An award-winning leader in business for over thirty years, 2020 winner of CSPN’s Women In Leadership CX honour, and three-time nominee of Rotman’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Marilyn Barefoot is a highly sought-after innovator and creative problem solver in business. Marilyn works with organizations large and small, across all sectors; including non-profit organizations.
Among her clients are several of the world’s most recognizable brands; all of whom call on Marilyn when they need to get unstuck. Marilyn’s impressively diverse clientele ranges from Viacom, TED, and General Mills, to The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, CAMH, The NHL, MTV and Bell Media; to Forbes Media, Burger King, Comedy Central, Cineplex, KPMG, TD, RBC, Campbell’s Soup, and Harley-Davidson; to name just a few.
Previously, Marilyn’s leadership experience as CEO of the agency, SquarePeg Inc., among other senior leadership positions at some of the world’s largest global agencies (BBDO, Cossette, Arnold Worldwide, Bozell Palmer Bonner), awakened her obsession with originality. This led her to create countless award-winning campaigns for tier-one companies. Among them, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, General Mills, Nike and Microsoft.