Mary Graham - Principal

EXPERIENCE

I am a pragmatic strategist -- a real-world executive with a track-record of building some of the world's most iconic brands & customer experiences:


Starbucks 13-years executive/VP roles (Global, Canada, Latin America), and Canada Senior Leadership Team member: 

  • integral member of Leadership Team that scaled Starbucks Canada (4X revenue, 6X profit in my tenure)
  • built the Canadian marketing function, establishing team of communications, category management, and digital experience professionals
  • created the business case and strategic plan to prioritize Tea as a $1B+ opportunity for Starbucks Global
  • led strategic plan to double Starbucks Canada in the coming 5 years

Volunteer Board Director - Turning Point Youth Services (youth mental health service provider)

J.M Smuckers  - Business Team Leader

AOL - Marketing Consultant

Yum! Brands - KFC Head of Marketing, Canada

Procter & Gamble - Brand Management


APTITUDES

Other peoples' words to describe me...

thought partner.... strategist... dot connector... story teller... brand architect...  idea interrogator... unstucker... synthesizer... teacher... coach... creative solutioner... simplifyer... boggle chicken...

INTERESTS

Helping smart people unlock cool shit