Norm has over 30 years of experience in the agri-business sector. His numerous and wide-ranging positions have included both technical and commercial roles. He has applied his collaborative management style to senior level assignments in Canada, North America, Europe and globally. He’s as comfortable in a multi-national’s boardroom debating strategy as he is leading field staff through successful implementation. Norm is equally adept at engaging with producers and connects with people, asking the right questions to uncover the real issues. He creatively identifies the optimal solutions and effectively supports the associated change management challenges.
Turned around the Hungarian operations for a multi-national agri-business, developing focused business processes including HR initiatives, and exceeding financial targets.
Built a North American cereals team for a multi-national agri-business, helping to grow revenue by 20 per cent (to approximately $500 million) in under three years.
Established a Canadian business development team, encompassing new technology scouting, data negotiations and third party relationships, to successfully address the opportunities and challenges posed by new market entrants.
Led the creation of a customer experience management program for a Canadian division of a global agri-business, establishing best in class CRM functionality.
Successfully launched products that became sector leaders in the North American, European, and global agricultural markets.
Our Principals and Advisors join our families, friends, clients and fellow citizens in our hope for an imminent emergence from this tragic pandemic and an eventual healing of the scars it will leave behind. It is critically important business carries on and addresses the challenges and opportunities that 2020 has left behind. In spite of [...]
Our Wishes for 2020 With the start of a new year and a new decade, the Osborne team has sharpened its vision and took a few moments to share their wishes for 2020. On behalf of Osborne Interim Management, we would like to wish you much health and prosperity! Mark Olson Despite an understandable air [...]
By definition, leaders set direction and help themselves and others move forward. During periods of rapid change and transformation it becomes increasingly difficult to know what the “right direction” is. Such is the challenge in agriculture today. The market is full of specialists but is replete with a lack of general management acumen and strategic […]
Reflections on 2018 and Our Wishes for 2019 As 2018 draws to an end our team of Principals and Senior Advisors have spent a few moments reflecting on the past year and contemplating their wishes for the year ahead. On behalf of Osborne Interim Management, we wish you a safe holiday season and health and [...]