Digital Marketing Expert
Marie Wiese is the founder of Marketing CoPilot, an award-winning digital marketing agency that has helped hundreds of companies turn their websites into lead generation and sales machines. Prior to starting her own business in 2003, Marie was the VP of Sales and Marketing for a financial services software company where she was part of a $25M raise for the business. Marie has held corporate marketing positions with companies like Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Institute of Chartered of Accountants. She began her career working in public relations and was a press secretary to a federal cabinet minister. Currently she sits on the board of global IT association CompTIA, volunteers with Futurpreneur Canada, and is the author of You Can’t Be Everywhere: A Common Sense Approach to Digital Marketing for Any Business which recently won an International Stevie Award for Business Book of the Year.
Patrick founded Kleurvision Inc. visual communications studio in 2004 to expand his creative expression. An entrepreneur at heart, Patrick is used to wearing many hats. His background is in graphic design and creative direction, though more recently has become an expert in web development, as well as social and digital marketing for business growth and strategy. Spending four years at the beginning of his career in motion and broadcast graphics on a national level, he quickly became adept to deploying high impact visual communications that made a statement and engaged the audience.
Patrick is also the Chief Marketing Officer of The Software Colony, an incubation firm that extends services and business expertise to the start-up community. The Software Colony was launched in the third quarter of 2012 and launched its first two companies by Christmas of that year.