Gary K. Oickle CPA,CA
In 1997 after 18 years of employment with several well known Maritime companies Gary started providing consulting services in the areas of finance and administration. Using his experience in senior management roles, training and education Gary was successful in establishing a busy practice. From 1997 until 2005 the practice had a variety of clients from small to large and national to international. Gary’s practice for the first number of years focused on small, often start-up companies in the technology sector but eventually changed to providing temporary senior management to companies that were going through a leadership change.
In 2005 Gary accepted an assignment as the President of Atlantic Cat, the Caterpillar dealer for the Maritime Provinces, to manage the business while the incumbent was on sick leave. After eight months of the assignment Gary assumed the role on a full-time basis when it became evident that the previous incumbent would not be returning to the role. Gary’s decision to accept a fulltime position was based on the great staff and relationships Gary had developed during the contract. His mandate at Atlantic Cat was to bring the organization closer to the parent company Hewitt Equipment Limited, the Caterpillar dealer for the Province of Quebec, and address the changes in process, procedures and staff this would require. In 2012 Gary left Atlantic Cat with the majority of the objective complete.
When Gary left Atlantic Cat, he had originally intended to retire but is now interested in returning to his consulting practice part time.
Gary’s experience leads him to focus on assignments with senior management. Need for his services may result from changes in management, significant growth, capacity restrictions or a transition of the business under a pending or completed purchase or sale.
Gary’s approach to business events for a successful outcome include:
- Focus on the desired result and stay focused
- Communicate regularly to keep clear expectations and objectives
- Be well-organized and keep things simple
- The team is first and must work well together and respect each other
- In business relationships integrity and credibility is key
Gary would like to bring his considerable experience and training to add value to organizations where there is an opportunity.