Business Cost Reduction Consultants in Hamilton, Ontario

Neil Hostein
Guelph, ON
Voice: 519-341-9486
Fax: 519-756-8173
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Hamilton – 905-547-1380
Guelph – 519-341-9486
Brantford – 519-805-4456
Kitchener/Waterloo – 519-594-0062
Toronto – 416-479-0869

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The telecommunications industry is a dynamic marketplace. Technologies are constantly changing, which can easily lead to confusion. Let us do the work for you.
Schooley Mitchell audits your landline, long distance, toll-free, fax, Internet and wireless services to identify cost savings, increase efficiency and recover billing errors.
We negotiate directly with telecom companies on your behalf to ensure you are receiving the best services at the best possible price. Our risk-free recommendations, implementations and continued monitoring allow you to focus on what you do best – running your business.


No one wants to think about waste – it’s a dirty business. But the truth is, you might be overpaying for your waste disposal without even realizing it. There are plenty of things to consider: collection schedule, receptacle types and sizes and material management, to name just a few.
Let Schooley Mitchell help! Like the rest of our services – our waste expense analysis is completely risk free. And because we’re completely independent and objective, you can rest assured we’re working with your best interests in mind.


Most businesses aren’t sure whether they are paying too much for utilities, such as electricity, water, sewage and natural gas. We optimize your pricing structures and recover billing errors. The result? Your costs are reduced, with minimal time and effort on your part.


Small Package Shipping and Courier costs are steadily on the rise, and invoices for shipping services can be hundreds of pages long. The charges can be confusing and onerous to track. Schooley Mitchell can help. We provide practical solutions to reduce small package shipping and courier costs through billing error recovery, service guarantees, optimized pricing, and cost-effective shipping practices.
Plus, we’re completely independent of all small package shippers and couriers, so we’re only motivated to help you! Let us take those invoices off your desk so you can focus on what really matters – growing your business.


The cost of electronic logging devices to keep operations running smoothly can really add up. We are experts in ELD and fleet tracking, and we will examine your entire system to recommend the configuration that’s right for your business – satisfying both government regulations and your specific needs.


Whether you fuel your fleet from on-site tanks or off-site fueling stations, Schooley Mitchell can negotiate best-in-class pricing for gasoline, diesel, propane and more.

Merchant Services

Credit and debit card processing is often referred to as merchant services. Continuous calls from persistent salespeople are bothersome and time consuming. In such an oversaturated market, it’s hard to know who to trust.
Let us clear up the confusion. Schooley Mitchell has developed robust analysis tools that identify and eliminate many of the fees associated with accepting payment cards.
Our systematic auditing will reduce your electronic payment processing spend and improve services.
We analyze all of your merchant services systems including credit, debit, eCheck and ACH transactions. Oftentimes, savings can be implemented without having to change processors or switch equipment.


Few business owners have the time to monitor the constantly shifting eSignature prices and plans. Schooley Mitchell are the experts. We use our best-in-class analysis tools and databases to monitor the market on your behalf to make sure you’re never paying more than you should.

Cost Reduction Consultants
Greater Hamilton Area, Niagara Region & Wellington County
P.O. Box 24021 , Guelph, ON, N1E 6V7

With over 125 combined years with major telcos and vendors, we have the knowledge, experience, and industry contacts necessary to ensure you get the right solutions at the right price!

We can optimize your existing Telecom, Merchant Services, Shipping, Waste, ELD and eSignature expenses and negotiate on your behalf with your existing or new suppliers. We can also help you procure and implement new system requirements and strategies.

We specialize in businesses with multi-sites/offices, call centres, and organizations with mobile sales forces.  We are also attentive to the unique needs of smaller growing businesses.

Neil Hostein – Managing Partner
Guelph, ON
Voice: 519-341-9486
Fax: 519-756-8173

Neil is an experienced Account Manager and joined the Schooley Mitchell organization from TELUS Business Solutions. Neil has several years of various Sales and Sales Management positions including four years at AT&T Canada (now Allstream). Neil specializes in call centre configurations and implementations. Very performance oriented, he consistently sets and exceeds all targets.

Neil is a graduate of the University of Windsor, Ontario with a B.A. in Psychology and also has a minor in Business from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a Diploma in Marketing and Advertising from St. Clair College and numerous telecom certifications including the Certified Cisco Sales Expert (CCSE) designation.

