David Saxby is a former award-winning Creative Director and President of a leading Western Canadian marketing firm who has over 30 years of in-the-trenches marketing experience. A speaker, trainer and a sales and marketing consultant, he combines hard-learned lessons from his experiences in the marketing and advertising world with his knowledge as a visionary business leader.
Saxby’s presentations focus on innovative sales and marketing strategies. He delivers practical, thought-provoking and inspiring presentations that provide insight into how individuals and organizations can ignite innovation and achieve unparalleled success in their marketplace. He shows clients how to find creative solutions, and to identify new sources of business through utilizing innovative marketing and sales approaches. Saxby has traveled the globe delivering presentations to thousands of business people, ranging from front line teams to home-based entrepreneurs, senior executives and professionals and has worked with wide range of industries including: land development, real estate, construction service and supply, communications, financial services, energy sector, transportation, manufacturing, media and marketing, education, professional services.
An entrepreneur from the age of 23, Saxby grew his first company from a one person studio to a full service advertising agency in less than two years. He followed that success with a company he nurtured through a major recession and grew into one of western Canada’s leading marketing communication firms.
Saxby is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design and the University of Calgary Haskayne Business School’s Business Owners Transition Program. He is a founding Board Member and Past-President of the Calgary Chapter of CAPS and a Past National Director of CAPS (the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers). He is also a Past Chair of Small Business Week for the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.