FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR: TAMAR-MELISSA HUGGINS
Tamar-Melissa is a Gen-Y native, with a passion for entrepreneurship, digital technology and marketing. As the founder and CEO of Driven Accelerator Group, Tamar-Melissa manages business development initiatives, and oversees day-to-day activities. Before Driven, Tamar-Melissa founded Knexxion Communication Group, a boutique PR agency with a focus in media, entertainment, and sports marketing. She spent the early years of her career focusing on digital strategy for clients like H&M, Nike Canada, Cadbury Adams and Motorola. Tamar-Melissa is a contributor to The Huffington Post and Business Blogs Hub. She holds an advanced diploma from Centennial College in Creative Advertising, and Humber College in Public Relations. She is very active in her Christian community, and currently lives in Brampton with her small family.
DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: CAROLYN VAN
Carolyn Van is a Founding Partner of thirdocean, a social media marketing and community management agency and XConnect – a media platform that explores the impact of new media and technology on various industries. She is heavily involved in the startup community in Toronto, is an Advisor for Sheridan College’s Business Program, a mentor to a handful, an Advisor for Driven Accelerator Group and an advocate for diversity in C-Level roles through PowerUp meet-ups and her most recent initiative, Venus Ventures.
DIRECTOR, FINANCE: PIERRE-YVES PAU
Fluently bilingual CMA | MBA | Professional Engineer, Pierre has over 20 years of proven success in software engineering, product management, and strategic & financial planning and consulting for the telecom industry. Currently Pierre is Advisor & Financial Analysis of Wireless Technology Strategy at Bell Mobility.
DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY: ANDREW BROMFIELD
As Founder and CTO of Formative Innovations Inc. Andrew created a business solutions company that specializes in Strategic Design and Development. He is responsible for the creation and management of strategic initiatives and plays a hands-on role in the design and development of all projects. Previously, Andrew held technical and business advisory positions at DoubleClick and PriceWaterHouseCoopers.