David Thorpe is a high energy, results driven, customer-obsessed marketing professional who loves working for retail challenger brands. Over the course of 20+ years, he’s held senior marketing leadership roles with Ashley Homestore Canada, London Drugs Limited, one of British Columbia’s most loved brands, and national discount leader, Giant Tiger Stores Limited, where he was responsible for all marketing communications activities to build brand, drive traffic and support growth to over 200 franchised stores across Canada. 

David has also worked as General Manager of a digital marketing agency and served on a number of industry advisory boards including the RAC in Toronto, CRMC(Chicago), GRMA (FL) and the CMO council of the National Retail Federation. ( Washington, DC). He also served on the board of Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver, BC. 

David is an avid cyclist, sailor and photographer. He presently lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario as a Retail Marketing Consultant and teaches Retail Management and Marketing as a professor in the School of Business at. Algonquin College.