Meet the team

Rob Allen

Rob Allen is an experienced executive who specializes in large organization turnarounds and recoveries to unlock value and growth. Rob founded Aligned Outcomes after 30 years of progressive industry and executive experience primarily with the IBM Corporation in both North America and Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary and Executive Education Certifications from the University of Western Ontario and Harvard Business School.

Brad Boyko

Brad has years of experience working within global supply chains and logistics within the natural resources and manufacturing/production sectors. He has developed a keen sense for effectively uncovering cost efficiencies and ensuring operational excellence. Brad is a key part of Aligned Outcomes’ project execution team, helping customers to assess, plan and execute rapid, evidence-based transformation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary where he majored in Operations Management and graduated with distinction.

Spenser Szakacs

Spenser Szakacs is a seasoned business manager with several years of experience operating and optimizing an array of leading organizations within hospitality and service-based industries. His business management skills center on client-focused transformation, process optimization and large team leadership. Spenser has a passion for seeking and providing measurable strategic solutions for business leaders. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary where he majored in Finance, specializing in New Venture Finance.

Lorne Lerner

Lorne has over thirty years’ experience in the development and implementation of business transformation projects. Areas of experience include Convenience Retail, Payment Systems and Compliance, eBusiness strategy development and implementation, Bulk Fuel Sales and Logistics, Commercial Credit and Collections, and Personal Information Protection. Lorne is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business, with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Tim Stone

A former Team Canada Luge athlete and recent MBA graduate from the Haskayne School of Business, Tim has a passion for organizational improvement, business development, and customer satisfaction with specific experience in the Calgary Start-up market. He was the creator of the Guest Ambassador program while working at Injanation, focusing on market research and customer retention. Tim also developed a recruitment strategy plan for Blu-Planet during his MBA. Previously, at Best Buy, Tim was a Senior Product Process Specialist who focused on optimizing warehouse processes to reduce shipping times and increase customer satisfaction.

Claire Elliot

Claire is a dynamic and passionate change leader with over eight years of experience in helping organizations transform. Claire leads our Leader Led Change Management method guiding clients through effective change management to ensure their transformations are not only successful but also sustainable. Claire has led successful client transformation initiatives in organizational change management, process improvement, operational excellence and strategy development while at organizations such as ATB Financial and MNP. Claire holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Calgary and Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Leicester.

Tom Bielecki

Tom is an experienced entrepreneur with a deep focus on business development. Notably, Tom lead the North American technology portfolio investment management for an industry leader in Additive Manufacturing in Germany. Recently Tom has worked with venture-backed start-ups to expand their sales operations in North America. Tom excels at connecting stakeholders and technologies to drive creative problem solving and automation for an enhanced customer experience.

Sonja Mellema

Sonja is a passionate leader with interest and experience in entrepreneurship. She has developed a sharp skill set in business solutioning through her experience competing in international case competitions representing the University of Calgary. She now brings her skillset to the project execution team. Sonja has completed her dual Degree from the University of Calgary in Commerce and Economics with a concentration in Finance and an Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking.

Kenneth R. McKinnon


Ken is a senior executive skilled at providing financial, strategic and legal services in the public and private marketplace. He has successfully worked with small management teams and entrepreneurs to grow organizations and provide a well-rounded business solution approach to problem solving. His skills in corporate governance and business strategy have assisted various teams in high growth environments. Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary majoring in accounting and his LLB from Queen’s University.