Our business is about taking care of your business. Our mission is to ensure our clients’ businesses are showcased through our full suite of marketing services, which are tailored to highlight each business’s unique brand. With the belief that our mission is never complete, we continuously seek new marketing strategies and unique designs to provide our customers with the unparalleled service and results they deserve.
We practise honest, transparent communication, which revolve around being open-minded and respectful to everyone’s opinions and ideas.
We are committed to continually challenging our creative limits to provide our clients with the most optimal solutions for their business.
We are inspired through constant personal development and learning about the latest and best practices of the marketing/ advertising industry, and sharing that information with our clients.
We are a diverse, unique group of individuals with multiple interests and expertise who enjoy what we do and have fun while we do it. We take great pride in our relationships with our customers and gain immense satisfaction when your business succeeds.
Ravenshoe Group was conceptualized with the idea that it would be forged by “people” people, individuals who were passionate about their work and relentless at achieving innovative, delightful results for their customers. Prior to launching Ravenshoe Group, president and CEO Rick Wigmore developed his industry knowledge working for reputable print and design companies and eventually became the VP of a Toronto creative firm.
In the spring of 1996, Rick brought his dream to life and established Ravenshoe Creative Inc. What began as a one-man operation in an 8x10 ft. office has grown to become a team of 30 seasoned professionals in a 40,000 sq.ft. building, equipped with a state-of-the-art design and photo studio, as well as a warehouse with digital printing and die cutting capabilities. From conception to reality, Ravenshoe handles all projects with detail and careful consideration each step of the way.
In the early 2000s, Ravenshoe Creative became Ravenshoe Group, offering a full-suite of marketing services in website design, internet marketing, print and packaging, photography and graphic design. Today, Ravenshoe Group continues to expand and evolve, staying on top of new marketing trends, while carrying on the simple traditions of being people-person organization and working hard to help our customers achieve their goals.
President & C.E.O.
Rick Wigmore President & C.E.O.
Rick has a passion for business…all businesses big or small. A graduate of Ryerson in ”Print Management”, Rick developed his expertise through some of the top print companies in Toronto. He became VP of a Toronto creative firm before starting his own graphics business in May of 96. From his start in an 8x10 office to our current modern 40,000-square foot facility in Markham, Rick has remained focused on exceptional client service and hiring knowledgeable people who are best described as “people” people.
Rick’s favourite saying is “There are 3 things that count in business “Image, Image and Image” followed closely by “Cash flow is King”. Rick has a tremendous amount of business knowledge and experience which he freely shares with others starting a business or facing various problems that arise in the normal course of building a business. Rick is very proud that Ravenshoe has developed into a successful family business with Kim (his daughter), Mike (his son-in-law), Mike (his son) and Dan his brother, all active members of the firm. So if business is your passion, you have come to the right place.
Rick can often be found cruising Lake Ontario or the Trent/Severn waterway aboard his SeaRay Sport Cruiser “Compromise”. He loves to share the boating experience with his wife Linda, family (including 2 young grandchildren) and friends. Topics of conversation range from business to politics to child rearing to wines and right on down to video games ( Rick being one of the oldest active X-Box participants…”Call of Duty” anyone? )
Other interests include golf, baseball, hockey (Go Leafs Go) auto racing (Nascar Indy, and Formula 1)
Senior Vice President
Lucie Clairmont Senior Vice President
Lucie has varied business experience over multiple industries such as Hotel Management, Restaurant & Hospitality, Automotive, Building, Hospital and Medical and has specialized in Pharmaceutical over the past 22 years. She loves doing research and studying new products and services. Lucie operates on common sense, process and communication and is fluent in English and French. She prides herself on being resourceful and adaptable. Lucie loves new challenges and helping clients solve problems. Bring it on!
Lucie has a passion for cooking, reading, organizing group events, old movies, music, hockey, baseball, collecting frogs (350 and counting - not real ones of course), animals and the loves of her life, Bear and Fuzzy, her cats and best pals.
