ADGA Group on track with a new plan and a bold vision

High-calibre team plans to double the company in 10 years

Defence, Security, Enterprise Computing. When large enterprises and government departments need strategic services in these areas, they turn to ADGA Group Consultants Inc.

Proudly Canadian, Ottawa’s ADGA Group successfully competes against, and often partners with, the world’s largest defence, security, IT and professional services firms. The pedigree that comes from 50 years in business, coupled with a revitalized management team and a reorganization around three core businesses, has positioned ADGA for long-term stability and growth.

CEO Françoise Gagnon, COO John Jarvis and President Jean-Pierre Lachance have worked with a topflight advisory council led by General (Ret’d) Raymond R. Henault, former Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada.

“We’ve overcome many challenges in recent years, but the result is a more diversified client base and a new business model that embraces the industry partnerships we believe are essential to expanded business opportunities,” said Gagnon.

ADGA today has 700 employees and consultants, ISO 9001 industry certification and teams across the country that deliver at the highest level. The firm’s traditional strength in professional engineering and consulting now includes a combination of services which Lachance says is unmatched by ADGA’s multinational rivals.

Three pillars, one vision 

“We have a strategic gameplan in place that we expect will double ADGA’s size over the next decade and make us the leading Canadian provider of defence, security and enterprise computing,” he said.

ADGA’s security business is breaking new ground in the industry with a “converged” solution. This one-stop approach integrates enterprise risk management, physical security, personnel security, cyber security and electronic security systems.

But it is defence that accounts for 50 per cent of ADGA’s business, where the team has a strong portfolio that includes niche expertise in ballistic computing, mission critical software design, and modelling and simulation training services.

On the enterprise computing side, ADGA’s services range from information and project management to distributed computing and cloud computing, and enterprise architecture.

Clients range from the Department of National Defence and Correctional Services Canada, to the Canadian Security Establishment, INAC, Health Canada, City of Toronto, the Canadian Space Agency to various private sector organizations located across Canada.

Why industry leaders have joined the ADGA team

Lachance, who served with the Canadian Forces in aerospace engineering roles and at an executive and program manager level with the Government of Canada, saw the opportunity to play a key role in ADGA’s recent transformation.

“That was quite appealing to me,” he said. “It was wonderful to help put in place the fundamentals of a great governance program for a company with a very robust foundation and help reorganize the business around its three key areas.”

General (Ret’d) Henault took the role of Chief Strategic Advisor and Chair of ADGA’s Strategic Advisory Council because of the strength and professionalism of its executive team.

“This is a winning team with a deep sense of its responsibility to provide the best possible support and services to its government and private sector customers, in particular the Canadian Armed Forces, and an unwavering commitment as a good corporate citizen to give back whenever and wherever it can,” he said.

LGen (Ret’d) Guy Thibault, also a member of the Strategic Advisory Council, learned during his military career to appreciate the important contribution that private sector partners like ADGA make to the Canadian Armed Forces’ operational and institutional successes.

“My role with the Council is to help this outstanding company’s experienced leadership team and talented employees adapt, grow and expand their business and grow their ability to provide smart, relevant and economical professional services and comprehensive technology solutions to all of ADGA’s current and future clients,” he said.

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