The IMC team includes over 25 former clients. "I liked it so much, I joined the company."
IMC's associates are experts and professionals in a variety of fields. Many of these individuals chose to join IMC after they experienced the benefits of IMC first-hand.
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We used IMC quite extensively for government and stakeholder relations. There were numerous instances where IMC’s involvement was critical to achieving our corporate objectives, and which we could not have done without IMC’s knowledge and expertise. When I chose to retire, joining IMC was a great way to continue to provide value, and still have time for sailing and other pursuits.
- Colin Cook (Formerly Vice President Marketing and Development, Oil Sands, Petro-Canada)
Manufacturers typically do not maintain staff with the expertise to evaluate and support the execution of business diversification opportunities, special projects, or feasibility studies. IMC was able to supply the required expertise in our areas of interest that focused on timely and cost-effective services supporting important investment decisions. Two key projects worth mentioning that IMC managed for Al-Pac were: the ability to generate and sell surplus power into the grid generating enough revenue to offset a plant’s natural gas costs (~$2MM annually) and converting ~20% of our harvested wood to rail delivery, reducing carbon emissions and saving ~$800K each year. The time spent with and the appreciation for IMC’s team has led to my joining the firm as a senior associate post-retirement!
Bill Hunter (Former President and COO, Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.)
The contributions that IMC made to several initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture was significant. IMC’s consulting team brought a depth and validity of knowledge that is exceptional. The IMC team provided the resources and capacity to make an immediate impact on our projects, were excellent at keeping a firm understanding of client needs, providing advice on several possible courses of action, while helping to determine which direction most closely aligns with the stated outcomes. IMC was particularly strong in the area of technology due diligence. I was so impressed with the quality of work and core values of IMC, that when I retired from GoA, IMC was an excellent fit.
Connie Phillips (Formerly Executive Director, Bio-Industrial Technologies, Government of Alberta)
I used IMC to assist in fostering relationships between the energy sector and forest sector on common land use issues in Alberta and found that IMC’s contacts, expertise and professionalism saved a lot of time and resources, compared to what it would have been had I tried on my own. As a result, I joined IMC as an associate three years ago.
Wayne Thorp (Formerly Alberta/BC CBFA coordinator)
I have worked with Ian Murray and the IMC team for over 15 years. We hired them to help with tough public policy problems at both Petro-Canada and Provident Energy Trust. I also partnered with IMC when I worked for public relations agencies, helping clients to work constructively with the Alberta government. I have always appreciated IMC’s approach to government relations. Unlike the consultants who trade on their political relationships, IMC draws on their depth of knowledge of how government functions and builds public policy solutions that work both for clients and for citizens. It was an easy decision to join IMC.
Laurie Stretch (Formerly General Manager, Edelman)
We used IMC first to assist with Business Continuity planning. They worked with our senior team to help us build a logical process to develop a plan. The value of this work was put into practice when we had a fire in one of our apartment buildings. We went on to work with IMC to help determine our IT needs and develop a contract with our provider that improved our capacity and security. When we had capital projects approved, IMC was there to aid us in project management and business redesign as we expanded. With the variety of talented IMC consultants, IMC was able to provide us with prompt qualified support as we required. I was pleased to join IMC due to the comfort I had with the team and track record.
Lynn Olenek (Former Executive Director of Heartland Housing)
I have used the services of IMC since 2005 when they assisted our multi player industry group with government relations work in Alberta. Ian and his team were responsive and very direct and forthright in their dealings with our group and the introductions we needed to provincial bureaucrats and political representatives. They helped build a strong relationship with the right connections, and helped our group to have very significant input in an area of developing policy that ultimately led to a multi billion dollar funding programs for CO2 capture and storage. Subsequent to retiring from Suncor, I was looking for ways to stay connected with important developments in the energy sector. I joined IMC and have been able to contribute to an interesting range of projects that can take advantage of my extensive experience.
Stephen Kaufman (Former GM External Innovation – Suncor)
I first started to work with IMC through an industry association where IMC was engaged to support the government relations efforts. IMC’s team of professionals provided valuable insight in developing an effective government relations strategy and provided ongoing support in gaining access to key political policy makers. I have maintained my relationship with IMC by becoming a senior associate with the firm when I retired.
Rod Crockford (Formerly President and CEO of Encana Power and Processing ULC)