Brad Pickering, P.Eng., MBA, and President and Founder of Innovate Advisory, has built a career on innovation. He was the primary inventor of a manufacturing system that resulted in capital cost savings of $3 million and ongoing cost savings of $1 million annually. He has also developed business processes and methodologies that drive profitability and sustainability and which can help your business achieve its goals.
Through his experience both running a small entrepreneurial company and with large, international businesses, Brad has developed his ability to lead diverse teams, create efficient systems and solutions for operations, enterprise risk management, and other areas of concern, implement programs, and increase profitability. He leverages this knowledge and experience and translates it into solutions for Innovate Advisory’s clients.
Became partner at The Pace Network while remaining President of Innovate Advisory Inc.
Opened office in Cobourg
First international client,
consulting back in Mexico
Ran the Monterrey Mexico Marathon
Named the primary inventor of a patented manufacturing system
Twin boys born in Mexico
Moved to Mexico to work for Nemak doing global operations benchmarking
Started at Nemak (part of Grupo Alfa) as Process Engineer
Married Candace Maybin in Tuscany, Italy
Completed my MBA at the Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
Worked for Ford Motor Company as Manufacturing Engineer
Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BSC in Mechanical Engineering
Expanded Innovate Advisory Inc. to become 5 person company
First client Xstrata Copper Canada
Started Innovate Advisory Inc.
Moved home to Canada
Left Nemak after accomplishing significant and multi-million dollar improvements at Mexican operations
Learned to kitesurf, it became a mild obsession
Became a Professional Engineer
Travelled the world:
Worked for RIM BlackBerry as a Business Development Manager