Michel Desjardins

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Michel Desjardins
Principal and Owner
Quintave International

Michel (Mike) Desjardins is the co-founder and principal advisor at Quintave, an advisory team specializing in managerial leadership systems, strategy analysis and implementation, organizational and operational business process effectiveness, and talent development including coaching for executives and high potential individuals.

He brings over 20 years consulting experience with executive teams on 5 continents and across a broad range of industries. These include Mining, Marketing Services, Sales, Telecom, Logistics, Research, Postal, and Printing.

He has led 60 long-term mandates which have been mostly international in nature and across multi-cultures and multi-languages. His clients have benefited from his broad business background and experience in sales, marketing, technical service planning, and business leadership from Xerox Corporation where his career evolved in Canada, the US, and South America over a 20-year span, including his last appointment as Vice-President of a Business Unit.

Michel brings a unique blend of practical leadership and management experience combined with concepts and principles that support and guide managers at all organizational levels. His support and guided discovery approach have helped managers increase their effectiveness as managerial leaders move toward achieving the strategic intent and goals of their organization.


Xerox   VP Business Unit   1976 - 1997 · Canada, United States, Latin and South America, 

Roles in Sales, Sales Management, Senior Sales Management, Manager Pricing and Contracts, Director Pricing Strategy, Director Technical Services, GM South and Latin American Small Office Products, VP Business Unit, VP Total Quality Management (Lead the team to win the first-ever National Quality Award for Canada), Lead the United Way campaign for Xerox Toronto to an all-time record of contributions.

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Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
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Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
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Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations