At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based President operating in the Marketing space. If you think a President is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Executive Vice President of Business Services of Suncor Energy
As Executive Vice-President, Business Services for Suncor Energy, Eric Axford is accountable for a range of central functions critical to the company’s business success. His current responsibilities include environment, health and safety; sustainability and communications; government relations; information and process management; and enterprise technical. Since joining Suncor in 1996, Eric has held a number of senior upstream, downstream and corporate roles across the company. Before joining Suncor, Eric held senior policy positions with the Alberta government. Eric is an active supporter of the United Way and is on the board of directors of the Woods Homes Society and Calgary Economic Development. Eric has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Calgary and a master of business administration from the University of Alberta. He is also a member of the University of Calgary Senate and Alberta School of Business Advisory Council.
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About Suncor Energy: Suncor Energy is an integrated energy company specializes in production of synthetic crude from oil sands.
Founder, President & COO of Native Ads Inc.
Charlo Barbosa is the Founder, President and COO of Nativeads.com. Native Ads is a content discovery and in-stream native advertising platform that facilitates the native ad buying and selling process for publishers and advertisers at scale across websites, mobile web and apps. The company has developed a scalable, easy to use, self-serve system for publishers and advertisers with a simple user interface. Within minutes, campaigns and widgets are generated to start spending or earning. Charlo leads Native Ads’ product innovation, business strategy and operations creating a corporate culture that is fun and productive. Charlo studied at Simon Fraser University and has been involved in Internet advertising and technology since 1996. Prior to founding Native Ads, Charlo also founded successful startups Poker.com and Admanage.
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About Native Ads Inc.: Native Ads is a content discovery and in-stream native advertising platform for publishers and advertisers
President of Four String Media
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About Four String Media, Marketo: Four String Media is a publishing house that offers outsource marketing and operational support services for magazine media businesses.
Vice President of Online Marketing Strategy of Page Zero Media
Mona Elesseily is the Vice President of Online Marketing Strategy at Page Zero Media where she focuses on paid search strategy and conversion improvement. In her career, she has significantly improved campaign performance for brands such as Capital One, Careerbuilder.com, Cathay Pacific and The Jimmy Pattison Group to name a few. She regularly speaks at Canadian, US and international online marketing events on paid search, landing page optimization, ad copy creation and integrated online marketing strategy. Some of the events Mona presents at include Search Engine Strategies (SES), Search Marketing Expo (SMX), Ad:Tech, Shop.org, the International Marketing Conference (IMC), WebmasterWorld (Pub Con) and the International Internet Marketing Association (IIMA).
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About Page Zero Media: A full-service digital marketing agency specializing in Google AdWords, organic search findability, and related services.
Vice President, Client Development, North America of Mediative
Chris leads the key account strategy and Client Development teams at Mediative. Prior to Mediative, Chris was a member of Enquiro – one of North America’s leading search marketing and eye-tracking research agencies where he developed extensive experience and insight into digital marketing, lead generation, channel strategy, and neuromarketing. He has worked with the digital teams at enterprise companies including Allstate Insurance, 3M, Toys R Us, Avis/Budget Group, Zipcar, The New York Times, Walmart and The American Red Cross.
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About Mediative: Mediative is one of North America’s integrated advertising & digital marketing companies.
President of Lasso
Leading the company’s technology and client success teams, Jerry is responsible for product strategy and innovation, deployment, training and support. Prior to joining Lasso, he held senior leadership roles in business and technology, both in Vancouver and internationally. Originally from Waterloo, Ontario, Jerry has lived in Vancouver for over 25 years.
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About Lasso: Lasso has been on the cutting edge of CRM technology for new home marketing and sales.
Co-Founder & President of Go2mobi
Tom Desaulniers is the President and Co-Founder of Go2mobi, one of the leading mobile real-time bidding DSPs and ad networks. Go2mobi is specialized in mobile lead generation, direct response campaigns and app installs.
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About Go2mobi: Go2mobi is a mobile advertising platform that leverages first-party data to generate measurable return on ad spend for brands and agencies.
President of Beanstalk Internet Marketing, Inc.
