FOUNDER & CEO
With a Bachelor of Commerce and majors in accounting and marketing, Karim began his career in corporate banking; learning all he could about what makes a successful business. He immigrated from Alexandria, Egypt to Halifax in 2009 for a better life with more opportunities. In 2013, he put his knowledge and experience to work, starting his own business in video production and quickly growing it to a full-service marketing agency.
Karim is an innovator, a risk-taker, an achiever and a strong leader. He is constantly working to make his clients and colleagues more successful because he believes that his role goes far beyond marketing. Karim feels a commitment to level up Atlantic Canadian business as a whole.
Karim’s determination, drive, and ability and to see opportunity where others don’t earn him a great deal of respect and recognition in Halifax. In 2016 he was an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant, and in 2020 he won Business Leader of the Year (Silver) in The Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Also known as the idea gal, Laura is enthusiastic about all things creative. Her degree in psychology combined with her advanced diploma in public relations allows her to bring unique and client-specific ideas to the table. Agency life can get hectic but Laura thrives on organization - making her a perfect fit for managing accounts. Her biggest strengths lie in ensuring social media accounts remain on strategy and are maximized for a good return on investment
Laura’s energetic presence and bubbly personality make her a hit with clients and co-workers. She has travelled the world, immersing herself in different communities and cultures and gaining a broader perspective on people and their connection with places. Building and maintaining strong relationships comes easy to Laura - she aspires to go above and beyond for her clients simply because she believes in their work.
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Born and raised in Halifax, Allie is a recent Mount Saint Vincent University Public Relations graduate. She also holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology, which brings a unique and critical perspective to the team.
Allie's diverse experience includes working in economic development, start-ups, and the beauty industry. Her strengths lie in writing, content creation, and social media management. She’s admittedly obsessed with all things social media, and loves to stay up-to-date with current trends.
Allie is an Account Manager by day, and singer-songwriter by night. When she’s not at work, she’s usually writing songs and playing music. Her creativity is an asset when it comes to thinking outside the box for our clients, however she also thrives on organization and time management. Her attention to detail and diverse skill set make her a great fit for Account Manager.
Vinita Kumar was born and raised in India's city of joy, Kolkata– and it reflects in her personality. Always bringing fresh new ideas to the table, she's passionate about creative problem-solving.
Her talents lay in both art and numbers, so Vinita pursued undergraduate programs simultaneously in Marketing and Visual Arts. After winning a scholarship, Vinita earned her MA in Graphic Design from the UK. Later, she worked as a graphic designer with clients in diverse industries worldwide.
In 2018, she moved to Canada to study business management at Cape Breton University and settled in Nova Scotia to contribute to the creative industry.
Through her diverse background, experience with international clients and extensive leadership experiences, she developed a unique skill set. She enjoys cooking, learning new languages, and drawing.
Laura is an enthusiastic public relations specialist with a passion for connecting with people and strengthening relationships within our local community. Having been raised in Halifax, she stayed close to home and attended Mount Saint Vincent University. She graduated mid-pandemic from the Public Relations program with a minor in Marketing and has had experience working in both the non-profit and corporate industries.
She is a creative copywriter whose personality shines through to her clients’ brands and she strives to create an easy-going, authentic experience for customers. She finds joy in everything she does and faces each task with a smile on her face and a willingness to learn. Her keen eye for detail and ability to both self-motivate and collaborate with others makes her a great fit here at InTouch.
Hind was born and raised in London, Ontario. She is an accomplished entrepreneur who built a name for herself after moving to Nova Scotia 25 years ago, when she and her husband Mike opened Atlantic Canada's very first internet cafe. They quickly grew the business to seven locations across Nova Scotia, eventually selling the business and all locations to pursue new opportunities. Hind discovered a passion for events and became the creative director of events for the Atlantic Convenience Expo trade show. In 2019, she was sought out by InTouch for her expertise in business development, event planning and retail marketing. Hind is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities and contributing her expertise to the areas of retail, food and beverage and events.
Hind is a true connector - connecting people, businesses, ideas and opportunities. Her creativity and business acumen has helped fuel success for our clients, large and small.
Marissa is a graphic designer who has spent the past 10+ years nurturing a love of branding, marketing, and design. She loves to create experiences for her passionate clients and their audiences by producing exciting, engaging brands.
Marissa graduated from Humber College in 2014 with a diploma in Graphic and Package Design. She spent the next 7 years exploring freelance, in-house, and agency work before being scouted by InTouch in 2021 to bring her skills and visual eye to their team.
James is a multidisciplinary marketing guru with a background in graphic design and video production. After graduating from NSCAD University in 2014 and beginning his career as a freelancer as many creatives do, James was then scouted by InTouch. He has now been working with the InTouch team for more than three years and plays a role in many different services that InTouch offers on a regular basis. More recently, James has been working in the areas of short social video production. At InTouch we all know the power of video, especially through social media. Always keeping up with digital trends, James understands what grabs social media users attention instantly, and has become an expert in crafting short moving graphics that do just that.
With an inclusive palette of visually-driven skills, an eye for modern design, compelling animations and storytelling, James brings a lot to the team at InTouch.
Jason is a certified graphic designer with more than ten years of experience working for a number of companies and individuals across Canada, both onsite and remotely. Jason has worked on projects from local business clients to large corporations such as IBM, Comcast and Burger King, with multiple budgets and various timelines.
When the InTouch team began working with Jason in 2017, it was quickly apparent that he had some of the most effective time-management skills a creative could have. He is efficient at all levels - from grasping the client’s objectives to completing the work. His work often receives approval on the first draft; his ability to translate someone’s vision onto paper so well leaves us wondering if he can read minds. Jason excels in website design and in creating new campaigns for clients. He is able to take a brand and showcase it in new ways, and is always up for a challenge.