LaMar Van Dusen
LaMar Van Dusen - Director at Phoenix Management
LaMar Van Dusen's Bio:
LaMar Van Dusen is an engaged member of the Toronto business community and has played a critical role as a business consultant by providing a wide range of solutions for both entrepreneurs and business owners. A goal-driven professional, LaMar Van Dusen has extensive experience in business marketing, corporate and managerial finance, financial analysis, sourcing, staffing, sales and consulting.
Before launching his own firm, LaMar Vandusen served as Vice President of Sales for Advanced Presentation Products. During his more than two year term at that company, he built a sales team that grew from producing $6 million to $10 million in sales. Prior to that, Van Dusen served as an account executive with employment/staffing firms Robert Half and Flexmore Staffing.
Since 2014, LaMar Van Dusen has worked as a Director managing his own, independent, full service bookkeeping and accounting firm. Van Dusen began the firm from his home office, building business plans for fellow independent business owners and helping them secure the crucial capital they needed to start and/or grow their businesses. In the process, Van Dusen developed a distinctive service offering for business owners that coupled finance consulting with principled accounting. His firm also became the preeminent company in the Greater Toronto Area to offer full service bookkeeping and corporate accounting for one flat monthly fee, a service that provides business owners access to a greater number of resources, with a simplified service approach, and no hidden costs.
In addition to offering full service bookkeeping and accounting plus a range of service offerings that includes the creation of business plans, Van Dusen’s firm provides finance consulting, business management, government grants and strategy advisory services.
Supported by a staff of two full time CPAs, bookkeepers and administrative assistants, the firm manages a broad range of bookkeeping clients on a monthly basis, and an additional corporate and sole proprietorship for year-end tax returns. Since it was founded, the company has helped a number of Ontario companies raise funds for working capital, and helped those businesses purchase commercial properties and franchises.
LaMar Van Dusen is a proud alumni of two academic institutions, having studied business administration and marketing at St. Clair College and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Windsor University. He is a member of several Canadian professional organizations, including the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
Van Dusen is passionate about helping adolescent burn victims and began a foundation known as the Rise of the Phoenix Foundation to assist these children with travel, hotel stays, and medical expenses. He is also a supporter of Camp Bucko, a burn camp in Ontario that admits kids ages 7 to 17.
When he’s not focused on his business efforts, LaMar Van Dusen enjoys a number of fitness-related activities. He participates in workout training four days as week, and plays football as well. With the rest of his spare time, Van Dusen coaches his son’s football team and loves going on fishing trips.
LaMar Van Dusen's Experience:
Director at Phoenix Management
2014 - Present | Mississuaga, Ontario
Account Executive at RHL
2012 - 2013
Associate Partner & National Account Executive at Flexmore Staffing Inc.
September 2011 - July 2012
Executive Recruiting search group, connecting executive level candidate with fortune 500 clients.
As the Executive Recruiter, I am in charge of the National Accounts for Flexmore Staffing. I work with medium to large clients alike to ensure optimal service and business development .
As part of our plan for success, we will be aggressive in our growth plans and candidate retention. I am responsible for national sales and client retention.
My mission is to provide excellent service to my clients and candidates and represent Flexmore Staffing in the best professional manner possible .
I am in charge of managing and maintaining a viable client list, handling outside sales as well as recruiting for positions.
My goals are to ensure that my team finds the best candidate for my clients and to build a strong ethical working relationship with both clients and candidates.
My Key Areas of Expertise are Construction, Project Management and Supply Chain Management. My goal is to connect successful individuals with successful companies. With a database of 5000 qualified candidates and 500 qualified companies I guarantee a successful match.
Always looking to connect with Top Talent Professionals;
Sr/Jr Estimators, Project Managers, Surveyors, Mechanical/Electrical/Civil Engineers, Superintendents, Operation Manager and Purchase Agents.
Consultant at Butterfly
May 2006 - October 2011
Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development.
VP of Sales at Advanced Presentation Products
September 2003 - April 2006
As VP of Sales I was in charge of the overall sales for the corporation. As part of the management team we developed a completely new sales process that improved the overall profitability of the organization.
LaMar Van Dusen's Education:
2000 – 2004
LaMar Van Dusen's Interests & Activities:
Politics, Science, Travel and Sports