Meet The Team

We are diverse professional consultants and subject matter experts

The Partners

Strategy | Leadership | Entrepreneurship | Consulting

Mr. Tajzadeh is a seasoned consultant, entrepreneur, leader, educator, and coach. He creates custom tools to help businesses better understand their challenges and opportunities, and utilizes his background in research and consulting to empower leaders to create value, and better position their organization as they gain a competitive advantage. Mr. Tajzadeh is a managing partner at The Big Leaf.

Education & Accreditation
  • BComm (Bachelor of Commerce): Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • MScM (Master of Science in Management): Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Thesis: Interpersonal Inter- and Intra- Organizational Trust.
  • CMC (Certified Management Consultant)
Areas of Expertise

Strategy Development, Department and Corporate Leadership, Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship, Investor Readiness Training, Professional Presentations, Education, Leadership Training, Coaching, Opportunity Spotting, Business Planning, Diagnostics, and Start-Up Pitching.

Services Offered
  • Leadership and Management Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Consulting
  • Diagnostics and Opportunity Spotting
  • Coaching and Training of Leaders and Management
  • Value Creation and Competitive Positioning
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Farsi (Persian): Advanced

Mr. Tajzadeh has worked in Canada, USA, and Italy, and given talks in the Philippines

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Dean’s List (TMU), Ted Rogers Entrance Scholarship, Ted Rogers School of Management Award, Top 10 Alumni in the Past 10 Years (TMU), Golden Key International Honor Society

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Beverages, Fashion, Luxury, Retail, Staffing, Consulting, Crypto Currency, Publishing, Business Incubators, Agriculture, Consumer Products, Information Technology, Manufacturing (Furniture), Personal Training, Higher Education, Consumer Polling & Feedback

ECONOMICS | EDUCATION | FUNDING | INNOVATION

Dr. Menna is an Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Funding, and Innovation expert with decades of experience leading small, medium, and large organizations to new levels of success. Dr. Menna is a managing partner at The Big Leaf.

Education & Accreditation
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy – Economics and Entrepreneurship)
Areas of Expertise

Strategy Development, Investor Readiness, Funding Support, Business Planning, Research & Analysis, Validation, Valuation, Workshops & Training, Forecasting, Financial Projections, Coaching

Services Offered
  • Education & Training
  • Opportunity Spotting
  • Research & Analysis
  • Management Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship Consulting
  • Business Development & Growth
  • Investor Readiness & Validation
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Italian: Fluent
  • French: Advanced
  • Spanish: Advanced
  • Portuguese: Intermediate

Dr. Menna has worked in Canada, USA, Italy, and Argentina

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Entrepreneurship & Commercialization
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Technology
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Higher Education
  • Private & Public Business
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Agriculture & Wine
  • Education Support Services
  • Healthcare
  • Investment Banking

LEADERSHIP| EDUCATION | TEAM BUILDING | GOVERNMENT

Mr. Vescio is a mobilizer, educator, leadership expert, coach, consultant, and community builder. He is the most decorated member of The Big Leaf team, Vice President, and a managing partner. He has spent decades leading individuals, teams, and leaders to reach new echelons of success by utilizing proven tools and techniques.

Education & Accreditation
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts)
  • BEd (Bachelor of Education)
  • MEd (Master of Education)
  • OCT
  • OPC
Areas of Expertise

Leadership, Coaching, Education, Advising, Business Improvement, Workshops & Training, DISC, Strategy Development, Government Relations, Change Management

Services Offered
  • Education & Training
  • DISC Assessments
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Training & Workshops
  • Leadership Training, Coaching, & Advising
  • Government Relations & Strategy Development
  • Business Improvement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Change Management
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (I.D.E.A.) Consulting
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Italian: Basic

Mr. Vescio has worked in Canada, USA, and Italy

Awards & Recognition

Mr. Vescio has led the current Mayor of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to 4 straight election victories as his campaign manager.

Mr. Vescio’s ability to build relationships, understand people, lead teams and organizations, and awaken dormant talent in those that he advises is second-to-none.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Higher Education
  • High School Management, Leadership, & Employee Assessments
  • Private & Public Business
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Business Incubators
  • Publication & Media

ACCOUNTING| FINANCE | ADVISING | STRATEGY

Mr. McMeeken is a seasoned finance and accounting expert, executive, and entrepreneur. He has spent 70 years working with organizations large and small, from IBM to start-ups, and from pre-revenue to mergers and acquisitions, Ron has seen and done it all. He has helped businesses raise funds, grow and expand, as well as keeping their books up to date and on track for reporting. Mr. McMeeken is a managing partner at The Big Leaf.

