Breckenhill

Andrew (Andy) Oliver

Andrew (Andy) Oliver
President and Managing Partner

Email:

andy.oliver@breckenhill.com

Whether your needs are for contracted or permanent resources, or that highly qualified executive to lead your organization, Breckenhill has the right certified professional for you!

Andrew (Andy) Oliver

As President and Managing Partner with Breckenhill, Andy Oliver is responsible for guiding our Business Development and Marketing strategy. He raises Breckenhill brand recognition in Canada and internationally. Consistent with Breckenhill’s philosophy of fostering excellence, he focuses on cost-effective solutions for his public and private sector clients’ needs, further expanding our impeccable reputation as a full service high quality consultancy.

A manager with an eclectic skill-set, Andy leads our senior consultant contracting division. Working with some of the leading executive recruitment firms and fortune 500 companies he has over twenty years of senior management experience in sales, marketing, operations and business planning. This is a skill-set he also brings to our clientele.

Possessing a wealth of experience in contract placement of public and private sector senior management consultants, he brings passion to his work and loves the business. Andy appreciates and understands the challenges his clients face in today’s work environment. A mentor he brings open and honest business relationships to both clients and consultants.

Prior to joining Breckenhill, he was Director of Client Services in a national human resource recruitment company and successfully helped drive that company’s development in Canada's national capital region.

PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

He has worked in the information technology sector with Digital Equipment of Canada and JDS Uniphase.

With Digital he worked with and on a senior management team and supply chain partners to roll out personal computer production and distribution throughout Latin America with a production plant in Sao Paolo, Brazil and distribution channels throughout the region. He developed processes for transportation logistics and distribution channel management to meet key performance indicators for line item delivery accuracy for shipments of raw material and finished product. He was also a key stakeholder in implementing integrated business liaison between corporate HQ in Maynard, Massachusetts and Brazilian government officials.

With JDS Uniphase he was a Senior Project Manager and, among other responsibilities, led the procurement and implementation of wireless technology in all corporate distribution centres. This project included software, hardware and vendor selection as well as project costing, pilot-test management, user acceptance, software enhancement/change management, staff training, steering committee liaison and on-site go live project management.

He has financial services sector experience obtained with Clarica Financial Services and is a Licenced Financial Advisor having completed life insurance and Ontario mutual fund certification courses.

Most recently he has also worked with Lannick Group of Companies and RHI, both major firms in the personnel recruitment field nationally and internationally.

The depth of his business experience in the information technology, financial services and executive search sectors make him particularly well-suited to understand the project management and resource requirements of executive and senior management in the private sector.

PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE

In his role as Director, Client Services he was tasked with specific responsibility for matching client’s short, medium and long-term senior contract staffing needs. Andy has developed strong and successful professional relationships with officials in a number of Federal government departments and agencies. These include but are not limited to:

  • Canada Border Service Agency
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
  • Public Works and Government Services
  • Agriculture Canada

Andy Oliver understands the machinery of government and the intricacies of available alternative procurement vehicles at the Federal, provincial and municipal levels and is well placed to quickly understand the needs of public sector managers working under increasingly demanding conditions and resource constraints.