THE
TEAM

With over 100+ years in combined experience, the team at Foster & Associates stands alone against our competition. Each member of the team has built lasting relationships with key accounts across Canada, in the markets they respectively specialize in.

Having started in the 1980’s as a small Western Canadian grass roots company, they progressed as a full faceted National Agency in the mid 2000’s servicing all Canada. In 2008 Foster & Associates acquired a Sales Agency, whose company had been around since the 1970’s. The growth Foster & Associates have had allowed them to expand their service offerings to include not only Sales and Marketing, but also Consulting.

We are a well-respected and progressive agency who specializes in various markets spanning across Canada.

Foster & Associates continues to dominate the marketplace today with our knowledge base and talented spearheads. This forward thinking team is an ageless, spirited bunch whose methods will have your company’s sales procedures up to speed in no time!

BRENT FOSTER

During Brent’s 25 years as a sales professional and managing partner with Foster & Associates, he has helped define the company culture: humble, hardworking, and accountable. Immediately after graduating from BCIT, he got to work in helping build the business one relationship at a time. By investing respect, reliability, and good communication into these relationships, Brent was able to build an empowered team as well as an international, multi-industry network. Thanks in part to Brent’s pioneering work, major retailers, wholesale partners, and recreational OEMs throughout Canada now count on the support of Foster & Associates.

Married with two boys, Brent is a “family comes first” individual. A enthusiast
for the outdoors, playing practical jokes, and driving fast cars, he plays as hard as he works.

BENOIT ROBILLARD

As a territory manager with Foster & Associates since 2017, Ben is known for his great communications skills, account management experience, and responsiveness. After graduating as a telecom technician in 1999, he accumulated more than 15 years of experience in project management, quality assurance, operations, and account management as a Senior Manager within the telecommunications industry. He extended his education with a business management degree from HEC Montreal in 2016.

The French Canadian and fully bilingual Ben loves ice hockey, which he plays all year long. He was a youth hockey volunteer coach for more than 10 years. In the summer, he also likes golfing when time and weather allows.

DANIEL GONZALEZ

Daniel has been with Foster & Associates as a Business Analyst and Digital Marketer since graduating from the University of Calgary. He combines a rare complement of skills in the industry, marrying data skills with supply chain management. He oversees the databases of customers, performing forecasting for their accounts, and managing EDI communication. He interfaces with major national retailers’ purchasing and supply chain teams.

The Venezuelan-born, Spanish-speaking Daniel enjoys playing sports and hiking the Rockies in his spare time.

RYAN PROBERT

With 26 years of experience in retail sales and management Ryan understands the demands faced by retailers and their customers. After a few years in financial services, Ryan realized that a desk job wasn’t his place. Starting as the shipper/receiver at The Bike Shop in 2004, Ryan worked to learn the industry. After several years, and working through each area of the business, Ryan became the Operations Manager.

Ryan has a natural talent at building long term relationships with customers across multifaceted industries throughout Alberta. When Ryan is not working, he enjoys cycling, skiing, golf, travelling, great food, and Alberta’s finest craft beers.

SCOTT CAMPBELL

Scott has 20+ years of experience, representing industry-leading brands. His skill set as Territory Manager is derived from a diverse background from a Retail Store Manager to the National Sales Manager of a leading Towing aftermarket and OE supplier in North America. Scott is equally comfortable on a job site or board room, but his passion is serving his customers, suppliers, and team members in a tangible and value-added way. He has a talent for driving success through data-driven insights and he is always looking for ways to apply his ninja-like excel skills, to make a difference.

Scott is a husband and father of 4 daughters. He is a skilled astrophotographer and recently built an observatory on his property in Campbellville, Ontario. In his spare time, he also enjoys golfing and volunteering with the Special Olympics golf program.

SEAN FOSTER

As a managing partner with Foster & Associates, Sean Foster has invested 22 years into building a thriving business that now serves multiple industries across Canada. After studying business management and sales & marketing, he started his career with a large national telecommunications company in Vancouver. But with his energetic personality, enthusiasm for sales, and diverse business expertise, Sean decided to join Foster & Associates and moved to Calgary to grow the company. Nowadays, the business enjoys the fruits of Sean’s investment: enduring relationships with industry partners and customers, and expansion into several vertical market channels.

Sean is married with two boys, and spending time with family, preferably outdoors, is a high priority. With a passion for the Rocky Mountains, he backpacks, hikes, skis, fishes, and spends time in a boat whenever possible.

