Head of Omnichanel
Frank and Oak
Scott Adel currently serves as Head of Omnichanel for the Canadian lifestyle brand Frank & Oak. He is a seasoned retail sales and operations professional whose main responsibilities include leading their omnichannel efforts, store operations and growth strategies, and developing and overseeing the execution of the in-store customer experience. Scott is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in good standing who has built an extensive 17 year retail career integrating technology and business processes in unique ways to drive engagement and business growth.
Digital Performance Media Manager
Katherine Andrikopoulos is a Toronto-based digital performance media manager at Cossette with over 6 years of media experience. Katherine helps packaged goods, retail and education clients achieve a wide variety of marketing goals efficiently. Six years ago, she co-founded Memory Ball, an annual event that raises awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. In the last five years alone, Katherine and her team have raised $310,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. More importantly, Katherine has helped spark the conversation around Alzheimer’s among her peers. On top of that, she runs Filling the Gap, an annual women's event meant to give women tangible skills to combat workplace challenges. Filling the Gap’s goal is to help women in and out of the workplace by bringing awareness to domestic violence, through supporting the Barbra Schlifer Clinic. She also teaches digital marketing at Red Academy and mentors young entrepreneurs at Ryerson’s start-up launcher. She has spoken at the Spark Sessions influencer conference, the Bing Retail Summit and Young Women in Business Toronto. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys exploring Toronto’s food scene.
Partner and Chief Strategy Officer
Jeff Goldenberg is a Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Abacus, a Facebook ad agency focused on performance marketing. Prior to launching Abacus, Jeff was the Head of Growth at Borrowell, a leading Canadian online marketplace lender. During his time there, he helped Borrowell achieve rapid month-over-month growth in their loan origination business, and was instrumental in helping launch their Free Credit Score program, the first of its kind in Canada, which resulted in over 100,000 Canadians getting their credit score for free. His tenure culminated in a partnership between Borrowell and CIBC, also the first of its kind in the world. Jeff has been leading B2C startups for the past 15 years. He is the co-author of The Growth Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy - 100 Proven growth hacks for the digital marketer. He is a sought after expert and keynote speaker in the areas of Facebook marketing, growth hacking and digital marketing for innovative, high-growth companies. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MaRS Discovery District as well as a mentor at the TechStars/Startup Next accelerator and 500 Startups Disto Dojo.
Jen Lee Koss
Co-founder & Builder
Jen Lee Koss is Co-founder and Builder of BRIKA. Jen is a Juilliard-trained cellist, a mother of three, and a graduate of Harvard University, Oxford University, and Harvard Business School. She spent over a decade working in management, consulting, investment banking, and private equity before Co-Founding BRIKA with her partner Kena Paranjape
Senior Director, Marketing Communications
Senior Director, Marketing Communications Walmart Canada Heather Loosemore leads Walmart Canada's creative,content, media investment, social and PR strategy as the Sr. Director of Marketing Communications. With over a decade of client, agency and network experience Loosemore has contributed to iconic brand identities such as Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic, RIM, HGTV, Food Network, Microsoft and Rogers.
Head of Marketing
Marlon explores the intersection of art and science that is the hallmark of great, humane marketing. He is currently the head of marketing at Demac Media, the team behind 80+ eCommerce sites like Mackage, Umbra and Bench. Before that, he led marketing at Polar, 500px and Tulip Retail. Marlon is an alumnus of the University of Waterloo, where he studied math. He invests in and advises early-stage startups that pulls the future a little closer to our reality.
Vice President, Marketing
Richard Wong is the VP Marketing at #paid, the world's leading influencer marketing platform for authentic brand collaborations. He is a seasoned, classically trained marketer who came from the world of CPG marketing and moved into the tech world, including launching and growing Google’s source for insights, trends, and research in digital marketing, Think with Google. He also teaches the digital marketing classes at Canadian tech schools, RED Academy and Brainstation.
Vice President, Business Development
Fatima Zaidi has had over eight years of experience in Business Development, Marketing, Sales, and strategy. Her expertise in sales effectiveness, and partnerships led her to the role as VP of Business Development for 88 Creative, a Toronto-based creative communications agency. Prior to 88 Creative she was Head of Business Development at Rent frock Repeat and was responsible for the overall management of all strategic business development, marketing, and customer relationship activities nationwide. She also took ownership of the management of the sales and corporate strategy functions. Fatima is a fashion commentator for Global News and was named one of marketing magazines top 30 under 30 marketers and brand developers for 2016.