Points of inspiration:  the team spirit from all, the fresh ideas from newcomers

Within moments of meeting Richard, you can’t help but be struck by his capacity for optimism and his conviction that while leaders form a team, the team also helps to form the leader.

“It’s not just about how many years we have been in business,” he says, “it’s about the quality of those years. Everyone who is successful here is passionate about what they do.”

Teamwork is the main ingredient in the Lock DNA. We have not only survived over 30 years in a challenging marketplace and changing industry, our individual and collective passions have enabled us to grow, personally and corporately.

We continue to grow by hiring Consultants and Associates who bring fresh ideas and new perspectives – the result is a contagious exuberance throughout the organization.

“It is vital in the midst of accelerating change that we receive constant input from our staff so that we can evolve our thinking and quickly adapt to ‘new normals’.


Our byline is ‘Exceptional is what we do’ – we never lose sight of that.”

On the personal side, Richard is married with two grown children. He is an avid runner, salmon fisherman and a die-hard Toronto Blue Jays fan.