Education & Accreditation
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts)
  • CPA (fmr)
  • CFP (fmr)
Areas of Expertise

Accounting (USA & Canada), Finance, Entrepreneurship, Strategy Development, Validation, Projections, Business & Corporation Set Up, Directorship, Shareholder Structuring, Advising, Coaching, Mentorship

Services Offered
  • Leadership Training, Coaching, & Advising
  • Financial Planning
  • Accounting (USA & Canada)
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Projections
  • Mentorship & Advisory Services
  • Corporation Set Up
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent

Mr. McMeeken has worked in Canada and USA

Recognition

After 7 decades of advising small, medium, and large businesses in Canada and USA, Mr. McMeeken has seen it all and done it all. He is an entrepreneur, financial wizard, accounting master, and mentor.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

TOO MANY TO COUNT!

  • Education Support Services
  • Consumer Polling & Feedback
  • Consulting
  • Accounting & Finance…

The list goes on and on with Mr. McMeeken!

The Members

Healthcare| Behaviour Therapy | Change Management | Project Management

Ms. Hosseinzadeh is an experienced ABA Therapist, Registered Behaviour Technician, and Change Management Consultant. She took the initiative to hone her skills as an executive through our Executive Officer Training Program, and is actively working on a start-up in Ethical Home Healthcare.

Education & Accreditation
  • BSc (Bachelor of Science)
  • RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician)
  • Post Graduate Degree: Autism & Behaviour Science
  • Post Graduate Degree: Digital Health
  • Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED

Ms. Hosseinzadeh has years of healthcare, management, and therapy experience.

Areas of Expertise

Change Management, ABA Therapy, Leadership/Employee/Management Therapy & Training, Business Improvement, Digital Health, Behaviour Science, Biology, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Executive Leadership & Strategy Development

Services Offered
  • Change Management
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility Consulting (I.D.E.A.)
  • Project Management
  • Employee Health & Safety Assessment & Consulting
  • Leadership, Employee, & Management Training
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Efficiency & Business Improvement
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Farsi: Fluent

Ms. Hosseinzadeh has worked in Iran & Canada, in the medical, consulting, entrepreneurship, and therapy sectors.

Healthcare| EFFICIENCY | Human Resources | Project Management

Mrs. Cathy Vescio

Mrs. Vescio’s background in healthcare, nursing, and management give her the unique ability to see businesses and their team members from a different perspective. Her abilities to lead teams and projects make her an invaluable asset to most projects. She combines her experiences and expertise into a holistic approach that balances the needs of the team, with the goals of a project.

Education & Accreditation
  • RN (Registered Nurse)

Mrs. Vescio has a deep understanding of healthcare, management, and nursing.

Areas of Expertise

Interdisciplinary Art, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Professional Development, Experiential Learning & Development, Public Speaking, Employee & Leadership Empowerment, Professional Photography

Services Offered
  • Change Management
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility Consulting (I.D.E.A.)
  • Project Management
  • Employee Health & Safety Assessment & Consulting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Efficiency & Business Improvement


Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Italian: Advanced

Mrs. Vescio has decades of experience in the healthcare, management, and consulting industries

Data Science| Research | Big Data | Product Development

Mr. Jamie Solomon

Mr. Solomon is a data scientist and product manager with a passion for creating value, bringing out the best in others, and leveraging his enthusiasm to get projects moving. He brings a fresh perspective and ample critical thinking skills to each challenge, and is a well of creative thought.

Education & Accreditation
  • Computer Programming
  • Data Analytics

Mr. Solomon is passionate about research, data, analyses, and machine learning.

