“Craig offered EXCEPTIONAL financial support. Always curious -- rigorous and on-the-ball, in a friendly manner while providing useful guidance. Great with budgets, income statements, balance sheets, cashflow statements and strategic plans. Anyone should be grateful and glad to work for Craig.”
Pure Canadian Gaming
President and CEO
I highly recommend Craig Kalvin as a skilled and productive financial executive. Craig’s approach is situation specific, practical and solutions-based as evidenced by the transaction support he provided to us. Westmoreland Coal Company had the benefit of using Craig’s skillset to effectively adopt U.S. GAAP standards upon its acquisition of the Canada Operations.
I also had the privilege of working closely with Craig prior to CK One Solutions. His aptitude to clearly understand, assess and articulate complex situations makes his services extremely valuable to the company that he is working for. All that being said, what truly set’s Craig is apart is his engaging personality. His ability to genuinely connect with people results in project teams being energetic and motivated. Again, I would recommend CK One Solutions to any company or individual that is looking for executive financial leadership.
Jason Veenstra, CA
CFO, Westmoreland Coal Company – Canada Operations
I had the opportunity to work with Craig for several years at Sherritt Coal, while Craig held various roles including the CFO position for Sherritt Coal. Craig is a hard working professional with several key attributes that contributed to the success of our business.
First, Craig places an emphasis on formulating quick solutions to problems, and it is this swiftness that is frequently required in business to keep moving forward. In developing his solutions, Craig routinely demonstrated strong organizational skills and a straight forward demeanour. His knowledge of financial and business operations was quite valuable throughout his time with the company.
Craig also helped our business maneuver through several complex business decisions. Many of these complex problems were in areas of commercial negotiations, operational effectiveness and human resources. Put another way, Craig was in his comfort zone when contributing as part of our executive team on business issues that were beyond the routine scope of a finance executive.
Lastly, I also greatly appreciated Craig’s leadership skills, particularly his interest in being a leader, a teacher, and a coach. Craig projects a positive outlook and relished the opportunity to work with all levels of our company from upper level management to the receptionist. He particularly liked helping junior to intermediate managers learn.
I developed a long-term relationship with Craig and look forward to working with him again.
Sean A. McCaughan
Senior Vice President, Sherritt Coal (2012-2014)
I worked with Craig on a very complex, time sensitive project where CK One Solutions offered an advisory role for a US GAAP transaction. He had a tremendous grasp of the objective in addition to the details required to facilitate a successful execution. His ability to organize and coordinate stakeholders from various divergent backgrounds was impressive. In accomplishing the same, he displayed the ability to articulate in a manner understandable by all.
Michael Wilde, CA
Michael Wilde CA Professional Corporation
I started Lewis Health Management Consulting Inc. as a holding company for a partnership interest and Craig Kalvin provided guidance to help us set up our general ledger accounts and has prepared our statements annually. As the company develops and achieves its financial milestones, Craig continues to provide guidance on tax and operational strategies to maximize returns. His fees were also individualized to the work performed, transparent, and competitive. While we are not his biggest client, we certainly have received the attention to detail we have needed to have excellent financial reporting.
President, Lewis Health Management Consulting Inc.