Advisory Board Co-Chairs
AVP Marketing and Brand
Andrea Danovitch is a seasoned marketing professional with over 25 years of combined experience in financial services and payments. She also has extensive knowledge and experience in brand strategy.
Danovitch has been a driving force behind the evolution of the Interac brand. While Interac services have been an integral part of...more
Senior Director of Marketing
PepsiCo Foods Canada
Susan Irving is an industry leader with a passion for brands and a reputation for delivering business results through strategic integrated marketing campaigns. Now, as Senior Director of Marketing for the Quaker Portfolio, Irving is responsible for setting the strategy for growth and driving a fully integrated marketing and innovation...more
Advisory Board Members
Director of Marketing
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Salar Alemi is no stranger to the world of hospitality, a passionate leader with international experience in Europe, Middle East and North America. A successful career journey that has taken him so far to 5 countries, and 6 cities. As the Director of Marketing for Four Seasons Hotel Toronto he...more
Founder, Principal Consultant
Jason Chaney made the transition from the agency world to join Canada’s hottest fintech start-up Koho. As the Chief Creative Officer, Chaney developed the brand identity and communications that helped launch the company across Canada.
He joined Koho from Cossette, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer and...more
Chief Marketing Officer Personal & Commercial Banking & Insurance
Alan Depencier is Chief Marketing Officer for RBC’s Personal & Commercial businesses including Personal Banking, Cards and Payment Solutions, Personal Financing Products, Business Financial Services, Investments as well as RBC Insurance. In his role, he is responsible for all facets of marketing including brand strategy, advertising, direct marketing, enterprise social...more
Digital Director, Professional Products Division
Ekaterina Dobrokhotova joined the L’Oréal Group at the very beginning of its digital transformation in Canada. Since 2011, she has worked in the CMO team to put in place social media best practices and founded the very first Content Factory. As Digital Director, Dobrokhotova’s mission is to build an integrated...more
Director of Shopify Studios
Jason Ford is currently heading up Shopify's global film, television and video studios. Prior to joining Shopify Studios, Ford lead Branded Content and Branded Entertainment for Bell Media - working on all the Bell Media properties (Discovery Channel, E!, Master Chef Canada, The Amazing Race Canada, MTV, MUCH, Comedy, Gusto,...more
Senior Brand Director
Jackson Hitchon leads the marketing department at Hershey Canada including the analytics and insights team. Blending old school fundamentals with leading edge tactics Hitchon is dedicated to connecting with consumers and growing brands. Hitchon has helped ignite iconic brands such Reese, Hershey’s, Twizzlers and Oh Henry!