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Alan McLaren - Infinity Communications Inc. Oakville, ON, CA

Alan McLaren Alan McLaren

Co-CEO | Infinity Communications Inc

Oakville, ON, CANADA

Engaging business executive with expertise in Social Media and Digital Strategies for business

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Biography

Alan has over twenty-seven years of leadership experience in all key aspects of business management from entrepreneurial start-ups to global Fortune 50 public companies.

Alan is the Co-CEO of Infinity Communications a full service marketing and communications firm specializing in social media, PR, marketing, event management and media production.

Alan is the former President of IKON Quebec and a NASDAQ listed IT security firm named JAWZ Inc. He has developed sales teams and strategies that have consistently exceeded expectations, created innovative and efficient training programs and spearheaded highly successful PR and social media campaigns.

Prior to joining forces with Co-CEO Leanne Bucaro, Alan was president of WhiteHat Inc., a privately-held IT security company whose revenues grew 640% in just three short years thanks to a comprehensive public relations, marketing and sales strategy.

Alan, who is fluent in both English and French is a sought-after corporate and media event speaker. His topics of expertise span from social media and digital web strategies to public relations, branding and marketing. Highly respected by the media, he’s often quoted in industry publications and interviewed for print, radio and television throughout the world.

Corporate responsibility is paramount to Alan; he currently serves as a WPO Director on the Young Presidents Organizations International Board (YPOI) as well as serving on the World President's Organization (WPO) Board.

Alan, along with Infinity Communications business partner, Leanne is the co-author of PR Mentor: The PR Tool Kit for Small Business.

Industry Expertise (10)

Advertising/Marketing Corporate Training Corporate Leadership Social Media Computer/Network Security Telecommunications Business Services Office Equipment Automotive Information Technology and Services

Areas of Expertise (2)

Social Media for Business Digital Strategies for Business

Accomplishments (5)

WPO Canadian Regional Board Chair Appointment (professional)

WPO International Portfolio Lead (professional)

WPO International Board Appointment (professional)

WPO Ontario Chapter Chair Appointment (professional)

Appointment to YPO International Board (professional)

2012-07-01

YPO is an organization of 20,000 CEO's located in 123 countries. Alan sits on the International Board which is responsible for overall organizational strategy and governance.

Education (1)

Concordia University: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology 1985

Affiliations (1)

  • YPO-WPO

Event Appearances (9)

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Ecowater USA  San Diego, California

2010-01-20

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Canadian Water Quality Association  Toronto, Ontario

2009-11-10

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Ecowater Canada  Toronto, Ontario

2009-09-15

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Ecowater Quebec  Montreal, Quebec

2009-09-17

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TEC Toronto  Toronto, Ontario

2009-05-04

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Manulife Canada  Southwest Ontario tour, six cities

2011-05-07

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TEC Group  Toronto, Ontario

2009-03-16

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Osborne Group  Toronto, Ontario

2009-06-04

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Octopus Products  Toronto, Ontario

2010-04-25

Sample Talks (1)

Social Media is not a Fad

This key note takes a practical approach on how businesses can improve their digital footprint to maximize their brands and ultimately sell more stuff. The perfect audience for this talk are business executives looking to understand and embrace social media in either B2C or B2B applications. Alan always tailors his speeches to the audience and does so in non technical terms.

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  • Keynote
  • Panelist

Fees

7500 to 10000
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