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





David Reese Chief Operating Officer

David has over eighteen years of consulting, operations, private equity and senior executive experience in North America, Africa and Australia. His expertise includes strategy, finance, M&A, private equity, turnarounds and operations improvement. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Trindent Consulting.

Prior to joining Trindent, David was a North American Director of a global turnaround and performance improvement firm. He has been a partner in a mid-market Private Equity fund investing in and working with high growth entrepreneurial firms. He has served as Executive Chairman and CEO of a Private Equity-backed environmental services firm and has also worked at several global strategy consulting firms.

David’s personal interests include Muay Thai kickboxing and martial arts, photography, and travel.

Education:
• Doctor of Philosophy, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Toronto
• Master of Applied Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Toronto
• Bachelor of Applied Science, Industrial Engineering with Honours, University of
Toronto

Languages:
• English, fluent





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





Brad Horan Principal

Makes it happen in the Financial Services and Healthcare industries.

A highly experienced business executive, Brad Horan has over 17 years of consulting experience working with large global organizations to identify and implement profit improvement strategies.

Prior to joining the organization in 2010, Brad was a Finance and Business Systems Advisor with a large multinational. With 20 years as a chartered accountant and 17 years of management consulting experience, he has worked throughout Europe, Asia, the South Pacific and the U.S., providing tactical business advice across a range of industries, including law, media, finance, telecommunications, transportation and manufacturing.

Brad is a rescue diver who enjoys snowboarding and photography. These hobbies have him travelling to remote destinations during his downtime.

Education:
• Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered, Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
• Bachelor of Business and Accountancy, Auckland School of Technologies

Languages:
• English, fluent
• Japanese, functional





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





Gil Moore Associate Principal

Makes it happen in the Energy industry.

A senior business executive, Gil Moore has over 25 years in the oil and gas industry. As an Associate Principal at Trindent Consulting, he has extensive knowledge in business auditing, problem identification, and solution development.

His multi-cultural experience across five continents and depth of knowledge result in successful and profitable engagements for our clients. He has worked on countless procedural reviews and value-based analyses that include studies for change management and cost-benefit decisions.

Prior to joining Trindent, Gil was a Senior Manager for Loss Control for a North American Fortune 500 company, where he implemented a grassroots loss control program.

Gil’s personal interest is flying. He is an IFR private pilot with over 300 hours of flying experience.

Education:
• Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Texas A&M University
• Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems, University of Houston
• Executive Leadership Certificate, University of Houston

Languages:
• English, fluent





Aaron Merkle Controller

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