“I am pleased to write a letter of recommendation. On behalf of Mattagami-AKI GP, we would like to acknowledge Petersen Consulting for the outstanding work that has been delivered, ongoing and yet to come.

Ken has delivered successful negotiations, various training workshops and presentations, the drafting of various agreements, and providing professional advise among all aspects of our journey. Ken also has been provided excellent direction and mentorship for our newly established Economic Development Corporation, Mattagami AKI GP which was established in 2018. The capacity building and development of our board and staff has proved successful and we are very much looking forward to a prosperous future.

Petersen Consulting is highly equipped to tackle any challenge that is presented, and prepare those involved with the knowledge and know-how to continue the ongoing success. Mattagami-AKI GP highly recommends Petersen Consulting!”

Tim Harvey, President, Mattagami AKI GP

“Ken Petersen worked as part of our team negotiating the Impact Benefit Agreement with lamgold for the Cote Mine. His background in negotiating IBAs and business issues allowed us to secure a modern agreement with significant guaranteed contracts during construction and life of mine for Flying Post Development Limited Partnership, and long term revenue from the Cote Lake Mine for Flying Post First Nation.

I would strongly recommend him for IBA negotiations and business development for First Nations. ”

Chief Murray Ray – Flying Post First Nation

“I have known Ken for decades.  He has provided me exceptional advice on complex business issues including joint ventures, valuations, business planning and strategy for our companies throughout Northern Ontario.”

Steve Symes, President & CEO, Reliable Group, Timmins, ON

“Ken has negotiated several good agreements with mining companies in our traditional territory, including the ground breaking Collaboration Agreement with Goldcorp.  His team created the business plan and equity fund policies that allowed us to open our Tim Hortons in Sioux Lookout.  Over the years they have also helped us establish numerous joint ventures in the mining industry.  They have been a valuable part of our economic development team.”

Chief Clifford Bull, Lac Seul First Nation

“Ken and his team did an excellent job preparing my business plan for NorWa.  He navigated us through the funding agencies and we secured the financing and built Wawa’s first Wood Pellet Mill. Years later Ken and Randy helped us negotiate the sale of our business.”

Gerry Bugyra, President, NorWa Manufacturing & Distributing Company Limited, Wawa, ON

“Ken has worked with our community for more than 20 years.  He has been a huge asset.  He has helped us grow our economic development capacity, negotiate and implement our joint ventures, and negotiate Impact Benefit Agreements in our territory.”

Chief David Babin, Wahgoshig First Nation

“I have known Ken Petersen for well over 15 years and have worked with him on many boards over those years. Two of those boards were the Timmins Economic Development Corporation and the Timmins Chamber of Commerce. While Ken was on these two boards, he was chair of both over the years. I was always impressed with Ken’s knowledge of business, the business community he represented and his willingness to roll up his sleeves and get the job done.
I believe that work has positioned the City of Timmins for many great opportunities as we move forward.”

Tom Laughren, Mayor 2006 – 2014, The Corporation of the City of Timmins

“Ken started consulting for Amisk Kodim Corporation in May 2009 and worked as the Secretariat until the end of the construction of the Lower Mattagami Redevelopment Project in December 2015. He was a critical part of the business development team negotiating and implementing the Moose Cree First Nation set aside contracts.  He created the Competitive Set Aside model for tendering and contract award which was implemented on the project for the Moose Cree contracts with the consent of Ontario Power Generation. He was instrumental in securing and negotiating the Set Aside contracts and provided hands on assistance in implementing and negotiating contract disputes for Moose Cree businesses.”


Derek Chum, LL.B., President, Moose Cree Group of Companies