DOMINIC LASET, Senior Finance Analyst

DOMINIC LASET

Senior Finance Analyst

DOMINIC LASET

Senior Finance Analyst

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When I’m not busy going through Excel workbooks and numbers, you can often find me emulating an episode of Buzzfeed’s series called “Worth It” with my buddies. Weirdest thing eaten to date: Cod Milt and Crickets (not together). On regular days, you can hear people near my desk ask me: “Where’s the stuff??” – Nothing sketchy at all – just happens to be Japanese candy, which I regularly replenish. As long as that gets them through their day, I’m happy.
YEN LE, Digital Project Manager

YEN LE

Digital Project Manager

YEN LE

Digital Project Manager

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At a young age, my uncle once asked me “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember confidently answering “an artist.” He later said that artists make pennies and that those who do succeed become famous only after their death. You can imagine how that conversation crushed a young girl’s dream. Although I did not follow in the footsteps of Picasso, I still consider myself an artist today. My creativity can be seen through my love for cake decorating, and I’m proud to say that I once owned a cupcake business. My work can be found in the book “1000 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes, Cookies and Cakes.”
KAROLINA DEPUIS, Executive Assistant

KAROLINA DEPUIS

Executive Assistant

KAROLINA DEPUIS

Executive Assistant

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A Polish-born, Canadian-raised Executive Assistant Extraordinaire. Professional, unflappable and passionate. That is how I describe my approach to being the CEO’s right hand. In my personal world I am known as a Nutella enthusiast, a dog lover, and a blue-bleeding Leafs fan who is married to a real-life Leprechaun…
SERGIO MATOS, Mac Operator

SERGIO MATOS

Mac Operator

SERGIO MATOS

Mac Operator

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I have a single on iTunes! When I first started working at MacLaren McCann, I was fortunate enough to work with a musical artist who asked me if I had ever sung. “Only in the shower” I replied. I was nervous when she asked me to come into her studio to do a few trials. We wrote a few lyrics together, and within a few days we were done: I had a single in her album. After the album release we got requests to do a small concert at a local bar/club for about 100 fans. At first I thought “no way,” but after 6 shots and and barely enough breath, I pulled it off! A little later we got another request to perform in front of 2000 fans at the Docks for a summer event. Let’s just say I’m glad to be working here! :)
BRITTANY METRO, Media Administrative Assistant

BRITTANY METRO

Media Administrative Assistant

BRITTANY METRO

Media Administrative Assistant

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When I was in grade 9, our family went on vacation to Cuba. We met this other family that was vactioning there at the same time. I'm not typically the type of person that does crazy things but we had been watching sky divers land on our beach for the week we were at our hotel. The dad of the family we met was saying how his son and himself were going to go sky diving the following day. I was tryin to be cool and said that I would totally skydive (but I really didnt want to). My dad woke me up at 6am the next morning and told me that Barry (the dad we met on the beach) had bought me a ticket to skydive with him and his son. I couldn't exactly back out so I took a bunch of Gravol and Pepto and ended up going. My mom was super mad that my dad was letting me go. The plane we jumped out of had no doors and looked like it was going to fall apart. It was one of the coolest experiences of my life and I landed on our beach to my mom and sister, who for sure thought I wasn't going to do it! I've never been again!
REGAN FRASER, Art Director

REGAN FRASER

Art Director

REGAN FRASER

Art Director

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Before an internal meeting, when asked by the group what I did over the weekend, I lied and said I made a sweater out of my cats’ discarded hair as well as a batch of perfume out of cabbages fermented in a garbage bag. Not one person questioned me on it. How could they think I have enough hair for a whole sweater already? I only have 2 cats.
JALEN SIMMS, Production Coordinator

JALEN SIMMS

Production Coordinator

JALEN SIMMS

Production Coordinator

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I once tried to sharpen my pinky finger because I thought it would be cool to have a pointy finger... it wasn't cool, it was extremely painful.
JEAOUS CHAU, Production Artist

JEAOUS CHAU

Production Artist

JEAOUS CHAU

Production Artist

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My background has included both creative design and production work, allowing me to work closely with creative teams on a variety of diverse assignments – everything from print, ads, web banners, out-of-home and TSAs to direct mail and multi-page brochures. A typical day would take me from layout and prepress work to logo development and hi-resolution photo retouching.
TRAVIS WOOD, Content Producer

TRAVIS WOOD

Content Producer

TRAVIS WOOD

Content Producer

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I began my career filming Timbaland's 3 day wedding in Aruba and it's been all downhill ever since. After landing at Discovery Channel I made headlines by convincing a small island town that lake Ontario had a shark in it. After that I decided to chase mountaineers up glaciers in Peru and near Everest. And most recently I hung out with Serbe Ibaka in Congo while he showed off the Larry O'Brien trophy to his homeland.
PEDRO RODRIGUES, Graphic Artist

