Author - Mark Latimer

Ep 76. Peter Aceto, President of Tangerine Bank on Weology – How Everybody Wins When We Comes Before Me


With nearly 1,000 employees in Canada, Tangerine (formerly ING DIRECT) is the country’s leading direct bank. As Canada’s 7th largest deposit taker and 6th largest mortgage originator, Tangerine also provides mutual funds to its over 1.6 million customers.

Ep 75. Sajan Choksi, CEO of Innovative Vision on the potential for more

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Sajan Choksi.

Co-Founder & CEO

Innovative Vision

– Present (13 years)

Founded in 2002 by Sajan Choksi and Puneet Sharma, Innovative Vision is a marketing communications firm based in Toronto, Canada. Any interaction a customer has with a business, IV is there to facilitate. These interactions comes in many forms – voice, email, chat, social media, text and face-to-face. Innovative Vision is able to handle these various forms of interaction through a contact center environment as well as National experiential events team. Our offices are headquartered in Toronto, Canada with locations globally and our clients are a spectrum of businesses ranging from SME’s to Fortune 1000 companies across Canada.


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Ep 74. Ian Gordan, SVP at Sirius XM on success is not a zero sum game

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing, Ian Gordon, Senior Vice President, Customer Conversion and Communications at Sirius XM Canada Inc.


Senior Vice President, Customer Conversion and Communications

Sirius XM Canada Inc.

– Present (2 years 1 month)Toronto, ON

Lead the team responsible for converting trial customers into paying ones and for acquiring lapsed customers.


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Ep 73. Andrew Davis, Author of Best Selling ‘Brandscaping’ and now ‘Town Inc’ (new) How to save US cities

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Davis. Andrew is promoting his new book Town Inc. How to save Us cities.


Andrew Davis has wrangled for The Muppets and written for Charles Kuralt. He’s marketed for tiny startups and Fortune 500 brands. His novel combinations of old ideas that leverage new technology have been tapped by the Obama administration and Russian media moguls. Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships, his new book, puts his common sense approach to work for you.

Specialties:Consulting, Research, Strategic Guidance, Presenting, Public Speaking, Writing



 – Present (3 years 1 month)Greater Boston Area

In September of 2012, Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships hit store shelves and quickly cracked the Top 100 Marketing Books on

In this brilliant and groundbreaking book, media and marketing strategist Andrew Davis uncovers how unconventional content partnerships lead to unparalleled marketing success.


Ep 72. Ron Aharoni, VP Marketing for ComSolve Telecom on making time for what is important

In theis interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Ron Aharoni.


Vice President of Sales and Marketing

COMsolve Inc.

 – Present (5 years 9 months)

COMsolve specializes in professional services for wireless carriers, service providers and vendors. Our wealth of experience in wireless technologies, regulatory affairs and radio frequency spectrum management, enables us to bridge between technical knowledge and business implementation. As one of the leading experts in the Canadian wireless arena, COMsolve guarantees the successful implementation of wireless projects through worry-free partnerships. We provide expert engineers and IT professionals that take the responsibility for variable-size projects and deliver turn-key solutions.


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Ep 71. Shawn Mintz, CEO of MentorCity on organizational mentorship


Shawn Mintz is the President of MentorCity™ which offers comprehensive, easy-to-use and cost effective online mentoring software for companies, schools and associations for their member engagement, succession planning, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion strategies. The MentorCity™ platform saves organizations time and money by minimizing matching responsibilities, allowing program administrator(s) to focus their efforts on building a mentoring culture that achieves exceptional business results.

Shawn has over 10 years’ experience in the career and employment services sector. He has created award-winning mentoring initiatives that have helped thousands of people to achieve greater success. In recognition of his efforts, Shawn has received George Brown College’s Career and Work Counsellor Crystal Award for Innovation and been profiled in Canadian Newcomer Magazine as a Canadian who has demonstrated commitment to helping new Canadians succeed. He has also published an eBook called MentorCity: How a few minutes with the right person can change your life.

