Jean-Guy’s ability to connect with his audience makes each delivery engaging as well as informative. Growing the practice from a one-person operation in his basement in 1987 to over 50 staff in six locations across Manitoba today, he has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy researching the secrets of operating a better practice. Jean-Guy is passionate about sharing the knowledge and strategies that have been tested in his own practice.
Grant Kirkup, FCPA, FCGA
Grant Kirkup, FCPA, FCGA currently provides consulting to entrepreneurs. Grant built an accounting firm in rural Manitoba from one part time employee to a team of 30. He understands that the profitability of one’s practice is generally in direct relationship to one’s management ability. Grant has worked in a wide variety of businesses with sales up to $60M, where he played a key role on the senior management team as well in the ownership group. Grant was president of CGA Manitoba in 1992-93. Seminar leader for CGA Canada, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Ontario covering practice management topics with an emphasis on firm profitability.