DAN CLOUTIER

Dan’s 40 years in the automotive after-market industry has been essential in the growth of Foster & Associates in Quebec. He takes pride in his first-class customer service and the remarkable relationships he has built over the years. He began his sales and marketing career with a national sales organization within the automotive markets for 15 years. Dan’s energy and drive helped springboard his position with a global automotive chemical supplier as a Regional Sales Director and National Sales Director for 13 years.

When he’s not with customers, Dan can be found in his garden. His energetic personality has now given him the passion for running and physical fitness.

BARRIE BAILEY

Barrie was a thirty year veteran of a successful sales and marketing career before coming to Foster and Associates as a BC product specialist. After getting his start in residential real estate sales, he became the Industrial Sales Manager for a large electrical wholesaler’s BC division. Following this, he worked as a Territory Manager for one of Canada’s largest industrial supply companies, responsible for a 3.5 million dollar region. Since joining Foster & Associates, his specialized knowledge of BC and passion for service has helped the company grow and thrive.

In his down time, Barrie can be found exploring the byways and highways in his travel trailer or passionately working on his fully restored Jeep Wrangler.

MELISSA FORBES

Melissa has over twenty-one years of business management experience in various industries. She joined Foster & Associates in 2012. She quickly became a vital part of the team, assisting with sales, communication, and marketing, as well as overall business management. She recently completed her Digital Marketing Program at BCIT and is excited to put these new skills to work.

Melissa was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but now resides in Coquitlam, BC with her husband and four children. She enjoys long distance running, skiing, hiking, traveling, and cooking. In Melissa’s spare time, she is actively involved with the church and brings her flavor of cooking to the homeless people in her community.

JESSE DELURE

Jesse’s youthful mind for business and his down-to-earth attitude creates a culture that Foster & Associates uses as a platform for the team. Working his way up through the ranks for a large national retailer for the past 13 years, brings knowledge on merchandising, supplier relations, and company growth incentives. Whether it be automotive, agriculture, or outdoor/RV, Jesse has thrived in both sales and performance of these verticals.

Based in Manitoba, Jesse enjoys playing golf with friends, watching hockey, and spending as much time outdoors with his family.

THE TEAM

With over 100+ years in combined experience, the team at Foster & Associates stands alone against our competition. Each member of the team has built lasting relationships with key accounts across Canada, in the markets they respectively specialize in.

Having started in the 1980’s as a small Western Canadian grass roots company, they progressed as a full faceted National Agency in the mid 2000’s servicing all Canada. In 2008 Foster & Associates acquired a Sales Agency, whose company had been around since the 1970’s. The growth Foster & Associates have had allowed them to expand their service offerings to include not only Sales and Marketing, but also Consulting.

We are a well-respected and progressive agency who specializes in various markets spanning across Canada.

Foster & Associates continues to dominate the marketplace today with our knowledge base and talented spearheads. This forward thinking team is an ageless, spirited bunch whose methods will have your company’s sales procedures up to speed in no time!

BRENT FOSTER

During Brent’s 25 years as a sales professional and managing partner with Foster & Associates, he has helped define the company culture: humble, hardworking, and accountable. Immediately after graduating from BCIT, he got to work in helping build the business one relationship at a time. By investing respect, reliability, and good communication into these relationships, Brent was able to build an empowered team as well as an international, multi-industry network. Thanks in part to Brent’s pioneering work, major retailers, wholesale partners, and recreational OEMs throughout Canada now count on the support of Foster & Associates.

Married with two boys, Brent is a “family comes first” individual. A enthusiast
for the outdoors, playing practical jokes, and driving fast cars, he plays as hard as he works.

BENOIT ROBILLARD

As a territory manager with Foster & Associates since 2017, Ben is known for his great communications skills, account management experience, and responsiveness. After graduating as a telecom technician in 1999, he accumulated more than 15 years of experience in project management, quality assurance, operations, and account management as a Senior Manager within the telecommunications industry. He extended his education with a business management degree from HEC Montreal in 2016.

The French Canadian and fully bilingual Ben loves ice hockey, which he plays all year long. He was a youth hockey volunteer coach for more than 10 years. In the summer, he also likes golfing when time and weather allows.

DANIEL GONZALEZ

Daniel has been with Foster & Associates as a Business Analyst and Digital Marketer since graduating from the University of Calgary. He combines a rare complement of skills in the industry, marrying data skills with supply chain management. He oversees the databases of customers, performing forecasting for their accounts, and managing EDI communication. He interfaces with major national retailers’ purchasing and supply chain teams.

