Simon Batcup

Simon Batcup, B.Comm

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Value Proposition

Simon is a versatile senior executive with strengths in small business start-ups and turn-arounds. He has successfully participated in a number of public and private ventures providing insight into a variety of financing alternatives, with a particular focus on logistics, oil and gas services and IT. Simon has brought this knowledge to bear in the turn-around of several companies. He has tackled challenges such as revenue growth, cost reduction, productivity, union negotiations and software implementations. He is committed to quality management, the implementation of quality programs and to strong measurement tools. His interest in an environment of safety has resulted in added responsibilities at a management and Board level. His focus on building a strong balance sheet and dynamic team, along with strong revenue growth, a sense of commitment and customer service has led to a savvy senior executive capable of adapting quickly to new and challenging environments.

Selected Achievements

  • Worked with a management team in a software services company to turn a $5.1 million loss to a $1.8 million profit in a five year time frame. This included staff rationalization, elimination of unprofitable customers, rationalization of office locations, sale of non-core business and productivity improvements.
  • Through a conversion of employees to owner operators, route rationalization and revenue growth, turned a $5 million courier operation from a $375,000 loss to a $100,000 profit in 18 months.
  • Turned a $2 million waste management operation from a $200,000 loss to break even in 13 months through selective price increases, staff and customer rationalization.
  • While managing an oil and gas service company, realized cost savings of $1.2 million per annum through creation and training of a Mexican labour force, reduction of expat staff and reduced travel.
  • Implemented improved safety processes, a stringent safety program and better maintenance practices, earned a 30% rebate of WCB contributions and an 8% insurance premium rebate.
  • Launched the Canadian division of a major US office supplier and grew it to $13 million in sales in under three years.

Prior Experience

  • Osborne Interim Management:
    • FREDsense – General Management 2015
    • Connected Business Women Network – Strategic Planning 2014 and 2015
    • Baseline Water – Senior Management Support 2015
    • Intellidig – Strategic Development – 2013
  • High Arctic Energy Services – Board Member and Chair of the Safety Committee
  • Sylogist Inc. – VP, Operations
  • Optimal Pressure Drilling – Managing Director
  • Robyn’s Trucking – VP Commerce / Part Owner
  • Via TV Marketing Corp – President
  • Advance Waste Systems – General Manager
  • Loomis Courier – District Manager
  • Quill Corporation – Manager
  • Kuehne and Nagel – Manager, Projects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Quantitative Methods, Concordia University, Montreal

News & Articles

To learn more about Simon please contact Managing Partner Mark Olson.

Phone: (403) 264-8195   ext.1003
Toll Free: (888) 282-8450
E: molson@osborneinterim.com

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