entrepreneur enabler. brand scaler. 4x founder. midnight marauder. lover of blue sky.
Internet | Canada, CA
Armed with an English Lit & Film degree and a Tech diploma, Meredith spent the first 12 years of her career in the fast-paced media and fashion industry travelling the globe unearthing emerging consumer products, creating go-to-market & brand growth strategies, and using tech to scale brands from zero to millions in the North American market.
Born out of her apartment, Meredith's business and brand management agencies grew to serve 3,500 buyers in a territory of 330m and achieve over $45m in sales across six showrooms, as well as to provide PR, marketing, distribution, eComm, content and event production services.
In 2012, Meredith was tapped by the past Publisher of Vogue & The New Yorker to build & launch the world's largest B2B eComm fashion wholesale platform out of LA.
Today Meredith pays it forward as a dedicated startup advisor & consultant, mentor at Launch Academy, board member at Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, RAW Beauty Talks and RED Academy (coding school), and founder of her Next Gen national startup incubator, The Next Big Thing, with Ryan Holmes (CEO, Hootsuite).
Meredith’s speaks regularly at events and in on-air media about tech, entrepreneurship & innovation as well as in support of diversity in the sector. Her work has been recognized by CTV, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Techvibes, BetaKit, CBC, Globe & Mail, among others.
* RBC Canadian Women of Influence (2016 nominee)
* BC Business "Top 35 Most Influential Women in Business" (2016)
* BIV Top 40 Under 40 (2015)
* Notable.ca (nominee "Entrepreneurship", 2014 & "Not for Profit", 2015)
* YWCA Women of Distinction ("Technology & Science", 2015)
* Woman of Worth Awards (2013)