HIE gives you access to a phenomenal resource that offers tremendous business opportunities if properly tapped into; a talent pool of high ranking executives from a variety of disciplines with years of work experience, major accomplishments and diverse interests. HIE executives want to remain intellectually and physically active without making the long-term commitment required to sustain a senior position or to operate a business. They demonstrate the professionalism, insight, intellect and wisdom to produce results in your work environment.

Chuck Golfman, MBA, CMC, ICD.D / President and Partner of HIE

Chuck provides the day-to-day management and leadership of HIE. He has a strong background in general management and administration with extensive experience in banking, private enterprise and non-profit organizations. Chuck founded and operated one manufacturing business in 1972 which was sold in 2004 and a second manufacturing business which was sold in 1999. He has served as a mentor and personal coach to many early stage companies and has been involved at senior levels in a variety of community based organizations.

           Areas of Expertise

General Administration
Organizational Development
Executive Coaching
Strategic Planning
Business Plan Preparation

Professional Experience

Harris Interim Executives - Founder and Partner
The Harris Consulting Corp - Senior Vice Preside

Goral Private Equity Fund - President
Regal Furniture Mfg. - Founder and Operator
Canwest Bedding Ltd. - Co-founder and Partner
Management Consultant - Adviser, Mentor and Coach to various companies over a twenty year period
Credit Officer - Mercantile Bank of Canada

Director - Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba
Board Chair - Habitat for Humanity Manitoba

President - Furniture West Inc. (Industry Trade Association)
President - Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
President - Winnipeg Montessori School
President - Aish Hatorah Winnipeg

Executive Member - Jewish Child and Family Service
Executive Member - Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
Board Member - Habitat for Humanity Manitoba

Director - Cornerstone International Group - 2008 - 2010


ICD.D - Institute of Corporate Directors
CEC - Certified Executive Coach, International Coach Federation ACC

CMC - Certified Management Consultant
MBA - Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
BSc - University of Manitoba

Keith Sinclair, CEO and Partner of HIE
Partner of The Harris Consulting Corporation

Keith is a key resource person and adviser to HIE. He has expertise and broad experience at senior levels with major corporations during a distinguished career as a Human Resources Executive and was a Principal with The Osborne Group. The Harris Consulting Corporation was established in 1981 and enjoys an excellent reputation in the Winnipeg market.

Areas of Expertise

Organizational Analysis and Transformation
Executive Coaching
Strategic Development
Leadership Assessment and Development
Career Transition
HR Effectiveness Consulting

Professional Experience

The Harris Consulting Corporation - President and CEO
The Osborne Group - Principal
Hummingbird Ltd. - VP, Human Resources
JetForm Corporation - VP, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Federal Industries 
Milltronics - VP, Organizational Leadership and Development
ENSIS Corp - VP, Human Resources
Nortel - Director, Human Resources
Board Member of Numerous Community and Industry
Red River College - International Business Advisory Committee
University of Toronto - Interactive Management Challenge
Trent University Board of Governors - Finance & Audit Committee
HR Professional Associations - Ontario and Manitoba
Rotary International - Winnipeg
ICTAM -Information & Communications Technology Association of Manitoba
Conference Board of Canada - HR Executive Council
Florence Systems
Techni - Lite Systems Inc.
Canadian Centre for Creative Technology - Chair


CMC - Certified Management Consultant    
BA (Honours), Political Science, University of Winnipeg
Graduate Studies - Masters in Public Administration
Certified Human Resource Professional - CHRP
Executive Development - Leadership, Strategic Decision Making,Finance, HR
Crosby Quality College certification

 Ken Boyko, MBA, P.Eng.  - Principal

Ken has an extensive career as an advisor to CEO's, CFO's, Boards and government. He is very experienced in determining the feasibility, risks and alternatives for proposed business initiatives before significant commitments have been made. He is also adept at developing and managing complex business projects involving multidisciplinary teams and multiple stakeholders to ensure that budget and time constraints are met. A business graduate and professional engineer, Ken practices an integrated approach, combining the goal of building a teamwork culture with implementing industry best practices to streamline business processes. He has functioned as both a management consultant providing recommendations to executives and a manager charged with the responsibility for turning a Board's corporate vision and policies into an action plan.

