We love team happy hours, office dogs, and memes.
Fist-bumps and high-fives are our style. We print embarrassing photos of each other and tape them all over the walls. We conquer challenges and share wins together.
We're privileged to have a diverse team from a variety of backgrounds and welcome every idea and perspective. One thing we all have in common: The work we do means a lot to us. We're building a culture where our people will be able to work from anywhere they want, enjoy a rich, fulfilling career, and have time to recharge and spend with family and friends.
We are committed to consistently maintaining...
We adapt to different communication styles to ensure clear and concise messages. Open and transparent communication builds trust and relationships. Collaboration is key to ensuring clarity when direction isn't clear. Effective communication is vital to our success, and we continuously work to improve our skills.
Get Things Done
We prioritize outcomes over process and hold ourselves to high standards. Being assertive is crucial to our success, and we take the initiative to act without waiting for permission. Mistakes happen, but we believe in learning from them and taking risks to move forward. We aim to create a culture of accountability and support each other in achieving our goals. Our focus on results and innovation sets us apart.
We work towards building a workplace that is empathetic and values everyone's contributions, providing equal opportunities to all. We make a conscious effort to steer clear of negativity and conflict, fostering collaboration to achieve our objectives. We believe that building a cohesive team is a collective responsibility, and we consistently strive to enhance our culture of inclusion.
We have a growth mindset that drives continuous self-improvement and pushes us out of our comfort zones. We believe in taking risks and seeking new challenges to grow personally and professionally. Learning is a lifelong pursuit, and we provide opportunities for development to our team members. Our culture celebrates curiosity, and we constantly strive to improve. Our growth mindset sets us apart, and we're committed to fostering a culture of growth and learning.
We value our colleagues and clients and never take them for granted. Staying humble and grounded helps us build solid relationships and trust. We make a point to show appreciation and gratitude daily because it fosters a positive work environment and keeps us motivated. We encourage everyone to express gratitude openly and frequently to create a culture of appreciation that sets us apart.
We believe in being accountable and resourceful. Every job is manageable for us to tackle, and we approach our work with a can-do attitude. We act with integrity and take pride in doing the right thing, even when challenging. When faced with a problem, we focus on solutions rather than dwelling on the issue itself. We also understand the importance of owning our actions and their outcomes. We act as if our efforts are being watched by someone we respect and aim to deliver our best daily work.
The Periphery Team
(and older than we look)
CEO & Co-founder
Alex is our resident visionary and connector. Alex’s passion for entrepreneurship and implementing non-conventional ideas has been a catalyst for Periphery’s explosive growth.
Alex spends his spare time lifting and putting down heavy weights, while also trying to convince everyone that epsom salt baths can cure every ailment. It’s the office tradition to gift him multiple containers of epsom salt on his birthday.
President & Co-founder
Marjo is a motivator and a quick problem solver. She helps team members to discover their abilities and use their strengths to grow both professionally and personally. As a leader she believes in challenging the status quo and building a purposeful life filled with positivity. She loves pine trees, telling bad jokes, and eating copious amounts of chocolate.
As the founder of an award winning creative visualization agency and Canada’s only 24/7 Real Estate Television Network, Leon has left his mark on the entrepreneurial world and broadcasting industry. His strategic partnerships and media expertise support Periphery’s continued growth and exuberance.
Kessie is an expert in digital strategy and paid media. She leads our account based operations to execute campaigns, refine internal processes, build client relationships, and provide mentorship for the team. As our resident foodie, Kessie knows all the best Happy Hour places and will always have recommendations on hand for your next date night. She also loves making memes and pranking the office.
Grace leads the content team for content strategy, planning and creation. She has extensive marketing experience working at several Fortune 500 companies including General Electric and as the Brand Manager for Ford Motor China. Grace is an avid traveller and loves photography. We have her to thank for all the wonderful (and not so wonderful) candid photos of the team.
Senior Account Manager
Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, Danwei acts as a bridge that connects the two languages and cultures for her team members and clients. She has a background in Journalism and holds a degree in Media Studies from UC Berkeley. Danwei has a passion for investment funds and dreams of generating enough passive income to open her very own Disney World. Dream big or go home right?
Annie is an experienced digital marketer with a passion for developing and executing digital marketing campaigns across many different channels. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, and holds a degree in Communication at Simon Fraser University. Annie is a HUGE Taylor Swift fan, you can find her crying to the RED (Taylor’s Version) album when November comes.
Amy is a dynamic individual with a passion for communication and project management. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and holds a degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University. Amy is a dedicated cat mom and enjoys spending time with him, whether snuggling up for a movie or playing games together.
Design & Operations Manager
Rosanne has an extensive background in design, interactive arts, and digital marketing. She is also a low-key tech genius and our one-woman IT team. Some of her other skills include consuming a never ending supply of chips, and shaming all those who do not follow the file naming protocols in our Google Drive.
Business logistics and vendor relations are Annie’s forte. She has 10 years of international purchasing experience on top of a dual Masters in Business Administration and International Business. Annie is our superstar athlete! She once played squash on a professional level and currently competes in annual marathons.
Content Marketing Supervisor
Melody supports content creation, guides our team of writers, and implements Periphery’s WeChat marketing initiatives. She has a wide range of experience working in performing arts and the auto finance industry in China. Melody is a huge fan of sunproof hats, the bigger the better. She also loves music and enjoys attending symphonies, musicals, and choirs
Content Marketing Manager
A passionate marketing professional fluent in both English and Chinese with over 6 years of experience in advanced copywriting, translations, and marketing strategies. Helen is a content superstar that helps our clients connect with their target audiences, raise brand awareness, generate leads, and drive conversions. She has a Masters of Arts in Global Communication from both SFU and Communication University of China, and has a strong interest in studying mass media, pop culture, and their impacts on current social issues.
Content & WeChat Specialist
Majored in Geography at SFU and has been working as a content writer for over 4 years. Able to work independently but also willing to help others. Loves plants, rainy days, playing puzzles and Lego.
Graphic Design Lead
Justina majored in Interactive Art and Technology at SFU and was a freelance graphic designer before joining the team. At Periphery, she works on a wide range of projects not limited to digital, print, and Chinese social media. Justina loves to travel. Next on her list – Maldives! (But for now, she will be traveling between her living room and the kitchen.)
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Michelle is a creative problem solver with experience across Chinese and Western media and has a passion for elevating brands through visual design. She received her master's degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in New York. She is also the winner of the 2017 and 2019 American Graphic Design Awards. If you don't see her at work, you'll find her with her little one at the playground.
Human Resources Coordinator
Stephanie majored in Business Administration at SFU. Her passion to help people led her to concentrate in Human Resources Management, with hopes to get certified as a Professional Counsellor and Life Coach someday. She loves being around nature and hiking — and probably takes too many pictures of cool plants and cute animals. Best way to get on her good side? Bread. And puns!
Paniz has years of experience in fast-paced environments. Her effective time management skills combined with proficiency in full-cycle accounting keeps Periphery’s finances in order. Paniz loves flowers, decorating birthday cakes, and watching Bob Ross painting videos. It’s the perfect combination of soothing happiness and creativity.
Ashraf Has a Master Degree in English Language and literature. She has over 20 years of experience working as an accountant in one of the Major banks. She is pursuing her CPA designation and studies Accounting at UBC school of Business.
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