David Gibson was a founding partner of Gibson Kennedy & Company, a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. David received his MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business.


David retired from active practice in 2018.

Alan Kennedy is a founding partner of Gibson Kennedy & Company and the author of The Alpha Strategies: Understanding Strategy, Risk, and Values in Any Organization, a book on the structure of strategy and its communication.


Alan focuses exclusively on teaching and writing on matters of strategy as well as facilitating discussion and communication of the strategic plan,  business plans, and risk, using The Alpha Strategies methodology.


Alan has extensive experience working for senior management and the board in for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sector corporations and extensive governance experience developed from attendance at more than 500 board meetings either as Secretary to the Board, as a Board member, or as an invitee.


Alan has been teaching for the Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University's Schulich School of Business since 1992. Alan's principal course is the highly popular and top-rated Strategic Management, a three day course on Situation Analysis, Strategic Planning, and Business Planning.


Alan has a B.A. and L.L.B. from Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

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