This is what our clients are saying

Peter Kondos - Barrick Gold

Peter Kondos
CEO, YaKum Consulting Inc.

Barrick Gold

According to consultant Peter Kondos who also worked at Barrick, Will and Team: Raison d'être was to envision and create a corporation which values IP and intangibles as a Strategic growth asset and driver by embedding the IP principles into the DNA with a clear roadmap, a toolkit and meaningful outcomes.

Iain Bitran - ISPIM

Iain Bitran
Executive Director, ISPIM

ISPM - International Society For Professional Innovation Management

According to Iain Bitran, Executive Director of ISPIM, William introduced the concept of wicked challenges to the ISPIM community along with Anton Kriz, an academic from Australia. These challenges have been incorporated into all our conferences since 2015 and enable us to leave a local legacy, making our conferences more relevant.

Tara Gilfillan - Optimize Group Inc.

Tara Gilfillan
President, Optimize Group Inc.

Optimize Group Inc.

Optimize Group is a boutique mining consultancy serving the global major multinationals. The Strategic Intent need was to improve their online presence with a sales funnel website designed to improve their communications resilience and move the needle forward for new business acquisition. Tara Gifillan offers the following comments,William has been invaluable assisting Optimize Group in creating the foundation of our Strategic Intent. We appreciate his ongoing wisdom and strategic advice as we continue to evolve as a company.

3M Signature of Achievement Award

Ian F. Hargrove
President and General Manager, 3M Canada

3M Global Mining Initiative

William was presented with the Signature of Achievement Award presented by Ian F. Hargrove, the 2005 President and General Manager of 3M Canada. “This award recognizes the personal leadership and professional passion you demonstrated in the creation of 3M Global Mining Markets. As someone who Charts the Course, you have demonstrated the ability to develop, communicate and live a vision for others”.

Jon Otto - MAICC

Jon Otto
Board Chair, MAICC
President/CEO, Visions, Inc.

MAICC - Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce

It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of support for Mr. William Westgate.

I am Jon Otto, a member of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe Indians and Board Chair of the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce. Over the past four years, I have worked closely with Will on a number of projects designed to develop economic opportunities for both Federally recognized Tribes and American Indian owned businesses. We have also worked together promoting the MAICC’s “Buy Indian” initiatives in his capacity at 3M. Will is a strategic thinker and has an excellent understanding of business development within Indian County. I am very impressed with his ability to create win-win solutions that deliver positive outcomes for all parties involved. I would highly recommend engaging Will and look forward to the opportunity of working with him again.