Athena Kalkanis is a strategic marketing leader with extensive experience in the retail and
service sectors, both corporate and franchise, with a focus on the hair, beauty, and fashion
industries across North America and the Caribbean.
Athena established her career as the Director of Marketing at Regis Corporation, one of the
biggest haircare companies in the beauty sector with more than 7,000 locations across North
America. She advanced through various roles spearheading the marketing efforts for Canadian
brands such as First Choice Haircutters, Beauty Supply Outlet and Magicuts, during her
employment with the company.
One of the keys to her success is her ability to translate big picture ideas into award-winning,
innovative campaigns that drive results. Over her years of experience, she developed many
successful national and regional marketing campaigns speaking to various target groups and
leveraging all forms of communication vehicles.
Athena is known as a passionate marketer who brings creative ideas and visions to life, helping
brands flourish using engaging storytelling. She is a Ryerson graduate.