meet Our Team

 

HUMILITY | MINDFULNESS | FAIRNESS | GRIT

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GRAHAM WONG

VISIONARY


A serial entrepreneur, creative visionary, and long time remote worker, Graham has a long standing passion for creating unique experiences. 

From fashion and retail to running his own Toronto based ad agency, Graham brings over 20 years of talent to curating physical, brand, and digital experiences. 

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JESSE SHARRATT

INTEGRATOR


Proficient in communications, marketing, design, product development, and project management, Jesse is a growth hacker.  

Jesse brings experience in creating and innovating educational technology platforms for the Ministry of Education of Ontario and curating live events for national non-profits. 

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LEYAH CYNAMON

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS


Leyah has a deep understanding and compassion for how people, systems and spaces interface and it’s impact. Leyah’s passion for people has created an alchemy of flexible and robust spaces and operations for honest human experiences. She is a well seasoned and experienced leader with a long history of operations and people. This experience and passion has delivered top notch experiences at Arc’teryx, MEC and LAUFT.

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ANSHUL RAO

DIRECTOR OF REVENUE


A seasoned financial analyst, Anshul has an undeniable passion for all things math. 

A designated CPA, Anshul is an alumni of Grant Thornton LLP and General Mills. 

Most recently Anshul spent 3 years in Seattle modelling Prime grocery delivery for Amazon.

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MARIA PALLAS

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND OPTIMIZATION


A seasoned performance manager, leader and data driven storyteller, who is passionate about implementing the strategies and systems that create scalable and sustainable growth.

.Maria brings with her 20+ years experience helping people and businesses thrive.



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JULIE ACHTERMEIER

FIELD MARKETING & EVENTS MANAGER


A self-described social introvert, Julie brings a versatile mix of skills to the table as a writer, editor, and networking aficionado.  Fifteen years of experience in high-tech sales and another ten as a freelance writer lend themselves well to the daily excitement of working for a brilliant start-up.

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GRAHAM TINGLE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR


Graham comes from an ad agency background. He took that experience, along with a love and knowledge of the production side of the creative process, to his own content creation venture in late 2014. Graham brings to LAUFT a holistic approach to brand stewardship and creative problem solving.

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ABID MIRZA

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER


A never say no attitude, Abid has the ability to seamlessly work within multiple roles. At his core, Abid has a hustle mentality to get things done. 

He brings extensive experience in the sales, marketing, communication and customer support roles and is always looking for new challenges to keep him busy.



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JUSTINE BOREL

EXPERIENCE LEAD


Creativity runs in her blood. Growing up next to the ocean, tranquility and function inform her aesthetic. Traveling around the world and embracing the new and the grit of getting things done. There is nothing that is outside of what she can do. Justine brings a worldly experience to her designs and her deep curiosity drives her abilities to solve problems and to provide excellent design solutions and applications for exceptional space experiences.

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DEREK MACRAE

ENTERPRISE ACCOUNTS MANAGER


Any and all success Derek has had in his sales career comes from his passion and interest in people. Derek’s worked for brands such as Starbucks, Mars Inc and Campbell’s Soup Company and is loving the opportunity to help LAUFT join that company.

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RAVI DESAI

FULL STACK DEVELOPER


A programmer and a fan of history. I’m not picky about where I get wisdom from, and am always interested in applying it to get things done within the bounds of the Pareto principle.

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JHONATHAN GONZALEZ

FULL STACK DEVELOPER


With a strong passion for development, Jhonatan brings more than 7 years of experience in creating awesome user experiences. When he isn't writing code (which is a rare occurrence), Jhonatan can be found exploring the great outdoors and hiking with friends.

Jhonatan loves supporting those around him with a true growth mindset for solving complex problems.



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KEVIN LI

CUSTOMER SUPPORT SPECIALIST


Kevin started his career in the banking and insurance industries, where he honed his skills analyzing numbers and training customer service teams. He's passionate about developing relationships and finding strategic solutions for his colleagues and customers.

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KAREEM PEREZ

DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST


Kareem has worked with some of Canada’s top digital agencies and brands where he developed growth-oriented strategies helping to make businesses more profitable, shareable, and valuable. Recognized as a digital marketing thought leader, Kareem has experience with strategic communications, social media, branding and creative storytelling.

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MARCUS MARQUEZ

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE


Coming from a background in CyberSecurity and Digital Marketing Sales, Marcus is passionate about ensuring customers always leverage technology to be leaders in the industry. As an entrepreneur, he understands the importance of data, systems and elevating the customer experience to ensure success in a growing business. Working to develop the sales team from the ground up at a startup is a dream come true. Marcus is hungry to bring the LAUFT experience to everyone in the world.

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GEORDIE SUMMERS-LUBAR

RELATIONS & OPERATIONS LEAD


Coming from the world of politics, Geordie has a background in operations, communications, and bringing the right people together to make things happen. He loves finding creative solutions and building something new. He has 5 years experience in Federal politics, working with Finance, Natural Resources and Agriculture policy.

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ELAD HAVA

PRODUCT MANAGER


Elad is an experienced Product Manager with a demonstrated history of improving quality, profitability and processes. He demonstrates an ability to analyze data and identify improvement levers.

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