Mary Davies, President of Beanstalk Internet Marketing, Inc. began her career as a web designer in 2002 and quickly began to see the importance of SEO and Internet marketing as part of a truly strong web presence. She soon began to approach web design with a strong leaning to not only the design aesthetic but also keeping in mind the necessary technical elements of SEO. In 2004 she chose to switch her primary focus from design to SEO and started the company Beanstalk Internet Marketing Inc. along with her husband and business partner Dave Davies. Over the past many years she has honed her skills and experience with a strong focus on user experience, conversions, social media, paid search and organic SEO. Mary is actively engaged and keeping up with the current trends and changes within the search industry and the increasing movement into an AI driven algorithm. Her main focus and passion is the user journey though all online platforms whether it be paid search, social media or onsite.
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About Beanstalk Internet Marketing, Inc.: Established in 2004, Beanstalk is a full-service Internet Marketing firm.
Founder & President of Guaranteed SEO
CEO & Sales Director at Guaranteed SEO.
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About Guaranteed SEO, Guaranteed SEO: Guaranteed SEO is an Internet marketing company based in Vancouver BC Canada, witch provides search engine optimization and Internet
President, CEO of Krave Media Group
Founder and CEO of SalesBinder.com, an advanced web-based inventory management software system used in over 130 countries around the globe and managing over $50 billion worth of assets.
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About Krave Media Group: Krave Media Group is the website design and development company for small to medium sized businesses.
Founder and President of WiderFunnel
When companies like Google, IBM, Magento, and 1-800 Flowers want to improve their marketing results, they call Chris Goward. Chris founded WiderFunnel with the belief that marketing agencies should prove their value. He is the brain behind the LIFT Model® and Infinity Optimization Process™, conversion optimization strategies that consistently lift results for leading companies. He wrote the book, “You Should Test That!,” which redefined conversion rate optimization and has spoken at 300+ events globally, showing how to create dramatic business improvements.
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About WiderFunnel: At WiderFunnel, we create profitable ‘A-ha!’ moments for our clients every day.
CEO, President & Director of Adacado
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About Adacado: Adacado is the leading cloud based, data-driven platform for delivering personalized digital advertising and marketing solutions at scale.
President & CEO of MineSense Technologies
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff is responsible for the strategic and overall leadership of MineSense. His primary mandate is to bring to market the company’s disruptive, value creating technology. In 2016, this included a successful fund raise and the company’s first commercial contract. Jeff is a seasoned CEO with a particular focus on intensive growth mandates. His experience spans a diverse set of industries, including environmental services, electronics recycling, telecommunications, robotics and engineered materials. A company builder with a proven track record in both large companies and entrepreneurial environments, he brings broad functional expertise in business development, marketing strategy, operational efficiency and M&A to Minesense, This is coupled with extensive expertise in global markets, including China, India, Japan, South America and Africa. He is a demonstrated team builder and values-driven leader. Jeff holds a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering & Management and an MBA, both from McMaster University.
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About MineSense Technologies: MineSense Technologies is a developer of a data analytics platform intended to monitor and improve the productivity and recovery of mines.
President of MCNG Marketing
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About MCNG Marketing: MCNG Marketing is a leading social media marketing agency.
President of ROI Media Works
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About Buddie Golf, ROI Media Works: Social media & Internet marketing Agency
President, Manager of Proactive Business Solutions
I am the owner and general manager of Proactive Business Solutions – (www.pro-active-business-solutions.com) – a full service online Marketing & Communications Company. Over the past 12-months I have built the company from scratch, designed the website, acquired the technology, established a substantial business network across major platforms and negotiated reciprocal referral associations with other services companies. Most recently I have added additional services by entering into these Reciprocal Referral Associations with Company principals and I now offer a full suite of business development services. These include Business Planning, Mobile App’s, Web Design, S.E.O., Reputation Video Marketing, Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection and most recently Crowd Funding. I am now in a position where in order to launch I require a modest investment to cover my expenses for the first 6-months until I can establish a profitable and growing company.
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About Proactive Business Solutions: Our Company has been structured to function as an multi-faceted International Marketing and Business Development Consultancy.