Vice President, Operations
Kim Robertson Vice President, Operations
Kim is a print expert and has over 10 years of experience in all formats of print production including digital, offset and screen printing. If it is a printing project you need completed Kim can make it happen on time and on budget. Kim graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. On weekends she can be found at home doing crafts with her two children and trying not to talk about work 24-7 with her husband Mike.
Shopping, reading, pilates, Big Brother, Amazing Race and Breaking Bad.
Vice President, Sales
Mike Robertson Vice President, Sales
Mike is versatile and has a tremendous understanding of general marketing across different business verticals; particularly pharmaceutical/ healthcare, technology, and retail. His ability to manage projects and bring innovative marketing ideas to the table is what makes his clients successful. Mike is a website expert and is fully versed in all of today’s modern web techniques. He is a Google AdWords certified individual and continues to educate himself through courses and seminars. You’re in good hands with Mike!
You will often see Mike in the pool with Kim, Breanna and William. He loves the Toronto Maple Leafs when they are winning and believes they would win a Stanley Cup if he were the GM. Braveheart, Rounders, and Anchorman are the top 3 movies of all time.
Vice President, Digital Marketing
Mike Wigmore Vice President, Sales
Marketing & technology enthusiast, Mike spends his days solving problems. His experience ranges from marketing at store level to driving traffic online. Mike has a full RSS feed to stay on top of marketing trends and loves furthering his education through continuing studies (Web Analytics at UBC, Google & Bing Certifications) and conferences.
Creating overly complex tech projects, Movies (The more SciFi the better), Music (No country)
V.P., Sales Gibson Printing
Daniel Wigmore Vice President, Sales Gibson Printing
Dan’s extensive background in every aspect of print management ensures that his clients get the “full deal”. He is a huge advocate of technology and utilizes his knowledge of print, online marketing and multimedia to encourage clients to take an innovative “ look outside the box”. Dan has focused on the financial, technology and marine industries and in the latter years, he has built relationships with high tech companies in the LED lighting and biometrics fields. Dan’s marketing experience has been utilized to introduce leading edge products to an international market place. Dan’s commitment to the client and his focus on the “customer experience” is what he has become known for.
Dan is an avid photographer whose pictures have been used extensively in print and on various websites.
Production Manager / Business Development
Donald Vincent Production Manager / Business Development
Donald has over 28 years in the printing industry and has a strong work ethic. He began in the industry by sweeping the floors and through perseverance and self-determination he rose through the ranks of the company. The best way to learn is through the school of hard knocks. Along the way he found a great desire in ensuring customer satisfaction. Kind of like the saying happy wife happy life. He is the longest serving employee so he must be doing something right.
He has a great love for his family. When he is not spending time with them he enjoys sailing, bike riding, badminton, playing hockey (He’s a goalie… say no more) & music – His taste in music is very eclectic.
Warehouse & Distribution Manager
Drew Marsella Warehouse & Distribution Manager
Drew has over 15 years of experience and is well versed in all aspects of warehousing and fulfillment. His planning, organizational and problem solving skills allow him to execute a high volume of orders with efficiency and quality control. You and your material will always be handled with professionalism and care.
When Drew is not spending time with his family, you can find him on the course. He is also a life long Leaf fan who is still holding out hope for a Cup one day.
Mark Viol Photographer
Mark is our Photographer & Videographer, responsible for managing and developing the continued expansion of the Visual Arts Department at Ravenshoe. Mark brings a critical visual eye to every project and revels in taking on new and exciting assignments that challenge his creativity. Mark developed his passion for photography at an early age, borrowing the family camera, a Brownie Starflash, for a school trip to the Zoo. He recalls, “I was so excited I burned through the roll of film in the first 30 minutes.” Since then he’s shot with numerous cameras from the Polaroid Zip to medium and large format and now into the exciting world of high definition video. His expertise includes colour correction, image manipulation and retouching.
