About Sutcliffe + Whalen


Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe has been an entrepreneur since he was a teenager. Over the past 25 years, he has launched several media properties including the Ottawa Business Journal and iRun magazine. He’s held leadership positions in large and small companies and is currently a shareholder in two prominent Ottawa businesses, Great River Media, which he founded in 2003, and Sportstats. Mark is a respected broadcaster and writer in the local and national media, has written four books and has served on the board of a dozen community organizations and enterprises.


Pat Whalen

Pat Whalen has been a senior level marketing and sales executive for more than 25 years.  He is the founder of Extension Marketing, a new breed of marketing agency that works with some of Ottawa’s most well-known brands. Previously, he was EVP and CMO for OSEG, where he laid the ground work for the successful return of professional football to Ottawa. As President and CEO of the Ottawa 67’s Hockey Club, Pat took the organization from last in attendance in Canadian junior hockey to first. He has served as a board member for a number of organizations throughout his career.

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