Michael Beckerman


Mr. Beckerman’s sales and marketing career spans over twenty years, three continents and several industries. His experience has included senior roles in Canada, Europe and Asia.

At the start of his career, Mr. Beckerman was responsible for marketing of the NIKE brand across Asia-Pacific and later in Europe. He was at the helm when NIKE was named Brand of the Year.

He then served as Vice President, Marketing for Canadian Airlines, where he led a comprehensive rebrand. Subsequently, he headed up Marketing and International expansion for, a high- profile e-commerce site.

In 2001, Mr. Beckerman took on the role of Chief Marketing Officer for Bank of Montreal where he was responsible for increasing the marketing orientation and customer focus throughout that organization. In 2006, he joined digital, CRM and content agency, Ariad Communications, as President. During his ten-year tenure at the company, Ariad enjoyed record growth and won numerous awards, including being named as one of the Top Places to Work in Canada.

Mr. Beckerman is currently the Chief Client Officer at Torstar Corporation. Prior to this he was President and CEO of global lifestyle marketing agency, MKTG Canada.

Mr. Beckerman is a sought-after speaker on marketing trends, branding and consumer behaviour. He is a frequent judge for industry events and asked to sit on numerous industry panels. He often lends his marketing experience to help charities and foundations clearly articulate their cause and generate uplift for their fundraising campaigns.

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