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
As a passionate, thoughtful marketer, Hannah uses both her creativity and innovative thinking to help brands bring their marketing to the next level. Her degree in Public Relations and diverse skill set allows her to create effective strategies and provide expertise to her clients.
Her experience in B2B, nonprofit, and government industries has helped Hannah hone in on her skills in content creating, social media management, strategic marketing and much more. Hannah loves to connect with others and helping brands connect with their audiences is what she does best.
It is a combination of Hannah’s community building skills, attention to detail and excellent project management that makes her thrive in the role of senior account manager.
When Hannah isn’t working with her diverse range of clients - she loves to stay on top of the latest digital trends, she is also an avid traveller and loves anything to do with creativity!
SENIOR 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.
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With a bachelor's degree in sociology and an advanced diploma in public relations, Whitney is a natural caregiver, problem solver and loves helping others thrive.
Whitney’s diverse experience includes working in corporate communications, retail and the creative industry. She’s most passionate about writing and social media. She loves using her creative skills to help our clients run successful campaigns. Whitney’s goal after graduating was to find work that gets her excited to start her day, which she has found here at InTouch.
When she’s not in the office, you can find her outside hiking or biking, grabbing a tasty bite to eat in Downtown Halifax, or cozying up on the couch binge watching the latest Netflix series.
Jesse has a Bachelor of Public Relations and a minor in cultural studies from Mount Saint Vincent University. Prior to joining the team at InTouch, Jesse gained experience in copywriting, business development, and event planning through a variety of positions. Her ability to embrace new challenges and adapt to different industries allows her to approach any task with a sunshine attitude.
Jesse is a passionate person with a flair for content creation and writing. She is intent on connecting people to brands through shared interests, collaborations, and strong messaging. She loves learning new languages, and is fluent in English and French, and has plans to add Spanish to her list of languages soon.
When Jesse is out of the office, she enjoys making art, thrifting, spending time with loved ones, and keeping up with current news events.
Lauchlin is a recent graduate from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Public Relations, and he also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of King’s College.
Lauchlin already has experience working for a variety of organizations, which allows him to meet the needs of a diverse set of clients from a marketing/communications perspective. He has an affinity for connecting with a broad spectrum of audiences while maintaining a brand’s unique voice.
His community-driven approach to social media management helps Lauchlin build a positive relationship between clients and their various audiences. He enjoys finding ways to add a creative spin on existing best practices to keep material fresh and interesting.
Lauchlin loves soccer and tennis, so he’s often either playing or watching one of the sports in his free time. He also loves watching and discussing science fiction.
Ayla has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Originally from Syria, Ayla lived in Beirut for 9 years and this is where she chose to complete her education.
After graduation Ayla pursued a career in marketing as her interests and personality were more aligned to that domain than they were to accounting. After the Lebanese financial crisis, she returned to her home country, Syria, until she landed in Halifax and settled here for good.
Ayla couldn't settle in one place for a long period of time and that made her feel that she always needed to prove herself and to stand out. She believes that a person should always be positive and have gratitude from within, as they say; look at the glass half full not half empty.
Her diverse experiences have given her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, including start-ups and established companies. She has also worked with a number of different industries, allowing her to develop a broad range of marketing skills. Ayla is constantly looking for different ways to grow her skills and broaden her knowledge as an account manager and marketer!
In her free time, you can find her baking cakes or trying new sports.
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.
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.