.

For more information about Special Olympics Ontario, click here.

June 26, 2018

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Avenai founding Partner Brendan Timmins recently appointed to The Ottawa Hospital’s Board of Governors.

Click here for more information.

June 25, 2018

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Join Avenai Partners, Chris Brennan and Christine Hamilton, along with leaders from CBSA, EDC, and Innovapost as they discuss: Navigating IT-enabled Change – Lessons in Collaboration and Leadership.

DPI 2018 – Professional Development Week (PDW) Seminar
Thursday May 24th 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Shaw Centre (Room 205/207) – Ottawa

April 18, 2018

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Avenai is Showing Strong Growth

Join Christine Hamilton & Jesse Moon as they talk with Dylan Black of Rogers TV  about the company’s impressive growth and the development of the Openlot platform. Click here.

March 2, 2018

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Avenai is welcoming three new partners to its leadership ranks: Christine Hamilton, Samme Doshen and Marcus Davies.

Together, they bring decades of experience consulting to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, helping clients plan and execute business changes.

 “We are thrilled to announce Christine, Samme and Marcus as partners in Avenai,“ said CEO Chris Brennan. “Their drive, passion and talent are invaluable to our firm. We have no doubt that they will continue to be valuable assets to our leadership team and clients.”

After graduating with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Ottawa, Christine began her career working with the Treasury Board Secretariat and multinational PricewaterhouseCoopers. She later developed business plans for Nortel then joined Innovapost Inc.’s consulting practice, followed by the role of Vice-President with Stratford Managers, before becoming an associate partner at Avenai in 2015.

Samme is also a graduate of the University of Ottawa who, after earning her first degree, began her career working coop terms at IBM Canada and DMR Consulting before graduating and starting with Andersen Consulting. Samme went on to work for William Mercer and Accenture in New York before returning to Ottawa to work at Innovapost and then Avenai as an associate partner in 2014.

Marcus received his degree from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. Marcus moved to Canada and worked for Canada Post, Purolator, Innovapost and the City of Ottawa before joining Avenai as an associate partner in 2014. Marcus is a business transformation and change architect who specializes in partnering with organizations to bring transformational change through strategy development and organizational effectiveness.

“At Avenai we measure our success by our clients’ success, which is why we’re confident our consulting firm will only continue to thrive and grow with the addition of our three new partners,” said Brennan. “We look forward to the additional opportunities for our clients and our employees that having these three new partners brings.”

Avenai was founded in 2012 by Chris Brennan, David Allum, Mike Scotten and Brendan Timmins each of whom has extensive experience in business transformation, operations and management consulting. The consulting firm – with offices in Ottawa and Toronto – has grown its operations to more than 40 employees and continues to expand.

About Avenai™: Avenai is a management consulting company with extensive experience in business leadership and transformation.  Across a wide range of industries and business functions, Avenai collaborates closely with clients to design and implement transformative business capabilities and solutions that drive higher organizational performance.  Change, it’s what we do.

For more Information, please contact:

Kimothy Walker
Ottawa Media Group
(613) 859-3753

February 2, 2018

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Read Avenai’s latest thought leadership article from our partners, David Allum and Chris Brennan

Transformational Change – do you have the Winning Conditions?

December 7, 2017