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Ariad Beefs Up Talent Roster, New Promotions & Hires

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Nadim-1Nadim Kiani has been promoted from Ariad’s Technical Director to Vice President of Technology. In his new role,Nadim will continue to lead Ariad’s Office of Project Management and IT Departments, and will guide Ariad’s software development team toward a culture of innovation, creativity, and nimble product solutions. He will also develop Operational and Technology strategies in conjunction with Ariad’s sister agency Bluespire Marketing in the U.S. to identify synergies and growth opportunities.  Previously, he was Director, Technology & Project Management and prior to that was Executive Director, Operations at SwissVBS.

Tim-1Carolyn_O'GradyAriad has also brought on board some new faces as they continue to new growth. Tim Cormick is the agency’s new Strategy Director. He joins the agency with more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing on both the agency and client side, and was most recently in a strategy and business development role at Pixelpusher. He is also the former VP Digital at Wickware Communications. His focus is on digital and social strategy and program design that drives measurable results. His expertise encompasses all things digital, including web, social, mobile, search, content marketing, digital media, email and CRM marketing.

Chris-1Chris Seifert joins Ariad as its new Senior Technical Architect. Chris Founded ComicBookDB.com and with his experience will propel Ariad’s development team to the next level by adding structure around the software development life cycle, development sandboxes, and code deployment processes. Finally, Ariad’s own Carolyn O’Grady has been promoted from Senior Account Manager to Account Director.  Carolyn has been with the agency for over two years and is an integral part of the CPG account team where she works on the Unilever account on brands such as Becel. She has also taken a leadership role in the onboarding of new Ariad clients such as Skate Canada and Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.


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Dave Forde

Dave “The Connector” Forde has been involved in the technology industry across Canada for over 10 years in sales and marketing roles, he launched PR In Canada, and on Profectio.

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