The Authors

Alan W. Kennedy B.A. L.L.B. FCMC.

Alan is a partner with Gibson Kennedy & Company, a Toronto consulting firm offering Canadian clients strategy counsel and competitive research services since 1990.

Alan’s consulting practice focuses on matters of strategy communication using The Alpha Strategies methodology which he has developed and tested over the last ten years.
Alan has extensive experience working for senior management and the board in for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sector corporations. Alan has extensive governance experience developed from attendance at more than 500 board meetings either as Secretary to the Board, as a Board member, or as an invitee.


Alan has been teaching Strategic Management: Leveraging the Power of Individual Strategic Thinking, for the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University's Schulich School of Business since 1992. Strategic Management is a three day course which focuses on Situation Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Business Planning using the eight strategy framework of The Alpha Strategies. Alan is also a member of the faculty for Management I, a highly popular one week course for new managers.


Alan received his degrees from Dalhousie University and served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel for both Oxford Development Group and Campeau Corporation and as a member of the Board of Directors for both companies. Alan is a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.



Thomas E. Kennedy H.B.A.

Tom worked for several years as a Research Associate with Sprott Securities, now known as Cormark Securities, a boutique Canadian investment dealer and as a corporate finance and wealth management advisor with Echelon Wealth Partners, a leading independent, Canadian-owned and operated wealth management and capital markets firm with more than $4 billion in assets under administration.


Tom obtained his Honours in Business Administration (H.B.A.) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.


Tom manages his own investments is an enthusiastic sailor and squash player.