Advisors to Senior Management

Helping Senior Management to define organizational success, establish direction, grow their business and achieve corporate goals on a sustainable basis.

Our Services



Facilitating organization-wide Strategic Planning exercises with the Senior Management Team.


Performing independent and objective assessments of difficult circumstances or challenging situations facing organizations.


Facilitating the development of detailed plans to achieve profitable growth.


Participating with Senior Management in monthly, quarterly or semi-annual financial and operating reviews of actual performance vs plan and budget.


Advising on aligning the organization structure and implementing the appropriate staffing, management processes, systems, procedures and training and professional development to achieve objectives.


Mentoring CEOs, Presidents and other Senior Managers.

Credentials to Serve

Tim Shaw is the founding principal of MSA Consulting established in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1998.  Prior to launching MSA Consulting, Tim was a Partner and staff member with two global chartered accounting and management consulting firms for 28 years in both Toronto and Ottawa.

Tim is a FCMC (Fellow of the Association of Certified Management Consultants) and a CPA, CA.  He has an MBA from the University of Toronto and a B.A. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  Tim is originally from Montreal, Quebec.

In 2013, he was named one of approximately 50 recipients of the Golden Jubilee Award from CMC Canada for distinguished service rendered to the profession of Management Consulting in Canada over the Association’s first 50 years (1963 to 2013).  Tim is a past president of the Ontario Chapter of CMC Canada.

Relevant Experience

For more than 30 years, Tim has assisted a wide range of entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses to develop and implement strategic plans and to facilitate solutions to specific management challenges.

For many of his clients, Tim serves as an ongoing management resource and advisor.  His continuing regular involvement with a number of clients goes back as far as the early 1990s.

Tim has spent much of the last 20 years converting the essence of winning “Big company” approaches to workable formats for smaller, leaner, more flexible owner-operated entrepreneurial ventures.

Tim’s earliest years of management consulting were spent working with companies of all sizes and numerous public sector organizations, trade and not-for-profit associations.


Personal Observations from 40+ Years in the Field of Management Consulting

Issue #7 - Food for Thought

The Forgotten Element of Management 101 – Managing Up 1/3

By Tim Shaw | March 15, 2018

In dealing with clients, management consultants regularly confront a wide variety of symptoms of organizational dysfunction and sub optimization. Once one probes behind the symptoms, often a lack of clear communication is at the heart of the problem. Continue to Part 2

The Forgotten Element of Management 101 – Managing Up 2/3

By Tim Shaw | March 15, 2018

An under-recognized break in the chain of communication is a manager’s or supervisor’s desire and/or ability to communicate “upwards” within their organization. While we routinely read and learn about how to engage staff and be a team player, far less is written about “managing up” within one’s organization. Continue to Part 3

The Forgotten Element of Management 101 – Managing Up 3/3

By Tim Shaw | March 15, 2018

A key driver of a manager’s success is their ability to proactively keep their boss in the loop and engaged. In that regard, I regularly advise managers to keep a journal of items and issues which: 1 – require boss’s decisions and direction 2 – would benefit from boss’s input although the decision rests with…


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Tim Shaw
MSA Consulting
67 Mowat Avenue
Suite 344
Toronto ON M6K 3E3
T: 416 588 8274

MSA Consulting’s office is located in Toronto near King and Dufferin Streets in the historic Carpet Factory Lofts.

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