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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

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.

In 2021, Adrian Travis was named finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Ontario program - the world's most prestigious business awards program for leading global entrepreneurs.

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





Steve Atkinson

Steve Atkinson Vice President, Business Analysis

A highly experienced management consultant, Steve leads the Assessment phase of the Trindent Engagement process.

With 15 years of consulting experience, Steve has worked with a diverse client base of Fortune 500, Private Equity and SMEs in Asia, Europe and North America, with a focus on Financial Services, Health Care and Oil & Gas.

Having first joined Trindent in 2009, Steve is well versed in the Trindent methodology that allows us to quickly identify and understand the needs of our clients and to develop practical and effective solutions that have delivered over $1 Billion in financial improvements to over 100 organizations.

Education:
• Master of Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business
• Master of Information Science, University of Western Ontario
• Bachelor of Arts (Honors), University of Western Ontario

Languages:
• English, fluent





Aaron Merkle

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





Clint Austin

Clint Austin Vice President, Operations

A highly accomplished management consultant and executive, Clint has been a trusted advisor to clients in the Energy industry for over 20 years and has successfully delivered over $1 billion in profit improvement.

Prior to joining Trindent, Clint held senior leadership positions in some of North America’s leading energy companies such as Suncor, Spectra Energy and Cenovus Energy. Clint's diverse experience in operations optimization, asset management, manufacturing, supply chain management, and governance enables the integration of sustainable enterprise-wide solutions.

Clint is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces where he attained the rank of Captain and successfully lead teams on several operational deployments in Canada, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Clint’s interests include canoeing, mountain biking, golfing, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.

Education:
• Chartered Professional Accounts and Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta
• Master of Business Administration, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario
• Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario

Languages:
• English, fluent





Tracy Elliott

Tracy Elliott Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Based in Toronto, Tracy brings over six years of office management experience to Trindent. Tracy assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures across the firm.

Prior to joining Trindent, Tracy worked within the private aviation industry in client relations. She specializes in optimizing fixed base operations procedures and health and safety protocols. As well, Tracy has experience within the financial sector in anti-money laundering investigation and financial security.

Tracy’s interests include baking and music.

Education:
• Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Sciences, Trent University

Languages:
• English, fluent





Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim Engagement Manager

Based in Toronto, Kevin has years of experience in operations and performance management consulting for Energy, Healthcare and Financial services companies. Over the course of his career, Kevin has delivered over $50,000,000 in financial improvements on engagements for companies including leading global refineries, insurance companies, and large banking corporations. Kevin is proficient in refinery optimization, gasoline blending, loss control maintenance, and has expertise in call center performance, supply, and logistics.

At Trindent, Kevin leads the company’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and works with the management to build a culture where all team members can be their authentic selves at work.

Prior to joining Trindent, Kevin worked in both the Oil and Gas and Nuclear industry as a Process Engineer and a Project Manager. He has led several capital projects, reliability programs, and global operations enhancement initiatives that delivered profit, safety, and environmental performance improvements.

Kevin’s interests include long-distance running, biking, and exploring new things with his family.

Education:
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University

Languages:
• English, fluent
• Korean, fluent





Ann LeBeau

Ann LeBeau Engagement Manager

A highly accomplished management consultant, Ann has over 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry and has delivered over $300,000,000 in profit improvement for some of North America’s leading energy companies.

At Trindent, Ann leads the engagement phase of the improvement process and specializes in delivering profit, safety, and performance improvement initiatives to clients. She has diverse expertise in refining operations, organizational capability, logistics, asset management, finance, and supply chain management.

Prior to Trindent, Ann held various senior management and leadership roles in sector-leading energy companies BP and Amoco.

During her downtime, Ann loves to travel, work out and garden.

Education:
• Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technology University

Languages:
• English, fluent





Isha Soni

Isha Soni Digital Marketing Manager

Isha is an accomplished manager with over 8 years of experience in multimedia marketing. She oversees digital marketing and communications at Trindent Consulting.

With a strong focus on niche marketing in the Energy, Healthcare, and Financial Services verticals, Isha has executed digital campaigns, produced multimedia content, and designed branding collaterals with a specific focus on creating a lasting and impactful user experience.

She is a graduate of Columbia University in New York and has worked with companies across North America and Asia, managing their marketing and communications portfolios. Before joining Trindent, Isha worked with companies in the healthcare, education, and media industries.

Isha’s interests include yoga, cooking, and music.

Education:
• Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism, Columbia University
• Master of Arts in Sociology, Mumbai University
• Bachelor of Mass Media, Mumbai University

Languages:
• English, fluent
• Hindi, fluent





Kai Y. Wan

Kai Y. Wan Engagement Manager

Kai is an accomplished management consultant with years of experience in business development, profit improvement, and project management. As an Engagement Manager at Trindent, Kai has collaborated closely with multiple business partners in the energy sector across North America and Asia-Pacific, including some of the world’s largest refineries and has delivered over $100,000,000 in financial improvements.

