About Us

About Us

Today having a Social Purpose is the most important part of any business strategy.

Now more than ever, consumers demand it, employees value it and investors are seeking it. But most corporations, foundations, governments and private donors don’t have the time or human resources to effectively integrate it into their vision. Recognizing the need to maximize the social impact of resources we manage the connection between businesses and the world’s most vulnerable to ensure that investments are cost-effective and maximize impact.

Who We Are

CL17 is an award-winning team of business consultants with over 30 years of experience advising corporations, foundations, governments, confederations and private donors on Social Purpose. Our collaborative partnership model provides a return on investment for clients while guaranteeing, as a non-profit, that every dollar goes to vulnerable communities and children. In 2019 we officially launched the CL17 brand to enhance the effectiveness of the bespoke services we provide and align with the 17 UN SDG’s. CL17 delivers 365Legacy initiatives anywhere in the world with immediate and sustainable impact in-house.

Our Team

Innovate Team

Adam Burgess

After working as a sports coach in the UK, USA, and Kenya Adam completed an MBA in International Sports Management from Coventry University. In 8 years with Coaches Across Continents, Adam has managed the organization's global corporate and foundation partnerships for clients such as Bloomberg, ESPN, MJYL, Nike, and Rexona.

Chief Executive Strategist

Brian Suskiewicz

Brian holds a Masters's Degree in Education from Boston College. Following twelve years of coaching professionally at the university level in the USA, he joined CAC in 2010 guiding the organization to 30 global awards. Brian has extensive experience building cross-sectoral partnerships which create mutually beneficial value on all 6 continents.

Innovate Team

Kylla Sjoman

Kylla played professionally for SK Slavia Praha, Celtic L.F.C. and Sunderland. She has also represented the Canada women's national soccer team at senior international level. Kylla joined CL17 in 2019 after retiring from soccer. Kylla manages our partnership outreach, athlete management, marketing and Soccerex partnership.

Innovate Team

Lauren Soderberg

Lauren is a former Olympic Coach and High performance consultant who has worked across the sporting sector from grassroots and pathways development to elite performance and coaches development. She has a passionate interest in sport for development and is a keen advocate for women in sport and leadership.


Nick Gates

A graduate of Harvard University, Nick was a business executive in the Premier League for Middlesbrough FC in 2000. After 10 years of building CAC into the global leader in Purposeful Play, Nick founded Creating Legacies 17 in 2019. Nick has experience in Social Purpose consulting with decision-makers in the world of business, government, NGOs, and foundations.

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