PVA’s Executive Leadership Team is comprised of a group of dedicated individuals each having more than 25 years of consulting experience across hundreds of industries and businesses worldwide. Every member of our Team is committed to the successful implementation and to the results of our performance improvement programs.

  • Normand Parisella

    Normand Parisella

    Co-Founder

    Mr. Normand Parisella, along with his co-founding Partner, Mr. Philip Vincelli, established Parisella, Vincelli Associates Consulting Group Inc. (PVA) in September 1992.

    Normand Parisella

    Normand Parisella

    Co-Founder

    Mr. Normand Parisella, along with his co-founding Partner, Mr. Philip Vincelli, established Parisella, Vincelli Associates Consulting Group Inc. (PVA) in September 1992.

    Mr. Normand Parisella, along with his co-founding Partner, Mr. Philip Vincelli, established Parisella, Vincelli Associates Consulting Group Inc. (PVA) in September 1992. Both gentlemen joined forces to create a consulting company designed to provide assistance to client organizations, to institute changes within them, and to help focus and create a culture of continuous improvement. It is their conviction that such an approach, which affects all management levels and that is fully participatory, ensures long-term results perpetuation and sustainability.

    Normand epitomizes PVA’s core values of people orientation, partnership orientation, results attainment, customer satisfaction, integrity and professionalism, and passion and dedication, in all of his client interactions. As a result, the over 500 PVA engagements to date have all benefited from his commitment to operational excellence and sustainable financial improvements.

    Normand’s field of expertise is continuously and successfully applied in the analysis and sales aspect of PVA’s business model, where he ensures that opportunities related to financial costs, quality, schedule attainment, customer service, operational performance, and safety parameters are identified and recovery action plans are developed and implement with and through PVA’s clients.

    Normand has more than 30 years of experience in the field of continuous improvement in market sectors that encompass both North America and Europe. Over the years, Normand’s experience has led to the success of various accounts in multiple industries such as aerospace, automotive, bottling, food services, forestry services, logistics, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, telecommunications, and utilities, to name a few.

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  • Philip Vincelli

    Philip Vincelli

    Co-Founder

    While operational improvements are attainable through the introduction of innovative technologies, the ability to sustain and achieve new heights occurs once an organization’s C.I. culture aligns pro-active leadership behaviors in a manner that sources full engagement from its vast and capable workforce.

    Philip Vincelli

    Philip Vincelli

    Co-Founder

    While operational improvements are attainable through the introduction of innovative technologies, the ability to sustain and achieve new heights occurs once an organization’s C.I. culture aligns pro-active leadership behaviors in a manner that sources full engagement from its vast and capable workforce.

    For over thirty years Philip Vincelli has been closely associated to matters involving leadership training, change management, and operational improvements in organizations across the Americas and Europe. Philip has been a key driving force behind the concepts and applications utilized by PVA across their wide span of clients’ industries.

    Since PVA’s creation, the corporation has successfully delivered significant measurable financial and operational improvements of 25% to 35%, as well as lasting cultural changes, in over 500 client engagements, for notable clients in the following industries:  telecommunications (Bell Canada, SaskTel, Telus, MTS/Allstream, NorthWesTel), utilities (Nova Scotia Power, EPCOR, TransAlta), mining (Luscar, IAMGOLD, St. Andrews Goldfields, Cogema), food services (Dean Foods, Saputo, Cott Beverages, Lantic), logistics (CP Rail, Sears Canada, Best Buy), manufacturing (Irving, ABB, Canam, Manac, IPEX, Teknion, Quebecor, Crown Cork & Seal), and services (GTAA, Viterra, Government of New Brunswick).

    Fully active in daily operations, Philip’s primary focus is to develop and adapt effective implementation strategies alongside PVA’s Project Leads, and he remains in close contact with his clients demonstrating the Principals’ commitment to PVA’s deliverables and client satisfaction: “We are proud to have one of the highest levels of client repeat work in this field which clearly shows our organization’s unwavering passion and commitment towards our clients”.

    Philip’s field of expertise is rooted in the design and application of customized leadership training that aligns itself with Point of Execution© behaviors at all levels of an organization. PVA’s custom tailored training, one-on-one coaching, and mentoring programs have been successfully applied to more than 12,000 managers from Front-Line Managers / Supervisors to the Executive level.

