Paul Cormier is the project lead for all projects undertaken by Cormier Strategy Advisors. To provide extra resources and particular expertise, Cormier Strategy Advisors also maintains alliances with a number of independent consultants with expertise in a variety of fields.
President, Cormier Strategy Advisors
At Cormier Strategy Advisors, Paul’s focus is on helping clients deliver on their strategic goals by capitalizing on his experience in diverse business functions to assess client needs, produce strategy, mobilize resources and execute plans. Paul focuses on working all available levers to ensure a high return on investment for the client. His experience and knowledge allow him to bring creativity to the negotiation process, lead process improvement efforts, streamline organizations for maximum efficiency and identify ways to improve the prospective return-risk tradeoff.
Prior to founding the company, Paul held a management position at BC Hydro, managing the relationship with BC Hydro’s primary outsourcing partner, Accenture. Paul was responsible for relationship management, performance measurement, internal governance and issue management/dispute resolution for a $140 million per year relationship spanning six functional service categories (Customer Care, Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Purchasing & Building/Office Services). During his time with BC Hydro, internal satisfaction with the Accenture relationship doubled.
Prior to his role at BC Hydro, Paul was Vice President of Cormier Communicators Inc., a public relations firm founded by his father, Jean Cormier. At Cormier Communicators, Paul’s primary areas of responsibility and experience included government relations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic communications planning, opinion research and investor relations. Paul was also responsible for managing the business aspects of the firm including the finance & accounting, investment, taxation, legal, human resources and information technology functions.
Paul joined the firm after receiving his Master of Business Administration degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He also has a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) in Finance from the Sauder School of Business.
To assist in larger projects, Cormier Strategy Advisors maintain alliances with a number of independent consultants with expertise in a variety of fields:
- Corporate Communications
- Government Relations
- Financial Management & Analysis
- Tax Planning
- Public Opinion Research
- Change Management
- Public-Private Partnerships
- IT Project Management
- Customer Service Management
- Operations Management
These consultants are available to provide extra resources on projects or to bring their particular expertise to the table in areas where it is required.