Our Team

The team behind the various publications produced by Marketplace Publishers.

Malcolm Dort – President

With over 25 years experience in outdoor and in-house media ventures, Malcolm Dort provides a wealth of wisdom in advertising and business. Some of his ventures included a Newspaper promotion company that operated across North America causing quite a stir by giving away cars to clients and consumers. From Bus Board advertising, Guest directories for hotels, the Marketplace Newsletters which covered the Ottawa area, ” and a magazine for the Nepean Chamber of Commerce, Malcolm’s keen understanding of advertising and the needs of business owners inspired him to create the new Marketplace News. From humble beginnings, his drive, determination and business acumen saw to extensive traveling and a number of businesses over the years in ten different countries.The Marketplace News is the result of all the travels and years of research into the Direct Mail industry.

 

Joan Dort – Office Administrator

Malcolm is joined by his wife Joan who heads the administration of the business after having spent 18 years as an aesthetician with her own business. Having been a business owner herself, Joan understands the importance of advertising and the significance of it’s impact in terms of budgeting.

 

 

 

Daphne Pierce and Tim Skinner – P.S. Design

Our creative team at P.S. Design is made up of the talented Daphne Pierce and Tim Skinner. Having worked with Malcolm for over 15 years, they bring a level of expertise and keen eye to the visual aspect of the newsletter. Their design work has been instrumental in creating the Marketplace News.

 

 

Sheryl Bennett Wilson – Writer

Rock and Roll DJ, television producer – Sheryl Bennett Wilson’s varied career in media in Ottawa has provided the backbone of her own writing company Words For Sale.ca. She has interviewed rock stars, sports stars, politicians and numerous everyday people with fascinating stories to tell. Her writing has included scripts for videos, press and media kits, and publicity for authors, as well as published articles on various topics. She enjoys writing about businesses in Ottawa, the owners and the entrepreneurial spirit that makes them unique.

 

 

Lynda Steele – Writer

Born in the Quebec Laurentians, Lynda has spent more than two decades living in rural Ottawa and working in the local broadcast industry. She graduated with a Journalism Honours degrees from Carleton University and started her career with a local weekly newspaper before getting into radio. She writes the occasional freelance article and has enjoyed meeting the people and writing about area businesses for the Marketplace Newsletter. She is married with three children and spends any spare time doing sports or volunteering.

 

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David Johnson – Writer

David Johnston combines current communications skills with three decades of experience in news, feature and marketing writing, editing and photography. A former managing editor of print news publications, with more than 25 years editing and writing experience, David has a career-long commitment to producing high quality work under tight time frames. Since relocating to Ottawa 10 years ago, David has contributed to the success of many writing projects for government, not-for-profit and commercial clients working with high profile clients such as St. John Ambulance, John Deere Corporation, and Dupuch Publications in the Bahamas. David also believes in “giving back” to his community and is a Commander in the Order of St. John, Priory of Canada. He is a Past Newsletter Editor—International Association of Business Communicators, National Capital Region and served as a Communications Committee Director for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Since his teens David has also been involved in making music or writing about it. As a part-time musician, he has worked in touring bands in a wide variety of genres and has recorded on numerous occasions with notable artists.

 

Siggy Rajzman – Director of Advertising

Siggy’s varied background includes extensive experience not only as a business owner himself but also in the field of local advertising for a collection of popular publications. As such he is a uniquely qualified member of the marketplace newsletter sales team. Understanding the needs of local business owners and the ins and outs of the advertising industry, allows Siggy to find and help companies in our communities get the exposure and business they need to thrive.

 

Jay Darrah – Advertising Sales Consultant

Jay has been in sales since 1982. His extensive sales career has included owning his own business and working at inside and outside sales selling a variety of products. He has been selling advertising in the Ottawa area for the last 11 years.

 

 

 

FullSizeRenderWendy Murray – Creative Director

Wendy joined Marketplace Publishers in 2010 as Creative Director.  She has over 30 years experience in the publishing field and has held various positions during her career both in the public and private sector.  Wendy oversees many of the operational functions associated with the production of Marketplace products.  In her spare time, Wendy applies her artistic talents to painting, quilting and thread art.  She is also an avid dog lover and is the Editor of Wheaten Whispers, a publication devoted to the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers breed of Eastern Ontario.

 

keithKeith Belinko – Business Consultant

Keith is a professional consultant who provides strategic advice to the management team at Marketplace Publishers.  He is also responsible for maintaining the online Business Directory and for identifying potential leads.  Keith has worked in the technology field for most of his career.  His primary area of specialization is intellectual property management, where he counsels clients on how best to protect and commercially exploit their technologies.  He has known Malcolm and Joan Dort for many years and has enjoyed his association with them, always willing to contribute to their business ventures.

 

michalwebMichael Krakowiak – Webmaster

Michael Krakowiak joined our team in September 2016 as our official webmaster. Michael is originally from Kielce, Poland. He is a 2005 York University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Information Systems. During his studies, Michael contributed actively to the most established Polish-Canadian newspaper, Gazeta. After his experience at this and other newspapers, Michael ventured out to establish an independent Polish language newspaper with two other colleagues. It was an invaluable learning experience and it has provided a solid foundation in publication and media skills. In 2006, Michael began work with a non-profit group, Citizens for Public Justice, as their Communications Specialist. He has considerable experience in web design, desktop publishing and technical support. He has a strong interest in on-line technologies, especially WordPress and Drupal content management systems, and is a passionate fan of soccer.

 

 

Business Opportunity
The Advertorial format of The Marketplace News is the fastest growing print concept in North America, with growing results and interest that demand expansion. Malcolm is looking for partners to roll out new editions of The Marketplace News across Ontario.