An experienced entrepreneur, Suzanne Braun is the founder and Managing Partner of Relish. Since 1998, Suzanne has led the transition of Relish from a design boutique with one employee into an integrated agency of over 18. In addition to extensive experience in design and technology, Suzanne has a Blue Belt Certification in Innovation Engineering, as well as a certificate in UX design.
Suzanne serves a number of roles in Relish’s mission to help companies design, launch and manage their overall brand experience. She lives and breathes Relish – and like many entrepreneurs and business owners, there’s no off switch. She’s powered by her passion for people and projects.
As CEO of an educational technology startup, Suzanne is a graduate of Impact8, a social venture accelerator out of MaRS Discovery District in Toronto and Ventureout, a New York edtech hyper accelerator. In 2015 she was featured as an RBC Social Impact Entrepreneur.
Today, Suzanne is a Project Director for the Manitoba Open Innovation Challenge, a social innovation project designed to engage Manitobans in the innovative process to address complex societal challenges. She is also on the board of directors for Level IT Up, a social enterprise dedicated to increasing the employment of Manitobans with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Suzanne shares her wealth of knowledge with others by mentoring technology startups focused on social impact projects. She mentors through North Forge Technology Exchange.
James is the lead developer and strategist on web applications and web development at Relish. He is continually solving complex problems creatively – and quietly. However, when he speaks, people listen, as he guides both his team and clients through the complex and often nebulous terrain of the internet.
James has experience in a wide range of areas, including server-side programming, mobile app development, web app architecting and development, client-side programming as well as hardware and software network architecture.
His work involves implementing key components in online and mobile strategies for clients, identifying functionality and creating solutions that incorporate their goals with leading-edge technologies that are both structurally sound and scalable for future growth.
James has been working with web based technology for over 15 years, helping startups and seasoned businesses alike grow and develop new capabilities through internal and external technology. A Red River College graduate, James also mentors and consults on tech based projects, bringing emerging tech’s most promising features into workable solutions.
Branden brings a contemporary and intuitive, creative approach to Relish. With an advertising agency background, he is continuously pushing the envelope with ideas that are commanding and on-strategy.
A graduate from Winnipeg’s Red River College, Branden completed the advanced 3-year program in graphic design and advertising. He now has 19 years of industry experience and has won numerous awards and accolades for his work in advertising, web design, application design, book design and branding.
As a certified member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, Branden is keen to share his industry knowledge with others who are looking to make an impact in the world of design. He works with North Forge Technology Exchange, conducting workshops for their clientele specific to brand development; as well as with Red River College, providing mentorship for graphic design students and serving as an advisor to college faculty.
Branden’s creativity overflows into his personal projects as well; he is a skilled craftsman in woodworking and an impressive artist on many surfaces.