Our People

Incite’s boutique model is supported by a team of senior strategists and business advisors with backgrounds in the fields of market research, business development, market strategy, brand, communications, and internal engagement. We work collaboratively to build project teams that provide clients with a range of perspectives to inform strategic decisions throughout the transaction journey.

Ted Kouri, BCom, MBA

Ted Kouri, BCom, MBA

Founder & President

As Founder and President of Incite, Ted brings over 25 years of strategic marketing and consulting experience to the table. His proven ability to engage in complex business strategy and multi-stakeholder environments has enabled him to help a diverse range of private and public sector clients with growth strategy, communications, strategic issues management and brand development.

 

Ted is an active volunteer with the University of Alberta Venture Mentoring Service and Confed Hockey, and has recently served as the Board Chair of Edmonton Community Foundation. He is the proud recipient of 2004’s Edmonton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Owner of the Year Award and the 2008 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award.

 

[email protected]

780.784.5522

Jesse Meyer, BCom, MBA

Jesse Meyer, BCom, MBA

Partner & Principal

Jesse works with clients to solve challenging problems and generate revenues, drawing from over 10 years of marketing, branding, strategic planning and stakeholder relations experience in the public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He has spearheaded effective organizational change, operational excellence and innovation by working collaboratively with stakeholders to build the foundation, structures and processes for long-term success.

 

Jesse is passionate about community, reflected in his involvement with organizations such as the interVivos Mentorship Program and Kepler Academy. He has also served on boards for Fort McMurray Tourism, the South Edmonton Business Association, 2015 Western Canada Summer Games – Wood Buffalo, and the Fort McMurray Sport Tourism Committee.

 

[email protected]
780.784.5531

Dania Spillett, BCom

Dania Spillett, BCom

Partner & Principal

Confident and accomplished are two ways to describe Dania. With an abundance of relationship management and strategic communications experience, she knows exactly how to lead clients through in-depth planning and execution phases. Dania’s ability to develop and implement research-backed activities and provide advisory services that help Incite’s clients succeed is driven by her commitment to understanding every one of her client’s specific situations and individual needs.

 

Dania’s passion for community engagement is reflected in her ongoing involvement with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She has also used her skills and industry expertise to coach UofA students for JDC West business case competitions, and has served on the board for the Edmonton-based Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE).

 

[email protected]

780.784.5524

Darren Tonn, BDes

Darren Tonn, BDes

Partner & Creative Director

Always focused on the possibilities, Darren leads every brand strategy with creativity, passion, and drive. His array of artistic abilities, coupled with two decades of design experience, truly make him a creative catalyst. As Creative Director, Darren has successfully led hundreds of branding initiatives for our B2B, private, public, and not-for-profit clients.

 

As past president of the Advertising Club of Edmonton, Darren continues to remain involved in the creative community. He carries on his lifelong pursuit for art through visual expression with his design work and his work as an artist (large paintings are his favourite).

 

[email protected]
780.784.5520

Stephanie Sims, BMgmt, MBA

Stephanie Sims, BMgmt, MBA

Associate

Stephanie brought her creativity, emotional intelligence, and problem-solving skills to our team in 2019. She works closely with clients to support strategy development and prepare and develop key deliverables that help them achieve their goals. Stephanie draws on her knowledge of marketing and strategic business analysis to help our clients rise above the competition and connect with their target audiences. Having owned and managed an art supply and instruction business, she understands the challenges our clients face and enjoys helping them create higher levels of success.

 

Stephanie is passionate and very reliable, successfully seeing projects through each phase of development. In 2015, she was a finalist for the Success 4 Business Start-Up Entrepreneur Award for Central Alberta. The award recognizes innovation, strategy, and general approach to business.

 

[email protected]

780.784.5535

CK Dhaliwal

CK Dhaliwal

Associate

CK joined in the Incite team in June 2021 bringing with him his charisma, management experience, and love for people, marketing & growth. He works with our clients to help guide them through Incite’s strategic process and provides input and guidance to each project. With his 10 years combined experience in retail, managing marketing projects, and managing a local non-profit in Edmonton, he has developed a unique skillset that allows him to provide clients with sensible solutions.

