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President & CEO - HRIR Satellite Inc.His experience comes from a broad range of senior consulting roles in business through his consulting practice, Platz & Associates Inc. (http://platz.hrirsatellite.net). John has personally negotiated in excess of 170 collective agreements in a variety of industries with a heavy emphasis on the hotel sector in the last twenty years. These agreements were all negotiated within the prescribed mandate with only four strikes and one lockout. He has successfully completed training and consulting assignments in the hospitality, energy, manufacturing, financial services, high tech, public and not-for-profit sectors. He provides his Employment Advisory Service to approximately 80 active clients. John has taught “Negotiations and Collaborative Management”, “Dynamic Employee Relations in Changing Times” as part of the Masters Certificate in Municipal Administration programme. He currently facilitates “Managing in a Unionized Environment” along with Cy Charney for York University through the Schulich Executive Education Centre. During his corporate days, he has also held the position of Vice President Human Resources with a number of Canadian companies including Weston Bakeries, Griffith Laboratories, Livingston International and Commonwealth Hospitality. He also occupied the senior role with Brunswick Mining & Smelting, a former subsidiary of Noranda. He oversaw all facets of human resource management such as industrial relations, recruitment, training and development, health & safety, performance management, compensation and especially change management. In 2008, his family purchased Global Search Consultants Inc. (www.globalsearchconsultants.com) and Global Hospitality Search Consultants to which he remains an advisor and consultant. John is Past Chairman of the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association, past board member of the East Wellington Family Health Team (EWFHT), past Chairman of Regional Tourism Organization #6 (Central Counties Tourism) and past board member of Equine Canada. He is currently Chairman of the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.
VP Business Development
After graduating from McMaster University, Brian started his career as a stockbroker in Toronto. Brian and family moved to Ottawa to get involved with the rapidly developing high technology field. He has spent most of his career in Ottawa as a sales and marketing consultant in High Technology, Financial Services, HR, and Management Consulting.
Brian works with executives of small and medium sized enterprises to increase revenue. Brian’s help begins with a strong ability to understand, and focus the objectives and goals of entrepreneurs. Brian’s career has introduced him to a wide range of industries and technology from mobile application development and security to financial planning and human resource services. Brian’s hands-on approach assesses a product or service in the context of market positioning, and a review of successes to-date. As initial lead clients are engaged, “the message” is developed and refined (by listening to the market) for each market segment. Workable, practical “sales” processes and procedures are established based upon the available human and financial resources. Brian excels at exploratory sales.
Chief Technology Officer
Matthew is a partner and Chief Technology Officer. Since 2006 he has been instrumental both in the oversight of the satellite network but also the creation of the relaunched Employee Satisfaction Survey System.
He is the president of D-SOL Media Marketing, but better known as the “Director of Possibilities”. Starting the company back in 2003, the goal was to begin with a creative strategy first; their clients have expectations and vision – D-SOL Media has a world class approach to ideas. They engineer marketing solutions that work for their clients by becoming an extension of their marketing team.
As a online marketing strategist and a certified SEOpro, Matthew has in-depth knowledge of the online marketing sphere. Working alongside some of the top leaders in internet marketing and social media marketing, Matthew comes prepared with knowledge that has helped him create a very successful company.
Matthew is not only a member of the Direct Selling Association, but is also the supplier member chairman, representing his colleagues is this industry. As an official membership since 2009, Matthew has actually been assisting the industry since 2005.
Jocelyn is our newest associate– she is coming from a corporate background within the human resource field in industries such as high volume retail and hospitality. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a English Literature degree – simultaneously combining her creativity and analytical thinking. From there, she has completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management and has been practicing her field ever since.
While most of Jocelyn’s professional experience is housed within large international organizations, her front line exposure and fundamental understanding of the importance of a motivated workforce makes her an integral part of HR/IR Satellite team. Her strengths lie in building and developing meaningful relationships with clients, entrepreneurial attitude as well as consulting with various levels of management on how to ultimately retain great associates. Jocelyn also houses a strong background in labour relations – having worked alongside two of the largest unions in North America as a Human Resource Professional over the last few years. Her results driven core competencies will maximize her full potential with our organization.