These contest winners gave us thoughtful and insightful ideas in response to our contest question: “Where do you see payments going in the future (excluding bitcoin and blockchain)?”

Meet our winners below!

blake bradley contest winner


Blake has been in the digital marketing industry for over half a decade. His field of expertise lies in the automotive industry.  He works with automotive dealerships all across Canada to help them with their digital marketing strategy. 

He works with the dealership to analysis their current marketing situation then helps them to determine the next best steps for their business.  This ranges from getting a proper website to setting up focused Facebook advertising campaigns.  

Blake is a huge proponent of social selling, networking and the Linkedin platform.  He seeks to become an influencer in the digital automotive space by giving free quality content that dealerships can leverage in their business.  He believes the best way to get what you want in life is to help enough people get what they want.

Blake seeks to work with integrity and honesty and is so thankful for the opportunity to serve automotive dealerships all over Canada with his digital marketing insights. 

stefan kollenberg contest winner


Stefan is a passionate marketer and entrepreneur, he most recently founded Backpack Content Marketing to help early-stage startups with their content marketing needs. He’s previously been through accelerator programs like Techstars and DMZ Playbook with Brizi, a sports tech startup. At Brizi he led marketing and customer success, working with clients like the US Open, Australian Open, Portland Trail Blazers and more.

sarah mcvanel future of payments contest winner


You will re-discover your own greatness after Sarah McVanel asks you her tough questions and shares her powerful truths. You can use that knowledge to improve yourself, your workplace and your company’s profits.

Sarah’s company, Greatness Magnified, helps you re-discover your potential, your enthusiasm for what you do and to help you implement effective growth strategies.

Her F.R.O.G. Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness™ process paints a vivid picture of what is it like for you to say ‘yes’ to recognizing and elevating your own worth. She provides the business evidence to back up how recognizing your own greatness, as well as that of your employees, is the key to sustained business success, retention of top talent and reduced employee turnover, which leads to an increase in profits.

Her book “Forever Recognize Others Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies to Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines” and practical tools let audiences leave with the process and insights necessary to take action, along with the business language to put employee recognition on the strategic agenda.

Sarah’s insights into how to harness the greatness within yourself and your organization will inspire, challenge and focus you…and leave you with a powerful new understanding of your work, your colleagues and your life!

subdaresan sekar contest winner


Sundaresan takes care of Sales at Torus Tech Co which is a full-service tech firm. He works closely with startups and enterprises in scaling their businesses faster through technology and digital deliverables. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster which is the highest recognition bestowed by Toastmasters International.

He has taken multiple leadership roles, contested at various levels of speaking contests and spearheaded conferences in his journey as a Toastmaster since 2011.

He is the former Curator of the Coimbatore chapter of Global Shapers Hub which is the initiative of the World Economic Forum. He is an active blogger and writes about Sales, Marketing, and failures.

cierra bray interac contest winner

Powered by purpose, Cierra Bray aka Sustainable CGal is an entrepreneurship advocate, community catalyst and eco-conscious herbivore. She is the founder of CGal Media, a digital agency collaborating with eco-friendly companies and mission-driven non-profits who are impacting the world. She is the host of Sustainable CGal on air and the co-founder of WE RISE, a platform for entrepreneurs to make connections, gain mentors and be apart of a community of like-minded individuals. Cierra is an adventurous risk taker and gratitude enthusiast, trying to live in the moment and practise patience. Cierra loves supporting businesses and sharing stories of movers, shakers and game changers. Her entrepreneurial role models are her parents, Sophia Amoruso, Gabrielle Bernstein, Lewis Howes and of course Gary Vee!