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.
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?
Meredith is a highly-driven marketing professional with over seven years of experience in integrated marketing, public relations, and account management. Her professional career has taken her into various industries in both the non-profit and private sectors. Meredith spends her spare time doing Yoga and trying new restaurants and food ideas as a self-proclaimed FOODIE (Level 6 Google local guide, with a near-sited goal of level 7).
Chloe van der Meer
Chloe is a digital marketing specialist who brings a fresh and data-driven perspective to help her clients achieve their marketing goals. She holds a degree in Film and Media Studies from Queen’s University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing Communications. As a Spotify-confirmed ABBA super fan, Chloe can be found with any of their albums on repeat all hours of the day.
Alexandra is a dynamic marketing specialist and accomplished project manager with a truly global perspective. She has lived and worked in various countries and brings a wealth of international experience to her role. Her diverse background and expertise make her a valuable asset in navigating the complexities of today's global marketplace. Alexandra is known for her adaptability, cultural awareness, and ability to drive successful marketing campaigns and projects.
Stella is a media planner who is passionate about multicultural marketing and enjoys meeting people from different industries. When she's not at work, you can find her scrolling through social media and learning about the latest news and cool ideas. She believes that working in such a dynamic and ever-changing field, it's important to stay on top of the latest trends and technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital Marketing Manager
Felix is a digital marketer who is data-driven and has more than 5 years solid foundation in online advertising. He has worked for media agencies as well as in-house teams. He focused on marketing growth strategies, customer successes, media buying (including Google Ads and Meta Ads), optimizations, and reporting. Outside of work, Felix enjoys watching the NBA (Dwyane Wade is his favorite basketball player), traveling around and learning Japanese culture.
Kelvin has 2 years of experience in digital performance marketing. Before he moved from Hong Kong to Vancouver, he worked for the global media agency Dentsu and interned at the public relations agency BCW Global. The key clients that he worked for are Dropbox, HSBC, DBS Bank, AliExpress, and VF Corporation.
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!
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