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.
Contact us today to learn more.

Gordon Potts
General Manager

Gord has been with Venture Norfolk since its inception in 1988. With a background in agriculture and international development, he provides assistance to small businesses in areas of financing and consulting, especially in the agricultural sector, while overseeing the general operations of the Corporation.

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.

Dave Harnett
Business Consultant

Dave comes to Venture Norfolk with 11 years experience in  Small Business and Agricultural Banking. He has also owned and operated three successful businesses in his career and understands the process. He knows the challenges and the road maps required to take a business from idea to inception to results. Dave will listen and work with you to make your ideas a reality.

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.