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Winning hearts and changing minds

Northweather is an agency that specializes in building brands, campaigns and products that motivate action, change policy, move people, change minds, bring perspective, and build support.

We’re fueled by our passion for using our skills and creative energy to make our communities better through communications, dialogue, and advocacy. With over 60 years of experience, our team of expert practitioners knows what it takes to engage people. From ecommerce to politics, from nonprofits to multinational corporations, we have done it in many domains before. Interested in learning more? We'd love to hear from you!

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Our team

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Richard Einarson

President & CEO

Richard Einarson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Northweather. Richard is a strategic marketing and engagement strategist with over 17 years of leadership experience in the technology and communications industries.

Richard has experience in a variety of senior leadership roles with a wide range of responsibilities. His roles have included leadership of large-scale online/social advertising campaigns, strategic marketing and communications, social media and word of mouth promotion, product development, client service, and project management.

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Brooke Hahn


As VP Client Services for Northweather, Brooke brings over 10 years of marketing, communication, crowdsourcing and project management experience. Brooke’s focus is on client relationship management and strategic advice - applying these to communications technologies – actively working with clients to ensure their objectives are met. Outside of her client facing role, Brooke also collaborates with the product development team, providing input on corporate strategy and product development.

Outside of her client facing role, Brooke also collaborates with the product development team, providing input on corporate strategy and product development.

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Chris Hunt


As VP Technology and Chief Architect for Northweather, Chris brings 10+ years of software development, architecture design, and team leadership to Northweather development projects.

Chris comes to the team with 5+ years in a SOX-compliant multi-national IT department, as well as 5+ years in a dynamic startup environment. With technical expertise ranging from .NET to MEAN-stack, and WordPress to SharePoint, Chris is able to take a technology agnostic approach to solution designing, and ensure the right tool is used for the job.

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Zain Velji


As VP Strategy for Northweather, Zain brings a decade of experience in political, business, and non-profit communications and marketing, with a specific focus on mobilization and engagement.

Zain is also a regular political commentator who appears weekly on CBC radio and television. In addition, Zain serves on the board of the YMCA Calgary, and The Canadian Children's Book Centre. In 2017, he served as the campaign manager for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's successful election bid.

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James Jensen


As Senior Creative Director, James has over two decades of experience working in the visual design industry. His specialties include branding, UX/UI, and print. He has led design projects for local, national, and international organizations including the Centre for Suicide Prevention, Unilever, and the LEGO Foundation.

James leads a small but scrappy team of talented designers, and is passionate about creating simple, meaningful experiences that solve complex problems.

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