CORE VALUES

We stay humble.

When we think we know everything, what’s left to learn?

We are disciplined.

As a remote team, we need to self motivate and ensure we get our work done. We keep our eye on the prize, every single day.

We believe in harmony.

We believe that LAUFT employees should be able to achieve a work-life integration that helps them reduce stress, stay calm, and spend time with friends and family.

Our mindset is set for growth.

We nurture wonder to inspire creativity and find new innovative ways of thinking and doing. There is nothing we aren’t enthusiastically curious about.

We are accountable.

Mistakes happen, but excuses are a choice. We bring mistakes forward to disinfect with sunlight, and share insights with our team members. A mistake is only ever an issue if we don’t try to learn from it.

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meet Our Team

LEADERSHIP

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GRAHAM WONG

FOUNDER AND CEO


Graham loves being a creative entrepreneur. The former founder and principal of Toronto based ad agency Urban DNA has over twenty years of experience building and deploying brand strategies for some of Canada’s best known brands including Nike, Fujitsu, City of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Health and CAMH (and many others). His work in UX strategy extends across a multitude of industries and in 2006, he introduced Canada to mobile proximity marketing.

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JESSE SHARRATT

COO


Jesse loves taking on projects that nurture the soul and keep him grounded in what matters - growing communities and helping people. He is also an optimization specialist and operations expert, with skills across multiple industries and experience creating strategies, programming and processes for corporate ecosystems that foster scalable growth. With a background in business planning and communication strategy, Jesse has worked with organizations like Groupe Media TFO, Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Ecology Action Centre. His work with LAUFT is fueled by a belief that giving them the professional tools they need to succeed with a low-barrier to entry. To Jesse, making smart works looks like planning today with the intention of making tomorrow easier.

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RICHARD PANNELL

CTO


Over 17 years of development experience. Experienced product owner with architecture, design, and delivery using Human-Centered design, Rapid Prototyping, Lean, and Agile approaches. Experience with many emerging technologies like blockchain, AR, chatbots, knowledge mining, and IoT. Development and management experience with organizations such as Amazon, Dalhousie University, Dalhousie Social Media Lab and T4G Limited.

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KOBI DORENBUSH

VP, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL


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SALES & MARKETING

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RADYAH KHAN

MANAGING EDITOR


Radyah is in love with language. As a professional writer and marketing strategist, she’s worked with organizations across a variety of industries to help build and refine brand voice through content that creates human connection. A diehard word nerd and believer in the power of creative expression, she runs a weekend workshop series that focuses on healing through creative writing. Radyah is also a creative advocate, lending her knowledge in creative direction and branding to nonprofits and mentoring young minority women who are interested in a creative career path. She is the creator and writer behind Unloved Magazine, a digital first publication that celebrates creative advocacy through storytelling.

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JULIE ACHTERMEIER

MARKETING CONTENT WRITER


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DEREK MACRAE

ACCOUNT SALES MANAGER


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ABID MIRZA

FULL STACK MARKETER


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FINANCE

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ANSHUL RAO

DIRECTOR OF REVENUE MANAGEMENT


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MARIA PALLAS

PERFORMANCE MANAGER


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TECHNOLOGY

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RAVI DESAI

FULL STACK DEVELOPER


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JHONATHAN GONZALEZ

FULL STACK DEVELOPER


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OUR ADVISORS

Retail

Craig Patterson

CRAIG PATTERSON

FOUNDER AND EDITOR IN CHIEF - RETAIL INSIDER


President and CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd., which publishes Canada's most-read online retail industry publication Retail Insider. He has been a retail analyst for more than 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws degrees. He is also an advisor to the University of Alberta School of Retailing as well as a research consultant at the Retail Council of Canada.

 

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NICK IOZZO

PRESIDENT/FOUNDER, THE ANCILLARY AGENCY


An experienced Senior Director with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial retail real estate, media, marketing, and sponsorship industry. Skilled in Retail, Leasing, Media, Branding, Marketing, Activations, Sponsorship, Construction, Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Strategic Planning. Strong creative real estate professional with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Urban Development from The University of Western Ontario.

