Team Profiles

Gordon (Gord) Griffiths

Gord has enjoyed one of the most illustrious careers in the printing industry and has led a number of Canadian and international printing companies to significant success.

For the past 25 years, Gord was President or Chief Operating Officer of some of the largest print and publishing companies in the world, including Cenveo and Quebecor Printing. In many cases he managed turnaround plans, and a return to profitability for almost 100 manufacturing plants with sales ranging from $5 million to more than $100 million per plant.

Gord is also an innovator. He founded a marketing services company that went public and achieved annual sales of more than $125 million. Since 2008, Gord has consulted and assisted companies with creative mergers as the founder of Gordon Group Inc.

Gord is an expert in growth and sales strategies, mergers and acquisitions, executive management and leadership mentoring.

Robert (Bob) Dale

Bob brings more than 40 years of graphic communications management experience to Connecting for Results, including over 15 years as a business owner offering management consulting services, transition execution and support.

Over the past 14 years, he was a specialist at the largest financial services company in Canada and led international efforts to effectively manage supply chain and life cycles for all types of print and security products and services. This required significant transformation for many operations in Canada and in 17 countries.

He has also taught at Ryerson University in Toronto, he has published many columns on effective cost management and management information systems, and he has consulted for printing companies, government services, universities and colleges, technology service providers, and major corporations.

Together Gord and Bob do what traditional consulting companies cannot do – develop actionable strategy and have the experience and track record to achieve RESULTS!

Gary Forget

Gary considers himself an organizational doctor and everyone who has worked with him can attest to his deep understanding of people and of the barriers to high performance.

Whatever the root cause of lackluster results, Gary has the tools, experience and knowledge to significantly increase bottom-line results. Besides his diagnostic capabilities, Gary is adept at mentoring employees so they are more effective and capable of achieving their personal, team, and business goals.

Marg Shaw

Marg is an industry veteran whose career began at Southam Murray in planning, estimating and accounting. From there she moved into operations management at Ronald’s Printing, which became Quebecor World. Her expertise with customers, combined with her operational experience and project management skills rocketed her to the top echelon of North America’s sales executives.

Throughout her career Marg mentored many who are now successful leaders in the print industry.

Morris Slemko

Morris is a results-oriented financial executive with extensive experience in both corporate and operating financial roles in public and private companies. He has driven profitability in both growth markets and mature industries.

During his tenure with a large Canadian public company, Morris developed expertise in financing, taxation and mergers and acquisitions. He has held senior financial positions with a number of printers where the primary objectives were to reduce costs, improve productivity, acquire, or divest and re-finance the businesses.

Morris has also served as Senior Vice President, Operations, and Chief Operating Officer of an advertising business. In these positions, he managed the integration of multiple agencies, both physically and culturally, and successfully launched a new greenfield commercial photography venture.

Heather Black

Heather is an accomplished consultative leader with 20+ years of experience cultivating new business, delivering customized solutions, and identifying and recruiting qualified staff. Proven success in business development from ideation to planning and driving significant growth. Heather is an excellent communicator and strong leader with ability to foster business relationships with stakeholders of all levels. She has managed full spectrum of functions: strategy, business development, sales, service delivery, recruitment, operations, team management and business partnerships.