The Harbinger Story

Many of the companies they supported required tailored change management and training programs but were instead given a standard uniform program. While the one-size-fits-all approach had its benefits, the breadth and pace of change occurring called for something new.

In 2015, they created Harbinger to shake up the industry and provide organizations with the choice to choose something different. 

The different being something that addresses both their specific situation and places an enhanced focus on enabling their unique people to have the ability to change with the company. 

In just five years, they have grown their roster to a team of experienced professionals in change management, finance, communications, project management, instructional design and training. 

 

Today they’re proud to have worked with a number of North America’s leading companies spanning across industries like home services, construction, insurance, energy, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing. 

Meet our team of amazing Harbingers who make our work possible.

 
Krista Schaber-Chan,  Co-Founder & Managing Partner
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Krista Schaber-Chan

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Krista is a Co-founder and Managing Partner at Harbinger.  She possesses over two decades of experience in organizational change management, training and adult learning, business and leadership coaching and project management within private and public sectors including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, transportation, financial services and insurance, and housing and property development.  

 

Krista’s wide breadth of experience encompasses large technology and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementations, and process and organization redesign.  As a coach and facilitator, she has assisted several senior leaders in clarifying and executing their business visions to enable organizational results.  

 

Prior to co-founding Harbinger in 2015, Krista began her consulting career working OmniLogic/PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) consulting and with IBM as a Senior Managing Consulting.  She is also PROSCI, CTDP Sr., ICF, ITIL, and PMP certified.

 

In her spare time, Krista loves to read, spend time outdoors and appreciates a nice glass of wine.

 
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Greg Roth

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Greg Roth, Managing Partner, brings more than two decades of global change management, executive coaching, learning and management consulting experience.  He began his career working with several top firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and IBM where he provided consulting services for several of the world’s leading brands like TetraPak, Centrica, Direct Energy, Air Canada, Petro-Canada and Bell Canada.

His deep experience spans the full ERP domain, including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, and JD Edwards. Most recently, Greg’s leadership has been a driving force in the implementation of a five-year program to deliver the enterprise-wide release of Microsoft Dynamics (ERP) for a global energy company. He is also IBM WWPM, CTDP Sr. Portfolio, Prosci ADKAR and PRINCE2 certified. 

When Greg is not working, he enjoys travelling the world, spending time with his loved ones including his nine nephews and nieces, and inching ever closer to his pastry chef certification. 

 
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Barnaby Chan 

Co-Founder & Partner

Barnaby is a Co-Founder and Partner at Harbinger and brings more than 20 years of consulting experience leading and supporting the company’s go-to-market and business development.  He is a seasoned executive in the professional services and software industries, having led many teams and customer technology-enabled transformation initiatives.  

Barnaby started his consulting career at OmniLogic (acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers) as a functional Systems Applications and Products (SAP) consultant and subsequently helped the online start-up MapleMusic spin-off, an interactive creative agency focused on the music industry.  He then led the Toronto consulting practice of Ideaca in Toronto, helping grow the business from a start-up to the largest Microsoft partner in Canada with over $60 million in revenue.  Ideaca was eventually sold to Hitachi Solutions. Barnaby holds a B.Eng from McGill University and a Masters of Management in Artificial Intelligence (MMAI) from Queens University’s Smith School of Business.

In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, reading, and dragon boat racing.

 
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Siriphone Maldonado

Director People Engagement

Siriphone is the Director People Engagement and a Senior Consultant for Harbinger.  She is a seasoned communicator, possessing more than 10 years of corporate and communications consulting experience leading complex business transformations.
 
Siriphone is also well versed in corporate social responsibility, reputational management, media relations, event management and has supported several C-Suite Executives as a communications advisor for large corporations.  At Harbinger, she is leveraged by clients for her communications expertise for all size business transformations.  She is also PROSCI certified.  

In her spare time, Siriphone enjoys exploring the city of Toronto with her family and is a fan of thriller fiction novels.

 
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Adam Rifai

Manager, Finance & Operations

Adam is the Manager, Finance & Operations at Harbinger. He brings a multi-faceted skill set to the table and has a tremendous understanding of company financials.  
 
Recently, he created over 100 unique bilingual finance courses to train and lead users through the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Adam has finance experience with large, medium, and small corporations and has proven abilities in supporting businesses through such business transformations.  He is known for building strong client relationships, as well as, designing and developing high-quality training material.
 
In his free time, Adam enjoys trying new and different restaurants in Toronto, and playing competitive basketball. 

 
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Rachelle Su

Manager, Change Enablement & Learning

Rachelle is the Manager, Change Enablement & Learning at Harbinger. Her well-rounded people skills and powerful creativity enable her to bring unique learning visions to life.  
 
While Rachelle has a depth of experience in business-to-business sales and marketing, she also has a deep understanding of information design, usability, and communications. She is passionate about crafting engaging and motivating educational experiences and communications materials that cultivate a compelling story, without sacrificing quality and accessibility.  
 
In her free time, Rachelle enjoys learning new recipes and caring for her house plants.