Co-Founder, Knowingli Market Research and Puzzle Partner
A seasoned business and technology visionary, Alan is co-founder of Knowingli, the market research division of Puzzle Partner, a leading PR and Marketing firm. He is recognized for his provocative insight into how emerging technology impacts industries and how leaders can better connect with their customers and employees for sustained growth. Alan has held high level executive positions and advisory roles at global companies including Infor, Newtrade Technologies, (acquired by Expedia), Hotel Booking Solutions (acquired by IBS Software) and TrustYou (acquired by Recruit). He sits on several advisory boards and is known for his ability to turn difficult concepts into easy-to-understand ideas that drive meaningful outcomes and actions. He is a respected thought-leader, battle-tested consultant, mentor, and sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of business strategy, growth, transformation and innovation. Alan focuses on increasing business happiness and believes that everything hinges on the power of communication and effective story-telling. Born in Montreal, Alan has lived and worked in Australia, Bermuda, The Bahamas and California but he now calls Toronto his home.