Leadership

Founder

Michael Rankin, M.B.A.

Michael Rankin continues to enjoy a career he started in 2001 as a business consultant to the High-Tech Industry, working for – and with – some of the largest corporations in the world.

Michael has built processes and procedures for a successful global “Partner Enablement” initiative that continues to be used by thousands of professionals. He has developed operational strategies, templates, and reporting mechanisms for the development of joint software solution offerings between major global corporations. And he has successfully managed proposal responses for hundreds of successful commercial and government contracts.

Michael holds an MBA from the University of Victoria, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Calgary. Michael makes his home in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island, where he has coached youth soccer every season since 2003 with the Mid-Isle Soccer Club. He is also an ardent supporter of the Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League.

Senior Advisor

Alan Rankin, M.B.A.

A multi-faceted Senior Executive with extensive success in both domestic and international markets, Al Rankin has 25 years’ experience as a CEO in small and medium sized businesses. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from York University, and has served as President, Chairman, or Director of several Industry Associations throughout his career. As CEO of a building products manufacturer, Al grew the company at 23% a year over 12 years, from $5 million to $83 million in revenues - expanding into 31 countries outside North America in that time.

Al shares Holland Creek Consulting’s goal of pursuing dynamic activities which contribute to the economic success of our community, our region and our country. He sincerely enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with those who are searching for a system to achieve their business and personal goals. Al currently resides in Calgary, Alberta with his wife Helen, with whom he travels the world - as well as cheering on the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

Our Experts

Design and Branding

David Rankin

David Rankin is an online entrepreneur currently completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at McGill University in Montreal. David’s skill set includes graphic design, website development, and business strategy. His professional portfolio includes several successful website design and development projects, and his latest venture is middled.ca, an online service offering safer transactions for buying and selling rare and luxury clothing and shoes across Canada. David is an enthusiastic soccer and hockey player, and enjoys many creative pursuits.

Marketing

Xavier Francis

Xavier lives in Vancouver, BC where he is studying Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Xavier presides over an online community of 70,000 members on two separate Facebook groups, and has planned and executed several successful streetwear and sneaker expos at the Vancouver Convention Center that attract 70+ vendors and an average attendance of 1,500 people. He has built and executed many successful online advertising campaigns using Instagram, Facebook and DailyHive, and has designed and developed high-end websites for various clients since 2015.