Our People

Mark Ferrier - President

Mark Ferrier - President

Jason Denis - General Manager

Jason Denis - General Manager

Deb High - Accountant

Deb High - Accountant

Kathleen Webb - Logistics & Administration, Alberta

Kathleen Webb - Logistics & Administration, Alberta

Thanda Khin - Accountant

Thanda Khin - Accountant

Paige Barclay - Design & Communications Coordinator

Paige Barclay - Design & Communications Coordinator

Marion Webb - Sales Representative, Calgary

Marion Webb - Sales Representative, Calgary

Eric Weiss - Sales Representative, Calgary

Eric Weiss - Sales Representative, Calgary

Gabrielle Cunningham - Sales Representative, Calgary

Gabrielle Cunningham - Sales Representative, Calgary

Em Dobbin - Sales Representative, Mountains

Em Dobbin - Sales Representative, Mountains

Kristina Owen - Sales Representative, Edmonton

Kristina Owen - Sales Representative, Edmonton

Stacey-Jo Strombecky - Sales Representative, Edmonton

Stacey-Jo Strombecky - Sales Representative, Edmonton

Dhiren Miyanger - District Manager, BC

Dhiren Miyanger - District Manager, BC

Sarah Thurston - Logistics & Administration, BC

Sarah Thurston - Logistics & Administration, BC

Lucille Delmas - Sales Representative, Lower Mainland

Lucille Delmas - Sales Representative, Lower Mainland

Andrea Raeburn - Sales Representative, Vancouver

Andrea Raeburn - Sales Representative, Vancouver

Kari Lakomski - On Premise Sales, Vancouver

Kari Lakomski - On Premise Sales, Vancouver

Steve Pauls - Sales Representative, Interior BC

Steve Pauls - Sales Representative, Interior BC

Dave McIntosh - Sales Representative, Saskatchewan

Dave McIntosh - Sales Representative, Saskatchewan

James Engstrom - Sales Representative, Manitoba

James Engstrom - Sales Representative, Manitoba

Brand Building

Renaissance is the leading agency in Western Canada focused on premium, quality wine, spirits and ready-to-drink brands. Renaissance is committed to building brands at both ‘on’ and ‘off-premise’ accounts, including major chains. We provide customer mail-outs of our monthly product portfolio, LTOs and new product information sheets. Our high staff-to-sales ratio means our suppliers' brands gain valuable focus in the market.

Technology

Renaissance creates custom in-house Point-of-Sale materials using progressive computer software and modern design and production methods. We use online technology extensively to provide our customers and suppliers with access to the most up-to-date information through our online product databases. Our website is designed to keep all of our staff up-to-date with what's happening on the ground, too!

Customer Service

Renaissance has unparalleled knowledge of the market and the products demanded. We provide customers with a 1-800 number and phone assistance between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. We offer on-site product sampling and education sessions, custom Menu & Point-of-Sale printing as well as in-house staff training and educational seminars for restaurants, clubs, hotels and retailers.

Supplier Feedback Systems

We provide regular brand tracking, depletion and sales analysis reports by product and customer. Renaissance also offers annual goal setting and projections.

Corporate Finance

Renaissance is well managed, financially healthy and sound. Smart inventory administration and efficient use of our resources helps us and our suppliers grow and ensures we maintain sufficient inventory levels to supply our customers.

Place, History & Tradition

As we've grown into a professionally managed sales and marketing firm, defining our corporate culture has always been of great importance. In essence, it is a result of place, history and traditions. Our original place is Western Canada - home of the Rocky Mountains, clear blue skies and hardworking, direct Western folks. It is a place of entrepreneurs where business is done honestly, openly and with a handshake. The history of our home province, Alberta, includes stories of rugged individualism, but recently its greatest achievement are a result of people working together as partners. 

The idea that great companies are built through teamwork is the underlying philosophy of Renaissance.

A Sense of Place

Renaissance serves a total market of over 11 million people and imports wines and spirits in Canada’s four Western provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba).

We have a team of 20 people, located in seven major urban and resort centres: Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. Our Head Office is located in Calgary, Alberta.

Renaissance has very close ties with an agency of similar size in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces. Together, we provide the ideal national coverage for all of Canada.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • Population – 4.6 million
  • GDP – C$250 billion
  • Major centres – Vancouver (3rd largest city in Canada), Victoria, Kelowna
  • Public/private distribution model

 

ALBERTA

  • Population – 4 million
  • GDP – C$320 billion
  • Major centres – Calgary and Edmonton
  • Privatized distribution model

 

SASKATCHEWAN

  • Population – 1.1 million
  • GDP – C$80 billion
  • Major centres – Saskatoon and Regina
  • Public/private distribution model

 

MANITOBA

  • Population – 1.3 million
  • GDP – C$66 billion
  • Major centre – Winnipeg
  • Public/private distribution model