          Areas of Expertise

Business transformation
          Business continuity planning for risk management
          Process improvement including process mapping and value analysis
          Socio-economic feasibility study and business planning
          Strategic Planning
          Change management 
          Financial analysis

          Professional Experience

          Assiniboine Credit Union - Manager Strategic Planning
          Manitoba Housing - Manager Business Transformation
          Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba/Manitoba Health - project management
          Matrix Management Consultants - feasibility studies, project management, financial analysis
          Deloitte & Touche - strategic planning


          MBA - University of Toronto
          BSc Engineering - University of Manitoba
          P. Eng. - APEGM
          Executive Development - Dale Carnegie Leadership training
          Project Management methodologies - PMBOK
          Lifecycle Costing Methodologies for Managing Capital Facilities

 Sue Hicks, B.N., M.E.S. - Principal

Sue has extensive executive experience in the management and organization of complex multi-disciplinary services. She is a skilled communicator who has chaired policy and program development initiatives at the local, regional, provincial, national and international levels. Sue's experience is particularly strong in public sector health planning and program implementation.

Areas of Expertise

CEO and General Management
Public Sector Health Care Facilities
Planning and Policy Implementation

Professional Experience

Associate Deputy Minister - Manitoba Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Assistant Deputy Minister - Manitoba Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Director Women's Health Directorate - Manitoba Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Director of Nursing - Calgary Local Board of Health, Calgary, Alberta
Consultant to the Government of Argentina
Consultant - Public Health Authority - Guest lecturer - Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba
Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Assistant Professor - School of Nursing, University of Manitoba
Board Member - Hospice and Palliative Care Board, Winnipeg
Board Menber - Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Board Member - Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses
Numerous other boards and committees


         B.N. Nursing - University of Manitoba
         M.E.S. Environmental Studies - York University, Torononto


David Wynne, MBA, CHRP, IPMA-CP - Principal  

David is a human resource generalist with a background in business and accounting.  He has experience in Manitoba’s crown corporation insurance, the retail and wholesale food industry and the banking sector.  While specializing in computer applications for HR and the business operations, he has experience in negotiations, labour relations, recruitment, training and as a consultant to management for staffing solutions.  He has participated in the merger of government departments, mentored rising stars in the operations area, authored plans for new initiatives and prepared the strategic direction for HR.  Active in the community, he is the chairman of the board for a large growing church, serves on the advisory committee for the HR program of a local college and is a founding member of a new HR association aimed at Aboriginals.  Viewed by colleges as a person of high integrity and capability he has continued to learn and grow while helping those around him succeed.

        Areas of Expertise

        HR and Strategic Planning
        Human Resource Management
        Computer Systems for HR
        Labour Relations and Negotiations
        Mentoring and Coaching
        Training and Development
        Board Leadership and Governance
Business Review and Operations Support
        CFO and Financial Management

        Professional Experience

HR Information Coordinator, Manitoba Public Insurance, Winnipeg
        Personnel Manager, Westfair Foods Ltd., Winnipeg
        Securities Officer, Bank of Nova Scotia, Regina

        Chairman of the Board, Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, Winnipeg
        Chair, HR Certificate Advisory Committee, Red River Community College
        Director, Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba
        Co-Chair, Aboriginal Initiative, HRMAM
        Finance Director, International Association of Human Resource Information Management
        Teacher, Computers in HR, Red River College
        Speaker and Presenter at Conferences, Presentations and Workshops


       MBA, Athabasca University
       Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP), HRMAM
       International Personnel Management Association – Certified Professional, IPMA Canada

Hernan Popper, M.B.A.- Principal

Hernan has 24 years of  multinational experience in Innovation, Strategic Marketing and Business Development and has held senior marketing and business development positions in Argentina, USA and Canada with responsibility for large product portfolios in the telecommunications industry. He has successfully led several multijurisdictional projects.

Hernan was formally introduced to Innovation through his involvement as the Director of Innovation and New Business Development for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. He represented WCLC and its member provinces at the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation's Business Innovation Team, for the development of national products and services targeting the digital generation, and actively participated in international projects.

          Areas of Expertise

          Radical Innovation
          Strategic Marketing
          Open Source and Collaboration
          Business Development
          Portfolio Management

          Professional Experience

           Western Canada Lottery Corp - Director, Innovation & New Business Development
           MTS Allstream Inc - Senior Service Planner
           Allstream Small Business - Portfolio Manager
           Modern Digital Communications - Director, Carrier Services
           Lockheed Martin/Comsat International - Business Development Manager
           Keycom S.A. Telematica - Founder and Director


            Radical Innovation - Massachusettes Institute of Technology
            Mass Consumer Markets Post-Degree - University of Belgrano
            MBA Marketing - University of Buenos Aires
            Business Administration - University of Buenos Aires
            Strategic Marketing - Universidad Tecnologica Nacional
            Systems Analyst - Bull Argentina S.A.




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