Strategist/Innovation Labs/Digital Media

Kristina leads strategic initiatives with executives & their multidisciplinary teams for large corporations & start-ups alike.

She is the Founder of Venture Cap TV featuring video coverage of the tech start-up/idea backer sector around the globe. She’s also co-founder at (formerly Learnica) Learn anytime anywhere from leading experts.

As President of Smart Initiatives, her growth/innovation strategy firm, she advises clients on how to create actionable strategic plans, grow their market on/offline, build partnership & business development initiatives or solve challenges & create new ideas with her Innovation Labs/Strategy Studio.

Past & current clients include incubator Inno-Centre, startups Seamless Planet, Pitstop Marché (Authentis), Competia, Interstat, Polyplan, Coaching Ourselves, engineering firms TBM (USA) & Le groupe ADF, financial cos First Data Corp, Desjardins &Teralys Capital and large organizations the Quebec Ministry of Health, Alcan, Camoplast & the National Optics Institute plus media co Worldbizwatch, among others.

Kristina also partnered with Henry Mintzberg’s Coaching Ourselves to help build their commercial plan.

Earlier, Kristina was Vice President at Competia, a global leader in competitive intelligence learning & development & Project Director at Alcan leading initiatives spanning several continents managing teams and budgets of $1.5MM +.

She was also a panelist for the Canadian Internat’l Council’s Global Positioning Strategy chaired by Ed Greenspon,former Editor-in-chief of The Globe & Mail & launched by Jim Balsillie (R.I.M.) in 2009-2010.

And, she’s delighted to be a judge for the John Molson School of Business International MBA Case Competition (2014 &15)

Kristina has an MBA in Strategy & Finance & a Bachelors in Marketing & Internat’l Business from McGill University. She’s also a graduate of the Promedia School of Journalism& Broadcasting. She is fluent in English and French, speaks basic Japanese and basic Italian.

Specialties: Strategic initiatives, Tech startups, Digital media.

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skype: SIwithKTY