Garry Wood

A transformational business leader with growth and profitability track record in multiple industries.

Garry is a strategic “hands-on” executive, with a track record of positive business transformation and growth. He is a capable, caring, inclusive and visible leader with a proven ability to build strong, motivated, and resilient management teams. He has documented success spearheading aggressive sales and profit growth, market expansion, P/L management, and brand development.

One of Canada’s most experienced and respected retail & B2B sales and distribution executives Garry has extensive expertise in wireless telecommunications, office supplies & services, automotive, consumer electronics, and grocery operations. Garry has held numerous executive leadership positions including President of Grand & Toy, President of Bell Distribution, Vice President of Retail at Rogers Wireless and Group VP-auto division Budget Car rental. Garry co-founded and was CEO of Worldlynx Wireless, Bell Canada’s largest and only national dealer operating under the “Bell”, “Virgin” and “Bell Aliant” banners. In 2009, Garry was part of a team that won the prestigious Canadian “Deal Maker of the Year “Award for the mid-market.

Garry has broad management experience with a variety of channels including e-commerce, wholesale distribution, business to business, direct sales, third-party resellers and retail.

Reach Garry by phone at 416-527-1700 or by email at [email protected].

 

Client Services

  • Interim Executive Leadership,
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Capital Raise, Advisory
  • Organizational Assessment, Reviews and Restructuring
  • Business Planning for small and mid-size organizations.
  • Market Expansion & Business Development Strategies
  • Executive/Leadership Coaching and Mentoring.
  • Board Director/Advisor

Experience

  • Clearview Advisory – M&A Advisor
  • Fixt – Founder/CEO
  • Worldlynx Wireless – Co-Founder/CEO
  • Bell Distribution – President/CEO
  • BML- Group Vice President, – Auto Division
  • Grand & Toy – President & SVP – Office Max
  • Rogers Communications – Vice President, Corporate Retail Operations
  • Loeb Food Stores – Director of Market Development & Retail Operations/Franchising

Qualifications

  •  2009 co-winner of Deal Maker of the Year Award in Canada (Mid-Market) awarded by the Canada Venture Capital Private Equity Assc.
  • Winner of Canada’s 2019 Top 50 Entrepreneurs over 50 – Wise Award
  • Nominee 2020- Global CEO Excellence Awards, by CEO Monthly/AI Global Media
  • Board Director/Advisor: SalesChoice (Artificial Intelligence Software -2012-present.),
  • Worldlynx (2013-2016), Ryerson Business School – Advisor Retail School- (2001-2006.)
  • Master of Public Administration – Queens’ University
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies – University of Waterloo