Who We Are
Sometimes you need A-list talent but can’t justify the full-time expense. Or maybe you have a parental leave to cover or personnel transition to address. Whatever the case, our virtual and interim management offering lets you augment, backfill or outsource the skills you require.
A centre of knowledge and a resource, Our Executive Director is an association management company dedicated to serving the memberships and Boards of associations, non-profits and cooperatives in advancing their mission. Bringing together the expertise of professionals in non-profit administration services, Executive Director leadership, event and conference planning as well as financial acumen to deliver top notch services to Boards of Directors, we are also known as the Centre for Leadership in Association Management (CLAM).
"Our ED" was formed on the concept that boutique associations can benefit from a Centre of leadership where the Executive Director and his team work hand in hand towards the success of the Board and volunteers.
HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
Mark Buzan - Founder
Multilingually fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Mark has close to 2 decades of experience as a Director of Communications, Government Relations, Marketing, and Business Development as well as a consultant to the private sector, government and associations. Ultimately these roles lead towards becoming an Executive Director, President and CEO of two national associations. Throughout his career, he has managed staff of anywhere from 2 to 7 employees and worked within organizations of 2 to up to several thousand.
Directing strategic plan initiatives, strategy and business operation plans, governance policies and annual budgets, he has surpassed organizational goals and optimized organizational effectiveness. He has a solid reputation for the building, management and promotion of member programs to increase the bottom-line improving member services and benefits.
Some executives have worked in only a couple of organizations over the last 20 years. That’s like repeating one year of experience over and over!
What I provide is proven and broad based experience advancing organizations from best practices learned from various organizations.