When not under the stars with a telescope or in the bowling alley with his mates, Mark can be found enjoying the outdoors with his family.
Jungeun Lee Graphic Designer
JungEun is a graphic designer with more than 10 years experience in the marketing and print industry. With artistic sensibility and technical skills, she is able to handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
She loves to listen to music, especially the guitar. She's been practicing the guitar for a year, but still isn't able to sing and play at the same time. Sometimes a lack of musicality makes her give up but always keeps on keeping on…dreaming to master fingerstyle someday.
Ryan Newport Web Director
Ryan is an extremely creative individual and plays a huge role in our web department by storyboarding, designing, and developing each of our websites. Ryan is a high energy individual who demonstrates a superior work ethic, excellent management skills, effective organization and the ability to multi task. With over 17 years of experience Ryan has been adapting to the "what’s new" of website design, so you can rest assured your website will be one of a kind.
Ryan loves spending the summers camping with his family, golfing and watching your Toronto Blue Jays. When he's not outdoors you can find him playing hide and seek with his kids, watching Sports, HBO or Survivorman.
Programmer / Analyst
Shailesh Karkera Programmer / Analyst
Shailesh is our lead programmer with 15+ years in the industry. Before joining Ravenshoe Shailesh managed projects in India & US, where his clients included, Komatsu Limited, Ohio State Courts and utility companies. He started programming in Java and later migrated into VB.net, C++, C# and PHP. He is currently responsible for our programming wing of Ravenshoe Group.
Photography is his newest hobby which matches well with his love for traveling. He enjoys spending time with family and daydreaming about upcoming travel adventures. Currently with 2 kids under 5, bigger travel plans have been shelved for a while.. i.e for couple of years.
Mike Bielek Art Director
Conceptual, multidisciplinary Art Director and Graphic Designer binding traditional art disciplines with innovative digital technologies. A broad expertise in marketing collateral allows Mike to continuously work with top tier clients including Pfizer, Home Depot, Konica Minolta & Wal-Mart, to name a few. Mike's keen strengths in corporate branding, print design, animation and video editing produces the best in compelling, informed design for Ravenshoe's clients and their global audiences.
Mike is usually busy finding new ways to exhaust his toddler's never ending supply of energy. Late night weekends are spent struggling to capture photons from distant galaxies in his light polluted backyard. Fishing, hunting and cross country skiing are always high on the list of things to do.
Beau Costoff Programmer
Beau Costoff is an out of-the-box thinker extraordinaire. With over 10 years experience in the digital design industry from careers in feature films to high end web design and development, he decided to carry over his Kung Fu to the programming world where he saw design in functionality as a means to become Shifu. Working in his Sublime dojo brings him all sorts of excitement as he creates everything from jQuery sliders to categorized RSS feeds to CMS and eCommerce sites. With a keen eye for detail, a high degree of technical know how, extremely strong work ethic and a love for all things visual, Beau Costoff becomes a 'Killer App' in himself.
Drawing, biking, Star Wars, technology, Leafs(unfortunately), things that function properly and of course, taking on the footclan.
Saba Sayyad Accountant
Saba is a CGA (Certified General Accountant of Ontario) with focus in Accounting, Auditing, Taxation and Strategic Financial Management. Saba has in depth technical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. She likes to take on new tasks and challenges with a disciplined approach, creative thinking, a hunger for knowledge and a positive attitude.
Saba loves nature and enjoys activities that bring her closer to nature such as gardening, painting landscape, hiking, mountain biking, and of course, Shopping! (shopping brings you closer to nature, doesn’t it?) She loves spending time with her family and maintaining order at home.
Gail Tham Packing Co-ordinator
Gail has proven her worth time and again. Her multi-tasking abilities and superior knowledge make her an effective trainer in the intricacies of pre-pack assembly and construction. Her "can do" attitude makes her an invaluable asset to the team in the warehouse.
