After graduating from Ryerson’s School of Journalism, Neil enjoyed a successful media, marketing and communications career in Toronto. After nearly 20 years in the big city, Neil and his family returned to Peterborough, his hometown, where he Co-Founded the media company PTBOCanada.com in 2010 (it was acquired in 2021). In 2015, Neil identified a void in the market and teamed up with Studio-N’s Nora Mickee to co-found StudioPTBO (Studio-N + PTBOCanada = StudioPTBO.com), a full service digital agency built for the age of social media that now has clients across North America.
Starting PTBOCanada.com and leveraging that experience as an entrepreneur into launching the start-up StudioPTBO.com has been an extremely rewarding experience for Neil. “The energy, passion, talent, positivity and incredible customer service that StudioPTBO.com offers our clients is second-to-none,” he says. “We have a dream team here.”
Neil is a social media, marketing and brand expert who often speaks to those topics at events throughout the community and beyond. He is also Co-Host of the StudioPTBO marketing podcast, and is Co-Authoring a book, “What If You Could? The Mindset & Business Blueprint for Your Life of Purpose”, due out Spring 2021 with his agency partner Cody May.
When Neil isn’t strategizing how to build and scale his agency and work with more passionate and energetic entrepreneurs to help them build their businesses, you can find him somewhere on Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas in a canoe finding time for peace, reflection, perspective—and more idea generation!