Paul Davis - President & CEO (co-founder)Paul Davis is the co-founder and President & CEO of mygrocerydeals.com. Prior to mygrocerydeals.com, Mr. Davis was co-founder of In-Touch Survey Systems and worked with In-Touch from 1992-2004. As a senior member of the management team, Mr. Davis was instrumental in raising over $6 million in venture financing taking the company public on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2002. As Executive Vice-President of In-Touch, Mr. Davis oversaw a sales and marketing team that often exceeded 20 professionals, and negotiated 6 and 7 figure contracts with clients in Canada, US and Australia. In addition to his sales and marketing responsibilities Mr. Davis was the driving force behind the development of In-Touch's most successful data collection products - the Electronic Clipboard and the SmartKiosk. These two research tools were the catalysts that sparked the company's garnering prestigious clients in the United States and Canada including several of the grocery chains named above and RBC Financial (Royal Bank), Canadian Tire, Future Shop, Best Buy, National Football League, East Side Mario's, Bob Evans Family Restaurants and many, many more. Prior to his work with In-Touch, Mr. Davis was a senior partner in Ottawa's two largest communications firms, Currie-Irving Advertising and Interact Communications, where he received numerous local and national awards for creativity and strategic positioning. During this period he also founded and was editor/publisher of Hyperion PC Magazine and lectured on Advertising (volunteer) at Algonquin Community College. Mr. Davis has an MA in Sociology from McMaster University and a graduate degree in journalism from Carleton University.
John Scott - Executive Vice-President (co-founder)John Scott is the co-founder and EVP of mygrocerydeals.com. John's primary role at MGD involves overall responsibility for monetization and revenue generation, as well as business development among the investment community. Prior to mygrocerydeals.com, Mr. Scott was Vice-President, Sales for In-Touch Survey Systems, where he negotiated numerous 6 and 7 figure contracts with major clients in Canada and the US. At In-Touch, John was engaged in all facets of business development in the areas of market research, customer satisfaction measurement and employee attitude studies. Mr. Scott directed the project management team for In-Touch and was a key technical resource in the successful innovation and delivery of client programs. Mr. Scott worked with some of North America's leading companies in the grocery, retail and foodservice sectors. Prior to In-Touch, Mr. Scott was a partner at Convivium Research in Ottawa and for the previous nine years he was a senior consultant for the Ottawa office of Watson Wyatt Worldwide leading the Organizational Research Practice. For Watson Wyatt he was also the Canadian product manager for Pulse-Taker, a proprietary interactive voice response technology. Mr. Scott served as a member of Wyatt's Global Technology Advisory Committee. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, and completed additional studies in Economics at Carleton University.
Gord Crowson - Senior Vice-President, OperationsGord Crowson is the SVP of mygrocerydeals.com. Gord's primary responsibilities involve operational general management of the company as well overall responsibility for the market and retailer databases. Prior to mygrocerydeals.com, Mr. Crowson was the V.P. of Planning & Business Development for Morrison Lamothe Inc., a leading Canadian frozen food manufacturer. At Morrison Lamothe, Gord held two concurrent executive responsibilities. As VP of Business Development he was one of five Executive Committee members, with overall responsibility for corporate planning, R&D, marketing and customer management functions. Mr. Crowson was also the architect and General Manager of a USA-based joint venture marketing and distribution company owned and directed by 5 leading Canadian frozen food companies (of which ML was the lead shareholder), known as "The Frozen Network". It developed and sold branded and private label food programs to a broad range of US retailers. Prior to Morrison Lamothe, Gord spent ten years with Tandem International Inc. of Toronto, a marketplace-oriented strategic planning consulting firm. He was the Practice Director of the Strategic Planning Group and consulted on a wide variety of international client assignments but also held important responsibilities in the area of client development and management. Prior to Tandem, Gord spent six years with Procter & Gamble Inc. in a variety of marketing and general management roles. P&G is a multibillion dollar worldwide consumer packaged goods manufacturer and marketer, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gord holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen's University.
Peter Thomas - Chief Technology OfficerAs CTO, Peter's responsibility is the overall stewardship of mygrocerydeals.com's current and future technical products. He is responsible for envisioning the technical capabilities of MGD product offerings, and the development and operation of the technology platform through which the products are delivered. Mr. Thomas has more than 15 years of executive management and technology leadership experience at a variety of software and IT consulting companies. Previously, Peter was Director of Custom Software and Integration at Mxi Technologies, where he successfully led a strategic initiative to overhaul and modernize the company's enterprise integration API and product customization capabilities. At Mxi, he was also responsible for product strategy related to Business Intelligence, embedded reporting and Business Process Modelling. Prior to Mxi, Peter served in a variety of senior executive roles at Avanade Canada, including Delivery Director and Eastern Canada CTO. At Avanade, Peter was responsible for E-Commerce technical delivery, go-to-market strategy and skills development for a team of over 200 software engineers. Peter was also an Associate Partner at Accenture, where he led the Microsoft Solutions Organization in Canada. Peter holds a B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University.
Ed Hladkowicz - Vice-President, Business DevelopmentEd Hladkowicz is the Vice-President, Business Development of mygrocerydeals.com. Ed's primary responsibilities involve the development and management of strategic business partnerships as well as marketing responsibilities. Prior to mygrocerydeals.com, Mr. Hladkowicz was Regional Vice-President, Sales for In-Touch Survey Systems for a 10-year period. Mr. Hladkowicz was engaged in all facets of new business development within the US and Canada including strategic marketing and sales planning, account management, project leadership, interpretive business analysis of collected data and presentation of results to senior executives. Mr. Hladkowicz' clients included some of the giants in the retail, foodservice and financial sectors. For 12 years prior to In-Touch, Mr. Hladkowicz was a key business development and sales executive, most notably with Corel Systems Corporation, a high technology graphics firm where he recruited, developed and managed a professional 12 person sales team. Mr. Hladkowicz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.