Robert has negotiated agreements in most areas of Canadian Agriculture including numerous collective agreements with Labour Unions, shareholder agreements, business purchase agreements, mergers, supply agreements, tax assessments, employment contracts and numerous other types of agreements. He has an unparalleled ability to understand both sides of an argument or dispute and craft and execute a strategy to get to a positive result.
Throughout most of the last 30 years Robert has been involved directly in business operations in Canadian Agriculture. He has the capacity to understand and lead team members in complex operating environments including planning, production, finance and accounting, business development, human resources, administration, cost control and safety, environment and loss control.
Business mergers and acquisitions
Having worked from British Columbia to Nova Scotia in a wide range of agribusiness Robert has a clear understanding of the Agriculture environment in Canada and has a sharp view of where the opportunities lie and where there are challenges. He has always had clear foresight in where strategic growth should be and an impeccable track record of executing a strategy to financial success.
Robert has started Greenfield businesses from conception, acquired companies through friendly and hostile takeovers, fought proxy battles and managed complex mergers.
Robert has led battles in numerous arbitrations and legal cases. He is quick to understand the relative arguments and unparalleled in his ability to understand complex issues and present convincing arguments. He is an extremely believable witness, capable of communicating a clear message in complex cases and unshakeable and credible in discovery hearings. Robert was the recipient of an arbitration award from the National Grain and Feed Association for his work on an arbitrating an international grain contract dispute.
For most of his career Robert has been a position of leading groups. His communication ability, his ability to read people combined with a clear focus on excellence have developed very positive and highly successful work environments.
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