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A Canadian retail pioneer with over twenty years of executive front-line retail experience in brand development, marketing, promotions, CRM and e-Commerce.


Michael offers a unique perspective as the Voice of Retail in Canada, leveraging knowledge and experience to provide strategic advisory services and tactical consulting to local, national and international retailers.  His keynote presentations "The Retail Apocalypse Has Been Cancelled" and "Shop It Like You Stole It: Post-Apocalyptic Retail" explode the myths of retail and explore the future of the retail industry in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.



Founder & President

M. E. LeBlanc & Company Inc.

2017 - Present

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Membership, Programs & Revenue

Retail Council of Canada

2014 - 2017

Chief Marketing Officer of Portfolio Company (Herbal Magic)

TorQuest Partners Private Equity


Vice President, Marketing & Promotions

The Shopping Channel

2007 - 2013


General Manager, Shopping

CanWest Media

2005 - 2007


Director, eCommerce & CRM

Hudson's Bay Company

1998 - 2005

Marketing Manager, Digital Media

Levi Strauss & Co


Marketing Manager, Consumer Power Tools & Outdoor

Black & Decker

1994 - 1997

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