Entrepreneur. Founder of Buytopia.ca (#3 Profit HOT 50, 2013) E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. Investor and founder of SnapSaves.com and Cleverfox.com. Lots of people helped me, this is a way to give back. Below is a quick summary, reach out, and I'll help where I can with a no bullshit approach.
Co-founded and built Buytopia.ca, one of Canada’s leading E-Commerce companies without any external financing. Buytopia has saved its 2M customers over $100M within two years by providing deals on local services, products and travel. Ranked in the top 500 most visited websites in Canada
Pioneered and developed a unique marketing strategy, leveraging traditional media and digital assets to obtain the lowest cost of customer acquisition in the industry. Worked with all major media companies in Canada including TorStar, Quebecor, Post Media, Rogers, Google, Facebook.
Forged relationship with some of Canada’s largest media companies including the Globe and Mail, Cirque du Soleil, Staples, Sears, Netflix, Porter Airlines, Google, VIA Rail.
Led negotiations resulting in the consolidation of the Canadian daily deal industry. Buytopia acquired and integrated 7 competitors within two years. Managed a team of 50 full time employees and architected, developed and implemented proprietary technology to create an exceptionally smooth, simple, and effective shopping experience for consumers
Co-founder, investor and partner in two startups; Cleverfox.com and Snapsaves.com.
SnapSaves.com built a disruptive mobile couponing platform enabling CPG's to target consumers directly, bypassing retailers and collecting valuable data. Clients include Tier 1 CPGs such as Coca-Cola, Red Bull, Kraft and P&G.
CleverFox.com built an integrated cloud based scheduling and marketing platform for local and national merchants on a SAAS model. Cleverfox.com was featured on the reality show “Dragon’s Den”
Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013