EnsembleIQ Promotes Derek Estey to EVP of Operations
Retail Leader Staff
Derek Estey has been promoted to executive vice president of operations at EnsembleIQ.
In his new role, Estey will oversee new event operations in addition to digital operations, graphic design, print production and EIQ BrandLab (the company’s award-winning comprehensive creative agency). Estey's expanded operations oversight responsibilities include delivering in-person, virtual and white-label experiences to fulfill evolving education, networking and sourcing needs of retail, healthcare and technology decision makers and suppliers. Particularly in event operations, Estey will be supported by Megan Judkins, vice president of events, who will manage all EnsembleIQ show directors and event producers.
Estey takes on this new position with a resume of work on EnsembleIQ’s operations, including effectively creating a new structure, workflows, processes and clear communications resulting in seamless collaboration among the company’s retail, healthcare and technology brands.
“Derek’s proven track record of driving improvements to assure cohesive fulfillment of customer needs across EnsembleIQ brands and product offerings in Canada and the U.S. will further enhance the company’s events business,” CEO Jennifer Litterick said in a Dec. 13 announcement. “Following years of significant changes in how retail, healthcare and technology executives and suppliers throughout North America share information and establish connections, it’s essential for EnsembleIQ to continuously evolve how we fulfill those needs.”
Estey, who is based outside of Toronto, joined the EnsembleIQ team in 2015 as part of the company’s acquisition of Fulcrum Media, where he had been an employee since 2006. He initially managed print production and design for EnsembleIQ’s Canadian brands. In 2018, Estey’s responsibilities were expanded to include oversight of those areas for the entire EnsembleIQ enterprise, including brands based in the U.S.
Since 2019, Estey’s role had grown to further include oversight of EnsembleIQ’s digital business operations (most recently, BrandLab), while also playing an essential role in process and operational efficiencies across departments. Outside of EnsembleIQ, Estey spent 10 years of his career teaching design, media technology and project management courses at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Estey’s leadership is especially important to EnsembleIQ’s white-label events business, providing custom experiences for customers seeking to deliver thought leadership while connecting with targeted audiences in engaging environments with seamless execution. EnsembleIQ white-label event sales manager, Mariam Khan, works with customers to understand their needs and deliver experiences that engage their audience with the right content in the right environment to achieve desired results.
For more information and inquiries about EnsembleIQ’s white-label event offerings, contact Mariam Khan, sales manager, [email protected], 514-217-6816.
For more information and general inquiries about EnsembleIQ, contact Joe Territo, executive vice president, content, [email protected], or visit ensembleiq.com.