Learn more about the Team

The staff of the Norfolk District Business Development Corporation is ready to help you with whatever business challenges you have.
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Kristine Carey
General Manager

Kristine brings her passion for helping small businesses grow to Venture Norfolk, supporting lending and consulting solutions that are focused on the needs of the business entrepreneur. She looks forward to getting to know the person behind the business to help them prosper in Norfolk County.

Sherry Nelson
Administrative Assistant

New to Venture Norfolk in June 2017, Sherry brings an administrative background with self-employment, finance and non-profit experience. Sherry is the front-line contact for clients and visitors with an informative and helpful approach to customer service and loan administration.

Bert Krikke
Business Consultant

Bert joins us with experience in both the private sector in retail personal banking and the non-profit world as a Director for Habitat for Humanity. He uses his diverse experience and passion to help go the extra mile with each and every client of Venture Norfolk.

Gordon Potts

Gord has been with Venture Norfolk since its inception in 1988. After a time of overlap with Kristine in the responsibilities of the General Manager, he will look to working on some personal and family projects in his retirement effective 12 April 2019.

Albert Madill
Loans Analyst

Albert has been with Venture Norfolk since 2006 after a career in the legal field. He now provides consultancy support to Venture Norfolk to deal with special loan accounts that need the added attention he provides.

Carolyn Wall
Business Consultant

With extensive experience in banking and commercial property management, Carolyn can provide a range of input into the financing needs of Norfolk small business owners, assisting them through the loan application process. Carolyn joined the staff in March 2013. PLEASE NOTE: CAROLYN IS ON LONG-TERM SICK LEAVE SINCE MARCH 2017. WE WISH SPEEDY RECOVERY AND RETURN TO WORK IN THE FUTURE.