Professional Advisory Services

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre’s Professional Advisory Services program provides small businesses, both new and established, with an outside, professional perspective for reviewing and fine-tuning their operations. Whether you’re launching a start-up or running a small business, we can connect you with experienced  professionals who are excited to share their knowledge!

Meet our team of professional advisors:

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT Matt Dunlop, Director of Marketing Services at Mainstream Marketing

Matt Dunlop

Director of Marketing Services at Mainstream Marketing

Matt’s corporate career began in 1997 and he has continued to grow his knowledge and skill base since then. He is a leader in the areas of Online Marketing and Strategy Development, with his primary focus on developing and overseeing strategy plans and introducing his client’s products and services to the online marketplace. Matt understands the value of a strong digital presence and has dedicated himself to being a leader in this area of expertise by becoming one of only a handful of certified professionals in the areas of Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Strategy, and Automation Marketing. These proficiencies allow Matt to lead his team in the delivery of strategic and effective results for the online marketing strategies created for his clients. 

Matt works directly with CEOs, Marketing Departments, and Sales Teams to train and advise as well as implement marketing strategies and process flows that embody a unique approach for targeting customers. Each project is personal to Matt as he sees his clients’ successes as his own. 

Matt is a Proprietor, Lead Strategist, an SEO & Social Media Consultant, Director of Marketing Services, and a Professional Speaker and Trainer. His corporate vision has always been to offer his clients the most advanced, modern, and unique approach to marketing their businesses, products and services. He thrives on leading his customers to solid digital marketing strategies and their implementation along with the right balance of traditional marketing and advertising approaches. 

Suzanne K. Kovach, Client Accounting Manager at Baker Tilly Advantage

Suzanne K. Kovach

Client Accounting Manager at Baker Tilly Advantage

Suzanne began her career as an office manager at a construction company, where she was introduced to computers and accounting software. It came naturally to her and she really enjoyed the technology aspect. After working in industry for a few years, Suzanne returned to college as an adult student and obtained her Business Diploma in Information Technology. Since then, she has moved between working in industry and public accounting. She specializes in cloud-based services and solutions for small to medium sized businesses.

Jeffrey A. Patterson, Associate at Miller Canfield LLP

Jeffrey A. Patterson

Associate at Miller Canfield LLP

Jeffrey Patterson is a labour and employment lawyer at Miller Canfield’s Windsor office. He advises public and private sector clients on a wide range of labour and employment issues including labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, interest arbitrations, wrongful dismissals, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation and related court litigation.

In his labour and employment practice, Jeffrey regularly represents clients before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Jeffrey practiced in Toronto at Canada’s largest labour and employment law firm, and served as in house counsel to one of Canada’s largest banking institutions on a secondment.

Jeffrey is active in the Windsor community and serves as a Director on the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association.


Elizabeth Graper, Associate at Miller Canfield LLP

Elizabeth Graper

Associate at Miller Canfield LLP

Elizabeth practices in the firm’s corporate law group, representing clients in a variety of corporate and commercial matters.

Elizabeth assists her clients with mergers and acquisitions, asset and share purchase agreements, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, employment agreements and commercial lease agreements.

Tory Auld, Lawyer at The Law Office of Tory Auld

Tory Auld

Lawyer at The Law Office of Tory Auld

Tory Auld is a sole practitioner who founded Auld Law in Milton, Ontario two years ago. Auld Law is a virtual law firm that helps individuals and small businesses with their real estate needs. Tory provides assistance with buying, selling and leasing commercial property and reviews commercial leases and contracts. Tory ensures that his clients maintain compliance with corporate laws, and he ensures agreements are drafted to safeguard his clients’ interests.

Frank D'Agnillo, Consultant at Frank's HST Consulting

Frank D’Agnillo

Consultant at Frank’s HST Consulting

Frank began his career at Revenue Canada at the Windsor Tax Services Office in the GST Division in March 1992 and retired from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in March 2022. During his 30+ years, Frank worked with many aspects of the GST and the HST which came into effect in Ontario on July 1, 2010.

Frank’s experience as an Auditor, Technical Advisor and, eventually, a GST/HST Team Leader allowed him to become very proficient at interpreting and applying the GST/HST legislation.

While working at the CRA, Frank witnessed many businesses being assessed for GST/HST issues that were the result of misunderstanding and misapplication of the GST/HST legislation by business owners.

Frank is now using his knowledge and experience with the GST/HST legislation to educate business owners about the implications of the legislation on their business and he wants to ensure that business owners do not pay more HST than they are required to and they receive all of the HST credits they are entitled to!

Jordan R. Wood, Senior I.T. Consultant at Advance Business Systems

Jordan R. Wood

Senior I.T. Consultant at Advance Business Systems

With nearly 30 years of I.T. experience, Jordan is passionate about building the right I.T. solution for his clients. Using his industry knowledge and experience, Jordan takes great pride in identifying I.T. problems and building solutions to address them. Jordan can keep you informed on products, services and emerging trends in the area of cyber security, data management, cloud services and overall I.T. infrastructure. Jordan has worked on projects for various industries including hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, government, education, legal, media and more, providing him diverse exposure into the many challenges faced by his clients.