Meet our

Team of Experts 

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Founded by an economic developer, a marketer and a designer. Supported by a team of experts in tourism, data and digital.

Bill Elliot

Economic Development 

Bill has held ownership, management and consulting roles in an array of sectors including business and financial services, manufacturing, cleantech, agri-food, life science/bio and ICT. 

Bill is known widely across the Economic Development community and is frequently consulted for his specific expertise in Foreign Direct Investment. 

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Chris Hokansson


Chris has spent the past 20 years working with brands and businesses to transform the way they use marketing to generate demand for their products and services.

As co-founding partner of CQNS, he is focused on working with municipalities to use marketing as a business driver and sales enabler.

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Simon Cooper


Simon is a creative director with over 20 years’ experience working in design and advertising. Simon has crafted brands and design for a range of municipalities, focusing on clear, compelling communication.

Simon’s work has been recognized with several design awards from both IEDC and EDAC.

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Terry Dow


Terry has over 25 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, including promotion, branding and brand management, program development, market assessment and destination marketing.

Rich Neal

Web Development

Rich is a web developer and experienced IT solution provider. His in-depth knowledge helps him to see each project from all perspectives. He has been working as a programmer for over 15 years and is dedicated to learning new technologies. Rich works with CQNS as a consultative partner.

Asad Naseer

Lead Generation

Asad has extensive experience in developing and managing lead generation projects, including data research and mining, qualified and targeted lists development. Providing excellent client service, Asad has experience working with global companies and projects.

Julie Friedman Bacchini

Digital Media Buyer

Julie is a powerhouse both for innovation and information in the PPC and SEO space. Julie has consistently been included in several “top influencer” lists for SEM and PPC. Julie works with CQNS as a consultative partner.

Shailesh Merai

Digital Media Buyer 

Shailesh started his career in film production, moving on to print production and eventually digital marketing. This multi-disciplinary background makes him an ideal marketing campaign specialist, responsible for planning, implementing and managing all elements of marketing campaigns. 

Call Chris. He’d love to hear from you.

T. 905 510 9194


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