Our instructors and mentors are world-class growth marketing experts, entrepreneurs and founders who have worked at...
Sarah Stockdale
Founder, Growclass
Sarah has spent her career growing early stage technology companies — focused on digital marketing, scrappy growth strategies, data, and retention. Sarah was one of the early hires at the Canadian Fintech giant, Wave which was acquired by H&R Block in one of the largest Canadian exits of all time. She then led growth teams at Tilt, growing the Canadian business from scratch, launching in 8 countries, and building what is still the largest ever international college ambassador program. Tilt was acquired by Airbnb in 2017.

For the past two years, Sarah has consulted under her company Valkerie, helping everyone from fast growing startups like Perfect Keto to banking giants like CIBC cultivate their growth and marketing strategy, and grow their customer base. 
Gordon Leslie
Co-Founder, Client Magnet
Gordon is a top marketer and serial entrepreneur. Gordon is the co-founder of Client Magnet, one of Toronto’s top digital ad agencies, and recently launched Conversify.ai, an AI-powered B2B lead generation software.

He has extensive experience helping top start ups in country with their acquisition. He's managed millions of dollars on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest and Reddit ads with a heavy focus on performance.
Tiffany DaSilva
Growth Marketing Consultant & Founder, Flowjo.co
Tiffany is a born marketer who built her first affiliate website when she was in elementary school! Since then she has spent the last 16 years working on 500+ websites in both SEO + PPC and has worked in startups like Achievers & Shopify. She was named as one of the most influential growth marketers by Mashable, and has been featured in Hubspot & Search Engine Journal among others.

She won the Tech Woman of Canada Award in 2012. You can find her speaking at international conferences like Call to Action, GPeC, Learn Inbound & Turing Festival. As the founder of Flowjo.co, she spends a lot of time producing & marketing her own products.
Adam Scanlon
Co-Founder, Client Magnet
Best known as a performance marketer & serial entrepreneur. Adam is the co-founder of Client Magnet, one of Toronto’s top digital ad agencies, and recently launched Conversify.ai, an AI-powered B2B lead generation software.

He has a long track record and expertise in online client acquisition with Google Ads being his specialty. According to Adam, conversion rate optimization is his obsession and A/B testing is his version of a fun time.
Richard Wong
High Growth & Agency Partnerships, LinkedIn
Richard is a seasoned marketing executive. He currently leads the High Growth Program and Agency Partnerships Program at LinkedIn Canada — working with marketers and their agency teams to best utilize the LinkedIn community and advertising platform.In his past life, he was the VP Marketing for #paid — a leader in the influencer marketing space.

He is a seasoned, classically trained marketer who came from Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson, before joining Google, where he worked on Google’s publication for insights, trends, and research in advertising — Think with Google. His work has been featured in AdWeek, DigiDay, Media in Canada, the American Marketing Association (AMA) blog, and DX3. In his spare time, Richard also teaches digital marketing at the University of Toronto and tech schools in Toronto. He is also a committee chair for Ad Standards Canada leading the influencer marketing industry.
Kent Fenwick
Head of Growth, Clearbanc
Kent lives at the intersection of software development, product and marketing. After graduating with an Msc in Computer Science from U of T, Kent started Ewakened, a mobile software and growth consultancy. After doing the consulting thing for a while he and several co-founders build and sold a contest website WinJunkie.com to DMT Media Group.

Kent has been lucky to work at some incredible startups including Top Hat, Tilt, Hubba. Kent is currently the Head of Marketing and Growth at Clearbanc, helping founders raise money in a fast, fair, and affordable way. When Kent isn't working on Clearbanc, he is building software, hanging out with his wife and 2 kids or planning for the singularity.
Emily Lonetto
Head of Growth, Voiceflow
Emily is the Head of Growth at Voiceflow – a platform that makes it easy for designers, developers and companies to build voice apps without code. In her spare time, Emily co-runs GrowthTO — the largest organization of growth practitioners in Canada. Prior to Voiceflow and GrowthTO, Emily led experimental growth at Clio – driving hypothesis driven mentality into the marketing department and beyond.

