An award-winning global marketing consultant with 31 years of experience in technology, Blockchain, FinTech, education, entertainment, industrial manufacturing, energy, health and life sciences, telecommunications and government policy. Al is a former Head of Global Marketing for InfStones, a Softbank portfolio "unicorn", former CMO and Partner of Amazix, ranked the #1 blockchain agency worldwide in 2021 by Softwareworld. Amazix's clients include Bancor, Casper Labs, Polkacity (Polkadot) an other high profile blockchain firms in NFT, Defi, Wallets, RegTech, Wealth Management, Token Insurance, Structured Products/Derivates (FinTech).
"Al is a highly accomplished performance expert with a long track record in leading Fortune 100 companies. Having had the pleasure of working with Al on a variety of marketing and technology related projects, I can directly speak to his dedication, professionalism and capacity to innovate. A humble and skilled professional, Al inspires confidence by solving problems even in the most challenging environments." (2018) - Daniel Araya, PhD, Forbes, Brookings Institution
"Al’s a very sharp and creative guy – extremely resourceful, entrepreneurial and able to synthesize lots of data into a workable solution. And he’s got a great sense of humour. A pleasure to work with. (2007)" - Terry Donnelly, Former Chief Marketing Officer, MDC Partners
"...I am truly honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with such a great team of people." (1998) - Dave Billmaier, Former Events Manager, Apple
"A true master! Created massive value with his insights." (2020) - Moritz Gruber
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"Amazing ....! He is such a valuable asset to the team and comes equipped with a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend!" (2021) - Alan McGrath, CEO, OTC Trade
Al is currently CMO and Partner of Amazix, Advisor and former CEO for S4FEChain, CMO for OTC Trade, Marketing Advisor for Wealth Square SAS and NULS.io
His recent projects include the BC Government (BC Legislative Assembly), QRC HK Limited, Siemens Canada, Allstream, IDC/IDG Canada, E&Y (Ernst & Young), and Disney.
Al is formerly Principal Consultant to InfinitoDAX, and was Head of Business Development for QRC (RegTech) Advisory and Investment firm based in Hong Kong with offices in Vietnam, Singapore, Tokyo, and Kuala Lumpur; a group of companies with 300 employees. He is also has been an Advisor to several blockchain clients: HashChi / Crip.to, StartupTV and Nomisma in Hong Kong, and formerly CMO of BitCover, former VP of Marketing and Business Development for 2 blockchain firms (raising $35 MM in an ICO). Working with industry's leading / best, Blockchain consultants including Michael Terpin, Brock Pierce and Scott Walker, PR Firm PCG Advisory (NYC), and CoinCircle, and family offices, institutional investors and private equity. 5000 contacts of investors and family offices. Produces trade/road shows, private dinners / investor events, booth and demo presentations speaker support, and show setup and teardown for 8-country/16-city tour.
Between 2000 and 2004 in San Francisco, he ran a B2B marketing communications agency with clients in the US and Middle East. Prior, Al held project management and creative roles at SMG, in Redwood City, for clients that included Adobe, Apple, Disney, Digital, IBM, Intel, Kodak, Motorola, Palm, PowerPC, Intel, HP, SGI, Sun Microsystems, US Department of Defense, WebTV, and Xerox. He started his career at O&M/Direct on Microsoft, Intel and Visio in Seattle.
Al earned an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, in Global Management and Strategy Consulting, a Certificate in Managing Complex Product Development Projects from the MIT Sloan, and a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration in Marketing from the University of British Columbia.
Al is a Board Director for the BC Borstal Association, and a former Board Director for the American Marketing Association (Toronto and BC Chapters), Metro Vancouver CrimeStoppers Foundation, Burnaby Hospice Society and AIDS Vancouver. He was part of the Marketing Hall of Legends Canada, and sat on the marketing steering committee for VanCity Savings. He worked on Branding for the Human Rights Campaign, Atlanta and Maitri Compassionate Care in San Francisco.
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