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Thorington Corporation

Principal: Rick Norland



contact details:
  Thorington Corporation
109 Helena Street
Ontario    K1Y 3N2
tel: 613.759.4484
fax: 613.759.4483
mobile: .
email: rnorland@thorington.com


Key Services Offered:
Financing Advice, Business Strategy, Business Planning, Marketing Strategy.

Core Experience of Principal:
A passionate entrepreneur who intuitively envisions the possibilities, rigorously analyzes them and develops actionable plans, and follows that up with focused, persistent implementation ­ Foundation, Execution, Reward. I am a serial entrepreneur, having started 6 technology companies and worked for 9 other startups. I have intimate knowledge of the capital markets, having participated in over 50 financial transactions, from $10,000 to over $350 million. I have been a Board Member of 8 companies. I have also written numerous whitepapers and am a frequent speaker at the area universities and entrepreneur organizations on the areas of my expertise.

Key areas of experience include: Corporate Finance: Venture capital, angel investing, fund raising, investment capital, startup and expansion funding, mergers/acquisitions, buyouts, business broker, private equity, Initial Public Offerings, share issues, and debt placements. Shareholder Issues: Legal agreements, option plans, exit strategies, valuations, shareholder relations. Starting Companies: New company formation, growth from the founding or Seed Stage through to the Startup Stage, strengthens early business fundamentals, attracting investment, corporate strategy, business planning, human resource recruiting, hands-on management, and financing assistance. General Management: Business planning & strategy, financial management, cash flow planning, marketing strategy, building teams, Boards of Advisors and Directors, business partnership evaluations and structure. Public Sector: Governance, public policy, commercialization, technology transfer, research strategy and technology roadmapping, economic development, sustainable development, grants and funding.

I have accumulated a very broad base of experiences, learning that what is learned in one sector can often be applied in another ­ across industries, stages of company maturity, and even between the public and private sectors. I am able to apply these experiences equally broadly, driven by the achievement of results ­ nobody wants just "another report."


MBA (Dean's List).
Professional Engineer.
Chartered Business Valuator.
Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs - www.tie.org).
Accredited Associate, Institute for Independent Business (AInstIB).

Industry Sectors worked in:
Information and Communications Technologies: Internet, VoIP, wireless, information security, fiber optics, photonics, telecommunications, software, semiconductors, IT networks, nanotechnology. Life Sciences: Biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals, cGMP manufacturing, electronic health records. Clean Technology: Solar energy, anaerobic digestion, bioreactors, gasification, pyrolysis, renewable energy, agriculture technology, waste management, recycling. Broadcasting and Multimedia: Cable television, satellite, production. Franchising: Restaurants, senior home health care, professional sports. Other Industries: Airlines, airports, automotive, commercial real estate, retailing, power generation.

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