WE ARE a diverse GROUP OF inter-professional EXPERTS

Rahi S. Tajzadeh

CMC, MScM, BComm

Dr. Agostino Menna

PhD, MBA

Sandra Barreto

CPA, CMA, BComm

Lou Vescio

BA, BEd, MEd, OCT, OPC

DIVERSITY: Our team of incredible men and women hail from all around the world including South and East Asia, West and Central Europe, The Middle East, North and South America.

EXPERTISE: The Big Leaf’s team of consultants hold the following designations: CMC / FCMC, CHRL, CMA, MScM, MBA, KCStG, BTE, MEd, CFP, CPA, CA, and FCA.

Neil Cosby

MBA, CHRL, BA

Ayoob Faraji

BSE

Marilyn Tian

MBA

Dr. Samina Jamal

PhD, MEd, MBA, BA


EXPERIENCE: With more than 400 years of combined experience in a variety of industries, markets, scenarios, economies, and countries, our team brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and wisdom.

PROFESSIONALISM: Each team member follows one of the most stringent codes of conduct and ethics in the consulting industry, which we designed from the ground up.

Ron McMeeken

CPA, CFP (fmr.)

Stany Castillo

MBA, BSc, BTe

Robert Coffey

BComm, FCA, FCMC, KCStG

Jiri Fiala

BA

ETHICS: Our duty as consultants is to always protect the interests of humanity, stakeholders, the profession, the firm, and each team member.

RESEARCH: We utilize robust, validated, research-based tools and methodologies. We also have several active academic researchers on our team that bring additional scientific rigour and analysis to our wide-ranging combined skill set.

Aron Pervin

CMC

Bahar Attari

BSE

Jane Luczkiw

BA, KCI, HBDI, IAL, EQ

How can we help you today?

Get to know our incredible team

Rahi S. Tajzadeh

Mr. Tajzadeh is a Certified Management Consultant, Master of Science in Management, and a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in strategy, research, and entrepreneurship.

He has over 15 years of business management, consulting, and start-up experience in a wide range of industries. As a leader, consultant and researcher, he is active at every level of strategy crafting from data analysis, to opportunity spotting and execution. He specializes in innovation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, value proposition development, analysis, and strategy.

Dr. Agostino Menna

Dr. Agostino Menna PhD received his doctorate in Economics from the University of Toronto. He is a seasoned professor of entrepreneurship, business management, and economics with over 15 years of experience.

Dr. Menna can help you identify opportunities, threats, create value, and prepare for the unexpected. Dr. Menna is our lead in education technology investments.

Sandra Barreto

Sandra is a results-driven Entrepreneur, Consultant and Leader with over 20 years worldwide experience in manufacturing, biotechnology and service industries. Extensive experience in cost and financial accounting, financial statement analysis, budget and forecasting, inventory control, review and implementation of internal controls, taxation and continuous improvement with ERP’s implementations expertise.

Lou Vescio

Lou has spent the past 36 years developing and motivating academic, business and community leaders; enhancing their professional and personal skills. Best known for his Coach-Approach to leadership and training, Lou has helped countless leaders and administrators to be more effective and productive in their business roles while realizing their highest potential.

As Co-Founder of Discitus Consulting, Lou works with CEO’s, executives and team members at all levels. His passion, enthusiasm, and contagious optimism helps improve organizational health. Lou’s Clients love his flexible approach to tackling difficult issues through clarity and accountability.

Lou helps his Clients function more effectively by implementing the principles of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team – trust, debate, commitment and clarity, and accountability to ultimately focus on collective results.

As a pioneer of executive Coaching in education in Canada, Lou models the Coach-Approach inspiring leaders to be more mindful and effective.

Neil Cosby

Neil is more than a Certified Human Resources Leader and MBA, he is an experienced business development manager, entrepreneur and professor.

Neil is passionate about HR, and has more than two decades of experience helping small to medium businesses develop their team and their customer base.

