Chairman of the Board
Michael is currently Director and co-founder of a family held business advisory firm. In 2012 he retired as CEO of Conroy Ross Partners. Throughout his career, Michael worked with and advised private equity firms, boards of directors and senior executives in the areas of visioning, culture assessment, business strategy, organizational and business design, merger and acquisition integration, succession planning and executive recruitment.
Michael graduated from the University of Alberta in Commerce and Business Administration and the Queen’s University Executive Program. A lifelong learner, Michael is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation. He obtained Director Education Certificate from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), based in Washington, DC.
A former Partner of Ernst & Young, Michael was initially responsible for the management of the consulting practice in Edmonton, and ultimately became National Managing Partner for Entrepreneurial and Middle Market Consulting in Canada. In 1999, as Senior Vice President responsible for people and organizational solutions, he led the firm’s consulting services throughout the Prairies. Cap Gemini, a publicly traded consulting business, purchased the global Ernst & Young Consulting practice in 2000 and Michael became a Vice President and Area Leader for the Prairies.
Michael currently holds the following Corporate Board positions:
Michael is an Honorary Member of the Alberta Association of Architects (MAAA) and is a recipient of the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award.