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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Food Starter provides business advisory services and structured training to help companies scale and grow their food processing businesses.

Carrie Russell

Independent Adviser, CE Russell Ltd
Strategy to Implementation Adviser and Interim Executive to founders and senior leaders in Business Innovation, Digital Transformation, Changing the Way we Work, and Customer Growth Strategies;

Carrie Russell is an innovative business line leader, product/solution designer, and renowned builder of consumer and B2B brands in Financial Services and Technology Solutions companies. Former senior executive leading retail, commercial and wealth management business lines at TD Bank, and CMO at D+H, one of Canada’s largest Fintech companies, Carrie has witnessed and steered the digital transformation from the front seat, She is a pioneer in leading innovation, creating thought leadership, and implementing experience design strategies to drive consumer relevance, employee engagement and accelerate growth. Today Carrie is an independent adviser in business transformation and growth strategy for incumbent Financial Institutions and emerging players in Fintech. Working with C-Suite Executives and Founders, Carrie immerses herself with executive teams to identify, plan and manage the new capabilities, organizational change, and market engagement approaches required to succeed and win in the new “experience economy”. She speaks regularly at industry and private workshops on value proposition design, customer centred growth, and the power of design thinking in creating breakthrough commercialization strategies. Carrie lives in Toronto with her 2 sons and husband, but calls Duntroon, Ontario her authentic home.