I’m a marketer, technology expert, & entrepreneur who was named one of Marketing Magazine’s top 30 Under 30. I’m Managing Director at comms firm Eighty-Eight, & I was previously on the founding team at startup publication BetaKit. I’m also an advisor/investor in Pressed News & Willful, & a budding angel investor. My side hustle is founding bike wine tour company The County Wine Tours in Prince Edward County.
My speaking career has humble beginnings: teaching entrepreneurs about social media at the local library. That was over a decade ago, and now I’m lucky enough to be represented by Speakers’ Spotlight, and to speak to thousands of people every year about my passions: marketing, entrepreneurship, and technology. I've spoken at events for TD, Manulife Financial, Square, PwC, and others, and I also frequently host and emcee events and was once called the Michael Jordan of panel moderation (true story). If you’re looking for a speaker, host, moderator, or panelist for your event, I’d love to chat.
My current speaking topics include:
How to attract and retain millennial talent
Marketing to millennials
5 tech trends that are changing the digital landscape
10 keys to personal branding
The Blank Slate Effect: how the mindset of an entrepreneur can make you a better marketer
See more about my speaking capabilities on the Speakers’ Spotlight website.
I’m a regular contributor to publications about small business, marketing, and technology. I write a monthly column for the Financial Post, and have appeared in The New York Times, CNN, and Forbes. I also comment frequently in the press about the Canadian startup ecosystem, marketing trends, and personal branding. Here are some of my recent features:
How to create a long-term advisory board to see you from startup to success
Looking to chat about an upcoming story? Get in touch.
Eighty-Eight is a creative communications agency specializing in PR and branding for funded startups and technology firms. At Eighty-Eight I manage a team of 14 incredibly talented creatives, PR professionals, and marketers, and I believe we’ve built one of the best agency cultures in Canada. We’ve done creative campaigns for companies including TIFF, Lyft, Breather, Shopify Plus, PayPal, Telus, and Sony Pictures Television, and our work has been featured in Ad Age, AdWeek, Strategy Magazine, and Digiday.