Kai is proficient in in refinery optimization, hydrocarbon loss control and gasoline blending optimization. His attention to detail, ability to identify key business patterns and creative approach to problems, offers practical and effective solutions with significant financial impacts to the client organization.

Prior to joining Trindent, Kai worked in catalyst development for hydrodesulfurization and asymmetry polar bond hydrogenation. He is passionate about chemistry, especially how it relates to our daily lives.

Kai’s personal interests include traveling and music.

Education:
• Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University of Toronto
• Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry and Mathematics, University of Toronto

Languages:
• English, fluent
• Mandarin, fluent
• Cantonese, fluent





Bob Baird

Bob Baird Executive Advisor

A member of Trindent’s Executive Advisory Board, Bob brings a wealth of experience in strategy, consulting and in all aspects of oil refining. Mr. Baird was appointed Senior Vice President, Downstream at Husky Energy in April 2012. Previously Bob had been Vice President, Downstream and Vice President, Upgrading and Refining for Canada at Husky Energy. He was responsible for overseeing five business units including Canadian Downstream, U.S. Refining, Retail & Canadian Product Marketing, Commodity Supply & Marketing and Downstream Commercial.

Education
• Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University
• Management Certificate from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland





Donald McColl

Donald McColl Executive Advisor

A member of Trindent’s Executive Advisory Board, Donald has over forty years of professional experience, most recently completing twenty-two years of professional services leadership in Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice.

As a Partner at Deloitte for eighteen years Donald held several roles including leading the Technology Risk (Cyber and Assurance) practice in Toronto, Canada and national leadership of the Service Auditor Controls market offering. In addition to marketplace activities, Donald's responsibilities included recruitment, talent management and development, and financial operations management.

Donald spent thirteen years at Scotiabank in Toronto, Canada where he led the Information Security (Cyber) function for six years as well as time spent heading up a large application systems development group. Donald's career as a Chartered Accountant started in Glasgow, Scotland with financial statement audit experience before focusing on information technology audits.

Donald offers a wealth of experience in profitably growing and managing a successful professional services organization with a keen interest in talent development and technology innovation.

Donald’s personal interests include soccer, music, and spending time with family.

Education:
• Chartered Accountant, Scotland
• Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Glasgow





Cheryl McKinney

Cheryl McKinney Executive Advisor

A member of Trindent’s Executive Advisory Board, Cheryl McKinney has over 37 years of diverse experience in the Oil and Gas industry, including numerous executive-level roles. Cheryl brings a wealth of experience and expertise in both traditional transportation fuels and infrastructure, as well as in emerging technologies such as biofuels and hydrogen.

Cheryl currently serves on the Advisory Board for the President of the University of Akron, in addition to holding multiple advisory positions across the energy industry. As well, Cheryl has been a champion of diversity throughout her career and is a long-standing member of the Society of Women Engineers and Million Women Mentors.

Education:
• Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Akron





Stephan Rajotte

Stephan Rajotte Executive Advisor

Stephan Rajotte is a member of Trindent’s Executive Advisory Board, and previously led Trindent’s global Financial Services Practice. Before joining Trindent, Stephan held the position of Executive Vice President, International Business Division at Samsung Life, based in Seoul, Korea where he oversaw business units in China and Thailand. Prior to this position, Stephan was President of Sun Life Financial Asia, based in Hong Kong, with responsibilities for operations in five countries. Stephan has also held Regional CEO, Country CEO and Chief Operating Officer positions for MetLife, AIA, and ING.

Stephan has deep functional expertise in every aspect of insurance business strategy, with particular expertise in operational efficiency, business transformation, and sales and marketing optimization. Stephan is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Stephan’s personal interests include sharing and appreciating many aspects of Asian cultures.

Education:
• Bachelor of Actuarial Science, Laval University





Oscar Zimmerman

Oscar Zimmerman Executive Advisor

A member of Trindent’s Executive Advisory Board, Oscar brings a wealth of experience in assurance, product innovation, non-traditional insurance distribution, and structured reinsurance. Through a number of senior executive roles, Oscar has focused on corporate oversight, insurance risk management, and custom reinsurance business development.

Oscar previously acted as the CEO of the insurance arm of one of Canada’s premier banks. One of his achievements was the expansion of the bank’s insurance business through a combination of building up insurance brokerage, affinity distribution/reinsurance programs, as well as standalone Life and P&C risk-taking through direct insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries.

Throughout his career, Oscar has had senior roles in corporate actuarial, asset-liability management, individual product pricing (both PAR and non-PAR) in North America, as well as U.S. Pensions, Canada Pensions, and U.S. Variable Insurance. Oscar is a retired former Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and the American Academy of Actuaries.