Andrew B. Shaw
Founder & President
As company founder, Andrew B. Shaw is Google Advanced Search Marketing, Acquisio and StackAdapt Ad Platform Certified.
He has served as UN delegate for young entrepreneurs on behalf of Canada, and has participated in many start-ups in a wide array of industries since the earliest days of the Internet.
He leads the team across all business verticals, providing product positioning, ad campaign oversight & creative strategies, and detailed results analysis.
Andrew has developed an innovative and scientifically tested process to de-risk the efforts of online customer acquisition. His model for both forecasting and measurement leads to creation of client success, and is the foundation of our company offerings.
It is his deepest passion to deliver you more customers now, every day. View our work.
Marco Acchione, MBA, CSP
Operating Partner, Venture Capital
Marco is a strong executor. He specializes in driving revenue and profitability without forgetting the human aspect of business. As a network operating partner and VC fund raiser he has developed strong strategic partnerships resulting in enhanced profitability, and optimized stakeholder value.
As a business and ethical leader he is involved in many charitable catholic faith-based good works and community service initiatives. Marco is a skilled VC fundraiser with a manufacturing process-oriented business background.
He’s strong at team-building, leadership, and communication coupled with strategic acumen and insights into emerging opportunities and growth challenges of start-up companies.
Operating Partner, Talent & Entertainment
A bilingual social media phenom, Johanne is the Co-Founder and Publisher of the Mob’s Press and its family of arts, entertainment & ticketing websites. She is also proud to be a founding member of the Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comics (CASC).
Her flagship website & social media properties include mobtreal.com, mobtoronto.com, mob yorkcity.com, thehollywooddigest.com, themobspress.com and puffinstyle.com.
Johanne is a natural leader and networking maven. She is the primary party responsible for our growth in the arts, culture and comedy markets and is the head of our Talent & Entertainment group.
John Hyland, BBA
Consulting Partner, Business Development, USA
Canadian born but based in L.A. John has founded multiple companies in the USA and has built a digital footprint in the millions within his various businesses. Most notably John is Co-founder and CEO of event and production company IMMABEAST Productions, a content and ticketing platform TBSN (The BEAST Network), plus a lifestyle and fitness apparel brand IMMA Clothing.
John is a principle of the USA marketing and branding consultancy 1DS.
He’s experienced as a entrepreneur and corporate founder with an accomplished history of working in marketing, media, event, and e-commerce. Skilled in Start-ups, Leadership, Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Business Development. John is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused on Finance & Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida.
Consulting Partner, Business Development, Canada
Chase is a valued business developer and key city partner with our subsidiary company The Mobs Press, working in our Talent & Entertainment group.
Chase has an array of professional experience in music and live event corporate sponsorship sales, project management, operations and marketing.
Chase has s strategic interest focusing his talents “Helping Artists Be Artists” with a pedigree from American Express loyalty client management. Chase is charged with responsibility for building our network of city partners, clients, talented artists, events, and bookings driving sales and new strategic opportunities.
Consulting Partner, Audio & Podcast Production
Sherley Joseph is a Technical Support Professional by trade and one of the co-hosts of the ChoNilla Podcast. Sherley is also the co-host and producer of The Kakle.
Founder and Host of the digital Facebook community/podcast for Black Canadian Content Creators. Using her ability to research and implement solutions for clients, providing spaces for people to connect, and adoration to the art of broadcasting has provided her with an outlet to create a connection for people.
She uses different hubs in the digital realm to help others expand their brand and share their stories. With 15+ years in the tech industry through support, digital media strategies and creating an award-winning podcast, along with Radio Broadcasting training from Humber College.
Think of an idea. Come up with a prototype. Win business awards. Reinvest in the product. Lather, rinse, repeat. That was the path to success for Nick May, an Ottawa entrepreneur who turned his high school idea of a shaving gel in bar form into a patented product that’s taken the personal hygiene world by storm.
Nick is a participating consultant who leads our consumer products group providing insights, strategy and advice for clients developing direct-to-consumer online offerings. Experienced in first-hand online mass marketing as a product developer, & entrepreneur Nick has accumulated expert knowledge at harnessing multiple distribution networks for shipping & fulfillment of consumer products both in Canada and the United States.
Originally trained as a cameraman in the International Cinematographer’s Guild, Kunle Bristow has directed, produced and shot more than 1,000 hours of content airing on MTV, Bell Media/CTV, Rogers Media and more.
As the founder of kb | KUNLE, a concept driven film & television consultancy, he is a sought-after expert and guest commentator, speaker and futurist thought leader.
Neil is an agency creative director with over 20 years experience in print, DM, digital, web and broadcast space. Neil is our ‘go-to’ source for all things art related, and directs client visual communications and brand standard compliance.
Neil has been instrumental in creating on-brand display advertising, direct marketing and collateral materials for leading global employers such as Burger King, Oracle, Delrina, Eli Lilly, Kraft General Foods, SGS Canada, Shaw Cable and Winners.
Ryo Muto is a legend in the business of branding consumer products. Budweiser, the King of Beers for example. Yep. That was one of his. As founder of Brand Leadership Marketing we are proud to have Ryo as our Senior Branding Consultant.
Ryo’s career work spans the globe including Japan, USA and Canada as a Creative Director, Executive Art Director and Sr.V.P. Creative Director of DMB&B in Toronto for over 15 years. Ryo has been the winner of over 100 national and international awards.
Karen (‘The Wabbit’) Wu is an extremely talented artist and creative director. She excels at creating deeply detailed brand executions and evolutions. She’s been a team member since early 2014 working on key client projects, including many award winning projects.
Previously with Publicis as Senior Art Director for 8 years, Karen worked at Ogilvy & Mather in Toronto. Prior to those years in between, she also worked as Associate Creative Director/Senior Art Director in Asia region, Wunderman Dentsu, Y & R (Hong Kong), Ogilvy & Mather (Hong Kong), Euro RSCG (HAVAS) (Hong Kong) and Saatchi & Saatchi (China).