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About Kieran

Kieran Mathew is an entrepreneur and leading youth marketer featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, HuffPost, amongst others. He is the CEO of one of Canada’s fastest growing marketing firms, Amplify Solutions, growing the company from 0-60 employees in 1 year at just 21 years old.

His newest venture Gifty is a tool to used send treats at local vendors to friends, via text.

ENTREPRENEUR.
ADVISOR.
LEADING YOUTH MARKETER.

ENTREPRENEUR.
ADVISOR.
LEADING YOUTH MARKETER.

Kieran Mathew is an entrepreneur, startup advisor, sought-out speaker, and leading youth marketer whose insights have been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huff Post and many more.  Kieran runs Amplify, a full-service marketing firm which helps brands grow and succeed on university and college campuses across Canada. Kieran has co-founded award-winning tech ventures, such as Gifty and advises several startups, helping other entrepreneurs launch and scale new ventures.

In his early years at Western University, Kieran became immersed in startup ecosystems.  He took on several marketing and business development roles, creating lean growth plans to launch and scale startups.

He leveraged these learnings to spend a summer interning in management consulting, where he found himself thinking about helping clients to grow their business within the university market. Kieran saw that business executives valued the opinions of students highly, and began to realize he understands this market better than most of the clients.  He began sharing insights into catering and selling to this market, working as a freelance marketing consultant for top Canadian corporations.

In 2016, Kieran launched Amplify to help brands succeed in the student market through tailored campaigns, for students, by students.,  Kieran developed the business from a one-man shop to a national organization with 60+ employees and Canada’s largest student influencer network in 9 months. Now backed by FUSE Marketing Group, one of Toronto’s top independent agencies.

I have always wanted to work and I am not satisfied when a job is complete.

It started with shoes. In the summer of Grade 7, I wanted a job. So I opened up Microsoft Word, typed up a resume with the guidance of my parents and I walked into town, determined to get a job.

I was hired.  Gould’s Shoes. Handed a dusting cloth, I was often tasked with cleaning the front room, and the back. I wanted more. I dusted hard, and cleaned well, so they gave me a shot at selling shoes. I did not want to sell a pair, I wanted to sell them all.  By the end of the summer I had sold 22 pairs in one day. I wanted more.

Fast forward to university. I immersed myself within startup ecosystems in both London, Ontario and Toronto. I earned an internship in management consulting, working with leading national brands, hustling to earn everyone’s respect. But I wanted more.

I leveraged my experience working with startups, in management consulting and as a student, I launched Amplify Solutions, a full-service marketing firm which connects brands to students on university and college campuses. I built the brand from a one man shop to a national organization with over 60 employees, in 7 months, learning exactly what drove student consumers to make a purchase. Amplify quickly became one of Canada’s fastest growing marketing firms.

I wanted more. I left school, because I was learning far more running a business than with my head in the books; practical experience. I became a leading youth marketer, whose insights are now featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Prsuit and more.

I wanted more. I joined two experienced, successful tech developers, Bijan Mawji and Irfaan Premji to head Gifty.Link. Gifty is the simplest way to create and transfer value.

I want[ed] more.

I have always wanted to work and I am not satisfied when a job is complete.

It started with shoes. In the summer of Grade 7, I wanted a job. So I opened up Microsoft Word, typed up a resume with the guidance of my parents and I walked into town, determined to get a job.

I was hired.  Gould’s Shoes. Handed a dusting cloth, I was often tasked with cleaning the front room, and the back. I wanted more. I dusted hard, and cleaned well, so they gave me a shot at selling shoes. I did not want to sell a pair, I wanted to sell them all.  By the end of the summer I had sold 22 pairs in one day. I wanted more.

Fast forward to university. I immersed myself within startup ecosystems in both London, Ontario and Toronto. I earned an internship in management consulting, working with leading national brands, hustling to earn everyone’s respect. But I wanted more.

I leveraged my experience working with startups, in management consulting and as a student, I launched Amplify Solutions, a full-service marketing firm which connects brands to students on university and college campuses. I built the brand from a one man shop to a national organization with over 60 employees, in 7 months, learning exactly what drove student consumers to make a purchase. Amplify quickly became one of Canada’s fastest growing marketing firms.

I wanted more. I left school, because I was learning far more running a business than with my head in the books; practical experience. I became a leading youth marketer, whose insights are now featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, Prsuit and more.

I wanted more. I joined two experienced, successful tech developers, Bijan Mawji and Irfaan Premji to head Gifty.Link. Gifty is the simplest way to create and transfer value.

I want[ed] more.