About Priority Management

55 Offices Around the Globe

Priority Management is a Canadian company founded in 1980. Our network spans across 55 offices around the world working with many of the fortune 100 companies as well as public sector organizations.

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Wade D. Bayne

Managing Partner

Wade is a senior sales and marketing executive with 25+ years of experience in the consumer-packaged goods sector. Prior to his recent entrepreneurial venture Wade worked corporately for three Fortune 500 Companies encompassing 15 different categories of business with responsibility for significant revenue and profit targets.

Wade has strategic expertise in crafting brand and sales strategies and executing with discipline. Wade is a highly committed change agent with experience leading through organizational change. He has spent 4 years with brewing giant Molson Coors as Director of Sales, BC. Prior to that he was the Associate Marketing Director at Procter & Gamble in Toronto, Ontario. Wade has an Associate Degree, Marketing from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario.

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ANSON G. FROST

Managing Partner

Anson was born and raised in Vancouver and attended both Simon Fraser University and the University of Western Ontario School of Business, (now known as The Ivey Business School) where he graduated with an HBA (Honours Business Administration) degree.

Immediately following graduation, he embarked on a nineteen-year career as a commercial realtor. He acted mainly on behalf of corporate clients, acquiring, selling, and leasing commercial properties. He was a principal and sales manager of a commercial real estate company-based Vancouver.

In 1995 he started the company which has expanded to become Priority Management – Vancouver. This entity has grown into one of the leading Priority Management organizations in the world and is a member in the 55 plus family of companies in the Priority Management global organization.

 

As well, Anson appears as a guest speaker at a wide variety of corporate events to talk on management training topics in general and organization issues specifically.

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LAURA RYANE

Manager of Operations

Laura has more than 27 years of experience with Priority Management gained in a wide variety of roles, including education, sales, account management and data administration. She is a detail-oriented professional with key strengths in needs analysis, client partnering and project leadership.

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BRIGID FLIPSE

Certified Priority Management Trainer

Brigid Flipse is a member of the facilitation, coaching and consulting team at Priority Management – Vancouver. Brigid has thirty-five years of experience in the Information Technology industry focusing on desktop computing, networking, and project management.  Her current focus of work is with clients using Microsoft 365.  Brigid’s experience in the customer service environment combined with her technical background gives her the ability to work successfully with both non-technical clients and IT professionals. She has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as organization, planning, and project management skills.

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CHERYL GONCALVES

Certified Priority Management Trainer

Cheryl joined Priority Management - Vancouver in 2014 as a member of the facilitation, coaching and consulting team. After earning her Bachelor of Science - Computer Science/Mathematics degree from Simon Fraser University, Cheryl’s career has included working as a programmer and computer support specialist in corporate and customer service environments. Currently, she not only delivers the company’s established programs but also coaches and delivers presentations on workplace effectiveness and productivity. Cheryl’s main role is course leader in upper management environments for a wide variety of organizations including all levels of government and crown corporations, Indigenous groups, and both small and large corporations from numerous industries.

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PHIL MENTACOS

Certified Priority Management Trainer

Phil’s background includes developing and delivering training in both technical and non-technical content in both corporate and academic environments. He has developed and maintained detailed documentation and reference material. He has conducted several train-the-trainer programs and has project managed organization initiatives.


Phil’s experience is complemented by an MBA, an Adult Education Diploma, and a Bachelor of General Studies (Computer Science, Business, Math and Economics).

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ERIC HEES

Certified Priority Management Trainer - Project/Process Management Specialist

A Project Management Specialist, Eric has supported clients in developing Execution Plans for critical, complex, and time-sensitive projects, including a corporate merger between two cross-border organizations with 25,000 staff, the amalgamation of 13 Emergency Call Centers into 3 Regional Centers serving over 4 million and the design/build of a new production facility for a National Food Processor.

 

Eric has over 25 years of facilitating, consulting, and coaching experience, a passion for excellence and deep understanding that processes and procedures are integral to corporate excellence and results. He has worked with clients to map and improve processes in industries including Manufacturing, Aquaculture, Engineering, Financial, Education, Gaming, Forestry, Petroleum, Crop Science, Municipal Governance and Applied Research.

MISSION

To become a Productivity Partner for our clients by delivering superior quality training solutions that:

  • PARTICIPANTS recommend to family, friends and colleagues

  • MANAGERS prefer for their staff

  • PURCHASERS select for their clients

  • EMPLOYEES are proud of and

  • STAKEHOLDERS seek out for long-term returns