DE PAOLI & ASSOCIATES is a family consulting business based in Calgary, Alberta. We love the challenge of helping businesses to solve complex problems and overcome hurdles, whether they are technical or commercial in nature.
ANNA DE PAOLI
President, Professional Negotiator
In the past 5 years she has consulted for a range of industries including large agricultural operations, energy producers, manufacturers, municipalities & cooperatives. Her specialties are negotiation, contract development, business planning & supply chain management. She is proactive by nature and is known to rock the boat to drive new initiatives and ways of doing business.
She enjoys giving back with her board positions in the not for profit sector and by mentoring a range of commercial professionals. Anna has a BSc. in Natural Sciences from Durham University in the UK.
GINO DE PAOLI, BCS
Besides broadcasting Gino has over 10 years of construction experience and is a certified NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer).
At De Paoli & Associates Gino helps our Agricultural clients to tell their story, an increasing important task for the industry, as consumers look to connect with their food sources and understand more about how it is grown. Gino also helps organizations connect with the media and optimize their advertising and media expenditures. Using his NCSO he is also helping the Agricultural industry with farm safety education and navigating new regulatory change.
Gino has a Bachelor of Communications Studies degree from the University of Calgary coupled with his Radio, Television & Broadcast News Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
SHELIA CARRUTHERS, MBA, CMC
Certified Management Consultant
Sheila has had a wide range of experience starting with an exciting career in banking in London, U.K. then in communications at the British Embassy and legal support at the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. Following this, she worked extensively in senior leadership positions with charitable foundations such as Canadian Pacific and Claridge Inc. For the past 14 years Sheila has been consulting and collaborating on a range of projects in the for- and not-for-profit sectors.
She specializes in board governance, corporate social responsibility, grants management & community engagement. She is an educator with the University of Calgary’s continuing education faculty and a mentor for MBA students. In addition, Sheila teaches for the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and has volunteered on more than 10 boards. Sheila was awarded the CMC Alberta President’s Award for community service in 2015.
Sheila brings a wealth of tools and facilitation techniques to the team at De Paoli and Associates, these help us to help you deliver effective results.
Specialties: business growth, using leading-edge strategies including corporate shared value and crowdfunding to drive sustainable business growth.
Branding: understanding the core of the product or service and ensuring it resonates with the target customers.
Technology: especially blending the best of consumer marketing and use it in the business to business world. Intuitive, pragmatic solutions.
Business & Financing Specialist
DEANNA DE PAOLI, BA, JD
In her experience running a business is not neatly confined to legal and financial realms. Successful businesses consider the impact of relationships and other intangibles and support the people who are the product or service offered. Deanna believes in diversity of perspective to drive innovative and prosperous businesses.
She has a BA from McGill University and a JD from the University of British Columbia. Deanna is fluent in Italian and French.
SERGIO DE PAOLI, P.Eng, PhD
Senior Process Engineer
Serg holds a PhD in Photochemistry from the University of Alberta and is a long standing member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
“Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control.” by Jeffrey Gitomer
SHAUN O’NEILL, I.Eng.AMIMarEST
Technical Problem Solver