Before Clio, Emily held various growth positions in companies such as: PartnerStack (YC'15, formerly GrowSumo) and Tilt (YC'12, acquired by Airbnb). Outside of her 9-5, you can find Emily guest lecturing bootcamps, and often drawing comics for her satirical side projects

@mehhcomics.
Jareau Wade
VP OF MARKETING, FINIX
Jareau Wadé is a payments executive, entrepreneur, and recovering engineer based in Atlanta, GA. He is currently VP of Growth and Marketing at payments infrastructure company, Finix.

Prior, Jareau lead commerce and visual search business development for Pinterest and co-founded Balanced, a payments API company that exited to Stripe in 2015. Jareau was also the first employee and head of data acquisition at Milo.com, a local shopping search engine acquired by eBay in 2010.
Erin Burry
CEO & Fo-founder, willful
Erin is the CEO and Co-founder of Willful, and is the former Managing Director at Eighty-Eight, a Toronto-based creative communications agency. Prior to Eighty-Eight she was the Managing Editor at startup publication BetaKit, and director of communications at Sprouter, which was acquired by Postmedia in 2011. Erin is a frequent speaker with the National Speakers Bureau, writes a monthly column for the Financial Post, and is a tech commentator on CTV News.

She has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and Canadian Business, and was named one of Marketing Magazine’s top 30 Under 30 marketers. Her claim to fame is being retweeted by Oprah – twice.
Alex Shipillo
Director of Growth Marketing, Clio
Alex is a growth marketing leader and startup junkie. He heads up the Growth Marketing team at Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology. His team oversees top of the funnel acquisition, paid marketing channels, demand generation, marketing experimentation, and international expansion. Ever since launching his first website in high school and seeing it “magically” get traffic, Alex has been hooked on marketing. Prior to joining Clio, Alex held a wide variety of startup marketing roles at Indochino, Influitive, and Helpful.

Back in the day, Alex was named as Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 Marketers and one of the Top 40 Demand Marketing Game Changers. Alex lives in Toronto, loves spending time in his hometown of Vancouver, and is always planning his next vacation.
Sarah Stockdale
Growclass, Founder
Sarah has spent her career growing early stage technology companies — focused on digital marketing, scrappy growth strategies, data, and retention. Sarah was one of the early hires at the Canadian Fintech giant, Wave which was acquired by H&R Block in one of the largest Canadian exits of all time. She then led growth teams at Tilt, growing the Canadian business from scratch, launching in 8 countries, and building what is still the largest ever international college ambassador program. Tilt was acquired by Airbnb in 2017.

For the past two years, Sarah has consulted under her company Valkerie, helping everyone from fast growing startups like Perfect Keto, to banking giants like CIBC cultivate their growth and marketing strategy, and grow their customer base
Gordon Leslie
Co-Founder, Client Magnet
Gordon is a top marketer and serial entrepreneur. Gordon is the co-founder of Client Magnet, one of Toronto’s top digital ad agencies, and recently launched Conversify.ai, an AI-powered B2B lead generation software.

He has extensive experience helping top start ups in country with their acquisition. He's managed millions of dollars on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest and Reddit ads with a heavy focus on performance.
Tiffany DaSilva
Growth Marketing Consultant & Founder, Flowjo.co
Tiffany is a born marketer who built her first affiliate website when she was in elementary school! Since then she has spent the last 16 years working on 500+ websites in both SEO + PPC and has worked in startups like Achievers & Shopify. She was named as one of the most influential growth marketers by Mashable, and has been featured in Hubspot & Search Engine Journal among others.

She won the Tech Woman of Canada Award in 2012. You can find her speaking at international conferences like Call to Action, GPeC, Learn Inbound & Turing Festival. As the founder of Flowjo.co, she spends a lot of time producing & marketing her own products.
Adam Scanlon
Co-Founder, Client Magnet
Best known as a performance marketer & serial entrepreneur. Adam is the co-founder of Client Magnet, one of Toronto’s top digital ad agencies, and recently launched Conversify.ai, an AI-powered B2B lead generation software.