    Philip is notably recognized for developing PVA’s Change Management Model, incorporating the best practices from Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, that allows for the sustainable implementation of a Continuous Improvement (C.I.) culture in organizations whose long standing histories often create a static environment hindering their aspirations towards Operational Excellence.

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  • Kevin Washer

    T. Kevin Washer

    Vice-President - Special Projects

    With PVA since 1994, Kevin, an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team, has over 30 years of experience in the field of operations management consulting. Kevin’s overall role is the management of all of PVA’s operating projects.

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    T. Kevin Washer

    Vice-President - Special Projects

    With PVA since 1994, Kevin, an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team, has over 30 years of experience in the field of operations management consulting. Kevin’s overall role is the management of all of PVA’s operating projects.

    With PVA since 1994, Kevin, an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team, has over 30 years of experience in the field of operations management consulting. Kevin’s overall role is the management of all of PVA’s operating projects. One of his responsibilities is to establish strategic direction and to conduct regular project reviews to ensure milestone objectives are met.  Kevin’s experience spans the majority of industries and their respective value chains across North America, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, notably aerospace, agriculture, automotive, bottling, engineering, finance, food services, forestry services, logistics (warehousing, trucking and rail transportation), manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, packaging, printing, public sector, procurement, telecommunications, and utilities. Through his career, Kevin has been actively involved in over 500 engagements which have generated close to $1.0 billion in annualized improvements for his clients. Kevin has interacted with all levels of client management from Front-Line Managers through to Presidents, CEO’s and Board of Director members, representing thousands of managers over the last 30 years. Kevin’s work across North America is well established and he is recognized among the most experienced consultants in the Operations Management field.

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    Karina Cyr, CHRP

    Human Resources Director

    Karina Cyr, CHRP, plays an important role in the personal and professional development of PVA employees. Her primary role is one of maintaining procedures and programs already in place for employee fringe benefits, recruitment and compensation.

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    Karina Cyr, CHRP

    Human Resources Director

    Karina Cyr, CHRP, plays an important role in the personal and professional development of PVA employees. Her primary role is one of maintaining procedures and programs already in place for employee fringe benefits, recruitment and compensation.

    Karina Cyr plays an important role in the personal and professional development of PVA employees.  Her primary role is one of maintaining procedures and programs already in place for employee fringe benefits, recruitment, compensation, etc.  As the Director of Human Resources, she also has a strategic role within the Company.  The Department is always seeking to both improve existing and develop new programs.  She has the responsibility to monitor good work relations, monitor the annual employee performance evaluation and all internal HR processes, as well as insuring that employees enjoy a work environment conducive to their personal and professional development.

    Ms. Cyr graduated from UQAM and HEC universities with a Certificate in Business Administration, a Bachelor in BA specialized in HR and she recently acquired a Diploma in Organizational Development from HEC.  She is an active member of an HR professional board since 2011. As a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), she contributes to a key influential role in the world of work in Quebec. The Board actively participates in maintaining a balance between organizational success and employee well-being.

    Ms. Cyr cumulates 17 years of experience as an HR professional.  She worked for a large company in retail, food, consumer goods, in the artistic and media industry and for the last 14 years, in the Management Consulting industry.  She also is a part-time lecturer in Health and Safety of the College Lionel-Groulx.

    The scope of her accomplishment in HR are varied: Recruitment of mid-manager level to C-level executives, pay equity, coaching, managing disciplinary issues, labor relations, creating and implementing policies and procedures, health and safety and pension plan administration.

    As a bilingual HR business partner, she supports the Executive team to achieve the organizational results, by stimulating the employees’ level of engagement and ensuring the communication between all parties are transparent and oriented in the optimal direction.

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  • Bernie Sargent

    Bernard Sargent

    Executive Vice-President - Client Relations

    With PVA since 1995, Bernard Sargent, an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team, has over 30 years of experience in designing and installing consensus oriented programs related to training, cost reduction, project management, and organizational development.

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    Bernard Sargent

    Executive Vice-President - Client Relations

    With PVA since 1995, Bernard Sargent, an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team, has over 30 years of experience in designing and installing consensus oriented programs related to training, cost reduction, project management, and organizational development.

