About

Consolidated Learning began as a vision to create a learning app to give users roughly ten minutes of learning each day on the latest information available within the fields of Health, Science & Technology, Lifestyle (Food, Finances, Parentings, etc), and Business Development. We built a platform to allow us to easily consolidate and disseminate this learning material; and as we built it, it became clear that it could be used by virtually anyone to distribute any type of learning or communication.

Now incorporating a Learning Management System to support businesses with their onboarding and ongoing staff training, the RASA platform is available to any business wanting their own app for communication, marketing, and promotion to increase sales, staff and customer loyalty, and brand recognition. Contact us for more information.

Team

The executive team at Consolidated Learning consists of three founding members, who between them have over sixty years of experience with business development, IT/systems design and build, and publishing; and our dynamic new Director of Marketing, who brings her videography, social media and public speaking skills to the team.

Photo: Chrissy Murray Vanderkooy

Chrissy Murray Vanderkooy

Chrissy Murray Vanderkooy, co-CEO & COO

Chrissy has feet in both the IT and humanities worlds. She is completing an IT Innovation and Design Degree at Conestoga College (graduation 2018) and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Western University. She has five years of experience in a publishing/graphic design company, performing both business administrative duties alongside copy-writing and editing for the company's publications; and was Team Leader at Empire Life Insurance for two years. She has spent the last fifteen years as a freelance copy-writer and editor.

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Steve Sutherland

Steve Sutherland, co-CEO & CMO

Steve founded The Sutherland Group in 1995 and has spent twenty years mentoring entrepreneurs in the areas of business development and sales and marketing - providing seminars, workshops and online learning opportunities, and designing and supporting websites. He continued his mentoring role as a Business Advisor through the Guelph Business Enterprise Centre in 2015. Currently he is a part-time Professor at Conestoga College instructing students on IT Entrepreneurship, Advanced Microsoft Applications, Database Development, HTML, and CSS.

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David Lenton

David Lenton, CTO

David brings twenty years of systems development knowledge to Consolidated Learning and has single-handedly built the RASA platform to its current iteration. He has worked for clients within the UK public sector including the Cabinet Office, Department for Transport, and Department of Communities and Local Government; as well as a number of commercial clients and trade organizations. Prior to his work in IT he worked as a political researcher and as a Press Officer. He was educated at University College London and Oxford University.

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Mwenda Ball

Mwenda Ball, Director of Marketing

Mwenda has worked in a number of different workplace environments and excels in cross-cultural communication due to her extensive travel abroad. She has a diploma in Public Relations from Conestoga College, and experience in videography, social media and public speaking; and has also worked on creating and implementing employee procedures for a number of small to medium-sized businesses. She is the owner of Duma Designs, a communication and design business based in the Kitchener/Waterloo area which she started in 2017.