Phil Mostert – Consultant
Hamilton, ON
Voice: 905-547-1380 ext. 272
Mobile: 905-667-4762
Fax: 866-827-9617

Phil Mostert has been involved in senior Telecom positions for over a decade at AT&T Canada, FibreWired Hamilton and Mountain Cable. His roles have included business development, marketing and product development. Phil has with worked with clients such as the City of Hamilton, Hamilton Health Sciences, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Stelco (now US Steel) and Dofasco. In addition to corporate clients, he has worked in a consulting capacity for service providers in the areas of Marketing and Product Development.

Phil has successfully launched data services such as Transparent LAN, MPLS, Internet, Managed Storage, Hosted Exchange, Data Centre as well as voice services such as Business Trunks, PRI replacement, Hosted PBX and Managed UC solutions. He has extensive experience working with all of the Canadian wireless carriers as well as with the ILECs and CLECs.

Phil has completed Sales and Marketing components of an Executive MBA program at Queens University. He also holds various certificates from Cisco and project management courses.

Scott Kinsinger – Consultant
Cambridge, ON
Voice: 519-594-0005

Scott is a senior Account Manager having over 25 years experience with various telecommunication companies in Southern Ontario including Bell Canada. Having worked in direct sales as well as sales and marketing management, Scott has an extensive track record of giving leadership to projects and assisting his clients with designing and implementing strategic, cost-effective voice and data solutions. Scott is a trusted advisor in the areas of Hosted and VoIP services and phone systems, Unified Communications, Mobility Solutions, Data Networks, and Contact Centres.

Scott attended the University of Waterloo where he was granted a Bachelor of Mathematics degree (BMath, Co-op), with a focus on Computer Science, and with an option in Business Administration. In addition he has many certifications from several voice/PBX manufacturers.

Dale Sinstead – Consultant
Guelph, ON
Voice: 905-334-1771

Dale has 25 years of experience managing IT Infrastructure and has held senior IT positions in the SMB market for over a decade. Dale has acquired a wealth of knowledge in telecommunications and networking, and his responsibilities have included vendor relations, telecommunication projects, and contract negotiations with several carriers and service providers.

Dale has achieved a number of technical certifications in networking, Unix, Linux, various hardware platforms and is knowledgeable in the management and configuration of multi-location VoIP phone systems.

Anne Hunt – Optimization Assistant & Sr Office Administrator
Guelph, ON
Voice: 519-805-4456 ext. 233


Anne joins us from London Life where she had the role of Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice-President of Individual Life Insurance. Prior to that she held several Administrative positions with Freedom 55 Financial, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, and telecom specific roles with Telnet and AT&T Canada. She is a quick starter and does not hesitate to get involved solving customer issues.

Lori Oldfield – Optimization Team Lead & Office Administrator
Hamilton, ON
Voice: 519-805-4456 ext. 243
Fax: 519-756-8173


Lori joins us from a Customer Service role with Union Gas Ltd. She also helps with the administration and bookkeeping of various community volunteer organizations and brings with her an extensive computer based education. She is a quick learner, has a drive for problem solving and enjoys providing clients with excellent customer service.

Leslie Austin – Optimization Specialist
Voice: 519-805-4456 ext. 248


Leslie comes to her position as an Optimization Specialist with 10 years of experience working for a local executive home builder.  At her previous employer, she held the position of office manager, boasting strong organizational and customer service skills.  Leslie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Guelph.  Here at Schooley Mitchell, she has proven herself a quick study and has taken on her duties full force.  Leslie’s attention to detail and dedication to the job are exemplary.

John Lake – Subcontractor
Guelph, ON


John is a senior telecom manager with over 26 years experience at Bell Canada, MetroNet Communications, AT&T Canada (now Allstream) and Schooley Mitchell. With varied ILEC and CLEC experience in many facets of the Telecom Industry including Sales, Marketing, Billing Systems, Personal Computers and Servers, LAN/WAN, Internet, Project Management and Technical Design and Implementation, John brings a well rounded ability to analyze a client’s situation and requirements.

John holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Guelph, a Biology degree from McMaster University and also holds Cisco Sales Certification. John participates in continuous professional development and holds certificates in Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s), Marketing, Personnel Management and others.

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