Advisory Board

Nick Barbuto

Managing Director
OMD Canada

Mark Childs

Chief Marketing Officer
Metrolinx

An inspiring marketer with a passion for breakthrough innovation and business growth, Mark has a proven track record of building vital brands that resonate with consumers. As Metrolinx seeks to build revenue, ridership and reputation, Mark oversees the Marketing team’s development of strategic fare, non-fare sales and communication plans in...more

Marie-Claudel Lalonde

Senior Director of Strategy and Marketing Communications
Loto-Quebec

Marie-Claudel Lalonde is the Senior Director of Strategy and Marketing Communications at Loto-Québec. With more than 20 years of experience in various strategy, brand management, integrated marketing and Ecommerce roles, she is a respected leader maximizing ROI while breaking from tradition to constantly evolve and stand out to meet consumers'...more

Richard McLeod

VP, GM
Foot Locker Canada

Richard McLeod is asenior-level executivewith 16 years of international sales and luxury marketing experience. He joined Foot Locker, Inc. in 2019 as the Vice President of U.S. Marketing for Footaction. After 10 short months, McLeod was promoted to lead marketing for the company’s namesake as the Vice President of North...more

Nina Patel

VP Brand & Innovation
Kraft Heinz Company

Nina Patel is the Head of Marketing & Innovation for The Kraft Heinz Company, dedicated to driving bold creativity and step change growth for the Canadian business. With over 15 years of marketing and innovation experience between Kraft Heinz and PepsiCo Foods, she believes that building culturally relevant icons today...more

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