    With PVA since 1995, Bernard Sargent, an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team, has over 30 years of experience in designing and installing consensus oriented improvement programs related to training, cost reduction, project management, and organizational development.  During his career, Bernard has been involved in over 300 projects and has interacted with over 1000 different Client businesses. When Bernard joined PVA, he was responsible for the integrity of the installation of our Performance Improvement programs. He has managed the quality, advancement and delivery of the work completed by PVA’s Directors and Project Managers and the respective teams assigned to those individuals in most industries notably telecommunication, distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and aerospace. Bernard is now responsible for developing PVA’s North American territories, and managing the sales process, the quality of services provided to the Client and the attainment of results, where he has delivered singular accounts ranging in value from $1MM to over $10MM. He also manages the delivery of new contracts generated by the team assigned to him. Bernard is fluent in English and French.

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    David B. Pomeren

    Senior Vice-President, Analysis

    David Pomeren, with PVA since 2000, is an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team. His expertise spans well over 25 years in the consultancy field.

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    David B. Pomeren

    Senior Vice-President, Analysis

    David Pomeren, with PVA since 2000, is an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team. His expertise spans well over 25 years in the consultancy field.

    David B. Pomeren, with PVA since 2000, is an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team. His expertise spans well over 25 years in the consultancy field. David is responsible for the diagnosis and analysis phase of PVA’s Approach and Methodology, where he establishes the project schedules and timelines, and is responsible for designing and structuring operational improvement programs for client companies in all aspects of their businesses. Additionally, among his responsibilities, and in concert with PVA’s Executive Team, he provides for the creation and implementation of training programs on projects for all of PVA’s client management levels, including Executives, mid-Managers and front-line Supervisors. David has worked in all aspects of our business including sales, analysis, operations and project audits. During his career David has conducted more than 400 analysis in industries such as food production, manufacturing, mining, telecommunications, insurance, oil and gas, government operations and utilities. David has gained an international perspective having participated in analysis and operational projects all over the world, from the United States to Mexico, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Asia and Japan.

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  • Michel Lefebvre

    Michel Lefebvre

    Vice-President, Analysis

    Michel has been with PVA since our founding in 1992, and is distinguished as being PVA’s first employee hired by the co-founding Partners. He is an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team.

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    Michel Lefebvre

    Vice-President, Analysis

    Michel has been with PVA since our founding in 1992, and is distinguished as being PVA’s first employee hired by the co-founding Partners. He is an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team.

    Michel has been with PVA since our founding in 1992, and is distinguished as being PVA’s first employee hired by the co-founding Partners. He is an Associate member of PVA’s Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for conducting analysis of our client’s businesses to identify improvement opportunities through the utilization of various diagnostics tools that examine in detail the client’s work and process flows, Management Operating Systems, and employee skills training programs including managerial and supervisory behaviors. His experience encompasses all industries that PVA has been engaged with including telecommunication, automotive, government services, field operations, forestry services, mining, technology, utilities, oil and gas, food services, manufacturing, and aerospace to name a few. In addition, Michel has over 25 years of experience in the consulting industry, interacting with senior levels of client management on various continuous improvement initiatives for service and production companies. Michel has also worked in and is very knowledgeable about various business environments in worldwide organizations. He has worked in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America and Europe where he has successfully completed over 350 analyses to date, including some of PVA’s single largest go-ahead decisions with our clients. Over the years Michel has consistently driven almost 50% of PVA’s revenues through his efforts in analysis. Through his career with PVA, Michel has successfully worked directly with over 1000 executives at the Presidential level, and with over 3000 Supervisors and Managers. Michel is fluent in French and English.

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    Bryan Hayden

    Director of Operations

    Bryan has been with PVA Consulting Group for over 20 years. His extensive experience in operations management over the scope of the last two decades includes work in the following industries: Utilities, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas Exploration and Call Centers.

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    Bryan Hayden

    Director of Operations

    Bryan has been with PVA Consulting Group for over 20 years. His extensive experience in operations management over the scope of the last two decades includes work in the following industries: Utilities, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas Exploration and Call Centers.

    Bryan has been with PVA Consulting Group for over 20 years. His extensive experience in operations management over the scope of the last two decades includes work in the following industries: Utilities, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas Exploration and Call Centers.

    Within the Service Industry, Bryan’s skill and practical knowledge of work includes having worked in Engineering, Transportation, Distribution, Sales, and Business Process Outsourcing.

    He has expertly managed over thirty-five Engagements with PVA Consulting Group, which have generated over $100 Million in benefits for our Clients through productivity improvement, sales effectiveness, quality and service enhancements.

