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A respected name in the industry and a proven leader among clients and colleagues alike, Chris Giffin (P.Eng) has devoted his entire career to the forensic engineering field. The opportunity to lead Haag’s expansion into Canada marks what many would agree is a natural progression of his talent.

Professional Licensure


Professional Engineers of Ontario

Academic Background


University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON B. Sc., Civil Engineering

1988

Entrepreneurship / Executive Management Strategic Coach with Dan Sullivan - Toronto

2013

Professional Experience


Haag Canada Chief Executive Officer

Toronto, Ontario, 2020 to Present

As the leader of Haag Canada, Mr. Giffin oversees its service offerings, staff, and operations. Mr. Giffin ensures unrivaled service, depth, and talent to Haag Canada clients as he continues to build its presence from coast-to-coast.

Forensic Engineering Founder CEO / President / Owner

Toronto, Ontario, 2002 – 2018

  • Created Canada’s largest independent, multi-disciplinary large loss forensic engineering firm. Identified and developed client relationships, recruited top talent, and created an inspired work environment, culture, and corporate structure. Grew a profitable firm to almost 100 staff and revenues of $15 - 18M.
  • Identified lack of an independent resource not in conflict for the assessment of cause of large loss failure for insurer’s and First Parties. Initiated creation of a Global Centre of Excellence in Large Loss Forensic Engineering and Science that fostered efficiency and collaboration of multi-disciplined expertise with enhanced quality of reporting.
  • Built an in-house HR team with a dedicated talent acquisition lead to support the growth of a niche and undeveloped discipline. Provided training, mentorship, strategic corporate blueprint, and career guide with well-defined expectations to engage employees and create an inspired work environment. Transformed subject matter experts into effective forensic consultants.
Walters Forensic Engineering
President & CEO

Toronto, Ontario, 1999 – 2001

Toronto Branch Manager

Toronto, Ontario, 1995 – 1999

Consulting Forensic Engineer

Toronto, Ontario, 1988 – 1994