Ayoob Faraji

Ayoob is an expert full stack web developer. His experience is vast, his work is very high quality, and his skill set is very deep.

Ayoob can develop a site from scratch, and integrate E-Commerce solutions to existing sites. He is adept at PHP, SQL/MYSQL, Java, HTML5, CSS 3, Bootstrap, WordPress, REST, and more!

Marilyn Tian

Marilyn is a multi-media marketing expert with a robust international network. She is the President and CEO of Business Link Media Group, which is an industry leader in the publishing of B2B direct mail newspapers, magazines, specialty publications and event programs, as well as marketing through social media and online platforms. Marilyn also orchestrates the prestigious 40 Under Forty Business Achievements Awards in Niagara and Hamilton Ontario.

Her other publications include Health, Wellness, and Safety; Business Link Hamilton; Made in Niagara; and more.

Marilyn brings with her decades of experience, her award-winning team at Business Link Media Group, and her ever-growing network of quality businesses and high net-worth individuals.

Dr. Samina Jamal

I completed my Ph.D in Education in Educational Administration from the University of Toronto (OISE), Canada. My thesis title is “Effectiveness and Improvement Processes in Canada’s Isolated School: The relationship between the schools’ implementation of Core-Plus processes and Parental Involvement” Moreover, I have my Master’s in Education in Educational Administration from the University of Toronto, Canada. Along with this I have completed a Master’s in Business Administration, degree with a Major in Marketing and Advertising from South Eastern University, affiliated with South Eastern University Washington DC, USA.

Ron McMeeken

Mr. McMeeken is a former CPA/CFP with more than 60 years of experience in accounting, finance, and small business management.

He has lead start-up and small businesses, and is a regular contributor to the boards of several businesses in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Stany Castillo

Founder of InnScience a platform to find collaboration for research and product development. Founder of Equipamiento Cientifico in Peru supplying lab equipment to researchers in universities, industries, and the government since 2011. Grown a lab supply business 35% yearly and built a large database of 11k+ scientific equipment in Spanish.

Robert Coffey

Bob Coffey is a Management Consultant, Advisor and Coach.

He is the retired vice chair and head coach of KPMG. He is also a past Vice President of Geneva Merger & Acquisition Services of Canada (Ont.) Inc. He was also a key advisor to an Ontario Health Care provider on budgeting, finance and service delivery He’s known professionally as “THE COACH”.

Mr. Coffey became a Chartered Accountant in 1959, becoming a senior business advisor and management consultant to industry and government. He has participated in a number of Royal Commissions and has lectured at McGill University and the University of Toronto on costing and budgeting. He has held numerous executive and management positions including Managing Partner for Canada of the Management Consulting Services for Ernst & Whinney, Executive Partner, Thorne, Ernst and Whinney and Vice Chairman of KPMG. Mr. Coffey remains active in the field of mergers and acquisitions, corporate growth and finance, corporate turnarounds, and is a co-author of Purchase and Sale of a Business.

Jiri Fiala

Jiri is a Data Security expert who can help your company with PIPEDA and GDPR compliance.

Jiri also offers custom hardware, software, and block-chain based solutions for your data security and integrity.

Aron Pervin

Aron brings more than five decades of experience consulting businesses large and small, family businesses, as well as consultants.

Aron is a family business and succession planning development expert.

Bahar Attari

Bahar is a seasoned web developer with a passion for entrepreneurship and value creation. She is an expert in MySQL, PHP, Java, HTML5, etc.

Bahar will help you to better understand your online potential, develop E-Commerce Solutions, and improve your online presence.

Jane Luczkiw

Jane is an accomplished business educator at the secondary, community college and university levels. She is an experienced program developer and facilitator in enterprise education and self development initiatives for both Youth and Adults.

Jane has developed and delivered creativity and self-development workshops for the Institute for Enterprise Education, Brock University, McMaster University, Lottery College, and International Alliance for Learning.