Ep 70. Boban Vejin, CEO of Unroole and Soft Gravity on intelligent systems

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Boban Vejin.


I am a founding partner of Soft Gravity. We launched Soft Gravity in spring 2010 with objective of building a technology startup that will eventually build solutions to help Marketing and Sales teams bridge technology know-how gap.

I’ve been building large scale web solutions for the last 15 years, and my latest achievement is developing Cloud Web Development Platform: which is being launched to public this spring (April-June 2015), after being thoroughly tested as MVP released privately to our enterprise clients, with the final test being the platform power Pan Am games official web sites.

Some of my past landmark projects include the largest e-commerce solution in Canada for (2009), performance improvement and Processing Card Industry (PCI) Audit projects for (2008-2009), the vehicle emission testing sys- tem for the State of Louisiana (2002), and the white label mutual fund card solution for CIBC, TD and RBC (2001).”

Specialties: Leading large cross-platform development initiatives, Agile coaching and Mentoring technology startup leaders


Ep 69. Eugene Bomba, CFO at ThoughtWire on following your own path

In this interview I have the pleasure of interviewing Eugene Bomba.


Eugene is a partner at PwC, and he is PwC’s Canadian Emerging Company Services Leader.

PwC’s Emerging Company Services (ECS) practice focuses on companies at all stages, from startups to early stage to high growth companies, pre-revenue to $30M in revenue. PwC works with companies to help connect them to the ecosystem, assist them with tax and SR&ED and other tax credits, and provide audit/assurance/accounting/consulting assistance when needed.

Eugene’s first exposure to startups was as a CFO of Medical Telecom Corp, which merged with a Healthscreen Solutions Inc. – an emerging tech company that traded on the TSX-V – where he was directly involved in completing two rounds of financing and three acquisitions, helping manage the growth and scale from under $2M in revenue to a run-rate of $20M in two years, and overseeing the company headcount go from 20 people to 150 people in that time.

In addition to Eugene’s presentations with PwC’s Vision to Reality Conference, Eugene has been a panelist on BNN’s The Pitch, a startup judge during Canadian Music Week, a mentor with INcubes, and continues to be involved with other tech accelerators in Toronto, like Extreme Startups and DRIVEN.

Specialties: Accounting, financing, M&A, startups, business development, management, strategy, entrepreneurship

Ep 68. Rob Moffat, CEO of Guardly on enterprise technology adoption

In this interview I have the pleasure of interview Rob Moffat.


Serial entrepreneur creating great mobile applications that solve enterprise problems.




 – Present (1 year 3 months)Toronto, Canada Area

Co Founder


 – Present (2 years 9 months)Greater New York City Area

Building a great mobile application for content management and publishing.

Chief Mobile Strategy Officer

UMS Corporation

 – Present (2 years 11 months)Toronto, Canada Area

Help enterprise customers design and execute mobile strategies.

Entrepreneur in Residence

Q1 Capital Partners

 –  (1 year 6 months)Toronto

Helping entrepreneurs fund, grow and monetize their companies.

Entrepreneur in Residence

Vocera Communications

 –  (10 months)Toronto, Canada Area

Director, Messaging Products

Vocera Communications

 –  (1 year 11 months)


Wallace Wireless

 –  (10 years)

Leading provider of wireless software application for alerting, business continuity and crisis management.



 –  (1 year 4 months)

VP Sales

Metex Systems Inc.

 –  (6 years 9 months)

Ep 67. Josh Singer, CEO of Kognitive Marketing on experiencing rapid growth

In this interview I have the pleasure of learning from Josh Singer.



Kognitive Marketing

 – Present (9 years 8 months)

Honors & Awards

6th Fastest Growing Company in Canada

Canadian Business and PROFIT Magazine – PROFIT 500

30 Under 30

Marketing Magazine

30 Under 30: Josh Singer

Job Creation Award – for growing workforce by 26x in 5 years

PROFIT Magazine

Meet the Elite Among the 2014 PROFIT 500

Top 20 Under 40

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