Gail loves spending time with her family, and enjoys the outdoors. Fishing, camping and hiking are how she fills her summer weekends.
Justin Truax Web Designer
Justin is a motivated individual that stays on top of modern trends in design and media. He ensures that memorable affectability and user experience are met with each project that he works on. His thirst for learning new techniques in front-end development shall never be quenched.
Graphic novels and comic book movies. Also hiking, camping, kayaking, backpacking, and anything outdoors-related.
Megan Ng Copywriter
Megan is a marketing wordsmith with a journalism background, who has written her way through the Editing Room and into the SMB and corporate world. Her in depth, hands-on approach to research and writing has helped her execute successful marketing communications in various industries including finance, education, broadcasting, auto and construction. In addition to copywriting, Megan enjoys working on digital marketing campaigns, staying on top of the complex inner workings of Google with SEO and contributing to digital and print design and layout. When she’s not aspiring to write 10x content, you’ll find her immersed in an online webinar or scouring various newsfeeds for marketing and business trends.
Megan fights a constant battle of keeping an active lifestyle versus binge watching Netflix and eating instant noodles all day long. She can be often found wrestling with her boxer dog, Bosco and streaming the Food Network in the evenings. She plays soccer year-round and is an aspiring yogi, (decent) chef and green thumb.
Thanh Tran Materials Manager
Thanh is a good natured guy who brings plenty of experience in warehouse management to our firm. He’s right at home wheeling the fork truck within Ravenshoe’s canyonesque shelving units and moving stock to meet our busy shipping demands. He’s a team player and is always ready to help out in production when needed.
Thanh loves relaxing to his favourite music, particularly Vietnamese easy listening music which is kind of like Canadian country music. He’s a big sports fan too and loves the Leafs, watching a little boxing and the German soccer club.
Kelley Cooper Production Coordinator
Kelley is a highly motivated Production Coordinator who is skilled in MS Office (Word/Excel/Power Point) and has excellent communication and organization skills who works well under pressure. She welcomes challenges and new responsibilities and is always willing to learn new skills with a smile on her face.
You can find Kelley on the ball field 4 days a week, whether she is playing or coaching her daughter’s softball team. She likes to golf but doesn’t have time to play as much as she would like too. She likes to escape the cold winter days with a nice Caribbean Trip every year. Her favorite movies would include Steel Magnolias, Field of Dreams and Tin Cup.
Retail Production Coordinator
Sheri-Lyn Christensen Retail Production Coordinator
Sheri-Lyn is highly motivated Retail Production Coordinator with excellent communication, and organization skills and works well under pressure. Her keen eye for detail and her need to be constantly challenged landed her an expanded position as the ‘Display Inventory Tracking Guru’ at Ravenshoe Group. The smile and friendly demeanor remains intact and so does her willingness to take on new responsibilities.
You will likely find Sheri-Lyn playing sports, so trying to find her after work is not an easy task. She plays softball 4-6 days a week during the summer and indoor softball and volleyball during the winter as well as attending spin/yoga or other exercise classes to keep herself moving and active! Although she does not skate anymore, she loves to get out on the ice for fun. When she isn’t playing sports, she enjoys spending time with her friends/family. She also loves travelling and exploring the outdoors.
Bindery and Digital Production
Henry Pham Bindery and Digital Production
Henry does all the finishing on all things that have to do with printing. Whether it's cutting, padding, stitching, hole punching, printing and packaging, he always gets the job done.
Henry likes to play most sport activities, currently Volleyball, Basketball and Tennis. When it's not hot and it's snowing, he's all about snowboarding. He always wants to try something new.
Prepress & Digital Production
George McClean Prepress & Digital Production
George has been employed in the printing industry for over 20 years. He started with camera work, film stripping, proofing and platemaking and later computer and digital printing.
