Our working approach is focused on personal service and customized solutions. Colin Cameron understands the culture of professional service firms and knows how to enhance profitability in this environment based on many years of experience. Colin acts as a resource to help develop innovative strategies that match each firm’s unique goals. He advises firms on making decisions in the most critical areas, including strategic planning, partner compensation and firm governance.
Here’s what those who know Colin have to say:
“Our firm retained Colin Cameron to advise on our merger, and to provide ongoing advice to our new firm regarding profitability, accounting, compensation, staffing, etc. He has provided excellent value to us. Colin’s ideas have resulted in new revenue which is a multiple of his fees charged.
He did an effective job of walking us through many discussions to come up with a set of values, goals, and an implementation plan. His personal views and insights gleaned from many years of work with other firms have been uniquely valuable and challenged us to take actions that were overdue.
We continue to use Colin for occasional issues. I would recommend him without reservations to other law firms.”
Managing Partner, British Columbia Law Firm
“With over 20 years service as a law firm chief operating officer, Colin knows professional services firms and the factors that make them successful. Colin has always pushed the leading edge in terms of new ideas and new ways to enhance profitability – all within a supportive and collaborative professional environment. He combines strategic awareness, acute business acumen and a knowledge of organizational development that enables him to quickly “read” an organization and pinpoint exactly what is required to enhance its performance.
In addition to being extremely good at his craft, Colin is a pleasure to work with, and his sense of integrity and transparency help to ensure a successful outcome. Colin is both visionary and results oriented, and he will work with the firm leadership and firm members not only to realize what can be achieved, but also how to achieve it. Not your typical consultant, Colin will see any assignment he works on through to completion, while making sure that the right tools are in place for the firm to fulfill the objectives that were set out in the first place.”
Ken Werker, Managing Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search
“Colin is a strategic thinker, always on the lookout for new ideas and continually re-evaluating previously accepted assumptions and processes. I worked with Colin on our firm’s management committee and planning committee and always found his input to be very valuable. Colin is a pleasure to work with.”
Darren Donnelly, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
“I worked closely with Colin for almost ten years at Clark Wilson LLP, and can honestly say I never stopped learning under his direction. Colin is a teacher of strategic thinking, and has a talent for translating practical application from theory. While others claim industry knowledge, Colin distinguishes himself with an exceptional track record of experience.
When it comes to law firm management, ROI and profitability, Colin is as savvy as they come. From planning and measuring our KM projects, to cost recovery efforts within the law library, Colin’s advice was always instrumental to ‘fine tuning’ the process. It was a pleasure working with him, and I would highly recommend his services.”
Steve Matthews, President, Stem Legal Web Enterprises
“I worked with Colin extensively while on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Association of Legal Administrators. During my time on the Board, I became convinced that Colin is one of the most knowledgeable people in North America on professional service firm management issues. He has worked extensively on increasing firm profitability, fair and equitable partner compensation, creating effective practice groups, and effective professional services marketing.
Colin is a great strategist and a leading edge thinker who is not afraid to think “outside the box”. He knows how to differentiate between what sounds good in theory and what works well in practice. If I were running a professional service firm, I would definitely consult Colin on my most pressing issues.”
Gordon Holley, President & CEO, Humanity Financial Management
“Colin was a valuable resource to the firm. He provided insight and guidance on many firm projects that I was involved with where he demonstrated sound but practical business judgment. He always had good ideas and a fresh approach to the problems at hand.”
William Ruskin, Tax Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
“Colin has been a “go–to–person” for many of his colleagues across the country involved in law firm management. He has acted as a secure and thoughtful sounding board for their ideas and concepts. Colin is the consummate professional and I would not hesitate to retain him on any project whether it is as a peer or the project lead.”
Stephen Mabey, Chief Operating Officer, Stewart McKelvey
“I have worked with Colin since 1989 while implementing technology solutions and providing key component maintenance services for Clark Wilson LLP. Colin’s leadership and vision enabled the firm to be on the forefront of technology with an efficient, secure and stable IT environment. I highly recommend Colin’s services to any Legal firm looking for expert advice and a competitive advantage.”
Tom Mannall, Owner, PROLAN Network Services Inc.
Advised on and facilitated creation of 5 year strategic plan for a 15 lawyer Fraser Valley general law firm
Advised on and facilitated creation of 5 year strategic plan for a 10 lawyer Vancouver business law firm
Advised on creation of partner compensation system for a 10 lawyer startup Vancouver litigation law firm
Advised on strategic planning issues for a 5 lawyer Vancouver securities law firm
Advised on partner compensation, management and financial issues for a 25 lawyer Toronto law firm
Advised on strategic financial issues for a 10 lawyer Caribbean law firm
Advised on strategic financial issues for a 60 lawyer Midwest US law firm