CYBERSECURITY

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ERIN GIRGIN

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CYBER SECURITY, THE TMX GROUP


A seasoned cybersecurity professional with top-secret clearance & over 20 years of experience in Cyber Security and IT. Focus areas in the last 10 years include; Operational Security, Cyber Security & Defense in Depth, Information Security Governance & Risk frameworks (ISO 27002, NIST, COBIT, COSO ), Tactical & Operational threat intelligence, Advanced SOC Capabilities, Security engineering / Architecture & Regulatory and Compliance requirements and mitigation.

DATA RESEARCH & MODELLING

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FRANCE BRAGADO

FORMER VP - IPSOS REID


With close to 25 years of experience which straddles the Marketing, Advertising, and Market Research fields, France has spent more than 15 years honing her expertise in qualitative research. A highly sought-after, award-winning researcher, France has worked with a wide range of local and international clients - from Fortune 500 companies to small independents and start-ups - to help them better understand their category and their Consumers. France holds a B.A. in Sociology and Mass Communications from York University, and a Specialized Diploma in Creative Advertising from Seneca College, and currently runs her own research consultancy, France Bragado Insights Consultant Inc.

REAL ESTATE

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WARREN WILKINSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR, SALES REPRESENTATIVE - COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL


A seasoned cybersecurity professional with top-secret clearance & over 20 years of experience in Cyber Security and IT. Focus areas in the last 10 years include; Operational Security, Cyber Security & Defense in Depth, Information Security Governance & Risk frameworks (ISO 27002, NIST, COBIT, COSO ), Tactical & Operational threat intelligence, Advanced SOC Capabilities, Security engineering / Architecture & Regulatory and Compliance requirements and mitigation.
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EILEEN HALPIN-TARRANT

MANAGING DIRECTOR - OBERFELD SNOWCAP ADVISORY SERVICES INC.


With close to 25 years of experience which straddles the Marketing, Advertising, and Market Research fields, France has spent more than 15 years honing her expertise in qualitative research. A highly sought-after, award-winning researcher, France has worked with a wide range of local and international clients - from Fortune 500 companies to small independents and start-ups - to help them better understand their category and their Consumers. France holds a B.A. in Sociology and Mass Communications from York University, and a Specialized Diploma in Creative Advertising from Seneca College, and currently runs her own research consultancy, France Bragado Insights Consultant Inc.

ADVERTISING & MEDIA MONETIZATION

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PAUL GITTENS

VICE PRESIDENT, SALES - ALLVISION LLC


Paul Gittens is an accomplished Sales Executive with over twenty years experience in Outdoor Advertising. Driven by his penchant for a challenge, Paul has navigated his career from national sales roles to the Vice President of Sales. Recognized for his ability to work with clients to develop unique OOH opportunities, Paul has delivered award winning campaigns. As the VP Sales at IMA Outdoor, he successfully led the sales team and was a key contributor to the eventual sale to Pattison Outdoor. With his next challenge, Paul is leading as VP Sales at Allvision – the large format digital outdoor billboard start-up media company with a Canadian first DOOH programmatic platform.

RISK MITIGATION & STRATEGY

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ALBERT CAJILIG

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM - OPERATIONS, H&S SECURITY - FLUIDIGM CORPORATION


Paul Gittens is an accomplished Sales Executive with over twenty years experience in Outdoor Advertising. Driven by his penchant for a challenge, Paul has navigated his career from national sales roles to the Vice President of Sales. Recognized for his ability to work with clients to develop unique OOH opportunities, Paul has delivered award winning campaigns. As the VP Sales at IMA Outdoor, he successfully led the sales team and was a key contributor to the eventual sale to Pattison Outdoor. With his next challenge, Paul is leading as VP Sales at Allvision – the large format digital outdoor billboard start-up media company with a Canadian first DOOH programmatic platform.

PLATFORM STRATEGY & DEPLOYMENT

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MATT CLARK

STAFF SOFTWARE ENGINEER, GITHUB


Matt is a software development professional with nearly twenty years of experience at technology companies both large and small. Having worked at companies through all growth stages, Matt brings battle tested experience to LAUFT when it comes to building a world class technology startup. Currently serving as a staff engineer at GitHub, Matt has had the opportunity to oversee and implement numerous engineering and architectural projects on a global scale. Prior to that, Matt has worked at a series of startups in both Toronto and Halifax, most recently VarageSale which he joined early on and helped grow to support thousands of concurrent users. Matt has worked remotely for the past five years and lives in Kitchener.