Objective


To use my global operational and digital expertise to be a productive, insightful, value adding member of a Company Board of Directors

Board History

Work History
2005 - Present

Executive in Residence &  Member of the Board of Directors

Stu Clark Entrepreneur Center, University of Manitoba

Guest Lecturer teaching entrepreneurship in both the undergraduate and MBA program.  As a board member Instrumental in the definition of the Stu Clark Entrepreneur Center strategic imperatives, goals and financial management.  

2002 - 2005

Member of the Board of Directors and Consultant

ClearCube

Worked with founders to commercialize initial product.   Nominated to the board by Founder/CEO

2001 - 2003

Advisor to Chairman of the Board

Fujitsu, JP

Advisor to the chairman of the board on product strategies, global roll-out plans for Fujitsu's first laptop and magneto optical storage products

Summary of Business Experience

Serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of creating commercially successful projects that pay dividends to all stakeholders. A member of the leadership team having built $2+ billion companies. Experience in both private and public companies with operational experience in: Canada, US, England, France and Japan.  

  • Epsilon: SVP Client Solution Center and Head of Global Marketing.   Hired to rebrand the company and transform Epsilon from a "data company" to a next generation global marketing services company that specializes in connecting brands to their customers. Efforts contributed over $132MM of new revenue in the first 12 months.
  • Acxiom Corporation: Digital Sales Leader and GM. Grew in leadership and P&L responsibility. Team sales leader of Relevance-X  the industry’s first personalized digital advertising platform.  Previous led digital sales in Retail/CPG vertical. Transformed Acxiom from a data company to multi-channel marketing solutions for CMOs. Clients included: Sam’s Club, Sephora, William Sonoma, Loews, CVS, Unilever, Sprint and hundreds more
  • Message Effect: Founder CEO. Architected the industry’s first Transactional Email platform. Executed growth strategy sold company to Acxiom, a $1.42B public company.
  • Novell, Inc.: VP Corporate Marketing. Doubled revenue every year for 8 consecutive years; Expanded operations in Europe and Japan. Successfully commercialized 25 new products and participated in over 30 M&A transactions.

Education

Education
1979 - 1982

Computer Science and Biology

Ottawa University

Double Science  curriculum courses in both English and French