Travis Parker is the President and sole proprietor of TP Contracting Ltd. located east of Lanigan SK on Highway 16 since 2000.
Craig Hinz is and Entrepreneur and is partner at HVB Chartered Professional Accountants Prof Corp in Saskatoon, SK since 2004.
Bob is a solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 35 years of success across the automotive and investments industry.
Roger is very proud of his Metis heritage. His ancestry is traced back to the 1700’s in the Red River Settlement. He is an Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Investor and CEO. Roger is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. Founder, Business Partner and CEO of Firebird Business Ventures Ltd., Investor and Business Partner(ed) in Rethink and Diversify Securities Inc. Venture Market (online exempt market portal), Aslan Capital Saskatchewan Inc. and a very minor investor in Holmes Approved Homes.
Starting off in media (on-air), working his way into management in construction in his early twenties and shortly after that he partnered with his brother Keith in Buffalo Bill’s Food Products Ltd. Roger was the CEO and was in charge of sales and business development. He grew Buffalo Bill’s Food Products substantially and in a short period of time, the product went from making a few pounds of formed buffalo jerky to making hundreds of pounds in a week and being carried in 180 stores.
Well, let’s just say they learned a hard lesson in product consistency. Their clients supported them throughout and even when they stopped operating. Roger and his brother went around to all the stores and offered a full refund. They wanted to know that they closed down on the best of terms. Roger closed down Buffalo Bill’s Food Products Ltd., not because he had to but because he needed to. He said he was burnt out. He learned a hard lesson in business, you can do all the right things in growing your sales but focusing on your top line isn’t good enough. In hind sight that was a good move as knowing what Roger knows now he would not have shut down. He didn’t have the fight in him. Now he has learned those are just obstacles, not deal breakers. After they closed down Buffalo Bill’s - Roger became infatuated with sustainability and growing businesses. He is proud of what they did and accomplished with Buffalo Bill’s and gave him the determination to become focused on operating good business models.
Roger went on and worked in Saskatchewan and Alberta oilfields (while living in Saskatchewan) working on Service Rigs, Drilling Rigs and as an Oilfield Battery Operator. As much as he enjoyed the many years on the oilfield, it was time to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a business consultant and entrepreneur.
Roger then spent 8 years Senior Media Marketing/Sales in Saskatchewan radio industry (CJWW, 92-9 the Bull, Rock 102, 104.9 the Wolf). For each station he developed a small list into a Senior Account list in a short period of time. In advertising he had the chance to work with almost every kind of business and industry, consulting on advertising, brand development, recruiting, and business growth.
After leaving radio Roger was recruited on many occasions to grow businesses for a few companies. 7 years Senior Sales Management (executive) experience that involved setting/planning profit based sales targets (writing and executing), set and met large sales quotas. He developed excellent media marketing plans that positioned different brands as the industry leaders. His other Senior Sales Management experience: recruited, mentored, and motivated sales teams and other departments. He prepared reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing relevant market information. He has experience when companies go through growth and knows what to do to go the next stage of the business.
Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. was created as result of Roger consulting for businesses part time, finally his case load was demanding him to consult full time. He left his job and stepped into full time consulting and never looked back. Firebird Business Consulting Ltd.’s consulting expertise involves consulting on marketing, sales and business sustainability. Today, Firebird has successfully completed well over 100 projects ranging from Business Plans to Business Consulting resulting in happy clients reaching and achieving their desired goals (check out their reviews on Facebook and Google).
The team has grown to 6 business consultants. Services ranging from Business Plans, RFP’s, Grant Writing, Business Growth (Revenue and Sales Consulting), Marketing, Branding, Social Media Management, Social Media Training and Social Media Consulting, Process Improvement and Development, Online Strategies and SEO. The mission statement for Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. is to “commit and provide business owners a strategy to dominate and lead their industry for profitable growth”. Firebird Business Consulting Ltd. has an excellent track record business consulting (coaching) with business of all sizes from start-ups to 100+ million plus annual revenue.
Firebird Business Ventures Ltd. was created by 6 successful business owners that partnered together due to entrepreneurs requesting for their involvement in business opportunities. FBV (Firebird Business Ventures Ltd.) works with businesses to accelerate their growth and implement sound sustainability. They have a vast network that ranges from investors, business experts and other entrepreneurs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and beyond. For FBV it’s about partnering with the right people that desire growth for their business. FBV brings a vast knowledge of marketing, sales, business structuring, driving profits, raising capital, business strategies, business processes and all other aspects of business.
On a community level, Roger believes in giving back. He volunteers and has volunteered for quite a few organizations. In the past he has been on Warman Chamber of Commerce as a Director, Mentor for InBusiness (National Mentorship Program for Aboriginal Youth), Community and Referral Partner for Futurpreneur Canada, Guest Adviser for Square One and is currently President for the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Saskatchewan as well as volunteering for other organizations. He believes in giving back as much as possible to these three areas of community involvement 1) Business 2) Youth 3) Aboriginal, First Nations and Metis.
