3rd Annual Live Partnership Conference
Tuesday, June 15th - Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
The Sponsorship Collective
President and CEO
Chris Baylis is the President and CEO of The Sponsorship Collective and a self-confessed sponsorship geek.
After several years as a sponsor (that’s right, the one investing the money!) Chris decided to cross over to the sponsorship sales side where he has personally closed tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship deals. Chris has been on the front lines of multi-million dollar sponsorship agreements and has built and coached teams to do the same.
After several years as a sponsorship consultant for The International Fundraising Consultancy, Chris launched The Sponsorship Collective with one goal in mind:
To build best-in-class sponsorship programs for his clients
Chris now spends his time working with clients to value their assets and build strategies that drive sales. An accomplished speaker, international consultant and head coach inside The Sponsorship Academy, Chris has helped his clients raise millions in sponsorship dollars.
Brad Offman is Founder and Principal of Spire Philanthropy, a management consultancy specializing in corporate-charitable partnerships. He is the former Senior Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy at Mackenzie Investments. Brad is also former President of the Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation and Managing Director of the Mackenzie Charitable Giving Fund. Prior to joining Mackenzie, Brad served as Vice President, Development at the Toronto Community Foundation.
Brad is currently on the Board of CANSOF Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Toronto and Benefaction Foundation. He is a member of the National Advisory Council for Imagine Canada.
Brad is past Chair of the Leave A Legacy Program for the Greater Toronto Area and former member of the Board of Directors for Philanthropic Foundations Canada. He is a past Faculty Member for the CAGP Original Gift Planning Course and is currently on the organization’s Government Relations Committees. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for Gift Planning in Canada.
Brad holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from McGill University in Montreal.
Allen Davidov, MBA, CM
Vice President & Practice Leader
Allen Davidov, MBA, CM. is the Vice President & Practice Leader of the not-for-profit, energy, transportation, and public sector at Environics Analytics. With nearly twenty years of experience in marketing, analytics, and fundraising, he has worked with organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of information in decision-making and business strategy. Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, and a variety of fundraising programs at a number of organizations, including Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region, St. John’s Rehab Hospital Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital Foundation. Allen is also an active member of the Canadian Marketing Association Not-For-Profit Council, a marketing and data volunteer with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and a member of Seneca College’s Marketing Advisory Council. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, a Creative Advertising diploma from Centennial College, and a Chartered Marketer certificate from the Canadian Marketing Association.
CEO and Founder
Brittany Hill is the CEO and Founder of Accelerist, the partnership intelligence SaaS platform where some of the industry’s most prolific brands and nonprofits prospect, value, access and measure their events and partnerships with each other. As a passionate data seeker and trend translator, Brittany specializes in using analytics and innovations to support B-corporations and Fortune 1000 companies as well as enterprise and federated nonprofits in their pursuit of sustainable events and partnerships. Britany’s trendsetting insights have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, TIME, and MSN.com. In her role, Brittany spearheads social impact product development and leads a talented team who has supported 100s of customers in effectuating social change.
VP, Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility
Catherine is passionate about building brands, enhancing corporate reputation, and earning customer trust and loyalty. She joined Aviva in 2017 and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing through B2B and B2C channels. She has established a holistic marketing capability at Aviva, combining traditional functions like brand and creative, channel marketing and events with research & insights, corporate social responsibility, and digital acquisition. Social responsibility is a focus for Catherine in her personal and professional life. Recently, she spearheaded the development of a new social impact platform for Aviva that aims to make roads safer for all Canadians.
Director, Corporate Citizenship
Elizabeth Dove is Volunteer Canada’s Director of Corporate Citizenship. She is the organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs. She convenes the Corporate Community Engagement Council, leads the consulting practice for businesses, and collaborates with companies and nonprofits to create thought-leadership on CSR practices that provide benefit to communities, businesses, their employees and other stakeholders. She has worked as senior staff and consultant for companies and non-profits advancing health issues, empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development. Elizabeth holds the McGill-McConnell Master of Management for National Voluntary (Non-Profit) Sector Leaders and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.
Ramp Communications Inc.
Founder and President
Shelley Mayer, CM is the founder and president of Ramp Communications, a certified B Corporation, and award-winning creative agency. She is inspired by people and organizations making a difference, and her passion lies in developing brands and communications rooted in smart thinking and research informed strategy. With more than 20 years of combined client and agency experience, Shelley is a trusted strategic advisor to social impact organizations. She leads a team of specialists who provide expert execution in all facets of marketing including brand development, advertising, digital marketing, social media outreach, public relations, and events. Shelley holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Canadian Marketing Association, Chartered Marketer (CM) designation. Shelley joined the CMA NFP Council in 2019 and provides thought leadership to CMA members. She is also a founding and ongoing Activator with SheEO, she sits on the Breakfast Club of Canada Campaign Cabinet, and is a Futurpreneur Canada mentor.
Director, Membership & Business Development
A strategic thinker, motivator and change agent, Ed has delivered approximately $10M of sponsorship revenue to businesses by leading, motivating and empowering. Ed has grown engagement and revenue for businesses and associations through membership drives, education, events and sponsorship. He enjoys family, friends and building new relationships!
Director of External Relations
With over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and fundraising, in sectors ranging from tourism, non-profit, and post-secondary administration, Cristin’s diverse background has led her to be deeply committed to community and employee engagement while learning how to adapt and thrive in various work environments. Cristin draws on her dialogue and communication background to offer a unique perspective in leadership development for teams in the non-profit sector.
