About Us

Management of knowledge-based operations is different than for organizations rooted in the old industrial economy. Since 1999, Knowpreneur has been helping knowledge businesses function effectively in this new business space.

We believe that in a new economy in which information and knowledge is a primary asset advisors must combine cross-functional knowledge, creativity and big-picture thinking with targeted strategies designed specifically for this new style of business.

Who are we?

We're a group whose primary mission is to help. We don't provide canned "solutions" or templated processes. We work in the trenches, identifying problems and providing useful analysis and advice that can be implemented by the client. For the most part, we advise organizations active in:

  • Technology and digital services

  • Science and health

  • Clean technology

  • Resources

  • Advanced manufacturing

  • Professional services

  • Membership-based services


We are:
  Tony Wanless

A Certified Management Consultant, Tony Wanless is trained in the creative arts as well as marketing and communications, financial planning, entrepreneurial organization, and innovation. Tony is the Knowpreneur  lead, specializing in Strategic Planning, Creativity, Business Analysis and Marketing Communications. 

Tony is also the author of Game Plan, a monthly column on strategy carried in BC Business magazine. He also a frequent writer on entrepreneurial issues for the National Post.

Tony is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, the Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program at the Anderson School of Management, UCLA, and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants certification program.. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants,  the High Tech Communications Exchange, and the National Angel Organization.

Sativa Quinn

After doctoral studies in Anthropology in Vancouver, Sativa Quinn spent 10 years helping entrepreneurs, aboriginal groups, and other businesses in Alaska and the Northwestern United States gain access to government and other financing. An accomplished proposal writer and grant application developer, Sativa guides organizations regarding the development of materials such as business plans and government financing programs. 

Connie Siu

After 17 years with the communications company Telus Corp, Connie Siu, of CDC Synectics possesses a remarkable blend of experience in operational improvement, project management, marketing, finance, E-commerce and software development. She holds a certificate in E-Business Management, an MBA, and a Master and a Bachelor degree in Engineering. Her breadth of expertise and wide-ranging interests make Connie a force in the new world of consulting where disciplines often overlap and interconnect.

Virtual Associates

Knowpreneur maintains a network of specialists in various aspects of organizational operation that it can draw on when required. If we can't do it, we'll refer you to someone who can. 

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