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.
Jeff Dossett chairman Jeff Dossett leads all finance, accounting, strategic partnerships and corporate development responsibilities for Porch reporting to Matt Ehrlichman, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Porch.
Prior to this role Jeff served as Chief Revenue Officer at Demand Media where he was responsible for innovative advertising, content, and integrated community engagement solutions for brands and publishers.
Previously, Jeff was Senior Vice President, Audience Experiences at Yahoo! where his teams were responsible for all consumer web properties in North America. Jeff also spent 17 years with Microsoft as General Manager of Microsoft Canada and most recently as Executive Producer and General Manager of Microsoft’s MSN Media Network in the United States.
Jeff has also served as Chairman and CEO of AdventureLink, a VC-funded search and e-commerce start-up and is Co-Founder of Compass Construction Resources Ltd., which specializes in commercial and institutional renovation projects in occupied buildings and facilities.
Jeff received a degree in business administration with honors from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
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.
Drew Green founder and director Drew was a co-Founder of SHOP.CA, was the company's founding CEO & Chairman, and remains majority shareholder. Prior to that, Drew served in leadership roles at SHOP.COM, (acquired by Market America) FloNetwork, (acquired by DoubleClick) and DoubleClick (acquired by Google). He is Founder of Katapult Internet, a tech incubator that currently holds $250M+ in equity value.
Michael Tait founding partner and 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.
Anthony (Tony) Chvala director Anthony (Tony) Chvala is the acting advisor leading the SHOP.CA team and reporting to the board. He is an accomplished global executive that is focused on the customer and who has driven revenue growth exceeding multi-billion dollar businesses across all retail categories within Softlines and Hardlines for Fortune 500 corporations (Amazon, Groupon, GE, Sears) over the past 17 years. Deep knowledge of E-commerce business, merchandising strategy, private label, and product innovations. Core-Competency in building P&L’s, instating process, international expansion, product assortment, and identifying/developing new markets. Expert closer in senior level negotiations to secure contracts, corporate alliances, market changing engagements, and joint ventures. Significant expertise developing relationships and businesses across the globe including North & South America, Europe, and Asia.
Tony has amassed a deep global knowledge and expertise in merchandising, brands, and product development driving business and relationships across the globe in North & South America, Europe, and Asia - Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea.
Entrepreneurial forays into the high tech start up environment have enabled Tony to leverage relationships (Apple) to introduce new software technology. Co-founder, Owner, and Board Chairman of Wellala Inc, developer of PrintMagic wireless printing software apps for IOS & Android devices (patented printing software) that has generated sustainable revenue for this start up and allowed the company to re-invest profits for further development while relying on zero outside investments.
Pam Laycock director 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.
David Coriat director 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.
John Muffolini director John Muffolini, CPA, CA, is the Technology Leader at MNP. He has more than 22 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to national and international companies in diverse industries and markets. John is skilled at providing support to clients including assisting them through acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence, initial public offerings and secondary offerings in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He has extensive international experience, including three years working with technology companies in Silicon Valley, California.
Prior to joining MNP, John served in numerous leadership positions including the Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Leader, Technology FAST50 Program Leader and the Chinese Services Audit Group Leader with two different international accounting and business advisory firms. John earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).
John is actively engaged in his professional community and has acted as a guest lecturer at Rotman School of Business and as a guest speaker at various conferences. He is regularly sought out to provide insight into the technology and software industry by participating in media interviews and providing information for written publications and articles.
Selected companies that John has served include but not limited to: Descartes Systems, IBM, Rogers, APAX Partners, KKR, Mayfield Fund, OpenText, Spectra7, Intellipharmaceutics, WaveAccounting, Merus Labs, Clublink, Sangoma Technologies, Canadian Solar, ENN Canada, SHOP.CA, Falls Management, Delavaco, Woodbridge Foam Corporation and The Weather Network.
Bill Di Nardo director Bill started his career as a tech entrepreneur with Grocery Gateway in 1997 where they grew revenues from $0 - $50 million annually in 5 years and grew their employee base from 3 to 400 in the same period. Grocery Gateway raised more than $100 million in venture capital and built one of the first major pure-play eCommerce brands in the GTA which is still thriving today more than 18 years later.
Bill is also the Chairman and CEO of Tenzing Managed IT Services, Managing Partner of Eventi Capital Partners, and also serves on the Board of Directors for Ceryx Inc
Bill is also a passionate volunteer with Toronto Inner-city Rugby Foundation.