Founder & President
With a background in online investor relations, company founder and public speaker Andrew Shaw 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.
Mr. Vengroff has a broad base of expertise in enterprise business management, with a long career managing information systems for large not-for-profit membership organizations. Formerly the President & CEO of Fifty-Plus.Net (now ZoomerMedia Ltd.) and formerly General Manager of CARP, Eric leads our Network Operations Center (NOC) group, directly focused on the enterprise scale-up efforts of the company as we expand into new markets. With a deep history in advocacy for the ageing; Mr. Vengroff serves as a distinguished member of several boards of directors and brings senior business management, leadership and expert financial guidance to the organization.
Stephen Adams, BA Hon.
Chief Financial Officer
A seasoned executive with 40 years of multi-industry, international experience in a wide variety of roles including corporate strategy, innovation and change, accounting, tax and financing, structure, planning, M&A, and operations management. After graduating from University of Toronto, he became an accountant and co-founded a practice that was ultimately sold to one of the big four accounting firms. He then spent a decade in various management and senior finance roles with multinational private and public companies, including Olympia & York, Cott Corporation and the Watt Group (now Watt International). Adams has papered over $400 million of financing with some of the world’s largest technology and banking groups including IBM, Lucent/Alcatel, Credit Suisse, Pacific Century and BMO.
John Hyland, BBA
Consulting Partner, United States of America
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 also a principle of the USA marketing and branding consultancy 1DS. Leveraging his experience with brand development and innovative marketing for 21T John has a unique perspective on the different marketing, branding, and advertising pillars that are essential to break through the overwhelming noise of the new digital marketing landscape, especially in terms of applying brand influencer and social media tribe marketing.
Talent & Entertainment Group
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 a founding member of the Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comics. Her flagship properties include mobtreal.com, hollywooddigest.com, themobspress.com and puffinstyle.com, and she leads our culture-based Talent & Entertainment group.
Consumer Products Group
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).