Mike Da Ponte

President
BIMM

When he's not swimming, biking or running, he's the president and owner of Canada's leading CRM agency BIMM, whose sole purpose is to help its clients create customers for life. Before heading up BIMM, Mike worked his way up the chain of command at Cossette's Blitz Direct and MacLaren McCann's MRM. Over the past 15 years, he's helped build global brands and generate response for top-shelf clients like TELUS, Audi, Loblaws, Scotiabank, Bridgewater Bank, General Motors, Bell, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank, McDonalds and World Vision.

Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mike has a proven ability to build organizations and motivate teams in fast-paced, performance-driven environments. He's spent time in both large organizations and start-ups, including his own side project, MDP Ventures, which gives young entrepreneurs the tools to bring their ideas to life. "I consider myself fortunate to work in an industry where its all about the unexpected. Each day and each client bring unique challenges that require you to be fleet footed. Expecting the unexpected is key to survival in our business where technology is constantly changing how we interact with our consumers. Companies with the ability to respond the quickest to these consistently changing demands are the one's that win."