At Desson we've developed strategic relationships with some very talented individuals.  Our team of external advisors has a wide variety of expertise, skills and experience to assist you with many aspects of managing your business requirements.  Whether you need assistance on a day to day basis or on a specific project, we can help.  Drop us a line using our contact form or connect with an advisor directly via email or phone using the contact information in their individual bio below.


Rod MacKenzie, CLU CHS
External Corporate &
Strategies Consultant

Rod’s focus is providing Valuations and the creation of Tax Efficient Corporate Structures and Strategies to business owners. The past 16 years have seen Rod specialize and work almost exclusively with independent pharmacy owners in both British Columbia and Alberta.

The vast majority of independent pharmacy owners will rely on their businesses to not only provide them above-average income during their ownership careers but also the necessary succession equity value to retire successfully. Clearly, timely and adequate planning are required and it all starts with a business valuation.



​​Phil Hauser​, CBB
External Succession & Acquisitions Consultant

Phil is a Succession and Acquisitions Consultant and has worked with for Independent Pharmacy owners for last 8 years. Prior to his specialization in this area, Phil was involved as a Director of Business Development and a Consultant for for various pharmaceutical wholesalers in Canada and the US.


As a Certified Business Broker (CBB), Phil knows that selling a pharmacy is not easy and requires good planning. Equally, owning a pharmacy for the first time also requires a good business plan in an ever-changing pharmacy marketplace. Phil also engages young pharmacy professionals looking for first time ownership and has been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy for 4th year students at the University of British Columbia. is a network, which provides the resources where pharmacy professionals at various stages of ownership can find the direction and services necessary to take the next step. Whether looking to own for the first time or expanding ownership portfolios, provides practical resources, which also includes steps towards exiting independent pharmacy ownership.


Phil firmly believes that for independent pharmacy to continue to thrive in the Canadian marketplace, their needs to be a clearer understanding of the preparation, planning and process of ownership or ownership transition.



Jim McGrath
Information Systems & Technology Management Consulting

Jim has over 35 years of experience as an I.T. Manager, project manager and management consultant. Having worked with a variety of private and public organizations operating throughout Western Canada, Jim coaches I.T. departments and technical professionals towards delivering superior service and systems in support of the strategic goals of the companies they work for. This is achieved by deploying technology, processes and teamwork to improve customer service, client productivity and information resources.


Jim's success in project management relates to his emphasis on understanding the business requirements, the solutions available and the resources at hand; all while managing project scope and client expectations and involvement.





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