Ken Paige In 60 Seconds...

With 42 years of business experience, Ken is a respected Chartered Professional Accountant by profession, a certified Board Director, and an accomplished senior executive with unique early-stage and family-owned business experience. Ken has a broad and highly successful track record of achievement in diverse functions and organizations, both public and private, domestic and international, including highly regulated businesses. 

His breadth of expertise includes strategy development and execution, nurturing corporate culture, operations, HR, finance and accounting, taxation, and internal control. 

An inclusive optimist, steady under pressure, adept at steering through challenging situations and executing bold but well-grounded game plans, a team builder, and comfortable forging clear direction out of ambiguity. 

Community Involvement 

He was a candidate for mayor of the Town of Halton Hills and a former 2-term alderman in the borough of East York. 

Chair of the Toronto Angel Group and Maple Leaf Angels, 2003–2009

Specialist Skills

Strategy and Executing On Vision

Lean Manufacturing

Family Businesses and Enterprises

Shaping Corporate Culture

Profit Optimization

Track Record Highlights

  • From 8-weeks late delivery to 100% on-time promised ship date in 8-months through executing lean implementation strategies.
  • Executed 2 strategic acquisitions that increased topline revenues by 75% in 3-years.
  • Led strategic repositioning to drive higher gross margins and significantly increase customer switching barriers.
  • Specialized accounting practice focused on family-owned businesses providing audit, tax and consulting services.
  • Shaped strong, positive corporate cultures by bringing to life clear, concise and specific values resulting in low turnover and highly motivated employees.
  • Reduced production line setup time from 24-hours to 5-hours in 1-year implementing lean manufacturing practices.
  • Reduced lead times 30% in 12-months utilising lean manufacturing methodologies.

Sector Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Distribution
  • Pharmaceuticals Contract manufacturing, development and generics
  • Metals Processing CNC, Fabrication
  • Food and beverage
  • Private Equity Angel and Venture Capital

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