About Our Team

Sales, marketing and inbound lead generation team

Based in Toronto, Venture Accelerator Partners provides a wide range of part-time sales and marketing services that will help drive your company's revenue and growth. Our team has experience in industries from technology to industrial, and from startups to large enterprises.

Steve Gruber, Co-Founder

Steve Gruber
Since founding VA Partners in 2006, Steve has assisted firms in generating millions of dollars revenue, driving millions of website pageviews and booking hundreds of meetings. More →

Mark Elliott, Co-Founder

Mark Elliott
Since 2006, Mark has helped clients drive millions of website pageviews, book hundreds of meetings, and secure millions of dollars in revenue. More →

Emma Truax, Marketing Manager

Emma Truax
Since joining VA Partners in the spring of 2014 Emma helps clients manage marketing content and implements social media strategies. More →

Connor Haslam, Marketing Manager

Connor Haslam
Joining the team as a Marketing Manager, Connor will be involved in developing the marketing initiatives and growing the social media accounts associated with VA Partners and their clients. More →

Janina Bernardo, Marketing Specialist

Janina Bernardo
Janina is a marketing specialist with expertise in brand activation and digital marketing. She is experienced in influencing and relationship-building through content marketing and social media engagement to create brand awareness, foster brand loyalty and increase profitability. More →

Heidi Fortes, Sales Rep

Heidi Fortes
Heidi is an experienced sales professional with a unique sales agnostic background. She has worked with IBM, FedEx, a growing tech firm, and most recently led all sales efforts on behalf of Square in Ontario. More →

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