Laurentian Small Business Guide: Consultants

Businesses are listed alphabetically. 

Consultants

Website:  www.acadiabenefits.com

Laurentian:  Vicki Ferentz '86

Description:  Acadia Benefits is a locally-owned Maine firm specializing in employee benefits. Started in 1990, we’ve provided brokerage and consulting services to our customers throughout Northern New England for the last 30 years.

Website:  https://www.aedigitalvt.com/

Laurentian:  Alex Epstein '12

Description:  AE Digital’s focus on digital marketing, business development, and brand strategy helps our clients uncover new opportunities and discover value in fast-growing market segments. We work with brands across many industries, including specialty food and beverage, beer and cannabis, health and wellness, sustainability, outdoor recreation, and more.

Website:  www.byerplanning.com

Laurentian:  Laura Byer '11

Description: Byer planning is an urban and regional planning firm dedicated to improving quality of life in communities through increased access to destinations for people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life. 

Website:  www.chittendengroup.com

Laurentian:  Sam Barber '03 and Ted Barber '10

Description:  Independent family owned insurance agency offering commercial insurance, personal insurance, financial services, and employee benefits.

Website:  www.compass.com/agents/nancy-murray-mcfadden

Laurentian:  Nancy Murray McFadden '86

Description:  Residential home sales in Colorado.

Website:  www.csimplicity.com

Laurentian:  Marilyn Cruickshank P'22

Description:  Creative Simplicity Organizing & Productivity works with individuals, families & businesses to help them declutter, downsize, and organize space & possessions. Gift certificates for in-person as well as virtual sessions are available to purchase for yourself, your friends & family.

Website:  www.croyle-consulting.com

Laurentian:  Linda Croyle '83

Description:  Linda Croyle is a consultant, public speaker, and trainer with over 30 years of professional experience in values-based organizational management and development. She specializes in the topics of transformational communication, change management, team development, diversity/inclusion/implicit bias, employee recruitment/hiring/training/evaluation, and workplace wellness.

Website:  www.croylefinancial.com

Laurentian:  Marty Croyle '76, 'P10,12

Description:  Help businesses make more money and improve cash flow by teaching owners how to read and utilize internal financials to improve profitability.

Website:  www.dec-network.com

Laurentian:  Deborah Davis '79

Description:  The DEC Network is a consulting company which specializes in finding the right fit for individuals at any age seeking education or career guidance. The approach is highly professional, positive and team-oriented.

Website:  www.doyledawes.com/

Laurentians:  Biz Doyle '92 & Jennifer Dawes '96

Description:  DoyleDawes is committed to offering our clients exceptional service. Together we bring over 20 years of real estate experience, giving us great market knowledge and industry relationships. Dedicated to a high level of professionalism, we bring diligence and integrity and to every transaction. We have built our business on referrals from clients who appreciate our loyalty and dedication. Our team approach meets our clients’ individual goals, providing a comprehensive service from strategizing to execution.

Website:  dferris@zebratechllc.com

Laurentian:  Douglas Ferris '81

Description:  Small civil and environmental consulting engineering firm focusing on water, sewer, geotechnical, waterfront shoreline stabilization and pollution cleanups. If it's wet, dirty, or stinks, we can help.

Website:  www.evergreentaxservices.com/

Laurentian:  Cornelius O'Sullivan '74

Description:  We prepare and e-file tax returns. Authorized IRS agent.

Website:  www.fairfaxmortgage.com

Laurentian:  Michael LaComb '80

Description:  Independent Mortgage Brokerage since 1989 with access to over 30 competitive lenders for residential and commercial mortgages in VA, MD, DC, FL, DE, and WV.

Website:  www.gmlawvt.com

Laurentian:  Lisa Gale Peery '89

Description:  Lisa Gale Peery is the owner and practicing attorney of a firm to assist with all real estate, estate planning, probate and business law needs. Representing residential and commercial real estate in the northern Vermont area. Whether purchasing, selling, refinancing or requiring title services, closing services or real estate advice, we provide excellent and knowledgeable service to our clients.

Website:  www.gateswealthgroup.com

Laurentian:  Robert Gates '19

Description: An independently fee-only wealth management firm providing investment management services, personal/business financial planning and business consulting for entrepreneurs. 

