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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

2005Present

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.  

20022005

Member of the Board of Directors and Consultant

ClearCube

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

20012003

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

19791982

Computer Science and Biology

Ottawa University

Double Science  curriculum courses in both English and French