About Us

Think Forward is a full-service consulting company assisting entrepreneurs and artists in building and developing business strategy, raising capital, creating  and execute marketing plans, financial forecasting and modeling, and building teams and structures for growing enterprises.

Passionate about even small entrepreneurs Think Forward also represents artists and musicians, managing online presences, bookings, marketing, sales and other tasks.

I am Brian Sharwood, the Principal of Think Forward and here’s a bit about me:

I lead HomeStars, a Toronto based tech company in the online review space, from 5 people in 2007 to a team of 45 in 2014. This included building a sales team, developing strategy and marketing plans, building financial forecasts and while there completed three rounds of financing.

My diverse background also includes having built and sold a successful Toronto restaurant & catering company thus completing his first business exit by 28 years old. I holds an MBA from Babson College, worked in start-ups and venture capital in Boston and New York City, and spent 5 years an analyst and consultant for The SeaBoard Group, working with senior executives at companies such as Rogers, Bell, Telus, Avaya and other luminaries in telecommunication and technology.

I am also passionate about music and Toronto and co-write and edit a blog about my community at Ossington Village.

I can be reached on twitter at @bsharwood, and at brian(at)think-forward.ca