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Strategic Management Consulting Firm Merges with MNP


Solved. Strategic Management Consultants – an Edmonton-based consulting firm -will merge with MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, effective April 1, 2016. While Solved. was looking for an opportunity to offer more specialty services to its clients, MNP was looking to add more resources to expand its consulting practice in Alberta.

“We have a thriving consulting practice in Alberta, but we wanted to expand our team and presence in Edmonton. Joining forces with Solved. will give us additional resources to better serve our clients and we could not be more pleased,” said David Woodman, MNP’s Regional Managing Partner, Alberta Advisory Services.

Solved. has continued to grow since its inception in 2013 and recognized joining MNP would offer them more resources while enhancing the specialty services they can provide to their clients.

“The Solved. mission to pursue the public good will be greatly enhanced through both the values lived at MNP every day and the breadth of expertise in consulting, corporate finance, cross-border taxation, accounting and risk management. Locally and across the country, MNP enhances our ability to ensure our clients maximize returns in every area of their organizations, both private and public sector,” said Chris Lavin, President, Solved. Strategic Management Consultants.

MNP is one of the largest national accounting and business consulting firms in Canada and has more than 3,500 team members from Victoria to Montreal. In addition to tax and accounting expertise, MNP delivers a diverse range of advisory services, including consulting, enterprise risk, corporate finance, valuation and litigation support, succession planning, estate planning, insolvency and restructuring, investigative and forensic accounting, cross-border taxation and more.

Solved. is a well-established firm which has provided management consulting services to a wide range of clients in diverse industries in Alberta since 2013. Focused in the Public Sector, Lavin has spent the last 15 years earning the honour of the trust of his clients. He has built credibility and respect by building practical solutions to complex integrated problems in clients across Canada, as well as the U.S. and Europe. Lavin is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CMC) and is a sessional lecturer at the Alberta School of Business. His 18-year career in consulting has provided him with insight into a myriad of complex organizational changes. Lavin has managed the national practice in management consulting for a Canadian systems integrator and was the Global Client Service Partner for the Government of Alberta at a major accounting firm.

“To maintain our corporate culture, we have been very strategic about who we invite to join our team,” explained Woodman.

“We carefully guard our corporate culture, and as a result, we have a low client and employee turnover and are attracting some of the brightest professionals in our industry. We are looking forward to joining forces with Chris and his team.”

Lavin added, “Building relationships is founded on strong values and trust; I found a strong connection to the people at MNP who shared the client and people focused values that we held dearly at my own firm.  This alignment of values combined with deep experience and expertise in both public and private sector, made MNP a natural next step in Solved.’s evolution.”

The Solved. team currently located at 600 World Trade Centre, 9990 Jasper Avenue in Edmonton will move into the new offices in MNP Tower at 10235 – 101st Street in Edmonton as of April 1, 2016.