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What People Have Said About Gary & Michael

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Recommendations for Gary Svoboda

Glenn Smith, VP Strategic Initiatives at Communitech“During my time at BPI, we engaged Gary and Adventus to conduct primary market research for a new product. There is no doubt that the Adventus report was instrumental in helping us successfully close a seed round of funding as well as providing many “early adopter” sales opportunities. I would engage Gary and his firm again and highly recommend Adventus to any early stage company or product development activity that could benefit from 3rd party validation of their market opportunities.”

Mario Thomas, Ph.D., President at Proteocyte Diagnostics Inc. – “Gary is a very professional market research provider. He is creative, thorough and delivers on time at a reasonable cost. He goes the extra mile to ensure you are a satisfied customer.”

Ken Wheeldon, Founder at NextThinking™ Interim Management Solutions“In working with Gary on several projects I took comfort in his meticulous approach to the task at hand. His pro-active attitude and attention to the timelines made the projects a pleasure to work on. Solid, proven expertise in his field.”

Ellyn Winters-Robinson, President Ignition Communications Inc. – Gary is a tremendous partner for Ignition. His firm, Adventus Research provides complementary, deep dive primary research capability that allows Ignition to strategize, position and market more effectively on behalf of clients. It is a pleasure to work with Gary and I look forward to future collaboration.”

Jim Wadleigh, Chief Executive at 4Ag Inc. – Gary has provided market research for GPI and was hired as facilitator for the GPI Entrepreneurship course ‘Ign!te’. In both cases he exceeded expectations, was totally professional in his interactions, brought credit to his company and to GPI, and I would recommend him for similar work without reservation. “

Recommendation for Michael Van Belle

Graham Rohaly, Director Marketing Communications, Consumer & Business Segments at CIBC“I have worked with Michael for many years. Whether we were on the same team or sitting on opposite sides of the table, Michael was always a true partner more interested in the team’s success versus his own. Able to operate effectively at a strategic or tactical level, Michael brings a 360 degree view to identifying and addressing hurdles and leveraging opportunities based on his depth of experience. Anchored in customer insights and data driven Michael’s ultimate focus is on the ‘customer’ need or want. ”

Jaret Henhoeffer, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO and Angel Investor “It doesn’t matter what you throw at Mike – he just gets it done in a relaxed but professional manner that exudes confidence and makes it fun – can’t think of a better individual to have on your team!”

Del Bessey, Customer Experience Strategist, CCXP, Manulife Financial – “I worked with Mike at the Canadian Industrial Innovation Centre. As a Market Research Manager, Mike helped new and established enterprises research and evaluate market opportunities. His work helped companies critically evaluate opportunities for new products and services and obtain funding for promising business ventures.  Mike has an entrepreneurial, “can do” attitude and an intellectual curiosity that enables him to think outside the box. He has great analytical skills which he uses to successfully identify, evaluate and pose solutions to business issues. ”

Edward Tam, Senior Manager, Marketing Planning, TD Bank“Michael is a well-rounded marketer, strategist, researcher, and expert relationship builder, who has broad knowledge of different businesses. His experience encompasses both B2C and B2B marketing…. He is insightful in applying knowledge and data to formulate strategies. He develops strong relationships with business partners, and at times, had to repair some strenuous ones left behind by others, as he took on new assignments. …He is a valued partner, who would understand your needs, and helps you achieve your goals!”

Natalie MacLaurin, Digital Marketing – Websites, Social Media & Video at TD Bank“Michael is, by far, one of my very favourite business partners. We have known each other for over a decade and I have consistently been impressed with his work. Michael has a gentle but direct approach in his working style and I admire his ability to balance the two. He is highly personable, dependable, insightful – the list goes on.”

Alison Opie, Group Account Director, Young & Rubicam“I have always found Michael to be a supportive partner. He provides clear objectives and expectations to set everyone up to do their best work. When evaluating a plan he asks the right questions to get a full understanding of what is being shared. He listens, and learns quickly, so he is equipped to drive programs forward in a smart and efficient way. I have always enjoyed working on a business that was led by Michael. He is an insightful partner who is also a lot of fun to work with.”



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