MEET THE MENTORS

Client Savant

Someone who has spent most of their career as a client side marketer/business leader

RAHUL RAJ

Client Savant

Someone who has spent most of their career as a client side marketer/business leader

RAHUL RAJ

Rahul enables challenger brands. He advises venture-funded startups to develop challenger brand strategies to successfully take on industry incumbents. Most notably, he helped transform ecobee from relative obscurity to the #2 thermostat brand in North America with only a $300k marketing budget. As a result, sales doubled every fiscal and ecobee’s run rate accelerated to 1,000,000 thermostats a year.


Rahul is a serial innovator. As the Director of Sustainability + Merchandising Innovation at Walmart.com, he developed a refurbishing infrastructure for Walmart US Stores that helped turned costly customer returns into a lucrative revenue stream. For these efforts, he was honored with Walmart’s Innovation Champion Award, a fellowship with the Aspen Institute and by GOOD magazine as 1 of 100 people pushing the world forward.

Rahul is a social entrepreneur. He founded and developed Meal Exchange, mobilizing students to achieve a more secure and sustainable food system on campuses and in communities across the country. The non-profit organization has since expanded across Canada, raised over $4M to feed those in need, and been recognized by TIME magazine as “revolutionary”. 

Rahul unites profit and purpose. He graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours degree in business. Following graduation, he started his career in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble, followed by senior Brand roles at Ferrero, all while running Meal Exchange during the evenings and weekends. Ultimately he focused his career on uniting his passion for profit and purpose.

ALL MENTOR PROFILES

MACLIN WILLIAMS
MACLIN WILLIAMS
RAHUL RAJ
RAHUL RAJ
JOHN TORELLA
JOHN TORELLA
DAVE THOMPSON
DAVE THOMPSON
KAIWAN SUNTOK
KAIWAN SUNTOK
DEBBIE FORD (STOJANOVIC)
DEBBIE FORD (STOJANOVIC)
ALLISON ABRAHAM
ALLISON ABRAHAM
LILI SHALEV-SHAWN
LILI SHALEV-SHAWN
KRISTINA A. SCHAEFER
KRISTINA A. SCHAEFER
PINA SCIARRA
PINA SCIARRA
TONY SCALA
TONY SCALA
PETER RODRIGUEZ
PETER RODRIGUEZ
LISA RITCHIE
LISA RITCHIE
CAROL READER
CAROL READER
CHRISTINE ROBERTSON
CHRISTINE ROBERTSON
ELIZABETH PRIESTMAN
ELIZABETH PRIESTMAN
ALEX PANOUSIS
ALEX PANOUSIS
MIKE NETHERCOTT
MIKE NETHERCOTT
MEGHAN NAMETH
MEGHAN NAMETH
DR. ALAN C. MIDDLETON
DR. ALAN C. MIDDLETON
PARMINDER MANN
PARMINDER MANN
CINDY LEE
CINDY LEE
DAVID KINCAID
DAVID KINCAID
LISA KIMMEL
LISA KIMMEL
MATT KELLY
MATT KELLY
SHALABH KAYASTHA
SHALABH KAYASTHA
ANDREA GRAHAM
ANDREA GRAHAM
LIBIER GOMEZ
LIBIER GOMEZ
KEVIN GILLIGAN
KEVIN GILLIGAN
BOB FROESE​
BOB FROESE​
PENELOPE FRIDMAN
PENELOPE FRIDMAN
LYNN FLETCHER
LYNN FLETCHER
KATHRYN FITZWILLIAM
KATHRYN FITZWILLIAM
COLLEEN DALOS
COLLEEN DALOS
GINA CONTE
GINA CONTE
JAMES CONNELL
JAMES CONNELL
FREDA COLBOURNE
FREDA COLBOURNE
LEEANNE COMISH
LEEANNE COMISH
BILL BROWN
BILL BROWN
CHRIS BROCKBANK
CHRIS BROCKBANK
VIRGINIA BRAILEY
VIRGINIA BRAILEY
DEBBIE BOLTON
DEBBIE BOLTON
JOHN BARDAWILL
JOHN BARDAWILL
Carolyn Ansley
Carolyn Ansley
Reza Alavie
Reza Alavie
Margaret Adaniel
Margaret Adaniel