The Startup Journey

Helping entrepreneurs navigate the daunting road ahead.


I've had the good fortune of creating and leading a number of high-growth ventures in the past, overcoming the same issues every entrepreneur faces - finding sufficient capital, hiring quality people, creating consistent sales performance, building a great team and delivering on customer commitments. I experienced it all - from the lows of having to lay off 25% of my team one day, to the highs of a nine-figure IPO six months later.

I now spend some of my time helping others achieve similar success. If you'd like to explore whether I can be of assistance contact me.

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Successfully growing a business beyond the startup phase can be a daunting challenge. It's hard when you realize what got you to where you are, won't get you to where you want to go.  I can often help, particularly in the areas of:

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Customer discovery, business model
development, achieving product/market fit 
Moving from growth hacking to
sustainable business practices 
Coping with hyper-growth challenges –
people, systems, financing 
Corporate strengthening -
organization structure, culture, governance
Sales & marketing strategies and tactics,
particularly focusing on enterprise sales
Vertical industry expertise, especially
hospitality and healthcare 

About Me

Over the past 30 years I have founded and built, and helped others grow outstanding technology companies in both the U.S. and Canada. I have had a number of successful exits of my own, including an IPO on Toronto Stock Exchange, raising $44 Million and providing a 20x return for investors. 

I donate some of my time as a member of the Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta  assisting venture founders cope with the personal challenges of entrepreneurship. From time-to-time, I will also assist companies and founders in growth-stage businesses. You can read more about my background and reach me through my LinkedIn profile or book time with me on Clarity.

But life is also about balance... since 1995, my wife Donna and I have raised horses on our various farms - in Calgary,  Kentucky, and outside Toronto.  More often than not, you can find me on my tractor or in the barn.

Contact Me

Reach out to share your story, discuss how I may be of help or to just say hello!