The Venezuelan-born, Spanish-speaking Daniel enjoys playing sports and hiking the Rockies in his spare time.

SEAN FOSTER

As a managing partner with Foster & Associates, Sean Foster has invested 22 years into building a thriving business that now serves multiple industries across Canada. After studying business management and sales & marketing, he started his career with a large national telecommunications company in Vancouver. But with his energetic personality, enthusiasm for sales, and diverse business expertise, Sean decided to join Foster & Associates and moved to Calgary to grow the company. Nowadays, the business enjoys the fruits of Sean’s investment: enduring relationships with industry partners and customers, and expansion into several vertical market channels.

Sean is married with two boys, and spending time with family, preferably outdoors, is a high priority. With a passion for the Rocky Mountains, he backpacks, hikes, skis, fishes, and spends time in a boat whenever possible.

DAN CLOUTIER

Dan’s 40 years in the automotive after-market industry has been essential in the growth of Foster & Associates in Quebec. He takes pride in his first-class customer service and the remarkable relationships he has built over the years. He began his sales and marketing career with a national sales organization within the automotive markets for 15 years. Dan’s energy and drive helped springboard his position with a global automotive chemical supplier as a Regional Sales Director and National Sales Director for 13 years.

When he’s not with customers, Dan can be found in his garden. His energetic personality has now given him the passion for running and physical fitness.

BARRIE BAILEY

Barrie was a thirty year veteran of a successful sales and marketing career before coming to Foster and Associates as a BC product specialist. After getting his start in residential real estate sales, he became the Industrial Sales Manager for a large electrical wholesaler’s BC division. Following this, he worked as a Territory Manager for one of Canada’s largest industrial supply companies, responsible for a 3.5 million dollar region. Since joining Foster & Associates, his specialized knowledge of BC and passion for service has helped the company grow and thrive.

In his down time, Barrie can be found exploring the byways and highways in his travel trailer or passionately working on his fully restored Jeep Wrangler.

MELISSA FORBES

Melissa has over twenty-one years of business management experience in various industries. She joined Foster & Associates in 2012. She quickly became a vital part of the team, assisting with sales, communication, and marketing, as well as overall business management. She recently completed her Digital Marketing Program at BCIT and is excited to put these new skills to work.

Melissa was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but now resides in Coquitlam, BC with her husband and four children. She enjoys long distance running, skiing, hiking, traveling, and cooking. In Melissa’s spare time, she is actively involved with the church and brings her flavor of cooking to the homeless people in her community.

RYAN PROBERT

With 26 years of experience in retail sales and management Ryan understands the demands faced by retailers and their customers. After a few years in financial services, Ryan realized that a desk job wasn’t his place. Starting as the shipper/receiver at The Bike Shop in 2004, Ryan worked to learn the industry. After several years, and working through each area of the business, Ryan became the Operations Manager.

Ryan has a natural talent at building long term relationships with customers across multifaceted industries throughout Alberta. When Ryan is not working, he enjoys cycling, skiing, golf, travelling, great food, and Alberta’s finest craft beers.

JESSE DELURE

Jesse’s youthful mind for business and his down-to-earth attitude creates a culture that Foster & Associates uses as a platform for the team. Working his way up through the ranks for a large national retailer for the past 13 years, brings knowledge on merchandising, supplier relations, and company growth incentives. Whether it be automotive, agriculture, or outdoor/RV, Jesse has thrived in both sales and performance of these verticals.

Based in Manitoba, Jesse enjoys playing golf with friends, watching hockey, and spending as much time outdoors with his family.

SCOTT CAMPBELL

Scott has 20+ years of experience, representing industry-leading brands. His skill set as Territory Manager is derived from a diverse background from a Retail Store Manager to the National Sales Manager of a leading Towing aftermarket and OE supplier in North America. Scott is equally comfortable on a job site or board room, but his passion is serving his customers, suppliers, and team members in a tangible and value-added way. He has a talent for driving success through data-driven insights and he is always looking for ways to apply his ninja-like excel skills, to make a difference.

Scott is a husband and father of 4 daughters. He is a skilled astrophotographer and recently built an observatory on his property in Campbellville, Ontario. In his spare time, he also enjoys golfing and volunteering with the Special Olympics golf program.

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