Areas of Expertise

Data Science, Data Analytics, Research, Analysis, Computer Programming, Machine Learning, Product Management, Product Development, Project Management, Artificial Intelligence, Project Management, and Public Speaking

Services Offered
  • Public Speaking and Professional Presentation Coaching & Training
  • Data Analysis & Science
  • Product Development & Management
  • Machine Learning Systems Analysis
  • Computer Programming (Python, Java, C#, HTML, CSS, Java Script)
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Hebrew: Advanced

Mr. Solomon has spent more than six years honing his Public Speaking skills

Account Management| Business Development | Logistics | International Business

Ms. Maria Teresa Sanchez

Ms. Sanchez’ experience spans continents, industries, and markets. Her ability to create meaningful, value-added, and lasting relationships is second to none. She is competitive, caring, and couth. She has excellent interpersonal skills, a high EQ (emotional quotient), and is empathetic to clients’ needs and wants. We are proud to have her come on board as our Vice President of Business Development.

Education & Accreditation
  • BSc (Bachelor of Science)
  • Certificate: Human Resources Foundations
  • Certificate: Human Resources (business partner)

Ms. Sanchez is a cultured, experienced, expert in business & relationship development.

Areas of Expertise

Relationship Development & Management, Consulting, Business Development, Sales, Project Management, CRM, International Business Development & Management, Training, Customer Lifetime Value Maximization, Lead Development

Services Offered
  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • CRM
  • Relationship Management
  • Client Needs Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Account Management
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Filipino: Fluent

Ms. Sanchez has worked in the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Australia, and Singapore, in various industries, markets, and sectors.

Strategy| Digital Transformation | Business improvement | Project Management

Mr. Folowosele is a Senior Program Manager and consultant with more than a decade of experience in implementing technology, finance, and organizational solutions that improve processes and create lasting value. He is a Certified Management Consultant, and an expert at boosting performance.

Education & Accreditation
  • BSc (Bachelor of Science)
  • CMC (Certified Management Consultant).
  • Enterprise Agile: Growing Scrum

Mr. Folowosele is certified from the Project Management Institute and Certified Management Consultants of Canada.

Areas of Expertise

Agile Methodologies, Process Improvement, Digital Transformation, Consulting, Design Thinking, Product Management, IT Project Management, Scrum, Process Engineering, Public Speaking, Market Analysis

Services Offered
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Digital Transformation
  • Operations Efficiency & Business Improvement
  • Product Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategy Development
Languages & International Experience
  • English: Fluent
  • Yorubia: Advanced

Mr. Folowosele has worked in Canada and Nigeria in various industries including Banking, Education, and Medical

FINANCE | Accounting | Consulting | Digital Transformation

Mr. Amudhan is finance leader and project management professional. He has strong business and technology acumen and two decades of experience in global financial institutions, with roles and functions that range from leadership, cross-functional collaboration, transformation, reporting/analysis, regulatory capital, and project management.

Education & Accreditation
  • CPA (Canada, US), CA (India) 
  • MAsc (Master of Accounting Science) 
  • PMP (Project Management Professional)
  • Excel (Advanced, including dashboards, dynamic arrays, and power tools)
Areas of Expertise

Transformation, Project Management, Accounting, Finance, Modeling, Process Design & Improvement, Digital Transformation, IFRS, Reporting & Analysis, Leadership, Data Stewardship, Systems Implementation

Services Offered
  • Business / Digital Transformation
  • Connecting Business & Technology
  • Project Management / Leadership
  • Data Analysis
  • Data: Current State Evaluation, Future State Requirements, & Planning
  • Process Evaluation, Design, & Streamlining
  • Systems Design & Implementation
Languages
  • English: Fluent
  • Tamil: Fluent
  • Hindi: Medium


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
  • Finance & Finance Transformation
  • Reporting
  • Insurance

Diversity: Our team members come from all around the world, with diverse backgrounds and unique histories and skillsets

Expertise: Our growing team includes professionals at all levels of post secondary education, professional certification, and fellowships

Experience: We have hundreds of years in combined experience at various levels of research, management, consulting, and entrepreneurship within many industries around the world

Professionalism: Every member of The Big Leaf abides by one of the most stringent Codes of Conduct and Ethics in the industry

Ethics: As Consultants we hold dear the duty we have to protect the interests of Humanity, Stakeholders, The Profession and Firm, and ourselves, in that order

Research: We utilize robust, validated, research-based tools and methodologies, and even create custom tools to better help our clients

The Seasons Change, But We Keep Growing!

The Big Leaf is Budding

The Big Leaf family is budding, and our combined experiences, skill sets, diverse backgrounds and shared focus on ethical consulting makes us resilient, adaptable, and better able to help your business