The Harbinger Story

Many companies require tailored change management and training programs but are instead given a standard uniform program. While the one-size-fits-all approach has its benefits, the breadth and pace of change calls for something new.

In 2015, Harbinger was created 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, we have grown our roster to a team of experienced professionals in change management, finance, communications, project management, instructional design, and training. 

 

Today we are proud to have worked with a number of North America’s leading companies spanning across industries such as 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.  She is also PROSCI certified. 
 
In her free time, Rachelle enjoys learning new recipes and caring for her house plants. 

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Teresa Cimino
Creative Brand & Marketing Specialist

Teresa is the Creative Brand & Marketing Specialist at Harbinger. She channels her creative passion into developing robust marketing initiatives and brand management activities.  
 
As a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo, Teresa brings a wide range of expertise to Harbinger. She is highly skilled at leading unique marketing campaigns from design to implementation and managing multiple social media platforms. Her project management background enables her ability to problem-solve and foster strong interpersonal relationships.


In her free time, Teresa enjoys being outdoors and making baked goods to share with friends and family.

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Evelyn Chan
Communications and Community Coordinator

Evelyn is the Communications and Community Coordinator at Harbinger.  She combines creative thought with sensible reasoning to convey ideas in an easy-to-understand way.

As a Concordia University student in the Humanities, Evelyn knows what it means to communicate effectively and efficiently.  With a great grasp of the written and spoken language, she makes use of her skills in controlling the rapid flow of information from today’s modern world.  Her background in both expressive writing and professional writing allows for a colourful yet grounded approach to communications.

In her free time, Evelyn enjoys trying new recipes and hugging trees.

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Carmen Skoretz
UX Design and Learning Specialist

Carmen is the UX Design and Learning Specialist at Harbinger. She is skilled in applying a multidisciplinary design approach to create user-driven solutions.

As a student at the George Brown College School of Design, Carmen possesses a wealth of knowledge in UX-focused research and design strategies. She understands the importance of prioritizing accessibility and communication in design and actively strives to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences for all individuals.

In her free time, Carmen enjoys taking road trips and going to the movies.