Key People

Candybox Marketing | Darrell Keezer Form | Launch 48

Darrell
Founder / CEO


Favourite candy
C​rispy Crunch


About my work

Traditional education in marketing, but earned my digital stripes through launching two agencies and numerous ventures in the past 8 years. I’d be what people call a serial entrepreneur. Keynote speaking has been added to the list and I spend most of my time speaking at events across North America. Along with the Candybox team, we’ve had the pleasure of receiving a few awards along the way.

About my life

I haven’t slept properly in 8 years due to 4 wonderful children born in rapid succession. I’m as Canadian as they come, lover of anything chocolate and enjoy sailing my laser each summer. I’m on a bunch of non-profit boards and believe in the 40 hour work week with some exceptions.

Heather
Content Coordinator


Favourite candy
Caramilk Bars


About my work

Professional writer, editor and marketing guru; my love for writing helps me to develop content that gets you noticed. Through composing tweets and Facebook posts that catch attention, I work with companies to make sure that their social media platforms are working hard to promote their business.

About my life

I grew up on a maple syrup farm in the small town of Wiarton. Even though I am a country girl, I love the bustling streets and personality of Toronto. I spend my time writing and watching classic movies. I have traveled all over the world, but still prefer a good book and cup of tea at home.

Candybox Marketing | Josh

Josh
Web Developer


Favourite candy
Mr. Big


About my work

I bring our websites to life. I believe every website is made to serve its users and develop with that in mind. The web should be a great looking and interactive place while not standing in the way of what a visitor wants.

About my life

I’m a natural tinkerer.  I’ve torn apart computers, phones, and cars and they’ve all mostly worked when I put them back together.  When I’m not working I enjoy getting outside for a lazy float down the Credit River, a hike up on the Niagara Escarpment, or just a walk with my dog, Gert.

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Julia
Campaign Manager


Favourite candy
Dairy Milk


About my work

Google Certified Professional. Bing Accredited Professional. I’m also a Facebook/Instagram advertising ninja.  I work directly with clients to ensure their campaigns will achieve their goals, receive high conversions, and an ROI to brag about.

About my life

I believe that all of life’s problems can be solved with a big cozy blanket, fuzzy socks, a candle, a good book, and of course a Starbucks. When I am not reading or sipping a Starbucks, I can be found staging Instagram pictures of my life, or researching different techniques and ways to fold and do laundry. I also have permanent nerve damage in my left shoulder from a summer that I had a huge knitting binge in college #NoRegrets .

Candybox Marketing | Kristina | Launch 48

Kristina
Campaign Manager


Favourite candy
Candy Apples


About my work

Google Certified Professional & Bing Accredited Professional, Facebook & Bing advertising wizard. I develop campaigns that not only get you traffic but also conversions. I work directly with a variety of clients to make their campaigns sweet and ultimately get more business for them.

About my life

I am a crazy cat lady in the making, 9 year vegetarian veteran, Game of Thrones nerd, Star Wars fan, tea addict and one of those weird people that runs for fun. I enjoy a plethora of activities like: golf, softball, volleyball, rock climbing and yoga, to name a few.

Candybox Marketing | MC | Launch 48

MC
Account Manager


Favourite candy
Aero


About my work

Whether it was through traditional education or extra-curricular activities, Marketing and Social Media have always been part of my daily routine.

In 2011, I launched a program called Project Reinvention, which is a personal development program for students.  While promoting on Twitter, I have used my social media experience to gain 2000 followers (subscribers) in the first nine days.

The Canadian Association for Co-op Education (CAFCE) has also selected me as the winner of two National Awards for my work at Candybox Marketing.

About my life

Marketer by day, adventure seeker by night. I am usually the first person to sign up for the craziest activities, including sky-diving, zip-lining, or climbing the CN Tower.

Being a huge super hero fan, we could become best friends over a conversation about The Avengers or become worst enemies debating whether Superman is better than Batman.

