Gordon Griffiths and Bob Dale Launch Connecting for Results Inc.

Monday, January 13, 2020

New consulting company services to focus on mergers and acquisitions, management consulting, transition and human resource management

Toronto, Ont. – Industry leader, Gordon Griffiths, in partnership with Bob Dale, announce the launch of Connecting for Results, a consulting firm with a dedicated focus on mergers and acquisitions, management strategies, and executive recruiting.

“The printing landscape is constantly evolving and I, along with my partners, bring a wealth of experience to help graphic arts companies navigate this shifting environment,” said Griffiths who is co-founder and president of the new entity.

The graphic arts industry is experiencing a transition period where many owners are seeking exit strategies, while other companies are looking to expand their revenue base by entering new markets. Yet, in this environment it is often difficult for buyers and sellers to connect and to keep negotiations confidential.

Connecting for Results is uniquely positioned to bring buyers and sellers together and execute transactions that maximize results for all parties. Leveraging their in-depth and extensive industry knowledge with a time-tested methodology, company experts will develop and implement winning strategies for both sellers and buyers.

The company’s services extend from the initial preparation of a business, introductions, throughout the negotiation process, to the post-sale transition phase.

“Over the course of my career, I have bought and sold many businesses, and I know what sellers and buyers are seeking. My partners and I also have extensive contacts throughout Canada and the U.S., giving us access to many potential buyers and sellers,” said Griffiths.

Other areas Connecting for Results will focus on include management strategies, transition management and executive recruiting.

Companies not seeking to sell may need to formulate succession plans, create long-term exit strategies, launch new ventures, or divest some business lines. Often the success of these strategies hinges on placing the right executives and leaders in the right role.

Connecting for Results will use its expertise and its wide contact base to identify and implement effective long-term plans and to find, screen and mentor key staff members.

Griffiths and Dale are backed by a team of experts and consultants with extensive knowledge and experience in strategic and operational management, accounting, business valuations, legal transactions, human resources and change management.

About Gordon Griffiths and Bob Dale

Gordon Griffiths is a respected and high-profile executive leader in the North American graphic arts industry. Over the course of a long and successful career he has been at the helm of some of the largest public and privately held firms in the industry.

He has served as President and COO of Cenveo Commercial Group (Mailwell) in the U.S.; President of Quebecor World Media in Canada; and President of Ronald’s Printing in Toronto.

In addition, Griffiths has founded several companies, including Pareto Corporation and Flywheel Impact. Since 2009 he has been Principal of Gordon Group Enterprises.

He has served on numerous industry boards and provided his strategic expertise to several printing companies. As a recognized leader and innovator his areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, growth strategies for revenue growth, executive leadership, operational excellence, and corporate mentoring.

Bob Dale is a thought leader in the graphics industry. He was international manager of all aspects of print and security products at the largest financial institution in Canada. Previously he owned Pilot Graphic Management Services Inc. focusing on management consulting and transition management and execution.

During this time, he was also a part-time faculty member of Ryerson University. He has published many columns on effective cost management and management information systems for the graphic arts industry. His consulting work has included assignments for printing companies, federal, provincial and municipal governments, universities and colleges, technology service providers and major corporations.

Together Gord and Bob have the experience and track record to do what traditional consulting companies cannot do: develop actionable strategies, and manage changes that achieve results!