TO BECOME CANADA'S LEADING ONLINE SHOPPING DESTINATION.
The goal is enormous, but we believe the time is right based on the real needs of Canadian shoppers, retailers and manufacturers. A "dream team" needs more than just exceptional skills, relevant & category-leading experience and strong pedigree. A "dream team" needs a shared vision, and the desire to be the very best.
LIKE OUR SHOP.CA MEMBERS, THIS BOARD KNOWS A GOOD DEAL WHEN THEY SEE ONE.
Drew Green founder and ceo Drew is founder, ceo and chairman of SHOP.CA and is responsible for overall corporate strategy, sales, marketing and operations. Having spent his entire career connecting online audiences with retailers through digital media, marketing solutions, mobile marketing and marketplace platforms in the United States, Drew is now focused on his homeland, with a vision to significantly improve and ease the online buying experience for the millions of Canadian SHOP*per’s that buy online every week.Prior to founding SHOP.CA, Drew served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Vibes Media. In this role, Drew was responsible for defining, implementing and leading the execution of Vibes’ Sales, Business Development and Marketing strategy. With over 14 years of online marketing, eCommerce and sales leadership experience, Drew has a proven track record of results based management and high growth strategy development and execution. Prior to joining Vibes in 2009, Drew was a member of SHOP.COM’s executive team since 2005, where he led the sales, merchant operations and business development departments during his tenure, and was responsible for ramping product supply from under 1 million products to over 25 million unique product SKUs from thousands of leading retailers and manufacturers in the US. SHOP.COM’S Marketplace platforms provided demand generation and branding for thousands of retailers and product brands in both the US and the UK. Prior to SHOP.COM, Drew held sales and sales leadership roles with Flonetwork, (acquired by DoubleClick) and DoubleClick (acquired by Google).
Jeff Dossett svp, revenue Jeff Dossett serves as Senior Vice President, Content and Social Solutions for Demand Media. Reporting to Joanne Bradford, Demand Media's Chief Revenue Officer, Dossett leads teams responsible for developing innovative content distribution solutions and securing strategic partnerships with leading brands, content publishers and online distribution networks.
Prior to joining the executive team at Demand Media, Jeff was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of AdventureLink, Inc., an innovative search and e-commerce start-up backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Allegis Capital and The Mail Room Fund (with funding partners Venrock, Accel Partners and the William Morris Agency). Jeff joined AdventureLink from Yahoo!, where he was Senior Vice President, Audience Experiences for Yahoo North America. In this role Dossett was responsible for editorial, content and programming of all consumer "touch-points" including Yahoo!’s industry-leading media, communications and community products and services in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Dossett was Executive Producer and General Manager of Microsoft's MSN Media Network in the United States, providing overall leadership for audience, content and programming strategy and execution. Dossett was recently named to The Hollywood Reporter’ "Digital Power 2009: The Top 50" executives leading the charge in new-media content.
Dossett joined Microsoft in 1991 as Director of Sales and served in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles including General Manager of Microsoft’s Canadian subsidiary. In 1997, he transferred to Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington headquarters where he became General Manager of the Internet Customer Unit to lead business development efforts to establish technology and service relationships with global network operators. In 2000, Dossett joined MSN to provide strategy and business development leadership for Microsoft’s leading e-commerce services. He then served as CEO of MSN Carpoint® (now MSN Autos), DealerPoint® (CRM solution) and General Manager of MSN HomeAdvisor® (now MSN Real Estate & MSN Lifestyle).
In 2002, Dossett took two years away from his career at Microsoft to pursue his passion for adventure with a goal to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, known as the "Seven Summits". Reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 24, 2004, Dossett became the third Canadian in history to successfully complete the Seven Summits. In 2008, Jeff was expedition leader for Everest Team INSPI(RED), a personal initiative to build awareness of (PRODUCT) RED and to inspire others to join the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa (see www.teaminspired.com). On May 22, 2008, Jeff became the second Canadian in history to reach the summit Mount Everest for the second time.
Dossett serves on the Board of Directors of GOOD Worldwide Inc. (www.good.is), an integrated media platform for people who want to live well and ’do good’, and Remote Medical International (www.remotemedical.com), a medical and rescue services company providing specialized equipment, training, telemedicine and onsite medical care where a hospital is not an option. He also serves as an Advisor to VillageReach (www.villagereach.org), a non-profit organization working to save lives and improve well-being in Africa by increasing community access to healthcare and other essential services.
Dossett holds a degree in business administration with honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He is married and has three children.
Paul Belanger director Paul is a partner since 1994 of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Paul practices in the Corporate Law and Securities Groups in the Toronto office. His practice emphasizes the business, affairs and regulation of financial institutions, including life and property and casualty insurance companies, commercial banks, trust and loan companies, and other regulated and unregulated providers of financial services.
Paul is involved in all aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and joint ventures involving financial service providers, as well as product development and distribution matters, including internet banking and all aspects of the business of insurance.
Paul also advises on all manner of regulatory and structuring issues for financial service providers, including: Ownership structures, Business powers, Permitted investments and related structures in the context of consolidated supervision, corporate governance, and risk management policies and systems, inter-company agreements, cross-border structuring and delivery of services, outsourcing agreements, implementation of BIS standards for commercial banks, referral arrangements, money-laundering legislation, and mortgage lender and broker licensing matters.
