“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears the beat of a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
- Henry David Thoreau
"I've had the pleasure of working with him in a variety of capacities and he is invariably high-intelligent and lightning-fast to understand complex concepts, drill to thoughtful questions, and find ways to communicate those clearly to others. He's also incredibly personable, thoughtful, and generous with his time and knowledge."
- Scott Crockatt, Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Business Council of Alberta
"He not only knows good story ideas, he digs to uncover them, then shares them with a recognizable and engaging style that make him one of Canada's most known and appreciated sources for news and insight (especially in the West). Working with Mario is rewarding. I respect him very much."
- Heather Kirk, Founder, Immedia Management Inc. and KITI.
"He brings his broad base of knowledge, comprehensive understanding of issues, and unique perspective to all the projects he works on. Mario is a skilled presenter, and superb writer and has the ability to make complex issues understandable to any audience. He is well respected with an impeccable reputation. He is also a great guy and well liked by colleagues and clients alike."
- Shael Gelfand, Vice President, Peak Communicators (Alberta) Ltd.
"As a key part of my role, I speak to many journalists across the continent. This includes Mario Toneguzzi during his time at the Calgary Herald as a senior business writer. Mario was always the consummate professional. Friendly without losing his objectivity. Inquisitive and fair, without pulling punches. He was efficient in the use of both his time and mine."
- Phil Soper, CEO, Royal LePage Canada
"During his long and distinguished career as a journalist at The Calgary Herald Mario proved to be a hard working and dedicated professional."
- Dan Gaynor, former Calgary Herald publisher and now Calgary business executive specializing in leadership training