Ken Howell

Career Highlights

Ken Howell is a trusted leader who is known for “getting stuff done” and has a unique ability for operationalizing process change to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

Ken Howell, IT Consultant, with His Arms Crossed

Career Overview

  • After graduating from the University of Regina, Ken started his career as a Geneticist’s Assistant performing analysis on swine breeding stock using data to select optimum breeding programs to maximize output. After learning more about the swine industry than he ever knew existed (or wanted to know), he moved on to Crown Life Insurance (who just relocated from Toronto to Regina). Catching the Y2K flu, he went out on his own as an independent consultant and then finally accepted an offer to join Sasktel in a management role.
  • Since relocating to Winnipeg with Paradigm in 2003, he has continued to grow his experience and relationships in Winnipeg. He has been fortunate to have multiple engagements at some of Winnipeg’s larger organizations each with a head office in Winnipeg. He rose to be a significant shareholder of the Winnipeg office of Paradigm and assisted the team that led the acquisition of the Manitoba and Saskatchewan offices by the Toronto firm Smart Employee Benefits AND their subsequent management buy-back in 2019.
  • He is currently the Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities in the Manitoba and Saskatchewan offices.

Current Responsibilities

Ken is responsible for the overall operation of Paradigm’s Manitoba business. He is also responsible for the Business Operations for Paradigm’s Saskatchewan and Manitoba offices which includes Paradigm’s activities around Strategic Planning, Workforce Planning and Management, Technology Management Services and Paradigm’s Best Practice program.

Certificates & Academics

  • Formal Education
    • UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
      • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), 1991
      • Diploma of Associate in Administration, 1992
  • Professional Designations
    • MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
      • Level 2 Secret Security Clearance, Government of Canada, 2017
      • Certified Professional in Healthcare Info & Mgmt Systems (CPHIMS), Canada’s Health Informatics Association, 2010
      • Change Management Certification (Prosci), Change Management Learning Centre, 2009
      • Certified Management Consultant (CMC), CMC-Canada, 2005
      • Business Process Management Certification, BP Trends, 2003
    • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      • Registered Consultant in Project & Program Management Consultant (RC), APM Group, 2014
      • Management of Portfolios Practitioner (MoP), APM Group, 2012
      • Managing Successful Programs Practitioner (MSP), APM Group, 2011
      • Management of Risk Foundation (MoR), APM Group, 2011
      • Portfolio, Program, Project Office Practitioner (P3O), APM Group, 2011
      • PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner, APM Group, 2009, recertified in 2015
      • Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI, 1999
    • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
      • Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP), Canadian Information Processing Society, 2009
      • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Office of Government Commerce (UK), 2001
      • Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.), Canadian Information Processing Society, 1997