 

Outside business related activities you can find CK in various artistic endeavours – including performing with his sketch comedy team at the local Fringe Festival in venues across Edmonton. As CK is passionate about the Edmonton business scene, he also serves on the Edmonton Business Association board on, both Membership and Outreach chairs, to help get small businesses connected with local networking resources and education. CK’s love for people is what inspires and motivates him to provide his best work for his clients, colleagues, and friends.

 

[email protected]

780.784.5525

Joel Mazurkewich, BCom

Joel Mazurkewich, BCom

Associate

Joel strengthened the Incite team by bringing his relationship-driven approach, enthusiastic attitude, and collaborative mindset to our team in 2021. He works closely with clients to support strategy development and prepare and develop key deliverables that help them achieve their goals. Joel draws on his knowledge of business development, marketing, and stakeholder engagement to help clients rise above the competition and connect with their target audiences.

 

Joel is collaborative and efficient, successfully seeing projects through each phase of development. Outside of work, Joel is an advocate for his community, volunteering with the Edmonton Food Bank and with the City of Edmonton. Joel is passionate about sports and was an outfielder for the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets baseball team during college.

 

[email protected]

780.784.5517

Joanne Canga

Joanne Canga

Executive Assistant

A self-proclaimed Excel Spreadsheet extraordinaire, Joanne is the glue that keeps Incite together. Whether it’s setting up meetings, coordinating calendars or assisting with proposals, everyone knows they can count on her to make things a bit easier. As the first point of contact for Incite’s clients and guests, Joanne’s positive attitude is a quality everyone appreciates. Her self-motivated nature and over 10 years of customer service experience shows in everything she does, and her friendly disposition makes anyone who walks through our doors feel comfortable and welcome.

 

When she’s not managing the office, Joanne keeps everyone happy by leading Incite’s social club.

 

[email protected]

780.784.5526

 

 

M&A Advisory Board

Incite is committed to building the strongest M&A communications and post merger integration advisory services practice for privately held mid-market firms in Western Canada. To further strengthen Incite’s M&A practice, we have established an advisory board dedicated to this space. Our board’s expertise, track record, and network will help Incite meet the needs of clients throughout their merger, acquisition, or divestiture journey.

Ron Dersch

President, Dersch & Associates Inc.

With over 20 years in the investment banking industry, Ron has led mid-market advisory transactions in the energy, manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors. Prior to his Investment Banking career, Ron spent over ten years in the energy sector with a Fortune 500 Petroleum Service Corporation, and six years in numerous commercial banking positions with a Canadian Chartered Bank. Ron has his Corporate Finance (CF) and Certified Mergers & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designations. Ron is the Co-Founder and Past-President of the ACG Edmonton chapter and former faculty member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta CFO Leadership program. Ron also serves as an advisor, and Director, to various private company boards.

 

Mark McRae

Partner, Sequeira Partners

Mark is a Partner at Sequeira Partners and has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring mandates. He helps clients to structure and negotiate debt and equity capital raises; assess transaction options; and execute merger, acquisition, divestiture, and restructuring transactions. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator. Prior to joining Sequeira Partners, Mark worked in corporate development and strategic planning for a major utility. He also executed transactions as a senior associate in the mergers and acquisitions group of a global accounting firm. Mark serves as a Board member and Advisor to several not-for-profit and for-profit organizations in the greater Edmonton area. When not at the office or “in a meeting”, Mark enjoys running, playing hockey and golf, and spending time with his wife Lindsay and his young children (Rory and Quinn).

Ian Reynolds

Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

Ian Reynolds is a senior partner at Bennett Jones LLP, advising multinational corporations, private equity firms, and private family “offices, enterprises and investment funds” on strategic planning, risk management, multi-jurisdiction mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance planning and structuring, and diverse financing arrangements including equity, debt, mezzanine, subordinated debt, and quasi-equity transactions. Ian is recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, the Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Corporate Lawyers in Canada in 2016 and 2017, the Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers in 2018 and the Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers in 2021. Over the past 20 years, Ian has served as a Board member and Advisor to several not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

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