Leadership Team

Our team has deep expertise in the Energy, Healthcare and Financial Services industries. We take pride in our ability to deliver fast, effective solutions for our clients. Get to know our leadership team.

Adrian Travis President

Makes it happen in the Energy , Healthcare, and Financial Services industries.

As a global thought leader and one of Canada’s most accomplished management consultants, Adrian Travis has 15 years of management consulting experience and has been the driving force behind Trindent Consulting's success since 2008.

With deep expertise across these industries, Adrian has successfully delivered multiple structured profit improvement projects globally, totaling over $2 Billion in delivered savings.

Prior to joining Trindent, Adrian was a senior manager with a Toronto-based operations consultancy conducting improvement projects in the United States, Canada and Japan. He is a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserves and held the rank of Captain.

Adrian’s interests include long-distance running, travel, and spending time with his family.

Education:
• Master of Science in Management with Distinction, London School of Economics
• Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Royal Military College of Canada

Languages:
• English, fluent
• French, fluent
• Japanese, functional





Ross Magnaldo Principal

A highly experienced business executive, Ross Magnaldo has 10 years of management consulting experience, across our targeted industries. He brings in-depth expertise in back-office operations, field services, call centers and supply chain improvements as well as program and project management.

Previously, Ross served as a Lt-Commander in the French Navy holding positions such as Commanding Officer of a ship. On leaving the armed forces, Ross joined Bombardier Aerospace in project and program management roles before starting his operations and program management consulting career in 2004. Prior to joining Trindent Consulting in early 2014, he took on roles such as Director, Process Engineer and VP Professional Services.

Ross’ personal interests include flying and he is multi-engine IFR rated. He is also a proud supporter of veterans transitioning from the armed forces.

Education:
• Naval Engineering Degree, Ecole Navale
• PMP certification

Languages:
• English, fluent
• French, fluent





Michael O'Connell Executive Vice President

Makes it happen in the Healthcare industry.

A highly experienced business executive, Michael O’Connell has over 12 years of global and domestic consulting experience working with leading organizations to identify and implement profit improvement strategies.

As a previous turnaround Chief Executive Officer for several companies, he understands the CEO mindset of building value through a passionate focus on profit improvement and high shareholder returns. He has extensive experience in building long-term strategic positions and leading teams to deliver revenue growth while improving gross margins and net income.

Michael’s personal interests include golf, tennis, and travelling. He is also heavily involved with community volunteer work.

Languages:
• English, fluent
• French, conversational





Aaron Merkle Vice President, Finance

With over ten years of experience in public accounting and corporate finance, Aaron Merkle is responsible for the overall financial management of Trindent Consulting. Aaron began his career in the assurance practice of a global accounting firm, and prior to joining Trindent in 2015, he was a finance manager for a Canadian publicly-traded infrastructure company.

Aaron’s personal interests include carpentry and music.

Education:
• Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountants Ontario
• Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto

Languages:
• English, fluent