Christine Aquin - President
With over 20 years experience in Sales and Business
Development, Christine Aquin has successfully developed
and sold over $45 million in products and services throughout
North America. She has spearheaded major initiatives across
myriad industries including technology, insurance
Christine began her career as a sales trainer and consultant
for London Life Insurance, designing and implementing
national initiatives to improve sales processes and
recruitment. She evolved her sales expertise at City TV,
Canada's premiere media corporation where she became known
for developing new revenue streams - successfully capturing
non-traditional television advertisers such as Roots Canada,
Wittnauer International, and Guardian Group of Funds. Her
continually progressive strategies, media research presentations,
and savvy media buying earned her the title of "Top
New Business Executive".
At DWL Inc, a technology company specializing in the design
and implementation of Unified Business Services software,
Christine gained a wealth of experience and insight into
high-tech enterprises, sales & distribution, product
development and management, Web deployment, and marketing.
Leading the company's Packaged Goods & Retail Sales
divisions, she was instrumental in increasing
sales from $2 million to more than $16 million
in just over 2 years.
Prior to founding Gunpowder Business, Christine acted as
US Sales Manager for Advantex Marketing International, initiating
multi-million dollar loyalty marketing programs for
US Airways and CIBC and creating partnerships with over
200 online merchants.
Adrian Davis, President & CEO | Whetstone Inc.
Adrian Davis is a business strategist and trusted advisor for executives of mid- to large-sized business-to-business organizations. As President and CEO of management consulting firm Whetstone Inc., he has worked with organizations such as AOL, KPMG, Motorola, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Phonak, Aviva and Dupont. His highly talented team has developed a reputation for leading organizations to innovative and practical solutions that enhance customer value and dramatically increase sales and profitability.
Adrian is a certified professional in Business Process Management (P.BPM) and a certified Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP). He is a thought-provoking speaker and is frequently called upon to address senior management teams and sales groups on the subjects of corporate strategy, competitive advantage and sales excellence.
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