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Our Team

We have extensive experience and it spans multiple sectors. Finley & Associates plays the long game, and we ask our clients to join us, to be forward thinking and nimble. We don’t believe in quick fixes, pre-packaged answers or shortcuts.


Finley & Associates stays above the controversy, advising and assisting for profit and not-for-profit organizations and their employees to lead from their strengths. Our focus is on transferring knowledge to build capacity in the organization. Strategists, motivators and catalysts, we ask the tough questions and we work towards the best answer. We have a core team of experienced management consultants, which we supplement with partners and associates as needed.

Our Mission:
Inspiring leaders. Pioneering solutions. Delivering impact.


Our Values:
Integrity, Creativity, Courage, Impact, Entrepreneurialism


Donna Finley

Drucker Senior Research Fellow

Donna Finley is the founder and senior strategist at Finley & Associates. For 35 years, Donna has repeatedly proven herself to be a big picture strategist, successfully leading transformational initiatives. She has a solid, well-deserved reputation for strategic leadership, governance, training and organizational capacity building.




Rebecca’s infectious enthusiasm and positive energy enable her to effortlessly bring people together to achieve common objectives. A natural leader, she excels in positions that consistently challenge her thinking and allow her to help others. A strong communicator and networker, Rebecca easily takes complex concepts and makes them into powerful graphic presentations that tell compelling stories.


Jan Burwell

MBA BASC (Engineering)

Jan Burwell is a senior consultant, with 30 years experience leading teams to build and implement strategic plans. She has a deep knowledge of strategic frameworks and opportunity assessment tools for corporate, start-up and non-profit organizations.

Jan has long track record of moving strategy beyond the boardroom and into the field, engaging partners, staff and customers throughout.


Gord Allan


Gord is a Senior Consultant who is highly valued for his analytical skills, financial acumen and practical approach. These abilities, combined with his congeniality, make him a highly effective team leader and moderator, particularly when aligning diverse values and perspectives are important. He effectively develops targeted marketing strategies and actionable business plans, including financial scenarios for strategy alternatives. Gord’s strength is in defining new market opportunities.


Stephen Pariser


Stephen’s experience in business development, strategic planning, and negotiation includes work with consumer packaged goods, environmental consulting, automation, large entertainment venues, and human resources. He has leveraged this experience to work with CEOs, directors, and the boards of companies from two million to over one hundred million dollars in size as they create plans that have grown revenue, delivered operational savings, and generated substantial increases in profit.

Alison Pomeroy

A Senior Consultant with over 35 years’ experience in financial and management accounting, Alison provides business owners and senior management teams with reliable strategic information and comprehensive data analysis. 


Joy Claypool


With an exceptional sense for grasping and communicating key issues, Joy leads multi-faceted, interdepartmental projects in organizational change, corporate identity programs, market research and product introduction in international high technology, cellular communications, government and post-secondary education.


Emilie Royal


Emilie started her career in the Oil & Gas sector in Alberta and event planning in the Hospitality Industry before finishing her Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business. Emilie’s background in Psychology contributes to her ability to form and maintain relationships, solve problems objectively, and have a deep understanding of team dynamics and personal drives.


Cody Dirk


Cody’s passion for health and fitness led to a career helping others to achieve their health and fitness goals. At the University of Lethbridge, he majored in Kinesiology, taking courses in Human Anatomy, Human and Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription, Biomechanics, Exercise and Aging, and Exercise with Special Populations.



Vijay Sathe


Professor Sathe was previously on the faculty at the Harvard Business School for ten years and taught occasionally at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, prior to joining the Drucker School faculty.

Professor Sathe is an expert in the areas of leadership and cultural change, building winning executive teams, and revitalization of the organization and self.

Dana Hyde


Professor Dana Hyde has worked closely with young professionals and executives for 25+ years in a variety of international environments including at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland), INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), Vlerick Business School (St. Petersburg, Russia), and Babson College (Boston, MA). After 15+ years living abroad, including 2 years in La Suisse Romande, over 10 years in l’Ile de France, and 5 years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she is currently a faculty member at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in Canada’s capital city.


Ann Calvert


As a Professor and Senior Advisor to the Provost, Leadership at the University of Calgary, Ann has 20 years of experience in institutional leadership, strategic planning, program assessment and non-profit management.


Gayla Rogers


As Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary from 1998-2010, Dr. Rogers led the Faculty to become one of the largest and most reputable in Canada with innovative programming delivered across the province and significant achievements in community-based, policy and practice-relevant research.


Brenda Finley

BA (Hons) MFA

An award-winning news journalist and documentary filmmaker with over 30 years of local, regional and national experience, Brenda brings highly honed research skills and is adept at discerning and communicating the issues to her audiences.


Noranne Dickin

Noranne’s skills at forging strong management teams, human resources programs and respectful work environments are invaluable to her energy, mining, education, high-tech and not-for-profit clients.


Portraits by D’Angelo Photography