About Us

About Us

Our mission is to help businesses maximize their potential.

We achieve this by providing our clients with the ability to self-manage auctions for any type of product or service, while supporting their auctions by identifying, engaging, and inviting the likeliest, most motivated buyers.

What sets us apart is our combination of platform and financial and psychographic buyer profiling of that identifies, engages-with, qualifies, and nurtures high value buyers.

The process provides clarity, confidence in the outcome, and comfort (via our 3-level service guarantee).

Founded in 2011, we service clients in Canada and the northern US from our offices in Toronto, Niagara, and Edmonton.

We’ve driven hundreds of millions of dollars of opportunities for companies in the financial services, insurance, member services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality sectors.

We come from backgrounds as strategic marketers and entrepreneurs.

We’ve sourced buyers for businesses in the realty, publishing, consulting, manufacturing, medical devices, hospitality, payments, healthcare, personal services, taxation, pet services, and long term care, and technology sectors (including franchises).

We’ve worked with brands including Honda, Easton, CBT, Transamerica, Chase, Home Trust, Scotiabank, BCAA, CAA, 18 Asset Management, Giant Tiger, Manulife, Cashco Financial, Marriott, Best Western, Stratford Festival, CLS, University of Vermont Health Network and many more.

We value relentless focus on process innovation and value creation that benefits our customers and their customers. We manage our relationships with candour and confidentiality.

We are committed to nurturing high value partnerships and client relationships that endure.

Leadership:

James is a Strategy Consultant and Marketing specialist with broad experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

A process-driven executive with a record of creating exceptional shareholder value for businesses searching for gains in very competitive markets, James has developed and executed strategies that created sustained revenue market share leadership for brands in competitive service-driven markets.

He has launched several enterprises, and consulted on the acquisition and management of many others – all through the lens of creating sustainable growth for sponsoring partners, through excellent services.

His expertise has been applied in the financial service, healthcare, consulting, personal services, and hospitality sectors, including Home Trust, University of Vermont Health System, CLS, Marriott, and CBT.  As a Strategic Consultant, James has taken on early-stage leadership roles with companies in the healthcare and publishing sectors.

James is an active board member in the not-for-profit community in Edmonton.

He holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School.

 

 

Ron is Founder and President of Stratum Five Inc, a revenue-growth solutions agency. A business line leader with extensive practice in mass and direct-to-consumer marketing channels, Ron is regarded as one of the most experienced Revenue Enhancement professionals in North America. Clients have included JP Morgan Chase, TransAmerica Life, and CAA.

Prior to founding Stratum Five, Ron was a Corporate Officer, Vice President, and member of the executive team of Canadian Tire Financial Services (CTFS), one of the most innovative and successful financial services organizations in North America.

Under his leadership, earnings from cross-sell services quadrupled. His portfolio of insurance, extended warranty, membership services, and reinsurance was independently benchmarked to be five times more profitable than any like-scaled North American credit card issuer.

Ron is a graduate of the Ivey Business School at Western University.