Recognizing that each project requires a unique combination of specialized knowledge and experience, Creating Value has built a strong network of consulting partners who possess complementary skill sets and areas of expertise. Characterizing all of Creating Value's consulting partners is a strong business acumen that complements a passion for social change and a deep respect for the individuals and organizations working in this space.
Creating Value's core team is comprised of the following individuals who are wholly invested in our clients' success on an ongoing basis - and also love working together!
Jill Andres, MBA
Jill is the founder of Creating Value. For the past 10 years, Jill has worked alongside inspiring leaders in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to amplify social impact though adaptive strategy, collective impact and systems change, service design, and social enterprise.
Jill also spends a couple of days each week as ‘Changemaker in Residence: Social Enterprise and Innovation’ with the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University. There, Jill is on the front-lines of systems change, working with a team to create a campus-wide culture of changemaking. She is also currently working with another Alberta post-secondary on the development of a social innovation certificate program that will be open to changemakers far and wide.
A lifelong volunteer, the current focus of Jill’s “extracurricular” energy is REAP Calgary, where she supports the Be Local movement as Chair of REAP’s board.
Bridget Warner, MBA
Bridget brings strong skills in strategy development, business planning and analytics, to the team at Creating Value. She has nearly 20 years of experience in operations and data management, project management and data analysis that spans the investment banking industry and not-for-profit sector. Bridget effectively operates at both strategic and tactical levels. She brings an objective view to organizations’ complex problems. She is passionate about increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of business functions and leveraging data and analytics in decision-making.
For the past 8 years, Bridget has consulted with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations across Canada. She holds an MBA degree with a specialization in Management Consulting and is an alumnus of Leadership Calgary. While Bridget was raised and spent most of her adult life in Calgary, she currently calls Vancouver home.
Blake Kanewischer, MBA, ITCP, PMP
Blake is an operations, technology, and project management professional, with experience in both the public and private sectors. In addition to consulting, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, develops curriculum, and conducts research at three post-secondary institutions, and is an active mentor with several organizations.
Alix Linaker, BBA (Hons)
Alix is a graduate of Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business and was part of the 2015-2016 Calgary cohort for Simon Fraser University's Community Economic Development Certificate program. In addition to consulting, Alix is a Social Innovation Animator with the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University and is Co-Chair of Calgary+Acumen. Traveling whenever possible, Alix spent a semester studying in Finland and a summer as a marketing intern with an NGO in Greece.