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MEET THE TEAM
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER / CRAIG PATTERSON
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EDITOR / JULIA MARCHIONDA
Retail expert and consultant, Julia Marchionda, is a graduate from both the University of Toronto and Humber College. She spent most of her educational career honing her skills in critical thinking, marketing communications, and finding her unique voice in her writing.
With tenures in several areas of retail under her belt, Julia has lead teams in achieving sales goals and allowed herself to become consumed in understanding retail business.
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JOURNALIST: MARIO TONEGUZZI
Mario Toneguzzi, based in Calgary has 37 years of experience as a daily newspaper writer, columnist and editor. He worked for 35 years at the Calgary Herald covering sports, crime, politics, health, city and breaking news, and business. For 12 years as a business writer, his main beats were commercial and residential real estate, retail, small business and general economic news. He nows works on his own as a freelance writer and consultant in communications and media relations/training. Email: email@example.com.
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WEST COAST CORRESPONDENT: HELEN SIWAK
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Communications, publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and specializes in the Luxury Lifestyle niche. She is the West Coast Correspondent for Retail-Insider and has a vast freelance portfolio including Montecristo Magazine, Boulevard English & Chinese editions, and Indulge. When not attending high-profile events in Vancouver's 'Luxury Zone’ or on assignment abroad, she can be found at home honing her plant-based cooking skills and caring for her rescues. firstname.lastname@example.org
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ALBERTA CORRESPONDENT: CHRISTOPHER LUI
Christopher Lui is a Human Resources and Marketing Professional with over 10 years of experience in project management and working on multi-stakeholder projects in both public and private sectors. He has management consulting experience in areas such as strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and change management. An avid shopper and foodie always looking for the next big thing to try. Follow him on Twitter @chrislui01 or LinkedIn at Christopher Lui.
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JOURNALIST: MEGAN HARMAN
Megan Harman is a business reporter based in Toronto. She writes about topics including retail, financial services and technology. Megan covers Toronto’s retail industry through her blog Retail Realm (torontoretail.wordpress.com). Follow her on Twitter at @meganmharman.
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CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/VANCOUVER CORRESPONDENT: 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.
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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.
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.
This project was made possible, in part, by the Government of Canada