A Pinterest Resume - David Pullara
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Education / Ongoing Development / Advisor & Board Experience
When I'm Not at Work...
What excites you most about the Chartered Marketer Program?
I'm recognized as a Chartered Marketer by the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA). Fun Fact: I was one of the first 100 people to earn this designation. Another fun fact: none of the people in this photo are me, although I worked with one of them and once interviewed with another.
Schulich Ranked #1 in the World in Responsible Business - Schulich School of Business
Schulich School of Business. Beautiful building, right? That's where I spent many hours earning my MBA (Strategic Management / International Business, 2008). The old Schulich building where I earned my Honors BBA (Marketing, 2000) is just a short walk from this one; it was much less nice, but still had it's charms.
Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence
As a lifelong Disney fan, I was excited to complete "Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence", offered by the Disney Institute, and learn more about how a company famed for creating memorable customer experiences fosters leadershipn at all levels of the organization.
Disruptive Innovation Online Course
I earned a certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School Online. This course was designed and taught by Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen (pictured), who literally wrote the book on disruptive innovation. (i.e. The Innovator's Dilemma, among others...)
Elevate your guest experience and boost your margins with Spiffy
Spiffy (www.withspiffy.com) is an innovative technology company that uses custom training videos to efficiently and effectively engage staff, helping restaurants enhance their guest experiences and increase sales. I serve as an Advisor to Spiffy's leadership team and leverage my business experience to help the company scale.
Management Consulting | David Pullara
I established dp Ventures for consulting projects, teaching and facilitating assignments, writing opportunities, and speaking engagements. In the past few years, I've had the pleasure of working with a number of different clients on a number of really interesting projects!
I spent 5 years working at Coca-Cola Ltd, although I never worked on brand Coke. I was hired to lead the Energy Drink business (2010-2013), then was asked to launch "Zico Coconut Water" into Canada (2013), then promoted to run the Simply Orange / Ade business (2014-2015).
I worked as the Senior Marketing Manager, Pizza Hut (Dine-In & Tuscani Pastas) for Yum! Restaurants International Canada from 2008 to 2010. I successfully launched two flavours and three format extensions for Tuscani Pastas via a national IMC campaign, and those new formats accounted for 65% of Tuscani national sales dollars post-launch. The TV ad I developed as part of launch (which was my first ever experience with TV) was awarded a coveted Yum! Reel Award by Pizza Hut’s Global CMO.
I worked at Starbucks Coffee Canada for four years, which was likely the start of my current caffeine addiction. I helped launched Starbucks Coffee into grocery stores, then ran all of the marketing for Canada for every division except their retail stores. (That would be Foodservice, Office Coffee, and Licensed Stores Business Development.) Fun Fact: I was not only a certified barista, but also a Black Apron Coffee Master!