Meet Brad Loiselle, President of iPal.
Brad’s professional career includes close to 18 years of both traditional and non-traditional management and leadership experiences. His training includes management courses through Algonquin College in Ottawa Ontario, as well as independent training institutes. Past work experiences have provided Brad with a better understanding of ways to improve normal management practices which, in turn, led him to develop dozens of new business and management models and processes.
Brad’s main corporate management experience started back in the mid-90s, while Brad was employed with the Central Bank of Canada. It was here that he worked his way up from a customer service representative to becoming part of the senior management team, working under the title POD (Planning Organization Department). In this role Brad successfully managed 13 public debt government projects. During his 5 years with the Bank of Canada, Brad created a more streamlined process for project management development, execution and control as well as created the standards for their PM infrastructure, helping with the development of their Project Management Office.
During Brad’s last year with the Bank of Canada, while giving a lecture to hundreds of industry peers at the Ottawa Congress Center, Brad was approached by the Project Management Centre (PMC) and offered an opportunity to join their team as a Management Consultant. Several months later, Brad joined their team and over the course of 3 years went from a Management Consultant to their Director of Project Management Services. It was with PMC where Brad developed and managed a portfolio of 9 projects within the Government of Canada’s Health Care system. Within this portfolio Brad cultivated several areas such as quality control, process improvements by facilitation, project review and risk assessments, and performance measurement improvements through such standards as the Enhanced Management Framework (EMF), the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and the Balance Score Card (BSC).
Brad’s experiences evolved to include several Document/Process Management initiatives with other organizations such as Citizen and Immigration Canada, Department of Justice, Acart Advertising, Department of National Defense and much more. Through these initiatives he not only helped develop the process management framework and procedures, but provided a means of execution and control through the selection of proper support tools.
In 2001, while employed (and in agreement with PMC) Brad worked on developing Box-it Solutions Corporation operating under the name EasyWrapLines (EWL). As EWL continued to flourish into 2002, Brad took on a role with Algonquin College (one of Canada’s Leading Educators) where he taught several of their Project Management classes including: “Introduction to Project Management” and “Contract Management”. During his time as a part-time professor, Brad re-developed the course materials to incorporate fun, innovation and a more organized structure, taking the courses to a whole new level of success.
By the end of 2002, Brad left PMC to work full-time on the development of EWL. Brad continued to develop EWL for the next 7 years where he grew the business to reach sales of close to $4 million. During this time Brad traveled the world meeting with international partners such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, Nickelodeon, Wal-Mart, Costco, international distributors, sales partners and many more! Brad not only created all of the management plans, agreements and strategies for EWL, but also managed key relationships. Brad was involved in all the detailed processes, innovation and creativity for the company that lead it to such great success. Brad’s ‘hands on’ approach in every aspect of the business helped materialize opportunities much quicker and showed his staff that he was capable of not only managing, but doing the work when required. Prior to the dissolving of EWL, Brad was working on expanding opportunities to other countries which included parts of Europe, China, Greece, Dubai and Russia.
More recently, in 2008 Brad was elected to the Board of Directors for Ottawa’s PMI’s (Project Management Institute) Chapter and started officially in January 2009 as their Director of IT and Communication. Brad remains a part of this Board of Directors.
By 2009, Brad and PMC decided to partner together to build a better and more efficient method for the delivery of on-line training. Brad was instrumental in not only the development of iPal‘s methodology, but the establishment of a new standard of learning. Over the course of 2010, Brad is expected to lead iPal into becoming a more predominate e-learning institute. Stay tuned!
What’s next for Brad? He will be speaking at the CSTD Conference in Toronto Ontario on November 19, 2010.