Our Leaders

Ron Schwartz

Ron Schwartz is the managing partner of Adante, a senior executive, with experience in business strategy and execution, technology strategy and implementation, and the management of large change programs, and interim management.  

Equally comfortable with hands on, in a leadership role or as an advisor, he is a skilled leader who can match operations to strategy, and resolving complex business- and technology-related matters.  He specializes in working with senior management and large project teams to map out critical business-improvement technologies and approaches, and to strategize, plan, guide and on occasion help recover complex and important projects.

He is a former PwC Partner, and IBM Executive.  He has an MBA and holds the CMC designation.  He has taught business courses at the University level, speaks at conferences, and has had many articles published. 

 

Nir Besser

A seasoned professional, Nir has over 15 years of experience in leadership and in a consulting capacity. Nir specializes in Strategic Planning (corporate, SBU and functional level), Analytics, Risk Management, Performance Improvement, and Implementation of strategic plans and business initiatives in various industries within the Private, Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors. 

Nir helps organizations to identify and address their most important matters and core challenges, improve their business performance and processes, align business activities to goals, and transform plans into actions and results. He worked with boards and managements of big and small, local and global companies in various industries such as Insurance, ‎IT, Pharmaceutical, Telecom, Aerospace and Defence, Retail, Banking and other ‎Financial Services, Mining and more. 

Utilizing his strategic management and planning skills, Nir co-leads Adante’s Analytics work.  Nir works with clients to build a tailored analytics solution to address their specific needs.  He understands the challenges clients are faced concerning big data. He knows how to distil important insights, and present them to senior management where decisions are made. 

Before joining Adante, Nir worked for one of the top Israeli management consulting firms, Rotem Strategy. From 1996 to 2003, Nir served in the Israeli military. He was promoted to be a Company Commander, leading a unit of some 100 people. Nir holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University, Israel, where he majored in Strategy and Finance.

 

Bill Izso

Mr. Bill Izso, MBA, CMC, brings over 15 years experience in the Canadian federal government leading or supporting business transformation and architecture projects at the Analyst, Project Manager, Project Executive or Strategic Advisor level.  He has lead initiatives at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, as well as in the private and not-for-profit sectors in Canada, U.S. and across Europe.  Bill is bilingual (GC equivalent level C-B-C) and is focused in 5 main areas:
(1)  Project, program, and portfolio management
(2)  Enterprise business architecture and transformation change
(3)  Business analysis and process mapping / re-design
(4)  TB submissions, business cases, benefits realization and PPA/EPA planning
(5)  Business planning, MAF-work & performance measurement