TBLP036 | Matthew Bertulli: Building Business Platforms

Matt Bertulli is co-founder and CEO of Demac Media and co-founder of Pela Case. He’s also the author of best-selling book, Anything, Anywhere, a book on the future of retail and eCommerce.

Matt considers himself a student of retail and eCommerce above all else and his companies are where he tests his ideas in an effort to help commerce evolve. He’s helped to build and grow more than 100 eCommerce businesses over the last 10 years that have done billions in online sales in that time.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How he is able to build and run multiple businesses
  • What it took to leave the developer role and move into a sales-engineer
  • Why he thinks he thinks that he is “sort of cheating”
  • What type of personal growth strategies he uses personally and for the business
  • What he learned from writing a best-selling book

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TBLP034 | Jeff Goldenberg: Performance Driven Leadership

A client-side marketing veteran with 15 years in the industry, Jeff Goldenberg is a Co-Founder of Abacus, the #1 digital agency specializing in performance Facebook ads.

Previously, he headed up the marketing and growth team at Borrowell, an innovative financial services startup that will offer competitively priced loans to consumers with good credit scores looking to refinance credit card and other high-cost debt. We were the first company in Canada to launch Free Credit Scores with Equifax and have given over 200,000 Canadians their credit score for free. In October, Borrowell partnered with CIBC to offer One Click Loans – the first partnership of this type in Canada.

Jeff is also the Co-Author of The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy,  entrepreneur in Residence at MaRS, Mentor at 500 Startups and TechStars.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Why he thinks and talks about what the world will look like in 2020
  • His obsession with culture and how he is moulding his new company
  • How uses a hypothesis around everything to help grow Abacus
  • Why he co-authored a marketing book

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TBLP021 | Justin Thouin: Learn How to Demonstrate Value

Justin Thouin is the Co-Founder and CEO of LowestRates.ca. Justin started the company in 2012 following a successful career as a Senior Executive with two prominent entertainment and technology organizations. LowestRates.ca provides Canadians with a fast and convenient way to save two of their most valuable assets – time and money. It’s a one stop shop for Canadians to compare offers on personal financial products quickly and efficiently from North America’s leading companies. To date, it has helped millions of Canadians explore their financial options.

In addition to leading LowestRates.ca, Justin also enjoys investing in early stage ventures and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs. He provides valuable insight into both what life as a corporate executive and an entrepreneur looks like.
He also created a thriving Executive Consulting practice before founding the company. Justin holds an Honours Degree in Commerce from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How he was able to change and grow into 6 different roles within 10 years
  • Learn how to demonstrate your value that you bring in a company
  • Ensure that all stakeholders understand what excellence looks like
  • Make sure people know about your successes
  • Why bootstrapping is important on launching and building a company
  • The reason he would rather take a “B” plan with flawless execution

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