WINNIPEG, Manitoba – June 4, 2019 —Encore Business Solutions (Encore), announced today that after more than fifteen years at Encore, CEO, Brent Twist will resign from the company effective June 7, 2019. Ken Chartrand, the current COO, has been named the CEO. Mr. Twist will remain a major shareholder with Encore and transitions now from an operational role to a governance role.
Under the combined leadership of Brent Twist and Ken Chartrand, Encore successfully acquired three Microsoft Dynamics partners in Canada and the US during 2012 and 2017 and grew revenues in excess of 500%. Encore was also named the first tier 1 Microsoft Dynamics partner in Canada accepted in the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) program.
“Brent has contributed significantly to Encore’s evolution,” says Ken Chartrand. “While we understand his desire to move on to his next challenge, the fail fast, learn fast mentality that he instilled will continue to fuel the team and our growth. Our plan is to continue to approach each day with new ideas that drive improvements to make this company and our customer’s businesses increasingly better.”
“It’s been an incredible honor to have led Encore during an important time of transformation and growth,” states Brent Twist. “I am proud to have worked with some of the most talented people in this industry and with a team who are so committed to helping people run their business’ better.”