People

Edward Manukian, MBA, CBCP

Managing Partner

Edward Manukian is a co-founder and managing partner of CoDimensions.

As a sought-after expert on the topics of regulatory audits in IT Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity and Crisis Management, Mr. Manukian has been asked to speak at the events of the Conference Board of Canada, World Conference on Disaster Management, HR Executive Forum, and other venues. 

Mr. Manukian gained his substantial experience in Risk Management, BCM, and related disciplines while working for both public and private Canadian organizations.

The Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada recognized Mr. Manukian’s contribution to the industry by naming the BCM program which he built for Franklin Templeton Investments a winner of its prestigious Award of Excellence. 

Today, he brings to each client engagement not only thorough subject matter expertise in Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management and Risk Management, but also an in-depth understanding of organizations at the executive level.

Prior to founding CoDimensions, Mr. Manukian was a Vice President of Risk Management at Franklin Templeton Investments - one of the leading investment companies in the world. With responsibilities in overseeing the key functional areas of Business Continuity Management, Enterprise Risk Management, and Vendor Management, Mr. Manukian's experience brings invaluable insight from the executive perspective.

Mr. Manukian is actively involved in the BCM community. For three years he served as an elected Director on the Board of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) Canada, an internationally recognized not-for-profit organization in the field of business continuity and disaster recovery. Presently, Mr. Manukian continues to contribute to the organization as a member of the Marketing Committee. Mr. Manukian is also an active member of the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE), a not-for-profit association of professionals in Business Continuity Management and related areas. As well, he frequently participates in various industry forums, panels, and conferences.

Mr. Manukian holds an MBA degree in Finance from Indiana University, USA, as well as professional certifications from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII).  

 

Don Brooks, CBCP, MBCI

VP Strategic Initiatives, CoDimensions

Don Brooks is Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at CoDimensions. He is also a co-founder of the company, sharing his rich experience and expertise and contributing to the growing industry of Business Continuity Management. 

Mr. Brooks is one of the founders of the South Western Ontario Chapter of Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE-SWO), a not-for-profit association of professionals in business continuity, disaster recovery, contingency planning, and related fields, holding two positions over the last fifteen years; namely, Program Director and Publicity Director. He currently holds aposition of Assistant Program Director at DRIE-SWO, and he uses this opportunity to influence one of the newest and fastest growing industries in North America.

Mr. Brooks also contributes to the BCM community by being actively involved with Disaster Recovery Institute Canada (DRIC), a not-for-profit organization which provides internationally recognized training, education and certification for Canadian business continuity and disaster recovery professionals. For six years, Mr. Brooks was on the Board of Directors of DRI Canada, followed by an additional three years as an Advisor to the Board. It was during this time that Mr. Brooks introduced and promoted the concept of the DRIC Award of Excellence, which would recognize those organizations that have achieved the most distinctive results in the fields of Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Since its establishment in 2007, the Award of Excellence has been granted annually to the most outstanding in business continuity organizations in large, medium and government organization categories.

Mr. Brooks is a frequent speaker on Business Continuity.  He has shared his expertise through speaking engagements with Dofasco, CIBC, Imperial Oil, the Fire Chiefs Association of Ontario, Emergency Planning Ontario, and the Regional Emergency Telecommunications Committee. Mr. Brooks has also been an instructor with the Institute for Business Continuity Training (ICBT) for over 15 years.

Mr. Brooks' vast experience in Business Continuity Management is a result of over 20 years of work in various areas of this discipline. As the Emergency Operations Manager for Ontario with Bell Canada, he led the team responsible for the Emergency Operations Program, managing the Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) for Ontario.  He was in charge of BCM program implementations for companies such as Northwestel, Rogers AT&T Wireless, FaithLife Financial, and Sun Life Financial. 

Don Brooks holds a B.A. degree in Psychology; a CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional) certification with Disaster Recovery Institute International  (DRII), with the distinction of being certified within the first 1000 on the Globe; and a MBCI (Member of the Business Continuity Institute) membership grade in Business Continuity Institute (BCI).

 

 

 

 
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