About Randy Dewey

Founder of LIFT Leadership

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You can transform crisis into growth.

Hi, I am Randy Dewey,  Founder of LIFT Leadership.  I know how difficult it is when you’re faced with a business crisis that can impact your future and your company’s future.  When the unthinkable occurs, many C-Suite Executives make fast decisions that will fix the present problems and often miss out on the opportunity to leverage the crisis for future growth. To achieve true success, you have to move from fire-fighting to strategic visionary so you can pivot the crisis and create sustainable business value. 

After leading ten company turnarounds — adding over $1.8 billion in corporate value collectively — I  learned one unequivocal fact: the “unthinkable” situation is a cycle of “when” not “if.”  

We all saw this as recently as the global pandemic that no one predicted.  Whether you are struggling with deplenishing cash reserves, lack of resources for new product launches, or your biggest customer threatening to leave, as a leader, you must embrace the resulting crisis as an opportunity to pivot your business.  

The good news?

It doesn’t have to be so hard.

You can pivot your business crisis in 100 days when you use “L.I.F.T.” to help you…  

  • Lead with passion
  • Inspire your team
  • Focus on lasting change
  • Transform obstacles into opportunities 

I believe when you leverage any challenges or obstacles you face for future growth you win and your company wins. So, schedule a call with me today to get started.   Don’t let your career go sideways by only seeing what is in front of you when you can be the hero that pivoted the business into a brighter future for you, your customers, shareholders, and the company as a whole. 

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Invite Randy to your stage and empower your audience to transform and grow. The circumstances you face may challenge your leadership but growth and momentum changes the narrative, Randy is passionate about helping the C-Suite succeed.

Randy is an expert speaker on:

  • Business Strategy and Leadership
  • Organic Growth and scale
  • Pivoting your Company and Momentum
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Inorganic Growth
  • Customized Presentations for Your Audience
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In L.I.F.T, corporate executive expert Randy Dewey teaches C-suite executives how to pivot any business onto the track of growth — in just 100 days. Buy the book now, so that you can stop feeling stuck and start building the profitable business you deserve.

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Randy's Timeline

Age 29

I had earned my way into a management position in British Columbia. However, I wanted more. I brazenly booked a five-minute appointment with the company’s CEO and asked her one single question.

“I want your job, not today,
but in 10 years. How do I get it?”

I hoped for a nugget or two of advice, but instead, she cleared her schedule and gave me three hours. Inspired, I spent the next 10 years helping to build five separate companies. I moved through the VP level to C-Suite to CEO in all stages — start-ups, turnaround, mature market, and growth acceleration.

I was still unprepared for what came next.

August 2008

The Board of Directors of a newly licensed Canadian bank asked me to act as the COO and senior-most advisor to the CEO. I entered this position without any prior experience in banking. After getting up to speed, I developed a 100-day action plan.

A mere four weeks after I started, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy triggering the notorious banking crisis that eroded $10 trillion from the market overnight. Out the window went my 100-day plan.

Our executive team, myself included, worked around the clock, even sleeping in the boardroom, ready for the opening of the bell in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong as we fought to keep our bank alive.

The Canadian government watched our every move, hoping to stave off the failure of any Canadian banks. Around the world banks fell like dominoes.

And then the unthinkable happened…

Officials from the government entered our building and removed our CEO from his position—without warning—for a questionable trade that could have led to the failure of the bank. We feared this would lead us to collapse.At that moment, I became the defacto bank president! It was a “battlefield promotion.”

If I made a critical mistake, the government would walk in and shut us down. They wouldn’t let us fail. They would shut us down instead.

Anxiety with the staff reached a peak and I sensed all eyes were on me. I felt everyone’s fear. Could I walk this company through the financial meltdown? Would we lose the bank license? Was the government going to just shut us down? It was the highest-pressure moment of my career.

January 2010

They don’t teach situations like this in business school or leadership books; you can only learn it through trial by fire. The next six months were a harrowing experience in leadership.

I relied on—and applied—everything I knew about business combined with my convictions about faith and belief. My team and I led the bank through the worst financial crisis in modern history, and all our employees kept their jobs.

The bank experience was another turning point for me. Next, as either the Vice-Chairman or CEO, I led many organizations through turnarounds, financings, IPOs, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, growth initiatives, restructurings and capital expansions.

2013

President, CEO, and Corporate Director at Baylin Technologies

He first joined the company as an executive consultant in 2010 and guided their IPO in 2013. A few years later, the Board asked him to serve as Interim CEO while they searched for a permanent CEO. After he cut losses 80% in the first quarter and set a clear path to profitability for the next five quarters, the search stopped and he was made CEO in 2015. 

July 2021

Founder, LIFT Leadership

After 3 decades and 10 business turnarounds he launched his Executive Consulting, Coaching and Advisory business to take his LIFT Leadership methodology to the world. He finished his book on the methodology and pursued his passion to take his 30 year career learnings and methods to the business world.

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When you leverage a crisis for future growth, you win and your company wins.

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