To win in the long game, build a powerful 
high-performance team that is innovative,
driven, collaborative and ethical.

– Al Leong (2021)

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AL LEONG

Chief Marketing Officer, CEO, Advisor, Board Director

Al Leong is an award-winning IT and blockchain strategy and marketing executive, CEO, board director and advisor with 30 years’ experience.

He recently served as CMO and Partner for Amazix (Ranked #1 blockchain marketing agency worldwide for 2021) with clients that include Bancor, Capser Labs, Eidoo, pNetwork, PolkaCity (Polkadot), Aikon, WalletEngine/Verso, FRAX, and ThreeFold to name a few). Al grew the agency from 25 to 60+ staff and contractors and grew agency billings 5x within 1 year.

He is also Marketing Advisor to NULS.io (a blockchain development platform), CertiK (blockchain code security, validation and assurance), and Wealth Square SAS (wealth management platform for crypto). Al is also Senior Partner at AION Advisors, a strategy think-tank in Toronto, and CMO of OTC Trade (over-the-counter P2P crypto trading platform) in the USA. He is a Board Director at the BC Borstal Association (a non-profit for the treatment and rehabilitation of trauma for criminal offenders).

Previously, he was an advisor for 7 blockchain firms worldwide, formerly the Chief Marketing Officer for BitCover, and VP Business Development for a NYC-based fintech start-up where he raised USD $35 MM in an ICO. Al was a global Consulting Team Leader for Siemens in Toronto, and also consulted for IDC/IDG Canada, Disney, Fox Home Entertainment and the BC Government. Between 2000 and 2004, he was CEO at Integeris Marketing in San Francisco, delivering results for technology, health and life sciences clients in the US, Canada, and the Middle East.

In the 1990s, Al launched products worldwide, produced events, tradeshows, and conferences for Adobe, Apple, Buena Vista Pictures, 3Com, Digital, IBM, Motorola, HP, Disney, Sony, Sun, Xerox, and the US Department of Defense. Al started at Ogilvy on a USD $40 million Microsoft account in Seattle. Al has served as a Board Director for the American Marketing Association (BC and Toronto chapters), Vancouver Crime Stoppers, AIDS Vancouver, BC Borstal Association, Burnaby Hospice Society, and Vancity Savings ($27 Billion AUM). Al has won 7 awards in the past 4 years for client work.

Al holds an MBA in Global Management, from the University of Toronto, a Certificate in Managing Complex Product Development Projects from M.I.T. Sloan, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of British Columbia.

Often times poor marketing decisions are made because of politics, setting the wrong goals or having the wrong success metrics. Stay focused on the bottom-line results. That focus will guide your marketing strategy and keep your team focused.

Al Leong, TGE Marketing & Advisory

OUR TEAM

Our team consists of strong leaders that are focused on helping your business grow.

AL LEONG

FOUNDER, PRINCIPAL

Award-winning marketing and strategy executive with 30 years experience with Fortune 500 brands and SMEs. Board Director for BC Borstal Association, former Board Director for the American Marketing Association (BC and Toronto chapters), AIDS Vancouver, Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers, Burnaby Hospice Society, Vancity Savings (CAD 27 billion AUM)

DR. DANIEL ARAYA

PRACTICE LEADER

Daniel Araya is a consultant and advisor with a special interest in technological innovation, public policy, and learning. He is a Sharing Cities Policy Fellow and a contributor to Forbes, The Brookings Institution, Futurism, and Singularity Hub.

BILL DOWNIE

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER,
BRAND STRATEGIST

Bill Downie has held Managing Partner and Creative Director positions at Publicis and Saatchi & Saatchi, as well as senior-level creative roles at DDB and Cossette. He won numerous awards for, most notably, the BC Securities Commission. He has extensive branding experience that includes tech upstarts, education, real estate, government, sports, not-for-profit, food & beverage, and medical services clients.

MARCIN JASINSKI

VP STRATEGY

Marcin is Harvard Business School educated executive based in Luxembourg, with Fortune 500 leadership, marketing, strategy, sales, operations and CRM experience.

AMIT BHUNDHOO

CFO

Amit is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15 years of experience in the Accounting and Tax world. He helps Businesses understand their financial performance, meet their financial obligations, and evaluate their strategies. Amit is a member of CPA Ontario and a York University Undergraduate.

BHARAT GOTHWAL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Bharat from New Delhi, India is an experienced Art Director with over 16 years of experience in Print and Digital advertising. He has worked on many prestigious brands like IBM, BD, American Express Bank, Canon, Blackberry, KFC, Kyocera, Discovery channel and many other international and regional clients.

MAX HIRTZ

LEAD DESIGNER

Max Hirtz is a Vancouver-based graphic designer specializing in print design and page layout, with a background in publishing, journalism, and web design. His past work includes designs for Rhenus Logistics, Logitech, The Philadelphia Education Fund, Vancouver Magazine, Australian Ethical, Procurify and more.

ASHUTOSH SINGH

LEAD DEVELOPER

Ashutosh has over eight years of experience as Creative Developer in advertising industry. Over the years, he has worked with many clients across categories - from small businesses to fortune 500 companies like American Express, Cisco, HP and many more.

LUÍS CASTRO

HEAD OF PERFORMANCE & GROWTH MARKETING

Luis is a Native Digital and Performance Marketer with 5 years of hands-on experience; Master of Information Management from NOVA IMS. Ranging From Individuals and NGOs to Start-Ups and Fortune 500 companies, he has successfully honored my compromise of providing high-quality deliverables and help my clients achieve their business goals.

CHRISTIE BARAKAT

DIRECTOR, CONTENT STRATEGY AND COPYWRITING

Christie is a veteran copywriter, editor and journalist in the tech and startup space. She worked as an adjunct professor of media and psychology for a decade, and blended the two worlds in her work as a staff writer for AdWeek and other high-authority sites such as Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post.

ADAM ISAAC ITKOFF

SENIOR CONTENT STRATEGIST

Adam Isaac Itkoff is an American writer and content strategist focusing on technology, cryptocurrency, modern art and more. He has worked on creative campaigns for clients including Nike, Verizon, Vimeo, Marsh McLennan, SunPower, Amgen and others.

BENNETT O'BRIEN

SENIOR COPYWRITER

Bennett O’Brien is a copywriting expert with over 7 years of experience. He has written for over 650 companies including Nasdaq, The Richest, and more. Throughout his career, Bennett has worked on a wide range of blockchain, FinTech, finance, and cryptocurrency-related projects. He has a passion for finance and technology.

JESSE ALVAREZ

BLOCKCHAIN COPYWRITER

Jesse has worked with both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies with a specialization in bringing bold, clear, and powerful platform messaging to blockchain startups around the globe.

NEALA BRODERICK

DIGITAL CONTENT SPECIALIST

Neala has nearly a decade of writing experience within the digital space, crafting high-conversion content for a variety of clientele across sectors that range from cryptocurrency to fashion, lifestyle, real estate, and more.

SONU SINGH

INFLUENCER OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Sonu is from New Delhi, India is an expert Influencer Marketing Manager with over 10 years of experience in software QA and blockchain marketing. She has worked with many well known brands like TCS, Microsoft, Indeed.com, ExxonMobil and many other international and regional clients.

VINOD SAHU

INFLUENCER OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Since past 6 years Vinod has been working with various Blockchain startups and helped them take off their project by formulating exceptional influencer marketing strategies and delivered successful campaigns.

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