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MEET THE TEAM 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER / CRAIG PATTERSON

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER / CRAIG PATTERSON

Craig is a retail analyst, consultant, and Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd. Email Craig: craig@retail-insider.com

EDITOR: DEVON JOHNSON

Devon is a digital media specialist and editor for Retail Insider in Toronto. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Media Production and Marketing from Ryerson University. He has previous experience working at publication Urban Toronto, and as a social media coordinator at Rogers Media. Follow him on Twitter at @devjohnson.

MONTREAL CORRESPONDENT: MAXIME FRECHETTE

MONTREAL CORRESPONDENT: MAXIME FRECHETTE

(Bio to follow) 

MARKETING & WEB DESIGN: TYLER YANG

MARKETING & WEB DESIGN: TYLER YANG

Mr. Yang 's background includes successful marketing campaigns for various companies. He has since gone on to create his own company in the retail industry. As Retail Insider grows he will be applying his knowledge in marketing and expertise in social media. 

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/VANCOUVER CORREESPONENT: RITCHIE PO

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/VANCOUVER CORREESPONENT: RITCHIE PO

Contributing Editor, Ritchie Po: Mr. Po is a lawyer and contributing editor to Retail Insider. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from UBC. He runs his own legal practice and is a legislative consultant. He's on LinkedIn and also Instagram.  

HELEN SIWAK

HELEN SIWAK

Helen Siwak is an ecoluxury style consultant and driving force behind lifestyle blog EcoLuxLuv and Editor-in-Chief of BLUSHVancouver Magazine. In addition being the Vancouver correspondent for Retail-Insider, Helen is also freelance contributor to numerous widely read Canadian publications such as DailyHive (formerly VancityBuzz) in Vancouver and StyleDemocracy out of Toronto. Follow her on IG: @HelenSiwak.

RETAIL EXPERT: EMILY DEVEAUX

RETAIL EXPERT: EMILY DEVEAUX

Ms. Deveaux brings over 14 years of working with retailers and shopping centres. Her innovative strategies and unique approach have propelled start-ups into million dollar ventures. Her website explains more. She is also the Executive Director of the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, Alberta.

EDITOR/RETAIL EXPERT: PAUL AMATO

EDITOR/RETAIL EXPERT: PAUL AMATO

Mr. Amato has 20+ years of exposure to Business Geographics, retail development strategies, market knowledge, retail analytics, and applied sophisticated & innovative GIS-based solutions to myriad of spatial analyses targeting all business development channels. He has procured internal analytic and software products, and worked with international retailers, commercial landlords & developers, and have supplied market intelligence, demographic analyses and general strategic guidance. Contact Mr. Amato on LinkedInM