MEET THE MENTORS

Client Savant

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

SUSAN IRVING

Client Savant

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

SUSAN IRVING

Susan Irving is an industry leader with a passion for brands and a reputation for delivering business results through strategic integrated marketing campaigns. Now, as Chief Marketing Officer for Kruger Products L.P., Susan is responsible for leading the marketing team to set the vision, strategic direction, and drive business performance for all Kruger Products brands and marketing activities in Canada and the United States. She is also a key member of the Company’s Executive Team.

Susan is an accomplished, award-winning senior marketing executive with over two decades of experience leading many successful and well-known brands at Warner Lambert, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. She has a strong passion for brands and building high performance teams. She is a strategic business leader with experience that spans across all aspects of business management and consumer marketing including brand strategy; advertising and communications; P&L management; media planning; digital; social media; innovation; consumer insights; as well as sports and event marketing. Most recently at PepsiCo Foods Canada, Susan was the Senior Marketing Director for the Quaker Nutrition portfolio. During her 15 years at PepsiCo, she held several progressive roles including leadership of a Global Snacks team in New York where she was responsible for Doritos, Cheetos and Sunbites – three of the company’s billion dollar brands. Prior to that, Susan spent more than a decade at PepsiCo Canada leading teams of passionate marketers in creating successful campaigns that drove profitable growth for brands including Cheetos, Doritos, Lay’s, Ruffles and Tostitos. Susan is known for her collaborative approach of working with teams to deliver breakthrough, insight-driven consumer campaigns and programs that deliver growth.

As an accomplished marketer, Susan has been recognized with several industry accolades including CMAs, Cassies, Cannes Lions, The Bessies, Media Innovation Awards and Canadian New Media Awards. She was also among Marketing Magazine’s prestigious Top 30 under 30 and just this year awarded as Canada’s Strategy Magazine 2020 Marketer of the Year.

An avid sailor, Susan was a member of the Canadian Sailing Team, having campaigned for the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics. She is the President of the Leaside Hockey Association Board of Directors; the Jury Chair for the Globe and Mail’s Cannes Young Marketers Competition; a judge for several industry award shows; a key note speaker for North American Conferences and a committee member of WISE Canada (Women in Sport and Entertainment).

When Susan takes a break from Marketing, you can find her on a sail boat or a ski hill. As a busy mother of two young boys, you’ll also find her in hockey rinks, at road races and on the soccer field supporting their family’s passion of competitive sport.

ALL MENTOR PROFILES

SARAH THOMPSON
SARAH THOMPSON
TRINH THAM
TRINH THAM
MANSI VAGT
MANSI VAGT
CANDY LEE
CANDY LEE
SUSAN IRVING
SUSAN IRVING
KARLA CONGSON
KARLA CONGSON
MARIE-JOSEE VINET
MARIE-JOSEE VINET
JASON BOYER
JASON BOYER
Fatima Israel
Fatima Israel
Sue Austin
Sue Austin
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
MIKE NETHERCOTT
MIKE NETHERCOTT
MEGHAN NAMETH
MEGHAN NAMETH
DR. ALAN C. MIDDLETON
DR. ALAN C. MIDDLETON
PARMINDER MANN
PARMINDER MANN
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
PENELOPE FRIDMAN
PENELOPE FRIDMAN
LYNN FLETCHER
LYNN FLETCHER
KATHRYN FITZWILLIAM
KATHRYN FITZWILLIAM
COLLEEN DALOS
COLLEEN DALOS
GINA CONTE
GINA CONTE
JAMES CONNELL
JAMES CONNELL
BILL BROWN
BILL BROWN
CHRIS BROCKBANK
CHRIS BROCKBANK
VIRGINIA BRAILEY
VIRGINIA BRAILEY
DEBBIE BOLTON
DEBBIE BOLTON