Advisory Board – IMC Vancouver
Clay Braziller, Founder, Clay Braziller & Associates
Clay Braziller is a leader, consultant and change agent with twenty+ diverse years of experience focused on organizational growth, vision setting, innovation, product & services management and sales.
His passion is growing technology-based businesses that can have a social impact. His previous work includes; Director of Sales and Marketing for Eagle-Picher Medical Power, a manufacturer of Li Ion batteries for implantable devices. Executive Director and Co-founder of the BC Power Technology Alliance, VP Marketing with Ipsos Reid, a global leader in consumer research and acting as an advisor to dozens of startups.
Clay has provided strategic consulting services to, among others: Rogers Communications on their wireless healthcare strategy. Medtronic on funding mechanisms for new medical devices, the International Fuel Cell Institute on their long term business plan and the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority on the development of a business models for Partners in Project Green, a 12,000 hectare eco-business zone around Pearson Airport.
Most recently, Clay was advising Industry Canada on the development of the Digital Economic Strategy. He is the acting Chair of the Neil Squire Society, a national non-profit in the disability sector and a leader in provision of distance education to first nations. Clay has a B.eng and MBA from McGill University, speaks French, English and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
Clay resides in Vancouver with his wife Wendy and two children Olivia & Quinton.
James Carter, Director, IIMA
For 10+ years James Carter has been helping high growth B2B companies develop reliable, repeatable inbound lead generation strategies. Starting as an expert trainer with CRM systems such as ACT! and Saleforce.com, the business has grown to include online lead generation campaigns for customers all over North America. James works closely with some of North America’s fastest growing companies to boost inbound leads and align sales process to drive results. Customers include Armtec, Boston Pizza, Prime Restaurants, Cellcom and many others.
James is a salesforce.com business partner, ACT! certified consultant and a Google AdWords Qualified Individual. He is a regular contributor to the B2B Lead Generation Strategies blog at www.pathmarketing.com and is a the Director of Online Communities for the International Internet Marketing Association. He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife, Christine.
David Jenkins, Vice President Merchandizing & Conversion, BuildDirect
David Jenkins has over 15 years experience in various Marketing management positions. His main areas of expertise are database marketing, ecommerce and analytics. He has worked in the telecommunications, software and retail sectors in Canada, Australia, the UK and the Czech Republic. He is currently responsible for the effective online merchandizing of BuildDirect’s product offering and for developing solutions to ensure BuildDirect’s Executive, Marketing and Sales teams have the information they need to monitor the business and effectively deliver results.
Nick Jones, Director of Digital Product Development & Strategy, CBC
Nick Jones focuses on Digital User Interface, Social Media and Digital Publishing / CMS. He is passionate about the change in human behavior and activities as a result of the advent of mobile computing. Nick holds a master’s in business administration (strategy), a master’s in public policy and a bachelor’s of fine arts from Queen’s University. Prior to working at CBC, Nick worked for various companies including Chapters.ca, Nurun, Bell ExpressVu, Telus and Credit Union Central of BC.
Kelly Kubrick, Principal, Online Authority
Owner of Online Authority, an internet strategy and web analytics consulting practice established in 2002, Kelly Kubrick has completed over 180 engagements with more than ninety clients across North America.
Kelly’s online expertise stems from her years of experience in media and publishing. As Director of eCommerce Development for Time Inc, Time Warner’s publishing division in New York, she oversaw the planning, development and launch of more than 60 websites for such brands as In Style, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, and Real Simple. A former teacher, she also developed and taught Internet courses to new employees.
Kelly Kubrick (formerly Cook) comes armed with academic credentials including an MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and bachelor of arts degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto.
Rob Lewis, President & Editor-in-Chief, TechVibes Media Inc.
Rob is the President of Techvibes Media Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com. His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University.
When not blogging on Techvibes.com, Rob can be found playing hockey, running marathons or enjoying hometown Vancouver with his wife, daughter, and son.
Jeff Schaeffler, Senior Strategic Planner, Dare
Jeff Schaeffler is a progressive marketing leader who develops multi-channel, results driven strategies. In his role as Senior Strategic Planner with Dare, he’s responsible for uncovering the consumer insight that powers big creative ideas and developing strategies that achieve business goals. Jeff has worked with some of the world’s leading brands, including: McDonald’s, GAP, P&G, SAP and MTV.
He has over a decade of digital experience that includes leading one of the top digital agencies in Canada (Columbus Group), guiding the International Internet Marketing Association as President and most recently working as Marketing Director at Vision Critical, the global leader in online communities.
His work has won awards and achieved national press with Marketing Magazine, BC Business and Vancouver Sun. Jeff has been a keynote speaker at conferences, a lecturer in an MBA program, and a presenter at conferences and webinars. Jeff is an advisory board member for FCancer, working with a dynamic group of marketers who are trying to create a movement that will have an impact on the way Cancer is perceived and prevented.
Jeff graduated on the Dean’s honor role with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. He loves living near Commercial drive, good ads, running marathons and playing with his daughter Olivia.
Jim Sterne, Web Marketing Author, Entrepreneur & Industry Leader
For more than 15 years Jim Sterne has devoted his attention to the Internet as a marketing medium. His insight and currency are assured by his experience as a founding partner of a regional Internet access provider and his activities as a consultant to some of the world’s largest companies and innovative start-ups.
In November, 1995, Jim Sterne’s book, World Wide Web Marketing (now in its third edition) was published by John Wiley & Sons. Since then Jim has written eight web marketing books from Customer Service on the Internet, Advanced E-Mail Marketing and What Makes People Click: Advertising on the Internet to Web Metrics, Proven methods for Measuring Web Site Success and most recently Social Media Metrics. His books have been translated into 10 different languages.
Sterne produced the first eMetrics Summit in 2002 and is a Founding Director and Chairman of the Web Analytics Association.Jim Sterne has presented his unique perspective on Internet marketing at conferences around the world, and has lectured at Stanford, Oxford and MIT. He stays active as a public speaker and as a consultant, helping each client set Internet marketing goals and determine customer relationship strategies.