Ian Grégoire, Finance Executive
What do you do?
I work closely with the business to help deliver results be it via driving revenues, containing costs or managing capital. I also report financial results (actual, forecasts, etc) and KPIs on a timely basis so that informed decisions can be made.
Area of expertise:
- Strategic Planning & Organizational Leadership
- Budgeting & Cost Managment
- Financial Operational Management
- Profitability and Cost Analysis
- Cross Functional Team Leadership
- Growth and Expansion Strategies
- Team Building and Performance Management
- Sales Marketing and New Business Development
How do you help organizations?
By ensuring that there is proper stewardship reporting and by overseeing a tight finance operation that is functioning efficiently and effectively. I also act as a strategist, helping to shape the overall strategy of the organization to reach its goals and objectives. Finally, I am a catalyst to help drive business and process improvements, pricing execution and innovations
Other things you should know about me:
I am into health and fitness and am a runner. I travel to two new countries, every year.
What clients say about me:
I am decisive, and I can reduce more complex matters into simple terms. I am very strategic and work very closely with the business to achieve targets and corporate objectives
Your superpower for managing through a crisis:
Strategic Planning, Relationship Management and Productivity Improvements
At Rogers Communications, when thousands of residential customers had one of their home services disrupted for a few days, I had to immediately inform the business partners as to what the potential financial (i.e. revenue) and non-financial (i.e. churn) impact could be on the company, so that they could fully understand the magnitude of the disruption. I collaborated with Sales, Marketing and the Call Centre to ensure that we created and implemented the correct loyalty offers to retain the customers from churning, along with proper messaging to the customers. I also collaborated with the business to understand the issues that caused the disruption and ensured that fixes and process improvements where in place to avoid further disruptions.