Testimonials - Rizolve Partners


Dean Davidson

CEO & Creative Director, Dean Davidson Design Inc.

Stephen Cummings from Rizolve Partners has been an invaluable asset to our company since April 2020. As we navigated the challenges brought about by the global shutdown, Stephen's expertise quickly proved to be instrumental in steering our company through those...

William Inwood

CEO, Canal Marine & Industrial Inc.

I have heard a lot of opinions over the years about what things are worth and why they are worth it. Much of it noise. Rizolve Partners have been able to give me a coherent explanation of value and the...

Bettina Hamelin

President and CEO, Ontario Genomics

This is to wholeheartedly endorse Donna for her outstanding and diligent work with organizations like Ontario Genomics with diverse stakeholders. Donna is at the same time visionary and able to translate big vision into concrete deliverables and timelines. She can...

Roger Thorpe

President, Thorpe Benefits

One of the key decisions I had to make in my business was whether I would commit the right resources towards goals and objectives.   It became clear to me that growth would not happen unless I could truly commit to...

Mike Couch

CEO & Managing Partner, Couch & Associates Inc.

I began working with Steve in 2014 when he provided strategic guidance for our firm that had significant financial impact. Since that time, he has been an invaluable business partner and confidant. Steve has played a critical role in transforming...

Ruthie Burd

Founder and President, The Lunch Lady Group Inc.

As a private lunch caterer, delivering pre-ordered meals to elementary school children, Covid 19 was devastating for the Lunch Lady Group Inc. Our business came to a standstill overnight, and even once children were back in the classroom, outside meal...

Vanessa Grant

Senior Partner, Norton Grant Rose Fulbright Canda LLP

Stephen Cummings, you and the folks at Rizolve are changing the game for entrepreneurs! An honour to work with you!

Deb Stark

Past Chair, Ontario Genomics

It’s my pleasure to provide a letter of recognition for Stephen’s contributions to the board of Ontario Genomics (OG). OG is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building an Ontario-based genomic ecosystem. I have served on the board for seven years,...

George Sandmann

Founder & CEO, Growth-Drive

Stephen is a superb business advisor who brings sophisticated expertise to bear helping clients grow and monetize the value of their privately held businesses. I recommend Stephen specifically for improving financial controls, strategic planning, and for leading strategic execution. Stephen...

Larry Prince

CEO, PrinceLeadership

Stephen is impressive! We are members of the same business advisory group #growth-drive. By running workshops for the organization, Stephen has demonstrated a high level of knowledge, skill, and experience in helping companies grow and prepare for sale. His team-focused...

Fred Lilley

Managing Partner, Business Lab LLC

Stephen is a rare and special individual who combines very deep business expertise, an uncanny ability to effectively communicate complex abstract ideas especially visually and is very generous with his time and talent to help others learn and grow. We...

Bryan Esarco

Partner, Porte Brown Accountants

I was in the same group with Stephen and have had many business advisory discussions. Stephen is very knowledgeable on the subject of business advisory and exit planning. He is definitely a leader and a valuable resource to all members...

John Warrillow

CEO, Value Builder

When it comes to value drivers, Stephen offers a unique perspective given the depth of his experience. I would highly recommend a conversation with Stephen for any business owner.

Michelene Maguire

Founder, Maguire Marketing Group

Stephen is a professional to the core. Every discussion you get into with him leads to major business insights. He naturally creates an environment where you feel comfortable to discuss true strategy. I have watched him impact CEO's first hand...

Sheila Murray-Tateishi

CFO, Bedford Capital

Stephen founded the CVCA CFO Taskforce, a nation-wide organization of Private Equity and Venture Capital CFOs in 2009. During his nearly 6 years as Chairman, Steve demonstrated exceptional leadership and organizational skills, finding ways to strengthen the professional knowledge of...