Connie Ekelund, Synergy CMC, Vancouver
Connie Ekelund’s expertise stems from over 25 years' experience as a dynamic Organizational development and marketing leader. Ekelund is the CEO & President of Synergy CMC, CEO of Fusion Publishing, and the Founder of “Be Cause.” Ekelund is also a vibrant Chair of Peer Advisory Boards, empowering executive officers, entrepreneurs and boards. She builds organizations from the ground up, developing strategies and marketing plans to maximize international brand exposure through traditional methods, as well as digital, mobile, social marketing and intuitive deliverables. Ekelund is a Board Member and the Director of Marketing & Communications at Operation Rainbow Canada, VP at Turning Point Ensemble, and mentors entrepreneurs with various organizations.
A lifelong learner, she holds diplomas in Business Management Marketing and in Fashion Design, and has been a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants since 1999. Her adaptability and big picture thinking have been keys to her business success. “I am a natural connector and that skill has opened many doors to me.” She strongly believes that “with the right approach and mindset anything can and will be accomplished.”
Ekelund is a firm believer in giving back to the community. She volunteers and mentors entrepreneurs, so they can powerfully create and make a difference in the world. She facilitates a Peer Mentoring Group in Vancouver for Women’s Enterprise Centre.