Mike Van Soelen

Managing Principal,

Toronto

As Managing Principal, Mike helps leading organizations reach and engage their most important audiences. Before joining Navigator, Mike founded and ran a successful boutique public affairs and communications firm with offices in Toronto and Ottawa that served leading organizations across Canada.

Address

121 King Street West
Standard Life Centre
Suite 1810, Toronto, ON
M5H 3T9

Contact
mvansoelen@navltd.com 416-642-5016 LinkedIn
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As Managing Principal, Mike helps leading organizations reach and engage their most important audiences.
Mike helps lead the Navigator team by providing clients with honest counsel on strategic and crisis communications, public affairs and research. His track record speaks to his unique understanding of how messages properly delivered can facilitate concrete, measurable outcomes.
Before joining Navigator, Mike founded and ran a successful boutique public affairs and communications firm with offices in Toronto and Ottawa that served leading organizations across Canada. Mike sold his firm to Navigator in 2015 and brought his unique insights and results-focused style to the Navigator team.
Prior to running his own company, Mike worked in communications and marketing, both in the private sector and political realm. He has served on countless political campaigns and his posts in government have included Chief of Staff to an Ontario Minister and Director of Communications in Ottawa. Mike also worked at one of the country’s largest public relations agencies as a senior communications consultant, supporting clients in the finance, health and government sectors.
Mike began his career in the grassroots of Canadian journalism at two regional daily newspapers. He also contributed to some of the country’s largest publications, such as The Globe and Mail, and won several awards for his writing.
Mike holds a Masters of Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He lives with his family in Toronto.

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