Transformational global business leader, Innovator, Marketer, Strategic Advisor and Board Member. Most recently, Managing Director of Global Innovation for Diageo leading a division responsible for delivering a dynamic, strategic pipeline of new products and technologies in 25 markets, and inspiring and shaping a cross functional team of 200+ across 8 global sites. Prior was General Manager for the NA Innovation Team, VP of Marketing for Smirnoff and Ready-to-Drink Brands and Guinness in Canada. Previous experience includes ABM and BM roles at Procter & Gamble in Toronto.
Deep expertise in consumer strategy, innovation and organizational transformation. Dynamic cross functional team leader, talent and culture builder.
Fellow and Mentor at the Marketing Academy, Strategic Advisor and Board Member in Beverages.
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