Corey Shelson, MBA

Founder, Digital Marketing Strategist

A driven entrepreneur with a strong leadership background, Corey founded 44 North Digital Marketing in 2015 with the vision of creating an agency that could do it all. Corey has become a trusted name in the industry through his work in roles including Digital Marketing Coach at Ryerson University’s Chang School of Business’ Experiential Learning Exchange and Entrepreneurship Mentor at Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. Corey is a sought-after public speaker and digital marketing trainer who has spoken to audiences at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University Accelerator, Western University Propel Entrepreneurship Centre, the Inspiring Innovation Conference in Collingwood and Unlondon Forward Speaker Series.

Prior to his career in business, Corey served for 12 years as a Combat Engineer Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. Corey is the recipient of the General Campaign Star, Canadian Forces’ Decoration and Joint Task Force Afghanistan Commander’s Commendation.

MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Hardware Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada

Shannon Gee, MA

Communications Specialist

Shannon thrives under tight deadlines, gets excited over well-executed communications plans and is a firm believer that good storytelling makes the difference between success and failure for effective public relations. Everything Shannon does is focused on helping businesses build their brand, tell their story and generate leads through engaging social media platforms, captivating website content, media relations and online advertising.

Masters of Media Degree in Journalism and Communication, Western University
Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations, Western University Continuing Studies
Honours Specialization Degree in Philosophy, Nipissing University

Vincent Back

Data Analyst

Vincent specializes in data analysis, search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising management. Always eager to learn about and test out the next big platform in digital marketing, Vincent is fuelled by a mission of understanding what makes people tick. He dedicates his time towards analyzing customer behaviours and, in turn, creating, strategizing and optimizing advertisements to maximize the value of client dollars.

Diploma in Business Marketing, Fanshawe College
Diploma in Business Administration, Fanshawe College
Google Analytics and Google Adwords certified

Jillian Matthies

Designer / Web Developer

Jillian is dedicated to designing and developing responsive, conversion-optimization marketing collateral for 44 North clients. She is well versed across a variety of leading design and development tools across Adobe, Premier Pro, WordPress, Squarespace and Shopify. In addition, Jillian is proficient in a variety of programming languages including HTML5, MySQL, CSS, Javascript, Ajax and JQuery. Jillian’s creativity shines through her work as she creates custom designs that are tailored towards each client’s needs.

Diploma in Interactive Media, Fanshawe College
Honours Specialization Degree in Health Sciences, Western University