He has a long track record and expertise in online client acquisition with Google Ads being his specialty. According to Adam, conversion rate optimization is his obsession and A/B testing is his version of a fun time.
Richard Wong
High Growth & Agency Partnerships, LinkedIn
Richard is a seasoned marketing executive. He currently leads the High Growth Program and Agency Partnerships Program at LinkedIn Canada — working with marketers and their agency teams to best utilize the LinkedIn community and advertising platform.In his past life, he was the VP Marketing for #paid — a leader in the influencer marketing space.

He is a seasoned, classically trained marketer who came from Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson, before joining Google, where he worked on Google’s publication for insights, trends, and research in advertising — Think with Google. His work has been featured in AdWeek, DigiDay, Media in Canada, the American Marketing Association (AMA) blog, and DX3. In his spare time, Richard also teaches digital marketing at the University of Toronto and tech schools in Toronto. He is also a committee chair for Ad Standards Canada leading the influencer marketing industry.
Kent Fenwick
Head of Growth, Clearbanc
Kent lives at the intersection of software development, product and marketing. After graduating with an Msc in Computer Science from U of T, Kent started Ewakened, a mobile software and growth consultancy. After doing the consulting thing for a while he and several co-founders build and sold a contest website WinJunkie.com to DMT Media Group.

Kent has been lucky to work at some incredible startups including Top Hat, Tilt, Hubba. Kent is currently the Head of Marketing and Growth at Clearbanc, helping founders raise money in a fast, fair, and affordable way. When Kent isn't working on Clearbanc, he is building software, hanging out with his wife and 2 kids or planning for the singularity.
Emily Lonetto
Head of Growth, Voiceflow
Emily is the Head of Growth at Voiceflow – a platform that makes it easy for designers, developers and companies to build voice apps without code. In her spare time, Emily co-runs GrowthTO — the largest organization of growth practitioners in Canada. Prior to Voiceflow and GrowthTO, Emily led experimental growth at Clio – driving hypothesis driven mentality into the marketing department and beyond.

Before Clio, Emily held various growth positions in companies such as: PartnerStack (YC'15, formerly GrowSumo) and Tilt (YC'12, acquired by Airbnb). Outside of her 9-5, you can find Emily guest lecturing bootcamps, and often drawing comics for her satirical side projects.
Jareau Wade
VP of Marketing, Finix
Jareau Wadé is a payments executive, entrepreneur, and recovering engineer based in Atlanta, GA. He is currently VP of Growth and Marketing at payments infrastructure company, Finix.

Prior, Jareau lead commerce and visual search business development for Pinterest and co-founded Balanced, a payments API company that exited to Stripe in 2015. Jareau was also the first employee and head of data acquisition at Milo.com, a local shopping search engine acquired by eBay in 2010.
Erin Burt
CEO & FO-FOUNDER, WILLFUL
Erin is the CEO and Co-founder of Willful, and is the former Managing Director at Eighty-Eight, a Toronto-based creative communications agency. Prior to Eighty-Eight she was the Managing Editor at startup publication BetaKit, and director of communications at Sprouter, which was acquired by Postmedia in 2011. Erin is a frequent speaker with the National Speakers Bureau, writes a monthly column for the Financial Post, and is a tech commentator on CTV News.

She has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and Canadian Business, and was named one of Marketing Magazine’s top 30 Under 30 marketers. Her claim to fame is being retweeted by Oprah – twice.
Alex Shipillo
Director of Growth Marketing, Clio
Alex is a growth marketing leader and startup junkie. He heads up the Growth Marketing team at Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology. His team oversees top of the funnel acquisition, paid marketing channels, demand generation, marketing experimentation, and international expansion. Ever since launching his first website in high school and seeing it “magically” get traffic, Alex has been hooked on marketing. Prior to joining Clio, Alex held a wide variety of startup marketing roles at Indochino, Influitive, and Helpful.

Back in the day, Alex was named as Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 Marketers and one of the Top 40 Demand Marketing Game Changers. Alex lives in Toronto, loves spending time in his hometown of Vancouver, and is always planning his next vacation.
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