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ROBERT G. COFFEY, B. Comm, C.A., C.M.C.

Bob Coffey is a Management Consultant, Advisor and Coach. He is the retired vice chair and head coach of KPMG. He is also a past Vice President of Geneva Merger & Acquisition Services of Canada (Ont.) Inc.  Founded in 1977, Geneva is the premier firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of private, middle-market enterprises. He was also a key advisor to an Ontario Health Care provider on budgeting, finance and service delivery. He’s known professionally as “THE COACH”

Mr. Coffey became a Chartered Accountant in 1959, becoming a senior business advisor and management consultant to industry and government.  He has participated in a number of Royal Commissions and has lectured at McGill University and the University of Toronto on costing and budgeting.  He has held numerous executive and management positions including Managing Partner for Canada of the Management Consulting Services for Ernst & Whinney, Executive Partner, Thorne, Ernst and Whinney and Vice Chairman of KPMG.  Mr. Coffey remains active in the field of mergers and acquisitions, corporate growth and finance, corporate turnarounds, and is a co-author of Purchase and Sale of a Business.

Mr. Coffey is the founder of The Canadian Association for Corporate Growth and the founder of the Toronto Chapter of The Turnaround Management Association.  After retirement from KPMG as an active partner where he was responsible for marketing and the leadership of Industry Specialists and Practices and prior to joining Geneva Canada, Mr. Coffey was the Senior Vice-President, Commercial Lending, ABN AMRO Bank Canada from 1994 through 1997.  He is past Chair of the Kiwanis Music Festival Foundation, a past director of the Toronto Kiwanis Foundation, Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto, a member of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Ontario, and a life member of the Advisory Board of ACE Canada.  Mr. Coffey is a current member of the rehabilitation advisory panel to the Toronto Central LHIN (Toronto Health Information Network) is a past Chair of the Board of Trustees of InterRent REIT (low rise residential buildings). He is a past volunteer director of IAPA (The Industrial Accident Prevention Association). Bob is also Head Coach of Townson & Alexander, a sales management consulting company. He is also a director of Philex Gold Inc listed on the TSX Venture exchange. Bob has presented his concepts of “Management by Slogan” to the Institute of Management Consultants and has a web site under construction.  www.pickmybrain.org

PUBLICATIONS

  • Royal Commission on Government Administration – Saskatchewan

(Project co-ordinator and author of 5-6  chapters)

  • Royal Commission of Taxation

(determination of income for finance companies)

  • The Secured Lender

(magazine of the Asset Based Financial Services Industry – International Trade Services)

Author  (a)        Cross-Border Opportunities – The Time is Now

(b)               Doing Business in the Province of Quebec

 

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

(Author, course designer and presenter – Management Letter Writing)

(Co-Author – Purchase and Sale of a Business)

(Author, course designer and presenter – Zero Based Budgets)

  • DeBoo  – Canadian Treasury Handbook

(Editor and Contributor)

  • Canadian Treasurer (TMAC) Magazine

(Co-Author – Treasury Management Enters the 21st. Century)

  • Ontario Business Journal

(Contributor on asset-based lending in Canada – accessible financing in the 90’s)

  • Automotive Industry Outlook

(Article on asset-based lending)

  • Financial Post – Diane Francis

(Article on how to get Canada moving and create more jobs)

  • Lecturer and Course Leader

*          University of Toronto

*          McGill University

*          Queen’s University

*          Association for Corporate Growth

*          Turnaround Management Association

*          Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs

*          American Trucking Association

*          Various Seminar Organizations

*          Numerous Banking Institutions

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