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Testimonials

Our Client Engagements Define Who We Are

At True Reckoning, our value is based on the success of each client engagement and our ability to deliver what our clients are looking for. We work very hard at making sure our client companies are satisfied with our interaction and the outcomes we’ve helped them achieve.

Below are testimonials detailing some of our client experiences…

“We asked Rick to help us create a new level of Engineering Services we could offer to our strategic customers. Rick’s abilities to develop winning strategies and lead a diverse team helped us deliver increased value to our most important customers.”

Lindsley Ruth, Executive Vice President – Office of the President, Future Electronics
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“Rick came in and set the strategy to pull together our Global System Design Centre and implemented common CAD tools, New Product Development process and drove engineering relationships with our strategic customers. Rick’s technical and business skills helped to raise our design services offering to a higher level.”

Dan Casey, Executive Vice President, Future Electronics
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“Commercializing intellectual property arising from university-generated research can be quite challenging. The deep technical and business expertise at True Reckoning has helped PARTEQ drive opportunities within our research portfolio.  Also, through their vast industry network and market contacts, True Reckoning has generated maximum exposure for some of PARTEQ’s research assets.”

Anne Vivian-Scott, President-CEO (acting), PARTEQ Innovations
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

“At a critical stage in CogniVue’s corporate growth, Rick drove a new approach to help us analyze our markets, develop new strategies and implement an execution framework to track our progress against key initiatives.  Also, tapping into his vast network, Rick helped us recruit key new members of the CogniVue team.”

Simon Morris, CEO, CogniVue Corporation
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

“Phitek was in need of a fresh way of looking at corporate strategy formulation and execution. Having performed a strategy audit and review Rick was prepared to join our management team and support Phitek in implementing the required changes. We’ve been able to increase our strategic focus, implement key programs and establish metrics to track progress and delivery.”

Mark Donaldson, CEO, Phitek Systems Limited
Auckland, New Zealand

“Our most recent Fund investment focus is mainly on seed and early stage companies within the information technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors. From time-to-time we refer to third party industry experts to help us with specific business and technology due-diligence aspects on new investment opportunities as well as for existing portfolio companies. True Reckoning’s combination of technology and business skills combined with their strategy audit process has helped iNovia Capital gain new insights into our portfolio assets.”

Chris Arsenault, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, iNovia Capital
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“At Embedded Fusion, we were trying to figure out how to sell some hardware and software assets we had developed, but didn’t really know where to start. Rick and his True Reckoning team helped us value the assets, figure out who might be interested in buying them and then Rick presented the asset portfolio to a number of potential buyers. Rick drove the process of soliciting bids from potential buyers and led the final negotiations to close the deal. By following True Reckoning’s leadership and M&A process, I’m convinced we maximized our asset selling price.”

Martin Welford, CEO Embedded Fusion
Auckland, New Zealand

“As a founding member of the senior management team, Rick played a key Executive role in helping to lead and guide Tundra’s growth. His ability to analyse market opportunities and guide corporate strategy helped to shape Tundra into a strong, profitable and publically traded fabless semiconductor company.”

Dr. Adam Chowaniec, Founding Chairman, Startup Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“Managing and growing technology companies can present very difficult challenges. Having key technical capabilities is absolutely required, but it is not sufficient. We must also have strong strategy and business skills if our ventures are to succeed. Over the course of his career, Rick has proven to be one of the better marketing and strategy minds in the Ottawa area. With his True Reckoning practice Rick is actively engaged with local and international companies to help drive strategy and market value based innovation.”

Dr. Tamas Koplyay
Professeur de Haute Technologie, Université du Québec en Outaouais
Chair, Partnership Conference Series, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)
Director of Research, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“With current market realities, building strong technology companies often requires the ability to establish and execute a compelling M&A strategy. Rick possesses key strengths in this area where his vision and follow through allow him to drive M&A transactions from initial concept to closure

Buddy Broeker, Director, Embedded Computing Solutions Division, AMD
Austin, Texas

“International collaboration and broad based industry standards are key requirements that must be satisfied when launching new technology initiatives. Rick’s positive outlook and ability to lead consensus while driving alignment amongst disparate strategic partners has been critical to the launch of worldwide consortia based industry standard technologies such as RapidIO.”

Dr. Peter Olanders, BU Networks, Ericsson
Stockholm, Sweden

“In today’s technology sector, building innovative and valued products requires strong strategic partners. Rick’s solid understanding of how to assess market needs and how they translate into strategic partnering requirements and product deliverables make him a valuable member of any strategy team.”

Alan Gatherer, CTO Baseband SOC, Huawei Technologies Ltd
Dallas, Texas

“For more than 15 years, I’ve worked alongside Rick in a strategic fashion as we defined and drove global industry systems standards. His leadership, technical and business skills make Rick a key contributor on teams looking to drive collaborative strategies and innovation.”

Dave Wickliff, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Alcatel-Lucent
Naperville, Illinois

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Rick for a number of years. During this time he has amassed a notable combination of market, technology and business knowledge. This set of skills enables Rick to present unique possibilities, to formulate new strategies around those possibilities, and to drive value innovation.”

Dan Bouvier, Senior Fellow, AMD
Austin, Texas

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