Director of Operations
Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Mena Gainpaulsingh is a fundraising leader with national and international experience and a demonstrated commitment to human rights. Mena began her career in the human rights sector, managing a capital campaign in the United Kingdom to build a new treatment centre for torture survivors.
She moved on to fundraise for Rights of Women, which provides support for women experiencing violence and discrimination. She then worked with the International Fundraising Consultancy, relocating to Canada in 2010 to establish a Canadian chapter before starting her own Ottawa-based firm.
Gainpaulsingh, who holds a law degree from the University of South Wales, also sat on the steering committee for Prime Minister’s Row, which worked to develop Canada’s first street museum. She has volunteered for the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, the Institute of Fundraising (UK) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Mena was appointed as CEO of the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in April 2018.
Keurig Dr Pepper Canada
Stéphane Glorieux is the President of Keurig Canada Inc. and Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., now doing business as Keurig Dr Pepper Canada. He joined Keurig Canada in 2012 as Vice-President, Operations, before being appointed President in May 2014. Previously, he held various leadership roles at Kraft Food France and Kraft Canada. A graduate of École Polytechnique de Montréal where he received his Mechanical Engineering degree, Stéphane also holds an MBA from McGill University.
As head of Keurig Dr Pepper’s Canadian business unit, Stephane leads a team of seven executives working in Finance, Supply chain and operations, Commercial Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Communications and sustainability, and Human resources.
Just like the organization he leads, Stéphane is very engaged in his local community, both from business and personal standpoints. Passionate about people, his management style fosters development within a culture that embraces change and engagement. Strategic thinking, pragmatic decision-making, and organizational planning are important assets he enjoys sharing to help solidify the vision of the organizations in which he personally invests himself.
Senior Manager, National Social Impact
Gaurav Gupta is a senior leader in the impact space, with a career spanning the corporate, non-profit and foundation sectors across six countries. His background is in engineering, strategy consulting, public health and impact. Gaurav currently leads social and environmental impact strategy for KPMG in Canada, focusing on the UN SDGs, national sponsorships, employee volunteerism and environmental sustainability. He is also a part of the KPMG Leaders of Tomorrow Circle and represents KPMG in Canada at the KPMG Global Corporate Citizenship table.
Co-Founder & CEO
Phillip founded PUBLIC in 2008 to disrupt the way companies think about doing “good”. Driven by a passion to prove that social and environmental impact is a key business driver to achieve profit with purpose, he set out to build a social impact agency – designing social and environmental purpose brands, strategies, programs and campaigns. As CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the strategic and creative growth of the business, including oversight on some of PUBLIC’s North American clients including: Tiffany & Co., Comcast NBCUniversal, Johnson & Johnson, Uniqlo, and Sephora. Phillip is also a columnist for Fast Company writing on “profit with purpose”.
Founder & CEO
Paul is a globally recognized authority on the intersection of business and social change. In 2001, Paul founded Impakt, a b corp that helps corporations solve social problems. In 2019, he established the Impakt Foundation for Social Change, a charitable organization with a mission of helping marginalized populations secure meaningful employment. Paul has also written extensively about the intersection of business and social change for publications including Advertising Age, Forbes, Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the LSE Business Review.
Jean Luc Lavergne
Founder & Leader
He founded Lavergne in 1986, manufacturing recycled plastics compounds from post-consumer & post-industrial plastic wastes steams.
In 1996, he was the first one to obtain a non-objective FDA status in North America where the end products used in contact with food. A first in the recycling community.
In 1998 he added a new division that utilized a unique technology that transformed recycled material into a highly sophisticated recycled engineering compounds. All the while, recruiting experienced team members with skill sets in fields of chemistry, technology equipment, production output, quality systems, that enable the company to offer the industry with high-quality products in a competitive market.
More investment started in the summer of 2018 to increase capacity, adding latest separation technology and more automation, keeping up with the demand, assuring fantastic service and never jeopardizing their clientele competitive edge within their respective industries.
“I wake up every morning to make plastic circular.” – Jean Luc Lavergne
President & CEO of Imagine Canada
Founder & Director
Director of Marketing & Partnerships, Co-Owner
DUSK Music Festival
The Sponsorship Collective
Retired Social Entrepreneur
Andreas Souvaliotis is a globally recognized Canadian social innovator. He created the world’s first national wellness promotion platform, the once hugely popular Carrot Rewards app. A decade earlier he had built and sold Green Rewards, the first-ever environmental lifestyle promotion program in the world.
He is a prolific, unconventional and outspoken supporter of global wellness, inclusion, diversity, climate action and social entrepreneurship
Sponsorship Consultant – Founder
The Sponsorship Guy
Employee and Corporate Campaigns Manager
Manager, Corporate Citizenship
Gina brings a collaborative and integrated approach to her work, drawing on over 25 years of public affairs and marketing communications experience in diverse sectors, including energy, telecommunications, business-to-business, healthcare and not-for-profit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communications from Simon Fraser University, Certificates in Corporate Citizenship Management and Corporate Community Investment from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, in certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from University of St. Michael’s College, and is a graduate of Partnership Broker Training Levels I and II.
Calgary is home for Gina, her husband Barry and their daughter Hennessey. Gina is an avid gardener, foodie, traveler and community volunteer.