MEET THE TEAM
Ella Vanderburgt & Katie Ross
Business Growth Strategist
Ella has a razor sharp ability to see where the bottle necks are for an organization to take the next step towards the goal, whether it’s with leadership, process, systems, culture or individuals. She is recognized within the community as being a leader in all aspects of business development and an invaluable resource to business owners regardless of their stage of business.
With a strong financial background, entrepreneurial experience, and expertise in income tax law she is the go-to for business owners needing to analyze their business, identify strengths and areas for improvement while providing guidance and support to increase business growth and sustainability.
Ella has achieved great success creating, managing and delivering Provincial Programs throughout her career working in Economic Development as a Business Development Officer. Her extensive background also includes Business Retention & Expansion and Asset Based Community Development training.
Startup Business Strategist
Katie coaches entrepreneurs, both independently and with Futurepreneur Canada on business planning and education, financial forecasting, strategies to achieve revenue generation and support to build the core competencies required for success.
Katie has demonstrated an ability to effectively reach objectives, drive value, create growth and build community throughout her 10+ years coaching business owners. Previously, she worked in Economic Development alongside Federal, Provincial and Municipal leaders designing and delivering programs serving the business community. Her extensive experience includes hiring, training, retention, start-up and business growth initiatives, including financial incentives available to accelerate business growth. In addition, Katie is a long-standing Director at Large with The Eastern Workforce Innovation Board and lives with her husband and three kids in Frontenac County, ON.