Bruce Delo brings to Royer Thompson clients over 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, strong business acumen, people development, and change leadership experience.
At Compass Group Canada, a $1.5 billion company and the leading food and support service organization in the country, Bruce held various executive roles including sales and key client retention.
As Vice President, Management Development, Bruce was responsible for recruiting and developing a management team while the company underwent massive growth. There he placed upwards of 450 associates annually with added responsibility for management training that included delivery of training in technical skills, soft skills and leadership development; management orientation; individual development planning; succession planning to ensure talent was retained and developed for future roles; identifying and grooming high potential managers and emerging leaders; and creating a formal mentoring program for selected managers.
As Vice President, Change Leadership, Bruce developed a program to promote change management within Compass Group that included providing support to clients, training, and awareness for management and building change management into project plans and sales.
Bruce co-founded Delston Incorporated in 1989 and over the next decade grew the company into the largest regional contract food service company in the Maritimes with over 80 clients and 400 associates. This required an entrepreneurial mindset; investment, finance and accounting skills; risk management; sales and the building of corporate culture. In 1998 Bruce sold the company to Compass Group.
Prior to founding Delston, Bruce spent ten years with Marriott Corporation becoming a Regional Director of Operations in 1986.
Bruce is certified by Prosci Canada, an organization internationally recognized for providing change management solutions and he is an experienced practitioner of the DiSC Personal Insights Profile system.
Although the scope of much of his career has been national, Bruce has been proud to call Dartmouth his home for over 30 years where he and his wife have raised three wonderful sons. A graduate of UNB, Bruce sits on the board of the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, is a member of Brightwood Golf and Country Club, loves to travel and is an avid Lindy Hop swing dancer.