Website:  www.geeglobal.com

Laurentian:  Chun Gee '99

Description:  GEE Global Pte. Ltd., a multidisciplinary consultancy headquartered in Singapore, is renowned for developing thoughtful strategic, financial, visual, interior, digital and operational strategies for iconic lifestyle brands, from F+B, health & wellness, hospitality, retail ventures, corporates and nonprofits, in Asia Pacific and throughout the world.

Website:  https://www.bhcollegeconsulting.com/

Laurentian:  William Herzog M'81

Description:  A college advisor with 40 years experience, I have worked in NYS schools and most recently at Greenwich HS. Over 90% of my sessions are in person at client’s homes.

Email:  ingpund@gmail.com

Laurentian:  Ingrid Punderson Jackson P'26

Description: A Leadership and coaching transformation. If you are in transition and seeking to develop your capacity for learning and leading in a way that feels deeply connected and powerful to you and your organization - please reach out!

Website:  www.johnbrownlimited.com

Laurentian:  Craig Smith '74

Description:  John Brown Limited is dedicated to serving non-profit organizations and the donors and volunteers who support them. We provide capital and endowment campaign counsel, assessment and strategies for building a sustainable development and major/planned gifts program, marketing advice, on- and off-site board, staff, and donor education. We offer a unique and highly-interactive training program -- High Probability Fundraising -- that integrates major and planned gift skill sets, creating dynamic teams of major gift fundraisers.

Website:  www.jwallenco.com

Laurentian:  Robert Lawrence '88

Description:  Personal insurance agency of 15 brokers serving homeowners in 40 states; predominantly in NY, CT and NJ. Representing premier companies such as AIG, Berkley, Chubb and PURE and mass-market and specialty markets as appropriate.

Website:  www.kcmayer.com 

Laurentian:  Kathryn Mayer '82

Description:  KATHRYN MAYER founded and leads a strategic leadership firm with a special focus on women in competitive businesses. She delivers her signature programs throughout the world.

Website:  www.keithemortgageguy.com

Laurentian:  Kei Kullberg '17

Description:  I am a Mortgage Broker that provides a boutique experience for our clients.

Website:  www.lightthelampdigital.com

Laurentian:  Nikki Bongaerts Magrath '11

Description: Light the Lamp Digital fills a need in the digital advertising world. We specialize in growing small businesses through targeted advertising on all social media platforms and streaming providers at an affordable, monthly rate with no long-term contracts.

Website:  www.nimahunter.com

Laurentian:  Don Carli '74

Description:  Nima Hunter Inc. provides a comprehensive array of primary and secondary qualitative and quantitative research services to support branding, positioning, strategy, competitive intelligence, marketing and sales.

Website:  http://preservationstudios.com/

Laurentian:  Derek King '12

Description:  Historic Preservation consulting firm that specializes in assisting building owners in applying for historic tax credits, listing properties on the National Register, and navigating local, state, and National preservation laws and programs.

Website:  www.sjdins.com

Laurentian:  Michael LaComb '80

Description:  Independent Insurance Agency handling personal and commercial lines with a special emphasis on small business 401k plans and employee benefit plans. Licensed in VA, MD, DC, NY, FL, AZ, IN, TX, WV, NJ, PA, OH, MI, CT, NM, DE, CA, MS, KY, CO.

Website:  www.synergistictechassociates.com

Laurentian:  John MacKay '76

Description:  Consulting for cannabis industry.

Website:  www.utopaya.com

Laurentian:  Brian Abernethy '12

Description: Utopaya provides consulting services to software platforms who seek to monetize payment and card volume. We also specialize in helping small businesses reduce their merchant service fees.

Website:  www.woodbridgeworldwide.com

Laurentian:  Justin Kane '98

Description: A private company founded in 2012, Woodbridge World Wide is a Tactical Partner that delivers Executive Recruitment that matches your corporate strategy for Martec, Cloud Based Solution providers, Digital media, and retail clients. We work with key decision makers and help them confirm the direction of their vision, product and company and what they need to do to get to the “next level” in revenue. We help to make their vision a reality and hire the right people!