This week, real-estate company CBRE reported that Guelph has emerged as one of Canada’s hot technology hubs. That’s likely a bit of a surprise for those who still think of Guelph mainly as an Agri-center. It’s inspired us to write once again about how Boardroom Metrics supports Guelph Technology businesses through its business consulting practice.

Boardroom Metrics has been around a long time. We do business with clients all over North America. Four years ago, we got tired of fighting Toronto traffic and made Guelph our home town. This year, we began working with our first Guelph client – a high-profile leader in the Guelph technology space.

The partners in Boardroom Metrics – Jim Crocker and Karen McElroy have a wealth of technology experience. Jim has lead and been on the Boards of several Toronto-Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo technology companies.

Karen’s RFP response team regularly work with technology companies from all over North America.

Guelph Technology Company Consulting

There are two ways Boardroom Metrics assists its clients:

Corporate Governance and Related Board Consulting

Boardroom Metrics is a leader in governance education, Board and CEO evaluations and Board Strategic Planning.

Jim leads the governance practice. His first exposure to corporate governance was as CEO of a fast growing, TSX-listed, Waterloo-based university technology spin-off. The role lasted six years. Boardroom Metrics focuses on helping Boards understand and execute the Board’s role – which includes both strategic planning and CEO performance.

Professional RFP Response Writing

Karen leads a team of eight professional RFP response writers and three graphic artists. Her team works with clients in a broad range of industries, helping them respond and win RFPs. Karen’s outsource team is fast response and highly skilled. All of them were corporate writers before joining Boardroom Metrics. The RFP response service is a very efficient way for organizations to respond professionally, regardless of size. Given that there are literally billions of dollars of technology RFP’s annually in North America, committing to winning RFP’s as a business development strategy is critical for many young companies.

At Boardroom Metrics, we’re pleased to see the success of Guelph technology and other businesses. Guelph is a really smart place to work. We’re happy to help businesses here succeed.