Get to know us: The people behind Vexxit

Our founding team has built finance, media, and tech companies into industry leaders and public offerings. Throughout our careers, we have vexed and transformed a number of industries.

  • Duncan JessimanCo-founder

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    Founder of TSX-listed public company with a $1B market cap, Duncan is a former corporate lawyer with a 40-year career in the oil & gas, manufacturing, and aviation industries. A disruptor of stagnant industries, Duncan founded Vexxit with the belief that there is a better way for people to vet and access trusted advice.
  • Polly CraikCo-founder

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    A highly respected business leader, Polly vexed the non-profit industry by helping organizations realize sustainable growth through donor retention, leading to her firm’s acquisition by a Nasdaq-traded company. As a founding member of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Manitoba chapter, Polly is a strong business advocate and has served as Chair of a Crown corporation and numerous boards.
  • Jocelyn ChipmanCo-founder/CEO

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    An Operations executive with 20+ years of experience leading organizations through change and growth, Jocelyn has driven retention and engagement in the non-profit and broadcast spaces. She has helped build firms for acquisition with a focus on profitability, and drove strategic planning and integration at media giant CanWest Global Hollinger.
  • Shauna JessimanCo-founder

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    PR strategist across many industries, Shauna previously drove national media for Sony Music Canada, executing campaigns for American Idol, Beyoncé and Cyndi Lauper. She was later instrumental in launching Canada’s first ever ultra-low-cost airline, successfully garnering millions of dollars worth of publicity for the company.
  • Sunil BridgelallTechnology Advisor

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    Technology and product management accelerator, Sunil has spent over a decade assisting multi-million-dollar brands to carve efficient and scalable paths from ideas to technology solutions. His clients have included Twitter, Coca Cola and American Express – customizing launch solutions, while ensuring a long market life.
  • Mark CaronTechnology Advisor

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    Accomplished tech innovator with 20+ years of international experience with Fortune 500 companies, Marc’s core expertise is bridging the disciplines of information technology and business to create new and often disruptive programs in the Internet space, leveraging his engineering background. Multi-national clients have included Microsoft, Starbucks, Pepsi, Apple, and Henkel.
  • Laura McDonaldVP Business Development & Partnerships

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    Published author and frequent spokesperson in the press and media, Laura has used innovation and communication to connect people with trusted advice, in partnership with companies such as RBC, American Express and MNP. An executive in the world of finance, she previously founded a company focused on female investors, reaching millions of consumers prior to its acquisition.
  • Julie RempelDirector, Marketing

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    An accomplished marketing and communications executive, Julie led marketing for Flair Airlines and NewLeaf Travel Company, driving growth and consumer strategy for Canada’s low-cost airline market. With a background in broadcast journalism, she understands the story and touchpoints needed to engage consumers into embracing new models of business and services.
  • Kirah SapongUX/UI, Design

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    Design and tech innovator, bringing millennial drive and insight, Kirah has collaborated with industry leaders to build tech start-ups in the health, fashion and financial realms. With a keen eye for user experience, she understands how to make the journey easy, efficient and rewarding in a time-driven world.
  • Dana ThiessenFinance

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    A financial professional with a history of working with entrepreneurs and small business, Dana is a CPA/CA with a deep understanding of taxation and business advisory services, and how they affect consumers looking for quality advice.
  • Kristin FarkasOperations Administrator

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    With a varied and extensive background in Administration and Operations, Kristin worked in the Financial industry as a Licenced Executive Assistant for over 10 years. After taking a break from the financial world, she became the Director of Operations for an International company based out of Winnipeg, where she worked until joining Vexxit.
  • Doug McarthurMarketing Technologist

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    A digital marketing professional with over a decade of experience who has worked with national and international brands such as adidas, autoTRADER, NYGÅRD, Robertson College and more. His expertise includes search engine optimization, web design, ecommerce, marketing automation and paid digital platforms.

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