September 27, 2019


The Idea Suite is ranked as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.

Toronto, ON

The Idea Suite is pleased to announce that it has placed in the top half on The Globe and Mail’s inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. The Idea Suite’s three-year revenue growth of 185% earned it a spot in the top half of the list, coming in at #190.

The Idea Suite’s mission is to unlock the creative potential of people and businesses through innovation, a passion that Co-Presidents and Founders Shelli Baltman and Fiona Stevenson have shared since long before they first met in 2013. That meeting, however, sparked a realization that they could combine that shared passion with their individual skillsets and experience to create a company that could address a critical gap in the market. Armed with Shelli’s background in consulting and agency work (both with McKinsey and as Managing Director of an innovation agency in London, England) and Fiona’s client-side experience (more than a decade at Procter & Gamble both in Canada and in Europe), they set out to build an innovation agency that would bring a finely honed blend of business-mindedness and creative thinking to the challenges that big companies face every day – as well as become a magnet for top talent from both the agency and client-side worlds.

Now, alongside the rest of the expanding team at The Idea Suite, Shelli and Fiona work tirelessly with their clients to create truly impactful insight-led new products, brands, services and experiences that have the capacity to both transform growth and shift culture. They are also proud to be a female owned and operated company, and with the challenges and opportunities that status provides firmly in mind, are thrilled to partner with both Lean In and Forward Together to proactively support the development of other professional women across all industries.

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking program aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies made the ranking this year. The full list of 2019 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at

“We created the Canada’s Top Growing Companies program because we believe there is much Report on Business readers can learn from the successes of the country’s best entrepreneurs,” says Derek DeCloet, Editor of Report on Business and Executive Editor at The Globe and Mail. “We’re excited to be telling their stories.”

“The 400 companies on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking demonstrate ambition, innovation and tremendous business acumen,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their contributions to the economy help to make Canada a better place, and warrant commendation.”


For more information about The Idea Suite, and for all media inquiries, please contact, or call +1 (647) 350-4332. For all work-related inquiries, please contact shelli@theideasuite or fiona@theideasuite.