Lawrence M. Young

Lawrence has been an information technologist and management consultant for over 30 years, and has helped hundreds of companies improve their bottom line by successfully deploying technology and embracing best-business practices.

Lawrence practices among a rare breed of professionals that are equally comfortable with business, human resource and technology issues and challenges. He has always understood the connection between tools, processes and people, and that bottom line improvement can only be maximized by addressing these three components concurrently.

Over the past three decades, Lawrence successfully developed a comprehensive and proven approach to identifying a company’s true needs across multiple disciplines, including strategy, operations, human resources, technology and business processes. By performing a thorough Corporate Diagnostic, Lawrence is able to ensure that all key problems in a company are identified, analyzed, prioritized and solved in a lasting and cost-effective manner.

In 1975 Lawrence received his Bachelor of Computer Science degree cum laude, with a joint major in Business, from the Faculty of Engineering of Concordia University.

He also holds the international designations of Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Chartered Administrator (C.Adm), and is recognized as an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) by the Canadian Information Processing Society.

From 1980 to 2003, Lawrence taught numerous courses at McGill University and Concordia University such as Information Systems Design, Systems Analysis & Modeling, and Information Systems Management.

From 1992 to 2004, Lawrence was co-founder and President of PYA Solutions Inc., a software and consulting firm that grew to four offices with more than 70 employees under his direction.

From 1987 to 1992, Lawrence was Senior Vice-President of the Consulting and Software division of an international firm of Chartered Accountants, and held responsibilities for both its Canadian and U.S. operations.

From 1975 to 1987, Lawrence was Vice-President and General Manager of Tyme Systems Ltd. /Varnet Corporation, with responsibilities for both the hardware and software divisions.