SASKATOON, SK (July 31, 2017 ) – Vendasta, the leading platform for selling digital solutions to local businesses, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jacqueline Cook to Chief Strategy Officer.
Jacqueline is responsible for driving a growth mindset throughout Vendasta through alignment, focus and execution cross-functionally in Engineering, Design, Product Management, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Support and Success. She works with some of Vendasta’s largest partners to gather key customer insights in order to drive product strategy and ensure the company is achieving its long-term goals.
Jacqueline acts as General Manager of the product division, responsible for the P&L of the division and the development of Vendasta’s foundational solutions, which currently comprise over half of the company’s revenue. As part of this, she also drives Vendasta’s internationalization efforts.
Vendasta has established itself as a global leader in local digital solutions, working in nearly every major market throughout the United States and more than 180 markets throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In 2017, Vendasta has continued to grow with some of the largest media companies and digital agencies around the world to serve local businesses in France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Continued global expansion promises to propel the company to its next chapter of growth.
Jacqueline is an alumnus of The Next 36 Entrepreneurial Institute, Canada’s premier entrepreneurial leadership initiative. During the program, she co-founded and was CEO of Triumf Mobile Rewards: a tablet and Smartphone-based platform for small and medium-sized businesses to customize their own loyalty rewards programs.
Jacqueline has been a speaker at events such as TEDx UofS and WE DAY 2015, and has represented Canada at the 2010 G8 and G20 Summits, the 2010 APEC Summit in Japan, and at the 2011 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in France. She has also been a recipient of CBC Saskatchewan’s Future 40 under 40 and a YWCA Women of Distinction Award. She currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada with her fiance, Jeff Wandzura.
Vendasta is the #1 platform for agencies to sell digital solutions to local businesses. Over 2,000 platform customers with a combined salesforce of 8,500 strong use Vendasta to serve and market to millions of local businesses around the world. Vendasta has been named one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada and one of the top 500 fastest growing in North America by Deloitte the past two years. Listed on the Canadian Business Magazine’s Profit 500 and winner of numerous local business awards, including Business of the Year for 2016, Vendasta employs a growing team of 240 across Canada and the United States. For more information, visit www.vendasta.com and check out Vendasta’s leadership principles to see what drives their recruitment strategy.
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