Joanna is a business marketing, internet technology professional, human capital leader and creative director with 20 years of experience helping businesses and their people work efficiently and look better. Joanna began her professional career as a scientist in a highly regarded technical consulting firm, but quickly turned her focus to bringing transformative solutions to businesses. Joanna managed an internal technology team at Arthur Andersen and then went on to manage large scale technology for businesses such as IBM, national law firms and international retailers such as The Home Depot. Joanna leveraged her experiences into a successful technology and business consulting practice launching the marketing, ecommerce and online presence efforts of boutiques, non-profits, law firms, fitness studios, specialty retailers and other businesses large and small. Filling the role of Director of Business Operations, Ecommerce and Internet Solutions, Joanna recently completed a multi-year project in which she grew ecommerce sales from almost zero to more than $10 million while establishing processes, implementing technology, directing creative production and training staff to fulfill more than 30,000 ecommerce orders per day. The culmination of these experiences, with a hands-on insider understanding of large enterprise operations and small firm limitations, together with a dedication to quality and a creative vision allows Joanna to bring the very best to her clients today. She stays focused and determined on providing results, without losing sensitivity for the business’ bottom line. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo and is an accomplished photographer and designer.
Brian is an experienced corporate attorney and entrepreneurial business leader with a focus on business growth and transformation. Brian started his career at Wachovia Bank Capital Markets where he oversaw and managed enterprise-wide business reforms to meet regulatory requirements and led the operational merger of multi-billion-dollar lines of business. Brian then spent a decade at the helm of a family office private investment firm making where he made investments in software and hardware technology and technology services businesses, incubated tech start-ups and provided corporate legal and business guidance to a portfolio of businesses across the globe. Since then, Brian has completed business restructurings and turnarounds for his clients, while resolving major legal disputes, instituting intellectual property commercialization programs, and implementing structural changes to explode sales and significantly increase business value. Additionally, Brian has closed billions in mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and commercial transactions and has decades of experience mentoring and guiding entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, business owners and boards of directors, providing practical business and legal strategy and direction to enable explosive business growth. With professional achievements in industries including technology, financial services, ecommerce, real estate and family office, Brian’s business advisory experience includes buy-side and sell-side M&A, joint ventures, economic development strategies, brand licensing, technology commercialization, start-up guidance, corporate governance, restructuring, international expansion and general strategic advisory work. Brian has an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and has completed course work in Disruptive Strategy from the Harvard Business School