Hands-on experience plus planning smarts plus just the right amount of empathy makes the perfect mix.

The St. Clements Group was founded in a basement bedroom in 1992. One day there were four of us stuffed in that little room and we realized the days of cheap rent were over. Since then, we have partnered with some truly amazing people to help organizations across Canada and overseas to develop innovative and cost-effective economic development strategies using local resources and local decision making. Together, the associates have worked with organizations ranging in size from garage start-ups to organizations with tens of thousands of employees.

LooGlen Loo is the firm’s managing principal and leads the team of associates. He has over 35 years experience in community building with extensive hands-on expertise in economic development, marketing and branding management, entrepreneurship, and cultural planning as an organizational executive and as an adviser. He has developed business and operating strategies for several hundred local and national organizations and growth programs for many products, services, and ideas. Glen is formerly the national vice president of marketing and networking at National Trust for Canada, the designer of the economic development components of the Main Street Canada revitalization program, a former CEO of the ELMS Learning Centers Ltd. (China/Canada), a partner in Adrenaline Productions Ltd., and a senior consultant with Ernst & Young’s culture and economic development practice. He managed profit centers at Heritage Canada and the University of British Columbia and the communications groups of Ombudsman Ontario and the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.

Glen is past chair of the board of advisers of Steel Monkeys International (Canada/UK/Belarus), a past director of Open Arms to International Adoption, past trustee of the Toronto Historical Board, past chair of the Red Cross’ blood collection committee, and past member of the Circle of Advisers to the President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. He has BComm and MBA degrees from the University of British Columbia.

For more information about our services, please contact Glen at gloo@stclementsgroup.com.