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.
James (Jamie) Haggarty chief executive officer Jamie is the chief executive officer of SHOP.CA and has overall responsibility for the company’s strategy and operations. Jamie works closely with the chairman, the management team and partners (internal and external) to lead the company toward achieving its vision of becoming Canada’s number one online shopping destination.
Jamie is an experienced executive with over 20 years of experience in media, sports, cable and telecommunications. Jamie has held the positions of EVP Operations, VP Financial Operations and VP Corporate Development in public and private companies, including Rogers Media, Rogers Broadcasting, Corus Entertainment, Rogers Cable and Unitel Communications.
Jamie’s accomplishments range from the fields of engineering, production, programing, talent management, sales & sponsorships, mergers, acquisitions & integrations, as well as multi-platform initiatives. Jamie’s leadership has helped produce business turn-arounds, record-setting audience viewership, launching of new businesses, and building of scale to increase customer satisfaction and shareholder value.
Jamie is on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation, the Advisory Board of the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, and, the Board of Klondex Mines Ltd where he chairs the Audit and Compensation Committees. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor.
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 is founder and director of SHOP.CA. Having spent his entire career connecting online audiences with retailers through digital media, marketing solutions, mobile marketing and marketplace platforms in the United States.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Terry Kukle director 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 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.
Bill Gregson director Mr. William Gregson, Bill, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cara. Prior to this, 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.