PEDRO RODRIGUES

Graphic Artist

PEDRO RODRIGUES

Graphic Artist

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Having a passion for cars, I transfered to a school that specialized in automechanics only to find out when I got there that the classes were full. Only a printing class was available. That’s where it all started, creating and printing flyers for the school. To this day I am fascinated whenever I pass a billboard I helped to create.
TRACY CURTIS, Account Director

TRACY CURTIS

Account Director

TRACY CURTIS

Account Director

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A small town girl with big city dreams. From Ottawa Hills, Ohio to New York City and now a full-time Toronto dweller. Fahrenheit to Celsius, USD to CAD, miles to kilometers, Yankees to Blue Jays, the Big Apple to the 416. Not bad, eh? Account Director by day, restaurant-goer by night. A self proclaimed foodie and passion for design.
BRENDAN MARLEY, Group Account Director

BRENDAN MARLEY

Group Account Director

BRENDAN MARLEY

Group Account Director

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Before moving to Toronto in February 2015, I was living in the Detroit area and working at MRM-DET on the Chevrolet account. Born and raised in Michigan, I have always been a huge Detroit Red Wings fan. It just so happens that when Mike Babcock was still coaching the Wings we shared the same tailor. One day when getting a suit fitted, the tailor asked my size and had me try on a beautiful black sport coat. The jacket fit perfectly, but was certainly out of my price range, so I told him that I could not afford it. He responded by telling me that Mike Babcock had ordered the sport coat, but realized that he already had one just like it, so he said to give it to the next guy that it fit and that guy was me. And that's how I ended up with a free sport coat once worn by the Leafs head coach.
JAMY FERREIRA, Production Coordinator

JAMY FERREIRA

Production Coordinator

JAMY FERREIRA

Production Coordinator

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My 5-year old son is crazy about cars so I took him to his first car show. He loved seeing all the different models and brands and gushed over the big engines, the colours and even the wheels. But the car he was most impressed with was a hearse. “Dad” he shouted, “look at all this storage.”
VINICIUS TYSZLER, Account Director

VINICIUS TYSZLER

Account Director

VINICIUS TYSZLER

Account Director

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Born and raised in beautiful and hectic Rio de Janeiro, Brasil – yes Brasil with an S. Leaves everything behind and moves to a beautiful but cooooold January Toronto. Falls in love with this city at first sight. Gets married, never wants to leave. Leaves. Goes back to Brasil. Unexpectedly thoroughly enjoys the time spent there. Lives and works during/with World Cup and Olympic Games at home – unbelievable! Welcomes two Brasilian/Canadian sons. Comes back home – yes Toronto is home!
LUIS SANTOS, Project Manager

LUIS SANTOS

Project Manager

LUIS SANTOS

Project Manager

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Back in 1993 a friend and I decided a road trip was in order to watch the Leafs vs the Blues in St. Louis. 16 hours later it was true – the Leafs were victorious. We met some locals and hung out there for another couple of days. When it came time to go, I couldn't find my friend anywhere and ended up coming back to Toronto by myself. It took me only three days to return but, thanks to Via Bus service, my friend got back to Toronto before I did.
JULIE EVANS, Associate Media Director

JULIE EVANS

Associate Media Director

JULIE EVANS

Associate Media Director

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As a youth I had the ability to stand on my head for an extremely long time. It was probably my strongest skill and I was convinced that it would make me a millionaire. Unfortunately, as I got older I learned that standing on your head wasn't a marketable skill. So I joined advertising
JOSH STEIN, Chief Creative Officer

JOSH STEIN

Chief Creative Officer

JOSH STEIN

Chief Creative Officer

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There’s gotta be at least a million way more interesting things you could be looking at on the internet right now instead of reading my bio.
KATIE BENNETT, Account Supervisor

KATIE BENNETT

Account Supervisor

KATIE BENNETT

Account Supervisor

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I was previously a very competitive Tetris player. My platform of choice was Facebook (back when games were big on Facebook) and I was ranked high enough that I received fan mail from randoms.
HEIDI FRANCIS-MORRIS, HR Coordinator

HEIDI FRANCIS-MORRIS

HR Coordinator

HEIDI FRANCIS-MORRIS

HR Coordinator

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I have once toured five Caribbean islands in six days. Hanging with the monkeys in St. Kitts to avoiding the many snakes in St. Lucia, the air, the trees, the turquoise water, the people and that un-spoilt beauty has taught me that happiness is in the things we take for granted.
ANDY LANGS, SVP, Chief Technology Officer