Paul is recognized as most frequently recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010 in the area of banking law and is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 in the areas of banking and finance for Canada. He is also recognized in the 2009 editions of Legal Media Group's Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Lawyers and Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. In The Best Lawyers in Canada (2010 and 2011 editions), he was voted by his peers as one of the leading lawyers in Canada in the area of banking law (regulatory). Paul is also included in the new Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2010.In 2002, Paul was named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" by Lexpert, a magazine for lawyers, in Lexpert’s first such report. In 1991/92, Paul spent 18 months seconded to the financial institutions division of the federal government’s Department of Finance, where he was engaged in the development and implementation of Canadian financial sector reform policy, including the regulation of institutions themselves, networking and distribution arrangements, and ownership policy. Paul is a director of FCT Insurance Company Limited, a federal insurance company. Paul is Co-chair of the Blake's Pro Bono Committee.
Trevor Newell founder and president Trevor is founder and president of SHOP.CA, focusing on our social loyalty platform, responsible for overall technology strategy, including product design, build and operations. Trevor also oversees customer care and investor relations.
Prior to founding SHOP.CA Trevor’s experience includes global enterprises including ORACLE, EDS and GE, and exponentially growing start-ups/early stage ventures including Janna Systems, acquired by Siebel Systems, and XJ Partners. Trevor’s cross-functional breadth includes a range of corporate and operational strategy, finance and marketing, global sales, service, and investor relations.
Prior to founding SHOP.CA, Trevor led Oracle’s product strategy for Financial Services Capital Markets & Global Wealth Management. Trevor brings proven customer centric synergies between consumers, businesses and the technologies. Trevor drives SHOP.CA’s vision of Canada’s Marketplace Platform for Canadians by Canadians leveraging his experience in enterprise and cloud computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Social CRM, and mobile. Trevor holds an honours Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He is married and has three children.
Michael Tait executive vice president Michael Tait started his career in Investment Banking with Gordon Capital in 1996, then the preeminent Investment Bank in Canada. He subsequently worked in almost all facets of the financial industry, including debt and equity financings, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions and initial public offerings at firms such as CIBC, HSBC and UBS. Mr. Tait was also a co-founder of Genuity Capital Markets (sold to Canaccord Financial). Most recently, he was Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales, UBS Securities Canada. In this role, Mr. Tait was responsible for the origination and global distribution of Canadian equities, serving clients in dozens of countries. In 2010, UBS declared Michael an “Outstanding Performer”, an accolade only afforded to two Managing Directors in the world within this 75,000-employee organization.
Michael serves as a Director of public and private companies and charities. He has an MBA from the University of Toronto (joint with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and a BA from Queen’s University.
Pam Laycock senior vice president, corporate strategy and development Pam Laycock currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy at Torstar Corporation, a leading Canadian media company, where she is responsible for strategy, planning, business unit coordination and corporate development. She has been with Torstar for over 20 years, working in three of the four businesses within Torstar and working on the Canadian, US and UK businesses.
Pam began her career at Torstar with Harlequin Books, taking on a diversity of assignments across functions such as brand marketing, direct marketing, business development, digital, international, strategy and general management. Most recently, Pam held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Torstar Digital, and VP Digital for Star Media Group, and was responsible for businesses and brands such as Workopolis, Olive Media, WagJag, thestar.com and Toronto.com.
Pam also sits on the Board of Directors for CAA South Central Ontario, the largest of the CAA clubs in Canada.
Pam has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. Pam is an active volunteer and is the chair of the Schulich Toronto Alumni Chapter. She has recently received the Schulich School of Business Alumni Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to the School.
Terry Kukle vice president, business development Terry Kukle currently holds the position of Vice President of Business Development at Metroland Media, Ontario's largest and most successful community newspaper publisher. Metroland, a Torstar company, currently publishes 113 community newspapers with a total of 154 editions and a multitude of digital assets that are concentrated in southern Ontario and around Toronto.
Terry has been at Metroland just shy of 2 years and is responsible for Metroland’s internal innovation as well as identifying and executing on strategic acquisitions and investments. Terry has the added responsibility of managing Metroland’s Digital Retail portfolio.
Terry sits on the Board of Directors of Local Media Association (formally Suburban Newspapers of America).
Terry is the former president of Tag International Media and has held senior positions at TELUS, Allstream (formerly AT&T Canada) and Fusepoint Managed Services. He has experience working across many business verticals, working with start-up’s and established businesses and is a leader in traditional and online marketing.
David Coriat executive vice-president, chief financial officer David has held the position of Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Slaight Communications Inc. since 1988 and has been a member of the senior management team, along with the sole shareholder and President & CEO. As a team, they have enhanced shareholder's wealth by over $1,000,000,000 in a 20-year period. During that time, David was a significant contributor in the acquisition, as well as divestitures of a number of operating entities/businesses, including the start-up of the Toronto Raptors and the building/financing of their Air Canada Centre.
David joined Slaight Communications in 1986 after a successful career with an international accounting firm where he specialized in providing accounting advice to financial institutions as well as being involved in special investigations and forensic reviews.
David is involved with numerous charitable organizations with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital being the primary focus.
Bill Gregson executive chairman Mr. William Gregson, Bill served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brick Group Income Fund (Now, The Brick Ltd) from July 10, 2009 to January 2012. Mr. Gregson has a long and distinguished track record of over 25 years in retail operations. Most recently, he consulted for Reebok United States. Prior to that, Mr. Gregsonserved as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Forzani Group, where he worked for over 10 years.
He has been the Executive Chairman of the Board of The Brick Ltd. since January 2012. He has been a Director of Brick Group Income Fund (Now, The Brick Ltd) since July 10, 2009. He is a Chartered Accountant.