MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Management

Barry Goman, CMA, CMC

Our Managing Director began his career in the accounting profession relying on tools like the IBM S/34 and first generation PCs. His keen interest in technology and management, and leadership skills, helped propel him to roles of increasing scope and responsibility.

While working for a US high-tech company, Barry was based in the UK and Germany and completed a number of special assignments – including a posting as the Financial Controller for Western Europe. Upon his return to Canada, he joined an international firm of management consultants. Ultimately, he decided to continue his passion for consulting, and project work, by founding AMR.

Career Profile

In addition to his active role on the consulting team, Barry serves as the primary manager of customer relations, assignment execution, and business development. One of his critical objectives is to ensure AMR puts customers first – all the time. With years of experience, training, and education; he is eminently qualified to lead the firm.

Phone: 416.233.0337
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Joe Facchini

Joe has extensive background in IT consulting and currently serves as AMR's Director, Technical Services. He also manages AMR's hosting services and internal IT needs.

Client Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Force Automation, and Team WorkPlace/Collaboration solutions are the foundation of Joe’s experience. His technical competencies include: Deltek Vision conversions, Vision CRMSQL Sever Reporting Services, Accpac CRM, DB installation & administration, Lotus Notes & Domino, Microsoft Office, and Windows SQL server.

Previous to joining AMR, Joe managed an independent IT and CRM consulting practice. In 2006, he successfully directed the re-launch of Deltek’s Canadian operations. Joe’s track record also includes fulfilling senior management roles with world- class organizations such as IBM, AT & T, and NCR – where he received numerous international and national sales awards. He attended Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto and remains dedicated to professional development activities.

Phone: 416.281.1988
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Craig LaFranchise, BBA, SMPS

Craig manages AMR’s client services team and business development activities. His primary responsibilities relate to maintaining excellent relationships with all stakeholders, or potential stakeholders, in AMR’s business – including clients, partners, and various provincial and national architectural and engineering associations in Canada. As with the entire AMR team, client satisfaction comes first for Craig – all the time. Craig’s previous experience includes playing a key role in the launching of new products and services in technology, financial, and retail industries. He has led marketing and client services initiatives for Microsoft Dynamics CRM , Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Deltek Vision software. His skills and efforts related to Deltek Vision helped pave the way for an AMR Group acquisition and Craig joining the AMR team. Craig earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the JR Shaw School of Business. He is also a member of the SMPS, Society for Marketing Professional Services. 

Phone: 780.993.3536
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BEST PRACTICES FOR CREATING A MORE PROFITABLE CULTURE - WEBINAR

Great projects are not just beautiful, functional and award-winning - they are also profitable! How could optimising business practices increase your profit margins?

In this webinar we will share best practices that will improve your firm's culture and your team's performance. Underlying all of these best practices are nine areas of your business that commonly cause leaks in profits. During the webinar your will have an opportunity to identify and address these areas - Learn More & Register Here 

38TH ANNUAL DELTEK CLARITY A&E INDUSTRY STUDY IS NOW OPEN

This free industry study is the longest-running study of its kind. Insight and analysis into how architecture and engineering firms are performing. Participants receive a free report and access to interactive bench-marking tools. This year's study includes new sections covering business development and project management. Complete the study through the following link - 2017 Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study

"DO MORE WITH DELTEK VISION" SESSION - VANCOUVER - FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Interested in attending a premier knowledge sharing event for the Vision user community in Vancouver? Join us for lunch!

Over lunch we'll present tools and idea that can significantly improve your Vision ROI and productivity. In addition, our consulting team will be available for one-on-one conversations before and after lunch.

Hosted by AMR Group, Elevia Software, AEC Business Solutions, and Deltek.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017
  • 11:30am-1:30pm PST
  • Chateau Granville, 1100 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Register with Craig LaFranchise - clafranchise@amrgroup.ca

AMR AWARDED BOB SCOTT'S VAR STARS FOR 2016

AMR Group has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott's VAR Stars 2016, a group of 100 organizations honoured for their accomplishments in the field of mid-market financial software. Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such as growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation.

"Each year, 100 VAR Stars are picked from the best organizations that market financial software. It is always an honour to recognize those who contribute to the development of our business," Bob Scott said.

Learn more about Bob Scott's VAR Stars

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ARTICLE IN ACEC's "SOURCE" NEWSLETTER

AMR's Managing Director wrote the following article for ACEC Canada, "Managing Your AE Business More Effectively." Read the article in ACEC's February edition of the Source Newsletter

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For the third year in a row AMR was awarded Deltek's Premier Partner award. Our team is thrilled to win this award again and excited to be the only Canadian partner to win this award in 2015. Learn more about this award here - 2015 Premier Partner Award      

SOFTWARE SELECTION ARTICLE IN CANADIAN CONSULTING ENGINEER MAGAZINE

Looking to learn about the preliminary steps required to select enterprise business management software? Read "Selecting Enterprise Software in the Professional Services Industry" by Barry Goman on page 12 of Canadian Consulting Engineer's May edition. 

CRM ARTICLE IN ACEC's "SOURCE" NEWSLETTER

AMR's Managing Director wrote the following article for ACEC Canada, "The Value of CRM in the Professional Services Industry." Read the article in ACEC's February edition of the Source Newsletter.

WEBINARS

Live

"Get Clarity on Your A&E Financial Benchmarks" - June 6 - Register Now

"Deltek PIM - Project Information Management Demo" - June 15 or August 17

"Deltek Asset Management Demo" - June 6, July 12, Aug 2 - Register Now

"Deltek Vision CRM - Live Demo" - May 16, June 20, July 20 - Register Now

"Vision Performance Management (VPM) - Live Demo" - June 13, July 18, Aug 2 - Register Now

"Resource Planning - Live Demo" - June 28, July 25, Aug 22 - Register Now

"Deltek First Vision Essentials Administrator Webinar" - May 17, June 14 - Register Now

"Maximizing your Deltek Vision Investment" - Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm EST Register Now

"Introduction to Vision" - Mar 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm EST Register Now

On-Demand

"Consulting Firm Metrics that Really Matter" - View Now

"Best Practices for Running a More Profitable A&E Firm" - View Now 

"Deltek iAccess for Vision" - View Now

"Creating a Better Business by Design" - View Now

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"Deltek Talent Management Full Suite Demo" - View Now

"Checking the Pulse of Your Business Resolutions" - View Now

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USER MEETINGS

Vancouver/BC Deltek Vision User Group

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017
  • Time: Doors open, buffet breakfast served at 8:00am PST - Meeting begins at 8:30am
  • Venue: Chateau Granville - 2nd floor, 1100 Granville Street Vancouver
  • Content: TBD 

Please RSVP to Tiffiny Palmer - RSVP Now

Vancouver's Vision user community is thriving! Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your Vision skills, exchange ideas and discuss issues that are impacting users across the Vision community.

Feel free to invite your colleagues and peers who would benefit from attending.

Barry Goman, Principal

We take great pride in our ability to consult in a wide variety of business settings and consistently delivery quality, cost-effective, solutions.

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