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,
operational profitability
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:
5 continents,
11 countries,
7 months

Worked for RIM BlackBerry as a Business Development Manager


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