ADVISORS

board of advisors

Anjli Patel
Anjli Patel
Fashion lawyer, Founder at Blue Chip Fashion
  • Copyright & Trademarks
  • Contracts
  • Branding
  • Communications
  • Grant & Proposal Writing
Derek Szeto
Derek Szeto
CEO at Wirkn
  • Multi-sided marketplaces
  • Consumer marketing
  • Online advertising
  • Building online communities
  • Angel investing
Andrea Elliott
Andrea Elliott
Founder at Retail Resources
  • Retail
  • Inventory Management
  • P&L Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trend Analysis
Dr. Deborah de Lange
Dr. Deborah de Lange
Assistant Professor, Global Management Studies, Ryerson
  • Business Strategy
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Financial Modelling
  • Go-to-Market Strategies
  • Pitch Deck Development
Ricardo Sodre
Ricardo Sodre
Founder and CEO at Project-1 Inc.
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Market Validation Strategy
  • Pitch Deck Development
Murray McKercher
Murray McKercher
Founder at IC3
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile Development
  • User Experience
  • Market Validation Strategy
  • Product/Market Fit
Ana Pavlovic
Ana Pavlovic
Financial Planning & Analysis at General Assembly
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Retail
  • Fashion Marketing
Robert Ott
Robert Ott
Chair, School of Fashion, Ryerson
  • Commercial Product Development
  • Fashion Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Creative Process
  • Executive Leadership
Rosaria Giorgi
Rosaria Giorgi
Consultant at Oltrevia
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Brand Development
  • Commercialization of Fashion Brands
  • Luxury Goods
  • Sales Management
Jessica Redmond
Jessica Redmond
Digital Strategist, Partner at ThinkRenegade
  • User-Generated Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Website Optimization
CamMi Pham
CamMi Pham
Digital Marketer and Partner at ThinkRenegade
  • User-Generated Content Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • E-commerce Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Search Engine Optimization
Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
Founder of THINK DIFFERENT[LY]
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Communications
  • Marketing Communications
  • Copywriting
  • Press Releases
Ashlee Froese
Ashlee Froese
Partner at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright Law
  • Licensing
  • Legal Writting
Rosy Rumpal
Rosy Rumpal
The Lean Lawyer, Law Office Corporate & Criminal Defence Counsel
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal
  • Advocacy
  • Start-ups
  • Business Development
Adrienne Ng
Adrienne Ng
Partner at Open LLP
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Start-ups
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
Sonja M. Salmon
Sonja M. Salmon
Founder and CEO at EBBY RANE
  • Business Analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Compliance Oversight
Jennifer Pilkington
Jennifer Pilkington
Managing Director at RETAIL ASSEMBLY
  • Retail
  • Trend Analysis
  • Retail Buying
  • Product Development
  • Brand Development
Olga Koel
Olga Koel
Former EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer at Danier Leather Inc.
  • Trend Analysis
  • Brand Development
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Product Development
  • Fashion Design
Phil Walsh
Phil Walsh
Entrepreneurship & Strategy Professor, Ryerson
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic Communications
  • Grant Writing
  • Proposal Writing
  • Sustainability
Steven Gedeon
Steven Gedeon
Entrepreneurship & Strategy Professor, Ryerson
  • Valuing
  • Raising Financing
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Patenting
Valerie Fox
Valerie Fox
Chief Innovation Consultant at The Pivotal Point
  • Digital Media
  • E-Commerce
  • User Experience
  • Creative Direction
  • Business Development
Youcef Derbal
Youcef Derbal
Associate Professor, Ted Rogers School of Info Technology Management, Ryerson
  • Database Design
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer-Enabled Problem Solving
  • Telecommunications
Jennifer MacInnis
Jennifer MacInnis
Senior Director, Applied Research and Commercialization, and Senior Legal Counsel
  • Licensing
  • Commercialization
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contracts
  • Policy Development
Rebecca Tran
Rebecca Tran
Business Development Manager at Ontario Centres of Excellence
  • Financial Analysis
  • Tax
  • SR & ED
  • Project Management
  • Business Strategy
Natalya Willy
Natalya Willy
Design Consultant
  • Luxury Fashion Design
  • Trend Analysis and Market Research
  • Collection Development
  • Contractor Practices
  • Branding and Merchandising
Brent Stirling
Brent Stirling
Social Media Manager & Strategist
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • Community Management
  • Content Marketing
  • SEO / Web Design
Joel Gregorio
Joel Gregorio
Principal & Creative Director
  • Brand Development
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Management
  • Brand Strategy
Anne Pringle
Anne Pringle
Coordinator at Social Ventures Zone
  • Up-cycling
  • Sustainability
  • Local & Ethical Manufacturing
  • Social Impact
Dr. Maurice Mazerolle
Dr. Maurice Mazerolle
Director of the Centre for Labour-Management Relations at Ryerson University
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Employment Adjustment
  • Youth Health and Safety
  • Employee Voice Mechanisms
  • Progressive Human Resource Management Practices
Ula Zukowska
Ula Zukowska
Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Design
  • Art Installation
David Lewis
David Lewis
Retail Management Professor, Ryerson University
  • Consumer Decision Making
  • Satisfaction with Choice
  • Marketing Strategy
Rahi Tajzadeh
Rahi Tajzadeh
Business Consultant
  • Business planning and research
  • Business Model Evaluation
  • Strategy Crafting
  • Presentation Coaching
  • Due Diligence
Agostino Menna
Agostino Menna
Entrepreneurship Professor at Ryerson University
  • Business Model Evaluation (Monetization)
  • Innovation - Commercialization - Strategy Link
  • Risk Assessment (Market - Technology - Management)