Presenter: Renita Drakes is an experienced Digital Strategist, Investor and Entrepreneur. Renita’s career in the digital space has spanned over 17 years, much of which was spent managing digital strategy initiatives (including web, social, and video) at a globally ranked research university, and consulting for clients in various industries in Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean.
Renita has vast experience in web application design & development, social media content marketing, digital analytics, and brand marketing & communications. Throughout her career, Renita lead teams of IT and Marketing professionals to develop and execute various digital marketing and technology projects.
Renita is also a seasoned investor and has been able to utilize her professional experience in her own business ventures, as co-owner of Caribbean food products brand, Raphael’s Gourmet Foods, and co-founder of a small business and real estate investment corporation, BOB Collective Capital, Inc.
Renita has also served on the board of directors of non-profit organizations for the past 6 years. Born and raised in Barbados before immigrating to Canada, Renita has always been passionate about sharing and supporting Caribbean culture and is currently serving her second term as president of the Barbados Cultural Association of BC, and is also president of the National Council of Barbadian Associations in Canada.