Director, Business Development @hugeinc. Former pro athlete and hustler @TeehanLax and @Rypple (acquired by Salesforce). Also building http://LeanEnterpriseToronto.com
My passion, which lies at the intersection of customer experience, emerging technology and business model generation, is to take a human centered approach to helping your organization innovate and grow. The ultimate outcome of every engagement is focused on customer acquisition and top line revenue growth.
How this happens is part magic, part empirical experience (IBM, Rypple (acquired by Salesforce.com), Teehan+Lax) and part industry-leading knowledge that is influenced by experts such as Clay Christensen, Alex Osterwalder and Steve Blank.
Corey brings his wealth of knowledge and past successes to the table. He was spot-on in analyzing my business situation and making thoughtful suggestions. I will definitely use Corey again and recommend him to all.
Corey has been an integral asset in building the most innovative and strategic Rock Parlor partnerships with Birthplace Inc, Orange Rhino and beatscene.ca to name a few, along with increasing business for us through his outstanding social strategic vision.
Corey possesses a great combination of business development savvy, market vision and ability to link strategy to outcomes, which makes him an indispensible member to any team. However, his most valuable contribution is in his capacity to execute and to drive results. This is what makes his experience and expertise truly unique and indispensable to a company looking to make a leap. I know this since he's helped us do just that and I can recommend him highly because of it.
Corey is the master of momentum. His ambition is fuelled by an admirable courage to carve his own path and an enviable confidence in his own ability to succeed. Beyond constantly seeking new ways to self-improve, Corey's ability to look beyond himself and offer value to others is what makes him special. To work with Corey is to have a best friend, business partner and life coach all in one.
Not only does he manage to kill his sales targets by leaps & bounds, he posseses the zeal of a becoming a innovative digital marketer and a new business development visionary.
Corey religiously devotes his time in working around the concept of Social Media. He taught me the importance of Social media in today's business model and the massive potential of this new upcoming giant with supreme passion and articulation - I wish him all the very best!!
Corey popped up in our Toastmasters' meeting with a shining face and a clear determination where he is heading. He brought us his professional hockey legends, his passions for the sports, and his digital business development insights. His eagerness to help others the best he can, his willingness to thrive our club, and his ambitions to bring positive impacts to our societies really increased my energy level. I am excited about getting to know Corey. I believe Corey will be a great asset to the LinkedIn communities.
I was lucky to meet Corey at a local networking group during 2009. Since then, Corey and I have engaged in a series of conversations and meetings to further our mutual benefit. In those meetings, Corey's enthusiasm, willingness to roll up his sleeves to get the job done, and overall encouragement are assets that cannot be measured but were always appreciated. As well, his creative thought process allows him to think of options where others do not.
Given an opportunity, I would recommend the opportunity to meet Corey and get to know him. It will be worth your time.
Corey is open-minded, assertive, thorough and continually adapting to economic trends and changes in technology. I would recommend him to anyone who wants the best.
I've worked with Corey for the past two years in dealing with our Sales organizations awards. He is a great business man, always putting the customer first. His insight into what a customer needs and when, is uncanny. His hard work and dedication to getting a job done correctly is what sets him apart.
Corey is a true sales professional. Once he sees his sales targets he plans out his quarter to not only meet those quotas but go way beyond them. This has not gone unnoticed by Management as Corey has won countless awards for his contributions in bringing revenue to IBM. I believe it is his great gift of establishing relationships and building rapport with prospective and existing customers on a daily basis that have made him a standout on our software sales team.
After knowing Corey for many years on a personal level, it is only in the last few years that we have developed a strong professional relationship. It is during this time that I have seen Corey's knack for success through open-minded, business oriented thought processes which have allowed him to build strong client-based relationships. I was fortunate enough to work with Corey during a highly successful Event where he demonstrated his commitment to our team and sponsors through constant communication and leadership. His marketing and business driven decisions allowed us to far exceed the attendance expectations of our project sponsor and event invitees. Moving forward I consider Corey a constant business partner who will continue to help drive my professional career.