Bellrock is a Vancouver-based boutique management consulting firm.
We believe that smart, hardworking business leaders deserve to be profitable and less stressed but don’t always have the right tools to get there on their own. We fill the gaps for you and your management team – an MBA in a box, customized to your company – whether the focus needs to be strategy, leadership, sales, or operations. We’ve got the tools and we show you how to use them to get results.
- Fresh Perspective: All engagements start with a “process benchmarking”. It’s a quick, cost-effective way to prioritize the improvements that give you the biggest bang for your effort (whether we’re involved or not).
- Embedded: We don’t just tell your people what to do. We help them do it. We stand shoulder to shoulder, designing, documenting, training and having the new systems running independently of our involvement. Then we hand it back to the managers to keep it going and enjoy the results.
- Project Based: We like our clients, we really do. But we don’t want to work with them forever. We prefer intense, no nonsense, results based projects where we can get in, get out, and have them reap the benefits they’ve sown for years to come.
- Results: It is critical that our clients get results. If they don’t, they won’t tell others about us. That’s why we’re all employees of the firm. Many consultancies are independent contractors that band together for business development purposes. At Bellrock, we were all trained the same way and work together every time. We are efficient, effective, and none of us get paid if you aren’t satisfied.
Tara Landes, President & Founder
In 2008, Tara relocated to her original home of Vancouver, BC and founded Bellrock (MRSI Benchmarking). She had joined a Toronto-based consultancy in 2000, bringing several years of sales experience in the technology and public markets sectors. In her role as Director of Implementation Services for that firm, Tara spent most of her time implementing lasting, valuable change for clients. She was involved in researching and disseminating best practices across the Implementation Team, and ensuring results for each client. A sought-after speaker on a wide range of business topics, Tara obtained a BA (Honors) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario and earned an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. (More)
Norman Tan, Director
As Bellrock’s first employee, Norman has implemented lasting change in companies in industries that include food production, advertising and engineering. In his current role as Director, he drives Research and Development at Bellrock to ensure our clients receive tried and tested best practices. His analytical background paired with his clear communication style allows him to effectively translate research findings to tangible results for our clients.
Before Bellrock, Norman held roles in finance focusing on technology and mining. Other roles include positions in startups and as founder of his own small businesses. He obtained a B.Comm with honours from the Sauder School of Business, UBC and is a CFA charterholder. In his spare time, you can find Norman honing his flying skills, chasing waves in his kayak, and seeking investment opportunities. (More)
Gabriel Dhahan, Consultant
A well-rounded professional with many years of experience, Gabriel is known for his broad technological knowledge and his ability to explain complex concepts and ideas. Like the rest of the team, he is passionate about helping others achieve lasting, valuable change.
Prior to joining Bellrock, Gabriel worked in a similar role with an IT consulting firm. Other roles include positions with a post-secondary institution, a real-estate development company, and various retail outfits, as well as a founder of his own IT consulting company. He holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, complementing his prior business education at BCIT and technical certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA. A life highlight of his includes living abroad for a year in Lima, Peru, where he learned Spanish, hiked the Inca Trail, and fell in love with Peruvian cuisine. (More)
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