Donald R. Powell – Founder and President
Don Powell has more than 25 years of experience in the provision of IT professional services in Canada. Mr. Powell’s career started in 1968 at Statistics Canada, where he was employed for 10 years. Throughout the 1970s, he gained extensive knowledge of both the computer industry and government operations. In the early 1980s, Mr. Powell worked for several large computer service companies providing services to major organizations in Canada and the United States. From 1984 until 1987, Mr. Powell worked as an independent consultant, in association with major IT suppliers such as DMR and Amdahl Corporation. In 1987, Mr. Powell formed a partnership, Thurgur Powell Associates, to provide computer services in the Ottawa area.
Mr. Powell has also pioneered a highly successful Contractual Joint Venture (CJV) model that has allowed Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Canadian companies to participate in large government contracts on an equal basis with the largest information technology companies in the world. This model provides high quality and responsive services, without the high overhead costs of very large companies. Over the last few years, the CJV model, often involving as many as 10 partner companies, has been successful in winning competitive procurements at DND, CRA, PWGSC, RCMP, and other organizations. Mr. Powell founded TPG Technology Consulting Ltd., in 1991, and in the last 15 years TPG has been successful in obtaining government contracts and has expanded to become one of the major suppliers of highly skilled computer staff in the Ottawa area. Mr. Powell also resides on the Board of CABiNET, which includes more than 19 companies with over 1,200 IT resources. CABiNET is the largest supplier of consulting resources to the Federal Government in Ottawa.