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About Us

Who We Are

NyRad is a team of specialists focused on serving all aspects of the defence sector. We’re capable of providing both broad strategic thinking and measurable, action-oriented support.

At NyRad, we offer more than advice. We’re hands-on consultants who roll up our sleeves and work as an extension of our clients’ teams. We believe in cross-functional support, serving all levels of our clients’ organizations, from the highly strategic to the action-oriented tacticians.

Our Team

NyRad is a small but purposefully built team. We’ve been called strategists, consultants, fixers, and specialists. Truth be told, we’re a bit of each.

Our Approach: People First

The relationships we develop are natural and unpretentious. To our clients, we’re simply part of the team.

Stephanie has over 20 years of private and public sector experience in major defence procurement across several Federal government departments and as a consultant in the Canadian defence market. As Deputy Director, Value Proposition at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Stephanie played a crucial role in developing and implementing the new Value Proposition and Industrial and Technological Benefits policy as outlined in the Defence Procurement Strategy.

Stephanie brings a deep understanding of the development and implementation of public policy, including building domestic supply chains, negotiating international contracts, and navigating major defence procurement. She has provided strategic and practical support to clients pursuing major government procurements and business consulting to industries and associations wishing to grow their organizations and be competitive in the marketplace. Her public and private sector experience has given Stephanie a focused understanding of the new defence procurement requirements, affording her the ability to provide timely advice to clients on how best to achieve successful outcomes.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in Systems Thinking from Cornell University. Stephanie is also the founder of a non-profit organization focused on children’s rights.

Leigha has over 15 years of consulting experience providing strategic communications, government relations, and policy advice to clients in the public and private sectors. She specializes in the defence sector and, more specifically, the industrial participation sphere, providing support across the entire procurement continuum – from project definition to proposal development to contract execution. Leigha’s strong understanding of the government procurement process, combined with her public affairs experience, provides her with unique expertise that enables her to support a broad array of clients in their pursuit of large government contracts and policy outcomes.

Leigha has supported almost every large Government Request for Proposal since Canada introduced Value Proposition in 2014. Her involvement in these pursuits has centred around the development of a strategic Value Proposition, including capture support, government relations, strategic communications, and proposal development.

Prior to starting NyRad, Leigha spent ten years with a large public affairs consultancy, where she was a Vice President in the firm’s Defence Procurement practice.

Leigha holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queen’s University and a Post-Secondary Certificate in Public Affairs from Humber College.

Our Culture

NyRad is a people first company. The culture is anchored in the shared values of trust, transparency, and authenticity. As an organization, NyRad believes everyone should have the opportunity for personal and professional growth through their work and seeks to create a strong culture of belonging.

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