IGNITE GROWTH Saskatoon Experts
Technical Director, Owner
Island Web Design + Creative
Andrew Scott is Technical Director & Owner of Island. Island Collective is a website design and digital marketing firm focused on solving company’s business goals through elegant, custom design. We offer marketing strategy, branding, website design, print design, and app development for businesses of all sizes. We are strong believers that a beautiful brand will set you apart from your competitors and make you memorable to your potential customers.
Jeff is a business lawyer that operates a boutique legal practice that focuses on small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. He was called to the bar in 2008 after studying law at the College of Law of England and Wales and the University of Ottawa. Jeff offers legal, strategic, and business advice to his clients and is often called upon to act as an external general counsel to businesses. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial work and has acted for clients at all stages of the business cycle, from starting and launching a new business, reorganizing business structures, preparing to purchase an existing business, through the business cycle (assisting clients in financing their growth and in dealing with employment, contracts, leasing, and intellectual property matters), as well as through succession planning and eventually selling or transitioning out of the business.
Senior Manager, Tax
Jessica is a senior manager with 10 years of public practice experience. Jessica works with clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, hospitality, healthcare, legal and engineering professionals, in addition to various other retail and service businesses. She is passionate about building and maintaining strong relationships with her clients. Jessica holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, has completed the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada In-Depth Tax program and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.
Founder & CEO
Jordan Boesch is the founder and CEO of 7Shifts, a scheduling and labor management app that helps restaurants schedule, evaluate, and communicate with their staff, founded in 2014. While the product began as a simple tool to help his dad manage the work schedule at his Quiznos franchises, it has since evolved into a leading global restaurant management platform. Boesch has led 7shifts into the doors of over 10,000 restaurants with the mission to improve happiness and efficiency in the workplace.
Firebird Business Consulting
Roger Grona is an Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and Investor. Roger is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Business Consulting. He has experience when companies go through growth and knows what to do to go to the next stage of the business.
He help you understand the business and financial risks you will face when you are seeking to grow your current business operations. Roger brings a wealth of corporate and entrepreneurial experience forward to help with the planning process, consulting on marketing, sales and business sustainability. The stronger the risk mitigated, the greater the chance for not only success in sustainability but business growth.
Business Development Director
Ryan has worked closely with developing small businesses and entrepreneurs over the last four years in his role at Ideas Inc, Saskatchewan’s largest business incubator. Ryan’s role at Ideas Inc has provided him with an abundance of insight into a variety of business industries and strategic approaches. Additionally, his background in finance and personal entrepreneurial ventures contribute to the knowledge he will gladly share.
Sherry Timmerman & Grant Douziech
Apex Performance Consultants
Sherry has a wealth of business and management experience, and a thorough understanding of the human resource function. Her work with a variety of sectors and industries including real estate development and management, construction, transportation, education, large retail, consulting, financial, telecommunications, and technology has well prepared her for the complex, everchanging environments faced by today’s organizations. She regularly provides advice and guidance to senior managers in all areas of human resource management, specifically on issues of strategic HR planning, integrated talent management, succession planning and effective supervision.
Grant has worked with several large global organizations in the areas of operations and human resources. He has been in senior management roles for over 20 years, leading and developing teams. His experience in both operations and HR has given him a unique perspective on the integral role of HR within organizations. He has significant experience in health services, transportation, aviation, mining and related industries. Grant has worked with external agencies to produce aboriginal training models and frameworks. In 2009, he received the Premiers Award for contributions to collaborative training in NWT.
Senior Account Manager, Acquisition
Terri has worked with entrepreneurs in all stages of business from 1992 to the present. She joined the BDC team in 2010 as an account manager. Terri works closely with entrepreneurs assisting them with their business’ financial goals and aspirations. She has an excellent knowledge of entrepreneurial business including financing, business planning, and strong communication skills.
Social Media Marketing Consultant
Blue Moose Media
After graduating from business school at the U of S, Travis began traveling the world for adventure—hiking through the Alps, biking across Iceland, surfing in Ecuador and more. In 10 years as Founder and Chair of the Lows In Motion Parkinson’s “Shaker”, Travis helped raise $650,000 for Parkinson’s. Here, and as Executive Director of Parkinson Society Saskatchewan, he learned to grow an organization, lead a team and build a community. Travis and his partner, Ricky Forbes, launched Blue Moose Media in 2016. Their talented team has become Saskatchewan’s leader in social media and digital marketing training, consulting and speaking.
Executive Vice President
Westcap Management Ltd.
Wanda Hunchak is the Executive Vice President of Westcap Mgt. Ltd. the Fund Manager for Golden Opportunities Fund. Wanda has been working with small and medium-sized businesses in Saskatchewan for more than 20 years and is an entrepreneur herself. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Certified Professional Accounting (CPA, CMA) designation. Wanda was honored as a Woman of Distinction nominee in 2015 for Professional Leadership and, in addition to the numerous private company Boards on which she sits, Wanda is the President of the Saskatchewan Capital Network, past Chair of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA), involved on the NSBA economic development committee, and volunteers her time with various charities to help build the next generation of leaders. Wanda and her husband Joe raise their two daughters in Saskatoon.