A decisive, tenacious instigator and executor of change, who operates on limited budgets in complicated environments to achieve excellence and build exceptional companies. Is relentless in approach to achieve results, to innovate and to own the market. Devises and delivers unique competitive solutions supported by energized, inspired and performance-driven teams. A constant innovator, who has introduced world
A decisive, tenacious instigator and executor of change, who operates on limited budgets in complicated environments to achieve excellence and build exceptional companies. Is relentless in approach to achieve results, to innovate and to own the market. Devises and delivers unique competitive solutions supported by energized, inspired and performance-driven teams. A constant innovator, who has introduced world leading innovation in business models, customer engagement models and technology deployments.
Has been recognized with many awards, including as one of Canada's Top 40 Under Forty. Is a talented public speaker, having spoken at numerous PR and company events, delivered many keynote addresses and has presented at many industry events.
Managing Director @ Developing and managing solutions for clients in areas such as strategy, financing, operations, human resources, marketing, purchasing, project management, network development/optimization and system implementations. Clients range from small to large companies located in North America, South America, Asia and Africa in the telecom, software/hardware, construction and service industries. From January 2012 to Present (4 years) Toronto, Canada AreaPresident & CEO @ Developed and implemented a new mobile operator in Canada’s five largest English speaking cities. Managed every facet of the company as its first employee including building the team and corporate culture, negotiating and managing multiple large scale vendor relationships, deploying a 3.5G wireless network and BSS/OSS system, building a nationwide distribution and marketing presence and acquiring over $500 million in financing during the worst credit meltdown in modern day history. From November 2008 to November 2011 (3 years 1 month) Toronto, Canada AreaPresident @ Turn around of an unknown, underperforming subsidiary of Toronto Hydro Corporation into a profitable, well-known telecommunications industry competitor. Rigorously executed fundamental changes engaging all facets of the business, by building a world class management team, driving down costs of customer implementation by 70%, changing equipment and vendors to increase reliability, standardizing and outsourcing installations and reducing critical process cycle times by 75%. Acknowledged for constructing the largest municipal WiFi network in the world and for building the first environmentally friendly data centre in the world. Led the sale of the company to Cogeco Cable, achieving a 12X ROI for shareholders. From August 2005 to November 2008 (3 years 4 months) Toronto, Canada AreaPresident @ Steered the business through a period of transition after the acquisition of Toronto Hydro Telecom, solidifying business operations, processes and practices into the Cogeco culture and infrastructure. From 2008 to 2008 (less than a year) Chief Operating Officer @ Created the business plan and developed a successful telecommunications subsidiary for Hydro Ottawa which became known as the most innovative and fastest growing Utility Telecom company in Canada. Had full P&L responsibility for the company as well as employee, PR and GR relations. Responsible for implementing the first 10 Gigabit Ethernet Metropolitan Area Network in the world. Worked extensively with the Ottawa tech community to deploy and prove local technology. From September 2001 to August 2005 (4 years) Ottawa, Canada AreaProject Executive @ Responsible for special projects at Hydro One's telecom subsidiary, including the build-out of local networks in many cities across Ontario. Managed vendor, union and customer relationships to ensure that all projects were delivered to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. From March 1999 to August 2001 (2 years 6 months) Toronto, Canada AreaVP Operations @ Restructuring of an under-performing telecommunications consulting company into a vibrant joint-venture with one of the Big 6 accounting firms. Developed systems and processes to radically cut development time and implemented a new business development model that increased sales by 400%. Managed the firms Australian operations based in Sydney, AU carrying full P&L responsibility. From 1997 to 2000 (3 years) Toronto, Canada AreaPresident @ Day to day management of the company, with overall responsibility for sales, marketing, operations and finance. Developed the firms largest customer relationships; which led to Sharetel becoming the second largest switch-less reseller of long distance in Canada. Led the sale of the company to one of Canada's incumbent telephone companies with massive shareholder ROI. From 1996 to 1997 (1 year) Winnipeg, Canada AreaPresident @ Start-up and growth of a telecommunications retail product chain, selling both land-line and mobile products. Grew to be the largest TELUS dealer in Canada, with operations spanning mall retail, B2B sales, internet marketing and telemarketing. Sold the business at a 400% ROI. From 1991 to 1996 (5 years) Calgary, Canada Area
Dave Dobbin is skilled in: Executive Management, Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Business Strategy, Negotiation, Contract Negotiation, Customer Relations, Program Management, Marketing Strategy, Vendor Management, Team Building, Operations Management, New Business Development, Public Speaking, Telecommunications
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