We made impact our mission.
Since 2007, our work has been driven by the higher purpose of growing brands to impact lives. We’ve helped companies across the food value chain become global brands for good in their own ways and enjoy more rewards as a result.
We’re loyal, respectful and kind. We strive for integrity. And we can admit when we’re wrong because growth requires humility.
We don’t do ego. We do results. And we do them best when we do them together. Momentum is stronger when it’s achieved as a team.
We can’t deliver results without being “on time and on budget.” We are passionate about our disciplines, because without them we just have a lot of great ideas.
In all we do we aspire to “wow” our clients and their customers with work that delivers measurable results.
We want to make a difference. Positive impact is at the heart of everything we do. Because without it, what’s the point?
From an internship at Procter & Gamble to a successful career at Frito-Lay, Braden has always made things happen. Since founding Crew, he’s been a visionary, mentor, strategist and relentlessly positive cheerleader. As an author, he shares his knowledge with future leaders.
“Food is such an important aspect of people’s lives. You can make a real impact when you can strategically help farms, retailers and consumers make good decisions.”
Gerald’s shelf of national and international creative awards includes Gold Lions, Gold Pencils and a lot of little gold M’s. He’s been recognized for excellence in every medium and brings that talent to every project. His food/bev clients have included Coke, Sleeman, Crown Royal and Little Caesar’s.
“People are so passionate about food and drink, that it leads to the best and most insightful creative.”
Nate’s entire career has been in food, working on brands for McCain and Parmalat. With a deep understanding of consumer habits, campaign development and P&L improvements in the food space, he plays a key role and leads our efforts for growing and maturing food brands.
“Marketing shapes the world. I like shaping it in a positive and lasting way.”
Josh is the Columbus of Crew, exploring and opening new markets in the BC interior with a unique entrepreneurial approach. He loves showing potential clients what life looks like with an impact-focused approach to marketing – preferably while playing golf.
“My hope is to create impact for the brands we work with, and use their work to fuel our own impact initiatives.”
Karen brought a career’s worth of experience working with Tim Horton’s, Cadillac Fairview and Cossette to Crew. We were in awe of her talents then, and the wonder hasn’t ceased. Karen likes working with brands that give back and make a difference.
“My favourite part of the industry is demonstrating a product’s versatility with recipes.”
Brad’s spent a decade helping brands like Lululemon and the JUNO Awards with strategic thinking, flawless execution and shorter sentences. He ran GOODSIR for 13 years and contributed as an expert to multiple industry publications. He‘s even been a respected local vintner.
“Connecting the pieces to help a business grow is incredibly satisfying. The solutions are rarely obvious, so getting to them is quite validating.”
When Crew acquired GOODSIR in 2016, we were privileged to gain Giuseppe, it’s Creative Director, Graphic Designer and Owner. Using 16 years of digital experience in programming, design and management, he leads the development of immersive online experiences.
“Tools I used 10 years ago don’t exist, and the ones that do are more powerful. It’s fun to show our clients what we (and they) can do.”
Dan is an original Crewer, a fearless creative leader, a keen strategist and an instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley. His food/bev experience includes Silver Hills Bakery, One Degree Organic Foods and Hardbite.
“The power to change behaviours and habits is a huge responsibility. Doing that through the design of packaging or by telling a story through a campaign is exciting.”
With over 15 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer and Art Director with a core focus on brand strategy, Rachel is a creative leader with a determined passion for big ideas and critical thinking. She has lead and developed a number of successful brands at Crew including Om Organics, Kazoo and Carrick Bros.
“Food brings people together and has the power to create communities with lasting impact. Being a part of that, a part of people’s everyday lives gets me excited.”
Jessica got into marketing in 2011 while still at St. FX where she was a CIS University hockey champion. She gets what it looks like to play on a winning squad, she brought that spirit to Crew in 2015 and she hasn’t looked back.
“I love helping brands to weave social consciousness/responsibility into their stories.”
Three years as a Regional Marketing Manager at Boston Pizza, and another two with Save-On-Foods, gave Michelle a passion for food. She loves innovative products that reduce ingredients, allergens and harm to the planet. Her passion for the Minnesota Vikings is much greater.
“Even if we’re only one piece of the huge pie our clients are creating, I feel grateful to be a part of it.”
In 2014, Daniel founded a non-profit that taught isolated seniors to connect with others through technology. He’s brought that same passion for solutions to Crew, leading a packaging refresh for Canada’s largest frozen food provider and overseeing marketing for Sun-Rype.
“Food is a conduit for community. I love marketing amazing products that help grow communities and transform how we shop for food.”
After a junior career in car racing, Amy worked for the Canadian NASCAR team, Kellogg’s and Kimberly Clark. Not surprisingly, she’s known for her speed and efficiency. She informs her approach by understanding why her clients are passionate about their brands.
“The ways that we eat and consume foods are constantly evolving. As marketers, we need to be ahead of these macro trends.”
Born and raised in Venezuela, Nanette is a skilled marketer with 10 years of experience with global brands. Nanette began her career in marketing in market research and advertising for Ipsos and Publicis, then found her passion for building brands through her work with Santa Teresa Rum. When not at Crew, she is co-founder of Vancouver start-up focused on building tools to enhance wine production and analysis.
“I love that my job combines both science & analysis, as well as art & creative. Few disciples use both the left and right side of the brain as much as marketing does.“
Building strategically strong marketing campaigns for her clients is what gets Rachel up in the morning. Coming to Crew with over a decade of Marketing & Branding experience, she prides herself on building strong relationships with clients and helping them achieve their goals. With an eye for design and attention to detail, her skillset helps build brands and drive success year over year.
“Food has the power to bring people together and knowing that I’ve had even a small part in that is a rewarding experience.”
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