Strategic Advisory

Strategic Advisory Services

GEF is a trusted advisory to some of Canada's leading organizations and industries. They choose us for our fresh insight, seasoned experts, deep technical experience and our ability to deliver candid insight into many industries. Above all, we get the job done.

Our Strategic Advisory practice is the industry benchmark – it is no wonder leading firms turn to us when they need assistance with complex strategic initiatives that need to be properly managed and delivered. Our global network of strategy and delivery professionals draws on the strengths of GEF’s spectrum of professional services and industry experience to provide management consulting and delivery solutions for the real issues affecting businesses today.

GEF’s Strategic Advisory service offerings encompass:

  • Transformational Strategy Formulation (Strategy to Execution)
  • Portfolio, Program & Project Management, both Delivery (Execution / Management) and Advisory including:
    1. Project Portfolio Management (Framework & PPM Tools Implementation)
  • Program/Project Management (Expertise & Delivery SMEs Resource Augmentation)
  • Change Management (Organizational Change Management)
  • Governance (Organizational Governance to manage Strategic Initiatives)
  • Business Transformation / Process Improvements
  • Program Health Checks / Recovery / Turnaround of Initiatives
  • Third Party and Value for Money Reviews
  • Mid-Term, Terminal Evaluations and Strategy Assessment
  • Centers of Expertise (COE), Program Management Office (PMO), Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Office (EPPMO)
  • Execution / Delivery Assurance & Excellence

GEF is accustomed to the most complex types of initiatives - business and digital transformational initiatives spanning multiple lines of business and IT, the management of multiple international vendors / system integrators (SI), complex organizational structures, multi-jurisdictional span, complex stakeholder environments, large diversified teams, politically complex environments and initiatives with burns rates exceeding $100K per day.


(a) "The best-laid strategies of any organisation are useless without proper implementation." – The Economist, Intelligence Unit, June 2013

(b) “At best, there is a 1 in 3 chance of success, without a high alignment of projects & program to strategy.” – Project Management Institute (PMI), 2014


Align investments in projects, programs and operations to strategy through proper portfolio management and traceability between critical components.


Turn to a seasoned firm that has been doing this successfully for 20+ years. We call it “Strategic Execution”.   Strategy is about “doing the right work”.  Execution is about “doing the work right”.