TOPIC:Retailing in a regulated environment.
Trailblazer. Creator. Collaborator. Founder. Darren is the President and CEO of Inner Spirit Holdings. The company is led by his strategic planning, determination, and creativity - not just for thinking outside the box, but for creating a whole new box!
With an uncanny knack for surrounding himself with the best and brightest, Darren has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years experience driving sales growth in both the retail and franchise industries. Prior to Inner Spirit Holdings, in 1999 Darren founded WATCH IT!, which ballooned across Canada and employed over 200 team members. He has been recognized with multiple industry awards including numerous Canadian franchise awards of excellence, The Alberta School of Business retail awards, Top Watch retailer award, and a Top 40 Under 40 award. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario and his MBA from the University of Alberta.