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    Aaron Streeton

    Director of Operations and Business Development

    Aaron joined PVA Consulting Group as a Consultant in 2005. He worked with Frontline Managers and started on a career trajectory into his current role as our Director of Operations and Business Development

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    Aaron Streeton

    Director of Operations and Business Development

    Aaron joined PVA Consulting Group as a Consultant in 2005. He worked with Frontline Managers and started on a career trajectory into his current role as our Director of Operations and Business Development

    Having started his professional career in training positions in Asia and launching a new energy retailer in Alberta, Aaron joined PVA Consulting Group as a Consultant in 2005. He worked with Frontline Managers and started on a career trajectory into his current role as our Director of Operations and Business Development, responsible for client delivery, business development and employee development, largely in the territory of Western Canada.

    Aaron’s operations experience includes working in the fields of Telecommunications, Oil & Gas, Mining, Government, Call Centers, Sales Effort and Manufacturing. In these PVA Engagements, Aaron and his team consistently surpassed the promised deliverables by generating improvements of over $100 Million.

    Aaron’s expertise resonates in his ability to partner with Clients as a trusted advisor through his steadfast and direct coaching, all the while maintaining the Client’s best interest at heart. Aaron has a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is a Certified Executive Coach.

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    Claude Déry

    Vice-President of Business Development

    Claude Déry has been with PVA for over 22 years. He has been a key internal resource on a variety of Productivity and Process Improvement Engagements for PVA across North America. Claude has been exposed to virtually every business environment and functional area in which PVA has conducted Engagements.

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    Claude Déry

    Vice-President of Business Development

    Claude Déry has been with PVA for over 22 years. He has been a key internal resource on a variety of Productivity and Process Improvement Engagements for PVA across North America. Claude has been exposed to virtually every business environment and functional area in which PVA has conducted Engagements.

    Claude Déry has been with PVA for over 22 years. He has been a key internal resource on a variety of Productivity and Process Improvement Engagements for PVA across North America. Claude has been exposed to virtually every business environment and functional area in which PVA has conducted Engagements. The business environments include the following: Aerospace, Automotive, Construction, Consumer Products, Contractors, Food and Beverage, Logistics, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Printing, Pulp and Paper, Training and Development, Transportation, Manufacturing, Steel Structures and Call Centers, to name a few. One of his key roles was as our “Director of Operations” in which he was accountable for all elements related to PVA’s Approach and Methodology and the implementation strategy related to our Productivity and Process Improvement engagements with our Clients. As our Director of Operations, Claude was responsible for ensuring that the enhanced behavioral models, Management Operating Systems, Key Performance Indicators, processes / procedures / methods will all deliver and sustain operational and financial improvements for PVA’s Clients. In his current role, Claude is PVA’s main liaison at our Client’s executive management levels to ensure their utilization and application of the Productivity and Process Improvement initiatives implemented by PVA.

     

    In these varied business environments, Claude has worked throughout the entirety of our Clients’ value chain and supply chains. Today, with his wealth of experience and understanding of various industries challenges, Claude’s role has been widened to now identifying and developing new business by interacting with key decision makers and allowing them to become highly profitable in their daily operations.

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    Alexandra Vincelli

    Communications and Marketing Coordinator

    As Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Alexandra’s responsibilities include managing all internal and external communications for PVA Consulting Group, while ensuring that clear messaging and branding be reflected across all platforms for the company.

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    Alexandra Vincelli

    Communications and Marketing Coordinator

    As Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Alexandra’s responsibilities include managing all internal and external communications for PVA Consulting Group, while ensuring that clear messaging and branding be reflected across all platforms for the company.

    As Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Alexandra’s responsibilities include managing all internal and external communications for PVA Consulting Group, while ensuring that clear messaging and branding be reflected across all platforms for the company. Her strategic knowledge in crafting effective communications and messaging for employees and clients of PVA Consulting Group promotes productivity, consistent brand messaging, corporate culture awareness and positive Client Engagements.
    Alexandra’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations Management, both from McGill University. Alexandra’s diverse scope of experience is an asset to her as a Communications advisor, as she has diligently worked in the Digital Entertainment, Publishing, Pharmaceutical and Biotech, Lifestyle Public Relations and Interactive Marketing Industries, all of which have allocated Alexandra with a broad background and knowledge in effective brand strategy. A bilingual specialist who speaks fluent French and English, her role at the PVA Consulting Group Headquarters varies from communications and social media management, to front end sales support and media outreach.

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