ANDY LANGS

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

ANDY LANGS

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

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One of my passions is photography. I have been fortunate to travel to numerous places to photography beautiful landscapes, sunrises, sunsets and wild animals in their natural habitat. I spent two weeks in Australia taking in everything the land down under offers. One evening my family and I happened to be walking by the concert hall taking pictures where Lady GaGa was performing and I was mistaken for a paparazzi photographer by her fans.
AMARAJ SANDHU, Client Finance Director

AMARAJ SANDHU

Client Finance Director

AMARAJ SANDHU

Client Finance Director

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I am an avid motorcyle enthusiast and have been riding for the past 5 years
SEAN RILEY, Executive Creative Director

SEAN RILEY

Executive Creative Director

SEAN RILEY

Executive Creative Director

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I left Canada on a 5-year working holiday in February of 1994, I didn't return for 25 years...
TYLER COPOC, Copywriter

TYLER COPOC

Copywriter

TYLER COPOC

Copywriter

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One late summer night me and a few friends discovered elephants that had escaped from the circus. We ended up on TV and that's how I got caught sneaking out of my house.
KRISTIE BAXTER, Vice President, Director of Operations

KRISTIE BAXTER

Vice President, Director of Operations

KRISTIE BAXTER

Vice President, Director of Operations

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With more than a few years of agency experience under my belt, I have earned a few grey hairs. The ups, the downs, and all the fun in between. The industry has introduced me to my husband, many friends and ultimately fed my desire for order, efficiency and watching good people do great things. When I’m not playing with reports, you can find me hanging with my two daughters, hosting themed parties, and forcing my friends into doing competitions of any kind, so long as I win!
MARIANE MISOLA, Executive Assistant

MARIANE MISOLA

Executive Assistant

MARIANE MISOLA

Executive Assistant

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I believed I could, so I did.
DIANE RIDGWAY-CROSS, Vice President, Business Strategy & Development

DIANE RIDGWAY-CROSS

Vice President, Business Strategy & Development

DIANE RIDGWAY-CROSS

Vice President, Business Strategy & Development

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to do my first TED Talk. Given my experience in marketing to women, I chose the topic of “Conscious Consumerism and the Power of the Purse” which was pretty standard fare for me. Unfortunately, although I had given dozens of speeches before, I vastly underestimated the anxiety (ok, panic) that preparing for an actual TED Talk could induce. After weeks of writing and re-writing my speech, practicing endlessly in front of my dog who always fell asleep, plus a solid weekend of Downton Abbey binge-watching (we call this stage “denial”) – the Talk day finally came. My “Truth Well Told?” I admit it: I popped a Xanax, walked on stage and gave the talk almost flawlessly. #ConqueringFears
MARIO DUARTE, Client Finance Analyst

MARIO DUARTE

Client Finance Analyst

MARIO DUARTE

Client Finance Analyst

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I have been a huge soccer fan for years, not only as a fan cheering on my favourite professional team but also watching my son play rep soccer for 10 years. For years, I was involved in youth rep soccer as a parent and assistant coach. That involvement took us to different provinces and into the United States for tournaments. My son has grown up now and no longer plays rep soccer. These days my soccer travelling is limited to trips to my basement to watch my favourite team, Arsenal.
JULIA POTICHA, QA Analyst

JULIA POTICHA

QA Analyst

JULIA POTICHA

QA Analyst

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I’ve had many pets in my life but my most unusual one was when I lived in Israel. My dad was an engineer for a train company and had found a lost crab in the sand. He brought him home that night and we had an instant bond. We watched the Simpsons together and I would take him out for walks in his bowl. Our friendship was short-lived but he taught me never to be shellfish.
CRAIG ATKINSON, Senior Project Manager

CRAIG ATKINSON

Senior Project Manager

CRAIG ATKINSON

Senior Project Manager

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Craig's convinced that oil runs strong through his veins. He has a passion for all things with four wheels and a powerful engine. It started when his Father took him to his first classic car show at the impressionable age of 6 and took a ride in an old T-bucket hot rod. Fast-forward a few decades, and Craig can now be found maintaining an all-original 1940 Plymouth, chasing his wife in half-marathon races, and applying over a decade of talent restoring connections between customers and brands through the power of well-designed digital experiences.
CLAIRE MORAND, Account Executive

CLAIRE MORAND

Account Executive

CLAIRE MORAND

Account Executive

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On a recent European trip, I discovered great a way to meet new people. No matter what country I was in, no matter what language they spoke — I learned how to say ‘Proost’ in Amsterdam, ‘Sláinte’ in Ireland, and ‘Salud’ in Spain. Safe to say, it was a productive trip. No matter where you are, or who your with, cheers in any language has the power to unite us all. Cheers!