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” analysis. 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 with them designing, documenting, training and getting the new systems to run independently of our involvement. Then we hand it back to your 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 are 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.
Meet our dynamic team of management consultants, led by Tara Landes. We’re here to help your business get the results you deserve.
Tara Landes, President & Founder
In 2008, Tara relocated to her original home of Vancouver, BC and founded Bellrock Benchmarking. She had joined a Toronto-based consultancy in 2000, bringing several years of sales experience in the technology and public market 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 positive results for each client.
A sought-after speaker on a wide range of business topics, Tara obtained a BA (Honours) 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)
Gabriel Dhahan, Manager
An experienced professional, Gabe is known for his broad technological knowledge and his ability to explain complex concepts and ideas. He has worked with small business clients in construction, food service, digital marketing, distribution, and more. Like the rest of the team, he is passionate about solving tough problems and enjoys digging in to ensure that leaders achieve lasting, valuable change.
Before Bellrock, Gabe spent 10 years in the information technology consulting world. He earned his MBA from Royal Roads University and is a designated Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) through the Family Enterprise Xchange (FEX). He serves on the FEX Vancouver Chapter Advisory Board and has participated as a mentor in YWCA’s NextStep program. Gabe is a voracious reader and enjoys practicing mixed martial arts (but not at the same time). (More)
Adam Holcombe, Manager
Adam brings a well-rounded set of professional skills gained through progressively more senior roles in small business. Early in his career, Adam noticed that organizations were lacking the same fundamental systems time and time again, and has worked since then to learn, teach, and implement these systems. Using his knowledge of the science and psychology of change, Adam is passionate about making real, lasting improvements in small businesses.
After working in hospitality and retail, Adam honed his research skills in academia where he specialized in neuroscience, social psychology, and consumer behaviour. His research has been featured in major publications including the L.A. Times, Huffington Post, and CBC. He earned his MBA from the Beedie School of Business at SFU. Outside of work, you will find him pursuing a secret life as a pro-level cyclist. (More)
Anna Migicovsky, Consultant
Anna brings a strong organizational and coaching skillset from working in a diverse range of industries including food services, wearable technology, and social enterprise. She has always been drawn to complex problems. Anna won the BC Social Innovation Youth Award, which celebrates the leadership and ingenuity of youth tackling tough social issues and making a lasting impact in the province. With her background in science and experience in business, she is passionate about using human-centered design and systems thinking principles to help leaders implement change across their organizations.
Prior to joining Bellrock, Anna earned her B.Sc. at Queens University in Environmental Science and her MBA from the Beedie School of Business at SFU. She is chair of a non-profit board focused on the inefficiencies within our local food system to feed food-insecure families. In her spare time, Anna can be found in the mountains hiking and cross-country skiing, or at her pottery studio playing with mud! (More)
Manraj Riat, Consultant
Manraj brings strong analytical and interpersonal skills developed over an accomplished educational and professional career. She has executed business strategies and built strong client relationships across various sectors including construction, design, and finance. Having worked abroad and in her family business in East Africa, she also has an international and cross-cultural perspective that enables her to understand the nuances of doing business in different contexts. Manraj is passionate about helping individuals and teams reach their full potential.
Manraj moved back to Vancouver in 2018 to pursue her MBA at the Beedie School of Business at SFU. With a keen interest in bringing new ideas to life, she has participated in several case competitions and won first place in the BC Games Strategy Case against BC’s top MBA teams. She served as the president of SFU’s Graduate Women’s Council, where she organized events to promote open dialogue and discussion about the challenges women face in the workplace. Excited about gaining global cultural experiences, Manraj is often busy planning future travel adventures during her free time! (More)
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