Meet Our Fearless Leaders
These are the masterminds of the WSI brand. They define our company culture and lead by example.
Mark Dobson, Co-Founder and CEO
Mark Dobson has been with WSI since our inception in 1995. He has an extensive background in business development in several industries dating back to the early seventies. His knowledge of the development of human potential and the understanding of behavioral patterns has been instrumental in developing the WSI System over the course of the years in his previous role as VP of Franchise Development. In November 2013, Mark became the new CEO of the WSI group of companies. With Mark's extensive business experience and knowledge of the WSI system he has seamlessly stepped into the role of overseeing the day-to-day management operations of the business.
Valerie Brown-Dufour, Executive VP of Global Operations
As Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Valerie is responsible for providing support and education to the WSI global franchise system. She is also charged with managing the innovation of the WSI business model as a whole. Overall, Valerie works to ensure WSI Consultants are provided with the tools, systems and support they need to remain top amongst their competitors.
Valerie first joined WSI in 1999 and has served in a number of roles. Prior to this, she ran her own business and worked overseas in a number of countries. Valerie holds a Master degree from the University of Toronto.
Shaunak Dave, VP Information Technology
Shaunak began serving as WSI's Vice President of Information Technology in April, 2011. Previous to this, he was the Director of Information Technology having joined the company in June of 2009.
Shaunak has over 16 years of experience in the areas of telecommunications, information technology, cloud computing, enterprise applications and education. Shaunak specializes in the areas of strategic initiatives, automation and optimization of IT environments both from an infrastructure and enterprise applications perspective.
Justin Jones, VP of Professional Services
Justin is a disruptive innovator at heart, having successfully built and led multiple business units within global corporations; he is at his happiest and most effective when re-imagining businesses and the digital services they deliver.
With over 15 years in the Internet industry and degrees in both Psychology and Marketing, Justin brings an exciting combination of innovation, experience and leadership to WSI Professional Services.
Professional Services is a new division within WSI specifically established to support the unique digital marketing needs of multinational corporations. With offices in over 80 countries, a lean infrastructure, and the best of breed technologies, WSI Professional Services is strategically structured to help multinationals dominate markets through high-impact, innovative digital marketing and technology services.