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Our Team

We have extensive experience and it spans multiple sectors. Finley & Associates plays the long game, and we ask our clients to join us, to be forward thinking and nimble. We don’t believe in quick fixes, pre-packaged answers or shortcuts.


Finley & Associates stays above the controversy, advising and assisting for profit and not-for-profit organizations and their employees to lead from their strengths. Our focus is on transferring knowledge to build capacity in the organization. Strategists, motivators and catalysts, we ask the tough questions and we work towards the best answer. We have a core team of experienced management consultants, which we supplement with partners and associates as needed.

Our Mission:
Inspiring leaders. Pioneering solutions. Delivering impact.



Our Values:
Integrity, Creativity, Courage, Impact, Entrepreneurialism


Donna Finley

Drucker Senior Research Fellow

Donna Finley is the founder and senior strategist at Finley & Associates. For 35 years, Donna has repeatedly proven herself to be a big picture strategist, successfully leading transformational initiatives. She has a solid, well-deserved reputation for strategic leadership, governance, training and organizational capacity building.




Rebecca’s infectious enthusiasm and positive energy enable her to effortlessly bring people together to achieve common objectives. A natural leader, she excels in positions that consistently challenge her thinking and allow her to help others. A strong communicator and networker, Rebecca easily takes complex concepts and makes them into powerful graphic presentations that tell compelling stories.


Jan Burwell

MBA BASC (Engineering)

Jan Burwell is a senior consultant, with 30 years experience leading teams to build and implement strategic plans. She has a deep knowledge of strategic frameworks and opportunity assessment tools for corporate, start-up and non-profit organizations.

Jan has long track record of moving strategy beyond the boardroom and into the field, engaging partners, staff and customers throughout.


Gord Allan


Gord is a Senior Consultant who is highly valued for his analytical skills, financial acumen and practical approach. These abilities, combined with his congeniality, make him a highly effective team leader and moderator, particularly when aligning diverse values and perspectives are important. He effectively develops targeted marketing strategies and actionable business plans, including financial scenarios for strategy alternatives. Gord’s strength is in defining new market opportunities.


Alison Pomeroy

A Senior Consultant with over 35 years’ experience in financial and management accounting, Alison provides business owners and senior management teams with reliable strategic information and comprehensive data analysis. 


Dele Adegbesan


Dele is a associate, with nearly 20 years of experience, primarily in the energy and utilities industry. This industry experience has been broad and he has been valued for his financial analysis, financial valuation, commercial management, contract negotiation and management, and strategic planning skills. He has extensive experience in public speaking and presentations for management, and board of directors.  He has developed and led actionable business initiatives including a successful $25 MM expansion and consolidation plan that resulted in over $4 MM in incremental annual revenue and a deferment of significant capital spend.

Joy Claypool


With an exceptional sense for grasping and communicating key issues, Joy leads multi-faceted, interdepartmental projects in organizational change, corporate identity programs, market research and product introduction in international high technology, cellular communications, government and post-secondary education.


Emilie Royal


Emilie started her career in the Oil & Gas sector in Alberta and event planning in the Hospitality Industry before finishing her Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business. Emilie’s background in Psychology contributes to her ability to form and maintain relationships, solve problems objectively, and have a deep understanding of team dynamics and personal drives.


Raksha Vasudevan

BComm, MDev

Raksha has 10 years experience in supporting global organizations in strategic planning, implementation, market research and evaluation. She is a skilled trainer who has facilitated planning and capacity-building workshops for organizational leaders and staff from over a dozen countries.


Moises Gonzalez


Originally from Venezuela, Moises is a versatile, creative, and open-minded digital media freelancer. Moises specializes in Graphic Design, Website Design, Corporate Videography, and Corporate Photography. Moises strong work ethic and positive attitude allows him to effectively work alone or as part of a team.


Vijay Sathe


Professor Sathe was previously on the faculty at the Harvard Business School for ten years and taught occasionally at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, prior to joining the Drucker School faculty.

Professor Sathe is an expert in the areas of leadership and cultural change, building winning executive teams, and revitalization of the organization and self.

Dana Hyde


Professor Dana Hyde has worked closely with young professionals and executives for 25+ years in a variety of international environments including at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland), INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), Vlerick Business School (St. Petersburg, Russia), and Babson College (Boston, MA). After 15+ years living abroad, including 2 years in La Suisse Romande, over 10 years in l’Ile de France, and 5 years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she is currently a faculty member at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, in Canada’s capital city.


Gayla Rogers


As Dean of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary from 1998-2010, Dr. Rogers led the Faculty to become one of the largest and most reputable in Canada with innovative programming delivered across the province and significant achievements in community-based, policy and practice-relevant research.


Portraits by D’Angelo Photography