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Michael Smith

Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Founder, Buena Vida. Social Entrepreneur. Healthy Lifestyle Champion. Community Builder. Ambassador for Better Brands.

Founder, Buena Vida. Social Entrepreneur. Healthy Lifestyle Champion. Community Builder. Ambassador for Better Brands.

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Involved In

Founder

Buena Vida
FINCA Peru Exports

Positions

Founder Buena Vida April 2014 - present
Committee Member for 2015 ED Gala; Cabinet Member for Just Beautiful Campaign Environmental Defence January 2013 - present
Sustainability Strategy, Brand Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement Independent Consultant September 2011 - present
Venue Manager - Cleaning, Catering & Waste Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee April 2015 - August 2015
Business Development Associate Corporate Knights Inc. April 2013 - September 2014
Manager, Eco Business Development Sears Canada November 2009 - August 2011
Account Manager Me To We Style March 2007 - November 2009
Sustainability Research Broad Reach Innovations January 2004 - December 2007
Co-Founder, Manager FINCA Peru Exports January 2006 - December 2006

Education

The University of British Columbia Sustainability 2002 - 2006
North Toronto Collegiate Institute

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Content marketing
  • • Sponsorship
  • • Sustainability
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Wellness
  • • Benefit Corporations
  • • Community Building
  • • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • • Ecommerce (food)
  • • Local food
  • • Online communities
  • • Well-being
  • • Consumer Engagement
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Sustainability • Business Development • Marketing Communications • Sales Management

Key Accomplishments

Delivered $350,000 in new business for Corporate Knights across print + digital media properties. Built major revenue-generating partnerships by engaging with senior executives + media agencies at top B2B + B2C companies. Positioned CK as a leading marketing partner for UL Environment, Bentall Kennedy and BMW.

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James Basnett
We worked together  •  Chief Marketing Officer, Momentus Software and Marketing Consultant, Marketing and Strategy. The University of British Columbia grad.
Michael Smith has that 'it' factor. He is a passionate creator and finds ways to connect with professionals across all industries, building ... meaningful relationships. He is the kind of person you build great teams with and I look forward to working with him again.
Toby Heaps
We worked together  •  CEO, Corporate Knights Inc.. McGill grad.
Michael is persistent and out of the box
Brad Saltz
They're my friends  •  Owner, Ace Physiotherapy - Downtown Toronto and Physiotherapist, Ace Physiotherapy - Downtown Toronto.
Michael has successfully project managed many sustainability endeavors, including the initiation process, planning and execution phase while ... staying on budget and on time.
Uzair Amir
We worked together  •  Experienced sales professional, helping start-up businesses/social enterprises increase market share through innovative strategic planning.
Michael is a great networker. He is passionate about whatever project he undertakes and very articulate in communicating his passion. He has ... great ideas and has the qualities to be a great entrepreneur.
Oliver Madison
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Me To We Style. Previously Principal, Octavian Capital Limited. Harvard grad.
Michael is able to see the big picture -- he has the vision to synthesize an opportunity out of a larger picture. Plus he's an all around s ... tand-up fellow.
Oliver Madison
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Me To We Style. Previously Principal, Octavian Capital Limited. Harvard grad.
Michael has vision -- he's able to see the big picture and synthesize actionable opportunities in an efficient and effective manner. Plus h ... e's a stand up guy.
James Gray-Donald
We worked together  •  Vice President, Sustainability, Bentall Kennedy. Previously Board Member, Rethink Sustainability. University of Toronto grad. McGill grad.
Michael is talented at bringing people together, communicating the value of an idea, and getting support to make positive change happen. Mic ... hael loves turning challenges into successes. He has a strong track record of turning skeptics into users + advocates of a product or service he represents.
James Watson
We worked together  •  Venue Manager, Catering, Cleaning & Waste, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee. University of Waterloo grad.
He always has a project on the go, whether that's a freelance contract for a client or something of his own creation. When we worked togethe ... r in the past, he was a hard-worker and a reliable team member.

Uzair Amir
We worked together  •  Experienced sales professional, helping start-up businesses/social enterprises increase market share through innovative strategic planning.
I had the pleasure of working with Uzair for several years. During that time I came to appreciate his leadership abilities and people skills ... . Combining that with his business acumen, commitment to shared value creation and passion for social impact means Uzair will be successful in all he pursues.