Joseph N Petraglia Montreal, Quebec
Entrepreneurship Coach, Business Coach
I am a strategic and experienced professional with a proven record. My core competencies include the ability to quickly understand challenges, implement solutions and deliverables within a well-defined time line.
As adviser and strategist I have completed +1,000 major assignments for micro and medium size enterprises, including major assignments on location throughout Canada, the United States, Israel, United Kingdom, Honduras, Belize, Buenos Aires, Poland, and South/North China.
I have wide-ranging industry experience in working with small and medium sized companies, including: real estate, health care, education, tech startups, restaurant startups and financing projects, and have assisted many manufacturing companies to expand their business. I have serviced the public sector, non-profit sector and many industries such as retail, manufacturing, media, security and the military.
Subsequent to my corporate career, I was successfully elected to three terms as Commissioner with the English Montreal School Board in Canada. I was elected to the Executive Committee, the Audit Committee, and was Chairperson of the Adult Education and Vocational Services Committee.
A native of Long Island, New York, I served as a Platoon Sergeant in the Vietnam War. While in the Army, my unit received a Presidential Unit Citation and I was awarded the Bronze Star.
I attended Hunter College, University of New York and graduated from the U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers Collage, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
10 reviews (5.0)
“Joseph, I truly enjoyed working with you and your experience was helpful throughout the engagement. Your dedication was something I have rarely seen in my 15- year career. Most notably, the $5M tax incentive you were able to achieve via the State of Michigan, Economic Development Agency was a variable I did not expect. Your professionalism was duly noted, and I speak for our entire team in thanking you for a job well done.”Frank Romano – CEO & Founder Swift International – Toronto, Ontario Canada
Astoria Consultants through Joseph Petraglia assisted Biomedical Waste Systems with outstanding service, insight, and advise in starting our business. Specializing in the disposal of infectious medical waste Joseph responded immediately to our needs and I was constantly impressed with his solution driven attitude.Frank Tucci – Managing Director Biomedical Waste Systems – Laval Quebec Canada
“In one-way or another, Joseph has been advisor to our company and me personally for more than five years, helping us with internal operating solutions, as well as branding and just to many other tasks to write about. Great guy always has a smile and the openness to help. I gladly recommend his services to anyone seeking to improve or expand their company performance.”Mike McMullen – Principal Master Carpenter Mike McMullen Company – Montreal Canada
“Worked with Joseph on a major Class B Telephone Switch upgrade. In his capacity as Lead Consultant for the project, he clearly demonstrated leadership qualities in keeping the entire team focused and brought a successful completion to the project while respecting all deliverables and deadlines.”Juan Priotti - Telephony Engineer - Tallinn Estonia
It was an incredibly experience working with Mr. Petraglia. Specifically, he helped determine pricing strategies for ocean perch, shrimp, and scallops. He identified new opportunities and directions that could not have been obtained as quickly by any other means.Lyndon Johnston CA – Controller Highland Fisheries – Glace Bay Nova Scotia Canada
“Great Deliverables” - We are happy with the results of Joseph Petraglia’s work for Buckeye Security in Cincinnati. In the first phase of his mandate he coached us on several internal human resource issues we were experiencing. A year later, we contacted Joseph to assist with expanding to new markets. He created a strategy for us to expand our company from operating in three states to eighteen. Joseph is innovating, smart and possesses the skills to get the job done.David Goldstein – CEO Buckeye Security - Cincinnati Ohio USA
Joseph’s business consulting skills were helpful in increasing our “share of market” for our company. He is a good listener, keen communicator and excellent executive coach. Joseph performed, on time, and on budget. That says it all!Anthony Fusco – La Salle Quebec Canada
Thanks for mentoring us when our business was experiencing growing pains. Right from the beginning your telephone support was outstanding, and you were able to answer all our questions and provided us with positive solutions. Also it was a good decision to keep you on afterwards. Should the need arise, feel free to use my name as a reference.Ronnie Ingle – Principal Ingle Welding and Blacksmithing – Romance Arkansas USA
“In the effort to increase efficiency the Board of Directors at Imperial Tobacco’s North American head office decided to outsource our Accounts Payable department. After interviewing several small and large companies to assist this the complex project we chose just the right boutique company to assist us. We concluded to use the services of Joseph Petraglia in Montreal from the firm Astoria Consulting. They responded immediately to our needs and I was constantly impressed. They found viable solutions for us regardless on the nature of the issue.”Christian Trépanier – Division Head and Corporate Controller - Imperial Tobacco Canada
Joseph has been my coach the last two years and I am delighted with his approach and insight. He is inspiring and although he provides me with advice during our telephone meetings, he is never judgmental. His experience and knowledge in helping my business to grow has been amazing! I recommend you try him out.Cindy Yao – CEO & Founder at Can-Share Connects - Montreal Canada and Beijing China