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.
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 A high-growth management veteran and passionate entrepreneur, Green has spent his entire career connecting online audiences with retailers through advertising technology, e-commerce and marketplace platforms helping create significant shareholder value. Drew was the founding CEO and Chairman of SHOP.CA, Canada’s first multi-category marketplace, helping it become of the of fastest growing retailers in the country in under five years. Prior to founding SHOP.CA, Drew held leadership roles with Flonetwork (acquired by DoubleClick), DoubleClick (acquired by Google) and SHOP.COM (acquired by Market America). Green founded Katapult Internet, a holding company that includes over 15 companies in web, retail, real-estate and emerging market categories.
Drew is currently is CEO of Indochino, one of the world’s largest made to measure apparel companies, allowing men to order their made to measure shirts and suits online, via mobile or in-person at Indochino showrooms in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Beverly Hills and Boston. Drew also is a proud member of The Scarborough Hospital, and has several initiatives focused on improving the lives of those that live in Scarborough, by making it a world class city on to itself.
Anthony (Tony) Chvala director Anthony (Tony) Chvala is the chief executive officer 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.