" I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Kelly for the last three plus years. Although his accomplishments such as leading the implementation of Priority Based Budgeting (PBB), overseeing the introduction of a Multi-Year Planning and Execution (MYPE) process and leading the Corporate Planning Department through a significant restructuring are impressive, his greatest strength is that he is a principled person with a strong belief in doing the right thing for the right reason.
A person of high integrity, Kelly is a values driven individual with the courage to provide his best advice/recommendation based on the available evidence even when such an approach may not be popular. Kelly values others and their contributions seeing their strengths and positioning them to succeed."
Gregory J. Yeomans CPA, CGA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, Strathcona County
"Kelly Rudyk is the rare type of innovator, who can also execute on ideas to bring them successfully to life. In my experience with Kelly, implementing PBB in Strathcona County, and then evolving Stratchona’s PBB practice from aligning resources to taking action on the data, I’ve seen in Kelly the type of leader who can catalyze and accelerate a movement (exactly the type of leader I’ve been drawn to partner with!).
“it’s logical” – both Kelly’s way of thinking, and part of his skills in persuasion as he attempted to bring a very new practice of innovation back to his organization in Strathcona County. Persuasion can be an art form for a leader, and it’s especially crucial in local government, given the multitude of elected leaders, appointed administrators, managers and line staff, each with personal political positions about the good of the future of their communities. If persuasion is an art form to present an idea, Kelly did this in his organization, and it is a true testament to Kelly as managerial artist.
More than artist, this is where Kelly is a leader. It takes a remarkable personality and character to not only achieve for your own organization, but to be an example and lead by practice (more than preach – though Kelly shines here too, in his communication style) to plant a flag on the horizon and lead people to aspire to achieve milestones that he’s reached."
Chris Fabian - Co-founder at Center for Priority Based Budgeting and Resource X
"This letter is to give a personal recommendation to Mr. Kelly Rudyk. Over the last 6 years, I have had the privilege to work with Kelly in a variety of formats. Kelly is someone that can be trusted to give valuable advice in times of strategic crisis. He has done an exemplary job as a moderator and facilitator. Kelly's passion for doing things right shines through on anything he touches. He embraces the role of a public servant and definitely has a servant's heart.
One of Kelly's finest qualities is his ability to lead others in BIG picture thinking, he has a strong ability to recognize the talents of others and harness their potential to shine. Kelly is a leader by example as he sets aspirational goals and strives to achieve them.
I am personally excited to see what Kelly has on the horizon, as I know he will approach anything he does with integrity, dignity and respect."
Sincerely and without reservation,
Strathcona County Councillor, W
Kelly Rudyk has extensive experience in pushing the boundaries of strategic planning and building alignment with organizational functions. Achieving results while maximizing value has been a key to success.
Award winning priority based budget (PBB) implementation. Resource reallocation efforts leading to several tax decreases while not compromising service levels.