On the summer weekends, George can usually be found on the golf course working on his game or riding his mountain bike. Hockey and football are other keen interests. He also likes to travel to new places and experience different cultures. P.E.I. is one of his favourite destinations for the golf and the peace and quiet.
Director, Data Systems Management & Logistics
John Tucker Director, Data Systems Management & Logistics
John is actively involved in automation of receiving & shipping operations and has written some programs that help us keep track of all the product that we receive. John assists with maintaining our computer systems and servers. He is also our local help desk, helping to resolve issues in Microsoft Office applications, he is the local Excel guru. His documentation skills have been instrumental in writing and maintaining our Standard Operating Procedures, and ensuring that we are on track with Health Canada’s requirements for our operations.
John loves spending time with his kids and grandkids. He is an avid reader and enjoys time spent reading. His kids all know his favourite quote regarding books, “Books are our friends”. John also likes photography, but is having difficulty transferring his knowledge to the “new” digital format. “There are just too many options on this camera…”
Diane Hoang Warehouse Supervisor
Diane is a dynamic people person who manages our staff of part-time warehouse fulfillment workers with a strong and capable hand. She keeps track of multiple jobs and maintains our un-broken record of ON TIME deliveries. Her eye for detail is quite sharp and she keeps those of us who work with her on their toes.
Diane’s cultural background stimulates us with strange and exotic aromas coming from the staff kitchen. She always has a smile on her face and a very positive attitude. She likes to be busy.
Digital Marketing Strategist
Jovana Borojevic Digital Marketing Strategist
Jovana is an always growing and forever learning digital marketing strategist. She is an avid marketer and is passionate about the industry because there is no cap on growth – it is constantly evolving and changing. She uses a combination of creativity and analytics to provide ideas and strategies and always strives to push her limits and challenge herself. Jovana stays on top of industry trends by reading tons of articles on a daily basis, watching numerous webinars and exploring courses/ continuing education whenever she can.
When not at work, you can find Jovana lifting weights at the gym, exploring her interest for photography, meal prepping, or watching Netflix and eating pizza (it’s all about balance)!
Cherry Wu Graphic Designer
Art & Culture Enthusiast. Cherry is a print and digital graphic designer with a background in advertising, marketing and project management. Her main interests are in traditional letterpress printing, calligraphy, illustration and architectural design. She believes that her love for the arts and curiosities for nature is the compass that guides her designs, which also inspires her to approach ideas with a fresh and open mind.
In her spare time, you can find Cherry either exploring a conservation park with her camera; lounging in a library with a book in her face; doodling with her pens in her Leuchtturm or Midori; or flipped upside down in a sirsasana at a yoga studio. Namaste!
Hubert Daniell Web Designer
Hubert is a highly curious individual that is always eager to learn new things. With more than 7 years in the design field he has a background in print design and is a self-taught front-end designer. He is always keeping track of what’s new in web and learning about upcoming technologies.
Attending Fan Expo, watching sci-fi movies, reading graphic novels and comics, keeping an active lifestyle and getting away to the outdoors in the summer.
Merlin Perez Programmer
Merlin (unfortunately not the magician) is an enthusiastic Web Developer. She enjoys programming web application using C#, ASP.NET and PHP. Merlin is always learning new technologies and she likes new challenges.
Her hobbies are books and movies (any genre but specially Fantasy, Sci-Fi and suspense). Fan of Japanese amines (favourite Full Metal Alchemist). She loves dancing salsa and belly dance. Traveling the world is her dream. She likes camping, hiking, swimming, skating, pets and beaches.
Allyson Phenix Receptionist
With a degree in Sociology, Allyson loves learning about the world and is passionate about human rights. Allyson is our Receptionist and is always there to greet you with a warm smile and a willingness to help. She accepts challenges enthusiastically and enjoys learning new skills.
When Allyson is not at work you can find her making new creations in the kitchen, reading, doing yoga, or playing /listening to /seeing live music. She enjoys traveling to new countries but also loves to explore places here in Canada.