Our vision is to help businesses address their critical issues and challenges by discovering opportunities that foster growth in the short and long term. We help companies by bringing the right professionals, at the right time, with the right solutions.how we help the hidden gems
We love finding businesses that are better than they think they are, but not as good as they want to be.
I love grounded, passionate folks.
Brian DeGagne has mastered the art of connecting professionals to clients who do not know they require them. He spends his days meeting with CEOs who are building world-class brands and helping professionals create a practice and a life they will love.
His roots are in the Prairies, blowing through his mileage allowance on his lease each year, travelling to all the great companies that others fly over or drive around. He digs deep with CEOs through a discovery-based business conversation to problem find and then connects these companies to the passionate professionals with the right secret sauce to solve their issues.
For over 25 years, Brian has developed a trusted advisor approach with hundreds of CEOs, generating ideas and creating unique value-added opportunities for each business that he engages.
Brian earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance and marketing from the University of Manitoba. He has been the Founder and President of Engaged Innovations (DeGagne backwards) since 2009 and has held leadership positions in sales and marketing for over 15 years at global firms such as Deloitte and CIBC, and at Canada Packers (a.k.a. Maple Leaf Foods).
Away from Engaged Innovations, he enjoys honing his photography skills and tackling home improvement projects that are not for the faint of heart.
Engaged Innovations connects you to the right professionals, at the right time, with the right solutions.
Engage in a discovery-based business conversation with Brian. This conversation takes 30-60 minutes.
Together, we will discover opportunities to foster short- and long-term growth through a process called ACTION.
Brian attends the meetings with the professionals he connects you with; in fact, he sits on your side of the table!
Follow-up ensures the project is proceeding on time and budget.
Finding hidden gems and providing them with more opportunities and more success.
By identifying the opportunities and challenges facing your company, Engaged Innovations can provide insights and ideas that will make your company even more successful.
Many times I meet with prospective CEOs who would like to be our client, and they ask the same question, "What will you do differently from our current professional firm?" I always answer that we are passionate about bringing value to our clients.
Ask the right questions. Listen to the answers.
"Brian's impact has been remarkable. That impact was first felt in the most basic and tangible form — new revenues from new clients."
— Managing Partner, Accounting Firm
"Brian's intangible contributions are as important as the new sales. Through his consistent efforts, a real marketing culture evolved."
— Managing Partner, Law Firm
"Stats are very informative; Brian helped our bottom line. Well over half of the opportunities that Brian initiates result in revenues."
— VP & Managing Director, Insurance Broker
"In 20 seconds, Engaged connects my company to the right professionals who add value."
— Kelly, Manitoba Manufacturing Company
"Call Engaged when I need help growing our business. I am a busy CFO, Engaged has the answer and connections at their fingertips. They make me look like a rock-star."
— CFO, Aerospace
"A flower with many petals. This is how I describe Engaged. They bring ideas to make our fast growth company more successful."
— Samantha, Fast Growth Distributor