Roger is always looking for opportunities that he can help with at a consulting level, investment or even a sweat equity stake. It’s really about partnering and investing with people and seeing if there’s a fit. Please contact Roger at 306-241-6215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to set up an appointment.
Specialties: Taking new, junior ,senior salespeople to the next level, branding and imaging, new and existing business development, team building, business consulting, negotiating, marketing, coaching, leadership, expert in rapport building and communications.
Roger says "nothing is better than having a good laugh, joking around and still getting things done."
Jason Park - C.O.O - Firebird Business Ventures Ltd.
There are a lot of great business ideas and what may seem like a great idea to one person... the next person simply will not understand. We're all different and unique. This is what makes life so great. This is what makes us great.
Opportunity knocks and you either let it in or you choose to wait for the next.
While we all have our differences... I truly believe that we also all have something in common. I think that we are ALL entrepreneurs at heart.
And following that analogy, I think that at the heart of every "Big Business", there was (and still is) a "Small Business" Entrepreneur who had the courage to try. And then somewhere along the way, they simply succeeded.
Jason Park is the CEO and Founder of Rethink And Diversify Securities Inc. (R&D) which is an Exempt Market Dealer registered to conduct business in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontairio.
Craig Hinz - C.F.O - Firebird Business Ventures Ltd.
Craig Hinz is and Entrepreneur and is partner at HVB Chartered Professional Accountants Prof Corp in Saskatoon, SK since 2004. Specializing in small business taxation and accounting matters, personal taxation matters, audit of small non-profit organizations and consultation services in the areas of finance, taxation and accounting.
Partner at HVB Chartered Professional Accountants Prof Corp in Saskatoon, SK since 2004. Specializing in small business taxation and accounting matters, personal taxation matters, audit of small non-profit organizations and consultation services in the areas of finance, taxation and accounting.
Travis Parker is the President and sole proprietor of TP Contracting Ltd. located east of Lanigan SK on Highway 16 since 2000. He prides himself on operating a diversified business, working in many different fields including commercial, industrial or residential; in settings such as agricultural, mining, piping, structural steel, concrete and demolition. His expertise in the both construction and project management allows him to generate impressive outcomes that consistently meet or exceed customer expectations.
He recognizes that the success of each project depends on each person’s contribution as an individual and as part of the team. This allows him to provide a quality project, within budget and on schedule that the whole company can be proud of. He strongly believes that your work reflects your reputation.
Travis holds a Journeyman in Industrial Mechanic – Millwright. He also has acquired an extensive list of safety and equipment certifications that allow him to provide his customers with the highest quality standards in all aspects of his business and ensures that his company makes safety its top priority.
Growing up in rural Saskatchewan has inspired Travis to become a strong community supporter. He is an active member of the local Lions Club and is readily available to help out by volunteering in the community in whatever capacity is required. His generous nature is displayed by the donations he makes back into the community. His love of sports can be seen as he coaches a local hockey team and volunteers his time for minor baseball.
Bob’s career path began in automotive. He worked in numerous areas of a car dealership eventually moving into a management role. After a number of years in automotive he hungered for more and began the process of becoming a Stock Broker. He completed the Canadian Securities Course in late 1981 and became a licensed Stockbroker, working in that industry in Alberta from 1981-1986 but ultimately making the decision to go back to his roots in the automotive business. His next move was to the company Bob would call home for the next 30+ years. He worked in a variety of management roles and ultimately assumed the General Manager position overseeing the entire company and it’s nine divisions. “I’ve always loved a challenge” says Bob “and being able to implement processes and oversee the growth of a company was a great source of satisfaction”. Between 2013 -2016 he was responsible for the construction management of two new buildings totaling 84,000 square feet and a complete renovation of a third building of 29,000 square feet in addition to his regular duties as General Manager. Thankfully, multi-tasking is his strength. During those years Bob also did media buys, ad copy writing and strategic advertising planning. Over the years, he and his employees amassed an impressive array of awards in nearly every department from sales to service to customer satisfaction and overall operations. That is a testament to the assembly of a great team.
As Bob says, “I was privileged to work in an environment that constantly challenged me and through that I learned much about process allowing me to bring value to any industry”.
More recently, Bob oversaw the development and production of an electric vehicle for use in underground mining. This was a massive project using innovative technology converting an existing diesel truck to all-electric allowing the company he managed to compete on the world stage.
Charitable works are a big part of one’s life and Bob initiated the first automotive partnership with Care & Share Saskatoon, Lows in Motion, (a partnership for Parkinson’s Disease), a major sponsorship with the Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan and a continuing sponsorship of Swinging with the Stars (a fundraiser benefitting a number of local charities).
That’s the before but what about now? To quote Bob, “I find that after all these years I still have the hunger and desire for success. There are goals left to be attained and that is what drives me. I bring many years of experience to the table and my greatest satisfaction will be in helping businesses to become more successful and knowing that I played a significant part in that success”.
Bob is a solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 35 years of success across the automotive and investments industry. Leveraging extensive experience in change management, he is a valuable advisor for an organization going through a restructuring to increase productivity, efficiency and profit. His broad areas of expertise include business analysis, problem-solving, high-level view, growth, process development and implementation.
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