Team Bios - ProfitPATH

Jim Stewart

For the past 14 years Jim has worked with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to increase profits and improve the value of their company.  A number of the companies with whom he has worked have received Business Achievement Awards.

Prior to that Jim was CEO of the Canadian subsidiary of a multi-national corporation. During a 25 year career he held positions as a Marketing and Sales Executive with major companies (including subsidiaries of Pitney Bowes, Xerox and ITT corporations) in Canada and Internationally and spent much of his time starting and growing new or existing businesses.

Jim has been interviewed for Television and regularly speaks and publishes articles on growth related topics such as  “Business Planning In Uncertain Economic Times”, “The Four Laws Of Effective Implementation” and “Improving Margins and the Bottom Line”. He has served on several Boards, taught Marketing and Organizational Behavior courses and volunteers in programs which help young people develop their practical business skills.

He has an MBA from the Executive Program at the University of Toronto, and holds the CMC (Certified Management Consultant) designation, the highest professional standard in management consulting and the profession’s only international certification mark.

Certified Management Consultant

Certified Management Consultant

You can contact Jim by emailing him at or by calling him at 416-258-9610.


Deborah Swail

Over a number of years Deborah built a successful career with Scotiabank, holding roles from Manager of Training to VP roles in Global Risk Management, Human Resources, Communications, and Operations and Technology.

Most recently, she led a major business transformation for Foresters Life Insurance as its VP of Business Transformation and Governance.

This strategically critical, four-year business transformation program involved the management of Business Architecture and PMO groups and included nine initiatives that re-designed and automated business processes – new business processing, underwriting and policy administration.

No matter what challenges a program presents, Deborah’s work earns respect for:

  • achieving set goals by engaging all levels, discerning best outcomes, and reliably delivering major, transformational projects;
  • leveraging an organization’s greatest asset, its “doers,” the people;
  • leading with compassion, resilience, and expectations, and holding others accountable.

Deborah is an innovative, strategic thinker – a catalyst for change.  She consults on short-term assignments and is effective in complex, multi-dimensional, multi-layered environments. Establishing a business transformation strategy and program, and coaching your leaders in its execution, Deborah is available to assist your organization set business goals, overcome its business challenges, and gain the competitive edge.

Deborah is a sought after key-note speaker, having been invited to speak at several conferences, Majesco Mastek Customer Conferences (twice), Information Management Forum (IMF) (four times) and Federated Press, on a variety of topics from Business Transformation, Transforming Human Resources to a Strategic Business Resource, and Business Process Redesign.

Deborah has an Executive MBA from the University of Toronto and attended Wharton’s Strategic Human Resource Management program and Michigan’s Change Leadership program.

Deborah is recognized as a top fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. She is currently a board member for Up With Women, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap from homelessness and deep poverty to economic and social empowerment for women and girls.

You can contact Deborah by connecting with her on LinkedIn.


Brian Doherty 2014Brian Doherty P.Eng.

With over 24 years in various senior management roles, Brian has gained extensive experience in project delivery, change management and strategic planning. In addition, his roles in project and program management, from both the business and information technology perspectives have provided him with a thorough understanding of the role of IT from both the consumer and service provider perspectives.

Brian is known to have a “hands-off” style of leadership who provided his staff with clear expectations, deliverables and tools to get the job done, and coached them to success while holding them accountable for results.

He has been successful at building and maintaining intra-company networks and relationships. He is a strong advocate and implementer of standard processes to facilitate the efficient and cost-effective delivery of services to clients.

Brian is a recognized facilitator who brings stakeholders together in a collaborative fashion. And he holds a consistent record of a high level of customer satisfaction.

His industry experience spans the water and electric utility sectors as well as the application of information technology in these industries. Brian is available for assignments where his expertise would be applicable. Typical assignments include facilitation of strategic planning sessions, project/program management and oversight, and exploratory sessions with clients.

Brian has both an Executive MBA and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering both from the University of Toronto.

You can contact Brian by emailing him at or by calling him at 416-527-9616.


Val Rayner

Val is a seasoned administrative assistant, with many years experience working with executives in various office environments.  She possesses a keen eye for detail and strong organizational, planning and interpersonal skills.

Utilizing this experience, Val provides all of the administrative support – and carries out research – for ProfitPATH and our clients.

In addition, Val is responsible for maintaining and updating ProfitPATH’s website and social media activities.  She manages our email campaigns and sources input for our blog, LinkedIn groups and Twitter feed.  Val researches articles for, edits and publishes our electronic newsletter.

You can contact Val by email at .

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