Neil Kerr In 60 Seconds...

Neil is a highly energized strategic and effective leader with expertise in identifying and unleashing drivers of profitability, strategic development, turn-around situations, purchase and sale transactions, financial planning, and analysis, coupled with a pragmatic approach to delivering sustainable shareholder value. Enthusiastic and passionate about developing high-performance teams.

Specialist Skills

Profit Improvement

Vast experience with strategic and surgical pricing initiatives while attacking the cost side of the ledger

People Manager

Passionate about developing high performance teams through leading by example and providing thoughtful and timely constructive feedback.


Led cross functional teams (Finance, Admin, IT, HR, and Legal) with up to 25 staff.

Strategic Thinker

Delivering sustainable shareholder value

Supplier Relationships

Exceptional contract negotiator striving to deliver win/win outcomes

Track Record Highlights

  • Co-led the preparation of a Confidential Information Memorandum and led the due diligence process, culminating in the sale (~ 10x EBITDA).
  • Post-acquisition, we developed a comprehensive integration plan with senior finance staff to identify and realize various deal synergies and align financial reporting processes (month-end close contract from 12 to 3 days).
  • Increased EBITDA margins by 25% with surgical pricing initiatives as well as various cost containment initiatives, process re-engineering, and right sizing actions.
  • Led a staff restructuring/cost containment, and a 30% improvement in operating margins, culminating in nearly $1 million of operating surpluses over two fiscals after four years and $5.0 million of accumulated operating deficits.
  • Renegotiated multiple supplier and service agreements, delivering more than $20 million in on-going annual savings.

Sector Experience

  • Retail-Consumer-Products: Beer, Music Label
  • Sport-Recreation: Not For Profit (Canadian Olympic Committee and Harbourfront Centre)
  • Hospitality-Tourism Restaurants
  • Manufacturing-Transport-Logistics: Brewing And Distribution
  • Technology-Media-Telecoms: Broadcasting (Radio/TV)

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