Mentor Team

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Gord Blaine

Service Delivery Manager

Gord is an accomplished executive in Information Technology Management, with cross industry private sector leadership and management experience over a 35-year period.

He is the founder and a managing partner of Capstone Ridge Group – a Management & IT Services consulting firm which focuses on helping the Digital Transformation of clients in the Canadian mid-market public and private sectors.

Gord also has a practice of business advisory services for small / startup ventures which offers strategy and business planning advice, as well as angel investing.

He currently is established in board level and advisory positions in multiple new / start up business ventures.

  • General business plan development, deployment and execution
  • Marketing: market analysis, strategy, plan design and execution
  • Sales: methodology, plan design, management and execution
  • Distribution: channel strategies, negotiation and management 
  • Service delivery and project management
  • Large contract strategy, negotiation and management 
  • Merger & acquisition strategy, operational planning and execution

Professional History

Capstone Ridge Group

2010 - Present

Founded and helped grow a Digital Transformation consulting firm to be established in 4 Cdn provinces, with over 50 practitioners advising in management process, Information Technology, and IT Service Management.

Manitoba Technology Accelerator

2011 - Present

Management Consultant providing strategy, marketing, sales, distribution and negotiation advice to a portfolio of new/emerging companies within the MTA project portfolio

IBM Canada

1984 - 2000

Over a 17-year career advanced to ultimately report to the Executive Vice President of Industries, Canada, and managed a $100M portfolio in the financial services industry in Canada.

Credentials

2013 - IT Project Management - Prince2 Practitioner Certification

1996 
– Harvard School of Business – Executive MBA Program

1983
– University of Manitoba - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science Honors