Candybox Marketing | Launch 48

Michelle
Project Manager


Favourite candy
Sour Keys


About my work

As Project Manager I am the main contact between you and your new website. I work with you and our Candybox team to make sure your website is everything you could image and more!

 

 

About my life

I love to travel, read and am always craving a burrito or pho, or both. If Indigo had a membership card I would definitely have the black platinum card. No book is too expensive or too long. If I’m not perusing the Indigo app you’ll find me curled up on the couch binge watching Netflix.

Candybox Marketing | Ryan | Launch 48

Ryan
Digital Marketing Coordinator


Favourite candy
3 Musketeers


About my work

Educated in digital marketing with a background in Philosophy; I live in the world of strategy and process. I can see the what, how and why of any idea or project. I’m also a junior “full-stack marketer” with a keen eye for innovation and performance improvement, and I’m never satisfied with ‘good enough’.

About my life

I’m a Millenial, a Marketer, and a Full-time Philosopher. I’m also an alliteration aficionado. When I’m not pondering the meaning of life I like to play dodgeball, or go for long walks on the beach. Always up for deep conversations or mindless banter, I love connecting with and learning from people.

Candybox Marketing | Launch 48 | Tom Wenner

Tom
Brand Designer


Favourite candy
M&Ms


About my work

Advertising & Graphic Design graduate. After school I spent 2 years in California where I grew my skills designing everything from books to company identities. I am passionate about simplistic design with a humanistic feel, if it can be printed I want to do it.

About my life

Apparently I’m a hipster, but I don’t subscribe to any labels. I love to go rock climbing whenever I can. I go to Medieval Times about three times a year, trying to make it four. I have forgotten about more movies than most people have watched throughout their lives.

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Andrew
Web Developer


Favourite candy
Skor


About my work

Developer is my name; website building, maintenance, and support is my game (what a mouthful). I’m committed to keeping things beautiful and functioning spectacularly.

About my life

I’m a devoted husband, a curious math-lover, and a passionate musician. Ask me for an opinion on philosophy, and you may have just accepted a three hour conversation. Also, I adore pie.

Neil
Business Development Manager


Favourite candy
Kit Kat


About my work

In the past 16 years, I’ve helped hundreds of companies across Canada, the US, UK and the Caribbean with their marketing and advertising needs. I’m passionate about building lasting relationships and helping clients achieve even greater results.

About my life

You can often find me at the gym, on the basketball court or seeking out a tee-time for the next round. During the summer, I find my “zen moments” navigating the roads on my GSXR 600 (aka Pegasus). I also enjoy spontaneous trips, weekend getaways and striving to find the pursuit of happiness.

Sven
Digital Marketing Coordinator


Favourite candy
Ritter Sport


About my work

I have a deep love for great design, white space, and believe in fostering lasting online relationships with users. My education is in Music Production and Business Management; I found my passion for all things digital working on and releasing major albums. I’m a big fan of permission marketing and try to weave it into everything I do – take your time, client respect and trust is earned!

About my life

I love music – all of it – so talk to me about your favourite albums. I have 3 kids under the age of five and they keep me BUSY! Take me to the forest, I prefer life when it’s quiet and surrounded my trees. I’m proud of my volunteer work and I highly recommend you read the book “Rework” by the guys at 37Signals!

Sal
User Experience Designer


Favourite candy
Skittles, Sour Grapes, Sour Patch Kids...anything with sugar.


About my work

Over the past decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on some incredibly unique projects for some of the world’s largest brands. I love simple, clean, and easy to understand interfaces. I think we, as designers, must work like artisans, creating well thought-out experiences and then beautifying them. I studied Fine Art at Sheridan College and Brock University, which lead me to the digital world, something that has always fascinated me.

About my life

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, but raised in Niagara. I love the simple things in life, like binge watching tv and pizza. I like to have a good time regardless of that I’m doing, whether it be jammin’ out to any genre of music or spending countless hours playing video games.

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