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Adam Davis, CEO & Founder

Adam Davis is a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of businesses throughout his career in Information Technology, Logistics, Marketing and Healthcare.

Adam is currently the sole owner of Next Dimension Inc., he also shares ownership in Next Healthcare Technologies Inc., a US based Healthcare SaaS Provider of a Clinical Decision Support Suite that helps clinicians provide better care while creating new revenue opportunities for their practices.

Adam started his IT Career in London Ontario at London’s first Internet Service Provider Intercom Information Services. Following the acquisition of Intercom by Hookup Communications, he transitioned to Oakville where he became responsible for the professional services division. This opportunity provided Adam with the skills and background that paved the way for him to play a key role in the establishment of Next Dimension as a service leader. While he never attended University or College, he has a history of entrepreneurialism and a natural head for business, having gained a vast amount of insight and functional experience in finance and business through various startup companies that he established over the years.

Recognizing the importance of giving back to the community, Adam actively supports a number of local not-for-profit organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors and Executive at the Windsor Essex Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2016; and is currently Chair of WEtech Alliance – a local ICT association created to attract ICT companies and commerce to the Windsor Essex Region.

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Andrew Ford, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Andrew is responsible for leading the Next Dimension sales and marketing teams as we respond to the changing competitive landscape of the infrastructure management industry and become the leading managed service company in the markets we serve.

Andrew is a Sales Performance Management expert with proven success at building high performing sales teams.  He has a reputation for making a lasting impact on the companies, teams, and individuals he works with in his Sales CoPilot practice for the last 13 years.

Andrew Ford’s sales career spans 30 years in the software and technology industry.  He has been a salesperson, sales executive, division president, consultant, coach, and mentor over that time.  He brings a collaborative focus to leadership, management, and sales relentlessly focused on delivering value to peers, direct reports, and customers.  He has a lifetime achievement award from TechConnex for his contributions to peer learning and development.

He is also the coauthor with Mark Bowden “Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals” published by McGraw Hill in 2013.  This book teaches sales professionals the influencing skills of collaboration with the modern customer in complex solution sales.

Pete Needham, Vice President - People & Performance

As Vice President – People & Performance, Pete is responsible for all people processes at Next Dimension, including Culture, Employee Engagement, and Performance, plus the processes for managing and converting “Strategy Into Action” including Balanced Scorecards, Corporate and Team Dashboards, and the alignment of individual goals and targets to these strategic tools.

In Pete’s early career, spent in Finance in the United Kingdom with Unilever, he learned to appreciate that “what gets measured gets done!” Moving to North America at the turn of the century, he transitioned into Human Resources roles with Unilever Canada, and End to End Networks, before running his own People & Performance consultancy. Pete joined the Next Dimension Management Team in 2018.

Pete sees the value in aligning People Strategy with Business Metrics, but never forgets that “You Manage Things, You Lead People”.

Pete seeks to build long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships, and unashamedly uses his British sense of humour to achieve balance between adding meaningful value to every client and stakeholder while having fun!

Advocating that every organisation – no matter how big or small – should give to their community tangibly and consistently, Pete has embraced this through his facilitation of the TechConnex Human Resources, Leadership Development, and Strategy Peer Groups, serving technology companies in the GTA. He also supports the Daily Bread Food Bank and Covenant House in Toronto and contributes regularly to these community organisations.

Pete is a qualified Balanced Scorecard Professional, a certified Langevin Trainer, and a passionate teacher of Strategy in the tech industry. He received a Lotus Award for Employee Engagement in 2017.

Simon Sinek once said “If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business”, a sentiment that Pete not only passionately believes, but which speaks to the heart of Next Dimension’s mission and vision.

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Lesley Rahm, Vice President - Finance

As Vice President, Finance, Lesley is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all the financial-related activities of Next Dimension. Lesley’s Accounting & Administration team also handles travel arrangements for all Next Dimension employees, and manages other office support activities including reception.

Lesley has over 16 years experience in the world of Finance, 12 years of which was acquired at the public accounting firms PwC and Deloitte, in audit, assurance and advisory roles. Lesley joined Next Dimension in 2017 and serves on the Management Team, providing continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.

A dedicated wife and mother, Lesley appreciates that “life is like accounting, everything must be balanced!”

Lesley holds a BComm in Accounting from the University of Windsor, and also holds the CPA, CA professional designation. She understands the importance not only of “the numbers”, but the “story behind the numbers”.

Lesley gives back to the community by coaching and managing local baseball, soccer and hockey teams, and her passion and energy for such activities is widely appreciated and admired by her colleagues.

Tilman J. Fertitta once said “Don’t ever let your business get ahead of the financial side of your business. Accounting, accounting, accounting. Know your numbers!”; a sentiment close to Lesley’s heart and the value she brings to Next Dimension.