Advisory Board


Building and maintaining a sustainable, high-value business is in part about having access to a knowledge and experience base to stay current on a multiple of business disciplines. SUCCESS ELEMENTS does that for its clients – but does not do it alone. Our clients expect it from us – our Mission statement commits us to it. As a consequence, we have assembled an Advisory Board of knowledgeable and experienced business executives with proven strengths in …marketing, sales, networking, social media, strategic alliances, technology, branding, and systems. The sum total of their experience is available to SUCCESS ELEMENTS and its clients in the services we deliver.

We thank them for their contribution and would like to introduce them now.


Chris Ridabock

Chairman, National Group, DTZ Canada: Over 50 years of experience in soft-goods, business machines, computer technology, commercial real estate sales, sales management, organizational management, human relations, corporate management of companies both large and small within the United States and Canada.



Will Verkaik

As Managing Director of Digital Development at Metroland Digital, Will Verkaik is accountable for the alignment and delivery of technology to support Metroland’s endeavours towards the world of new media. Joining Metroland in 2008, Will engages business teams to define strategic and architecture objectives to meet their visionary needs.

With an accumulation of 25 years of experience in leading technological solutions, Will has 18 years focused on Internet related business opportunities.

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andy_stevensonAndy Stevenson

Andy’s business, finance and entrepreneurial experience spans over 25 years and roles as commercial bank lender, founder and President of a 35 unit franchised retail chain, COO of Venturedrive providing solutions to early stage entrepreneurs and angel investors and President of Angel Investors Canada.

For the past 12 years Andy has been engaged in real estate investment sales in his capacity as a broker with J.J. Barnicke and currently with Royal LePage Commercial.

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James Burchill

James Burchill is the CEO of Business Fusion Marketing, a Burlington Ontario based digital training and marketing agency that helps SMB’s connect, communicate and automate their sales and marketing. He’s a best selling author, speaker, and noted social media trainer.

Not one to focus purely on the theoretical, James enjoys “practical tactical” solutions and used his own brand of Social Fusion ™ to develop and deploy one of the largest independent local B2B networking groups in Southern Ontario. Since January 2012 James has launched 10 Social Fusion Networks (with more in development) and has an opt-in member base in the thousands, now making it a Top 10% network.

When he’s not writing the next book, training or helping his clients, you can find James Tweeting, blogging and updating his social profiles online and can follow him on Twitter @jamesburchill.


Ted Clarke

Ted is a consumer goods professional with over 40 years of executive experience, most recently as President of THE BEER STORE. His expertise in this sector extends from brand management, marketing, sales and logistics to strategic planning, team building and product development. Ted is semi-retired but continues to consult on projects and investments of interest.