Growth Focused. Insights Driven.
Catapult Strategy consultants’ accomplishments in the C-suite leading companies, at national marketing agencies and as entrepreneurs in the trenches building businesses, means we get it.
We get the day-to-day operational realities of building a business, of its challenges and rewards, and the crucial role brand, marketing and customer experience can play in capturing unrealized sources of revenue.
A brief history. Catapult Strategy is the second company founded by Monique Janower. Previously, she built and successfully sold a 40-person marketing communications agency. This is important because it provided an intimate understanding of agency operations, gaps in the industry, and what her clients valued most.
Notable gaps include the layers and inefficient within the traditional agency model; the surprising lack of business acumen and industry knowledge; and the narrow marketing lens to applied to solutions.
A dramatically improved communications consulting model. Monique clients most valued direct access to her expertise and that of her senior team, the speed and efficiency at which strategic input could be applied. As well, her ability to overlay business sensibilities and understanding of complex subjects to marketing communication solutions. In doing so mitigate risk and develop solutions that reflect both short and long-term impacts.
This is important because this was the catalyst for Catapult Strategy.
A senior team with over 20 years of experience, Catapult combines in-depth market and consumer insights with practical business leadership, brand and marketing expertise to design unique solutions for unique challenges. Our perspective is not siloed. Our business acumen, market research and industrial sector experiences provides a more complete view and helps you make better decisions.
A region near you. While we bring National and North American experience we choose to work locally focusing on the Pacific Northwest, Western US and Western Canada.
Why choose Catapult Strategy?
Our uncommon blend of brand, marketing and branded environment expertise overlaid with our research and business leadership is a core difference. It provides a complete picture, enabling us to create highly strategic brands, marketing and customer experiences that drive business growth.
Senior & Boutique
Our structure provides you with direct access to a highly experienced senior team. No filter. Top experts to plan, advise, anticipate and execute with precision. Delivering you peace of mind and predictable outcomes.
We understand the importance of making the most of limited resources. We create highly strategic brands and marketing solutions that add tangible business value to your Balance Sheet, not an expense line item.
We 'speak' industry
We are a translator and collaborator with real estate, architects, construction and industry. We don’t live in an agency silo. Our knowledge of operations and physical environments enables us to advise, anticipate, mitigate, streamline and deliver exceptional project outcomes.
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Deliver what you promise.
Do what you say. It’s that simple.
Protect your reputation.
Conduct each day with integrity. Our reputation is a source of pride.
Our team is our greatest asset.
Cultivate excellence. Different perspectives and knowledge.
Both feet on the ground
Authentic and pragmatic.
Rolling up our sleeves to help businesses reinvent, scale and achieve impressive growth objectives.
Catapult is an experienced team of creative strategists and strategic creatives. We are hands-on, visionary, collaborative and bring a unique perspective that translates into tangible results.
Monique Janower – Founder / Strategist
Monique Janower is a brand, marketing communications and research strategist who founded, built and sold a multi-million dollar marketing communications agency. She has been recognized among top female entrepreneurs.
A results-driven strategist, in her 20-year career, she has advised over 100 organizations — public and private, B2B and B2C — with project budgets from a few thousand to 25 million.Read more
Following the sale of her company in 2014, Monique founded Catapult Strategy. A hands-on strategy consultant and facilitator to US and Canadian business, she combines business leadership experience along with market research, customer experience and brand strategy to unlock critical insights, giving leaders a new lens to see their customers, competitors and organization. New insight that enables leaders to make better decisions that will innovate and transform their business to drive growth.
A transformative leader, she helps businesses reimagine the future, anticipate trends, harness disruption, outsmart competitors, redefine their offering to delight customers throughout their journey, engage your most important activator of change – employees, and define compelling brand positioning that is distinct, compelling and authentic. She applies her business problem-solving to start-up, expansion, IPO and business turnaround situations to propel organizational success.
Her success spans verticals such as real estate, technology, gaming, retail franchise, professional sports, utility, e-commerce, higher education, telecommunications, resource, transportation and governments.
Martin Batten, Creative Director / Brand Strategist
Martin operates at the junction of business strategy and innovation. He works with businesses and institutions who are at a point of transition, helping them launch, scale, reinvent, and grow
A hands-on advisor to US and Canadian small- and mid-cap businesses, Martin helps leaders optimize positioning in the market to drive growth, anticipate disruption, outsmart the competition and meet rising consumer and employee expectations.Read more
Throughout his 25-year career Martin has advised private and public businesses including Fortune 500 companies in technology, industrial, financial services, transportation, resources, real estate development and post-secondary sectors.
Martin effectively links research insights to business implications to possible strategy trajectories and brand positioning. He has a gift for the distillation of complex market research into practical strategic insights that will strengthen your culture, products and processes. Practical strategies and solutions that deliver results in less time.
As an experienced facilitator and collaborator, Martin effectively brings focus, alignment and sparks innovation among leadership teams. He helps businesses make the necessary shifts that will make them more compelling, relevant and differentiated, and in doing so, increase awareness, demand, loyalty, equity, and revenue.
Throughout his career, Martin has worked with brands such as Nestlé, Purina, Port Metro Vancouver, Bell Media, Simon Fraser University, Labatt Brewing, to name a few.
Additionally, he has won numerous awards and teaches Research and Design Thinking at Capilano University.
Majid Khoury, Senior Research Director
Majid Khoury is a respected strategist with over 30 years of research expertise including senior leadership of a multinational research organization. His entrepreneurial experience building and selling a research firm bring a valuable perspective; translating data into practical, actionable insights.
Majid is the wizard of research. His insights have guided many of the world’s top companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Petco, Best Buy, Levi’s, Clorox and Charles Schwab.Read more
Majid previously served as Senior Vice President at Ipsos and is a former professor at Simon Fraser University. Over the decades, Majid has worked with large global brands as well as local North American of different sizes and across most verticals.
Majid applies scientific rigor and research protocols to all Catapult research assignments. Majid is an expert in designing research plans that are purposeful and result in reliable data from which to extract insights and drive our strategies. He is passionate about data, what data means and how data can be used in building brands and businesses.
He is hands-on, contributing to methodology definition, questionnaire design and audience profiling. Majid oversees qualitative and quantitative research activities, analysis and presentations.
Wayne McKay, Senior Financial Services Expert
Wayne is a highly regarded marketing expert with unparalleled knowledge of financial services. Having worked for some a number of the most respected institutions in Canada.
He has a proven track-record, following a banking career in Manitoba/Ontario, Wayne joined Vancity where he served for 26 years. He was a branch manager, controller, and established/managed the IT, Administration, HR, Operations departments before retiring as SVP, Marketing & Member Services.Read more
Wayne chaired Central Data Systems and introduced computer services for credit unions. Later he launched the first fully online system for Financial Institutions in Canada. He also pioneered the development of services such as daily interest savings accounts, ethical funds, Visa, Teleservice and was tasked with changing the name from City Savings to Vancity.
As the next milestone in his career, he founded McKay Lenarduzzi Marketing, an agency that acted for 35 credit unions while representing professional athletes/teams and staging international soccer matches. He worked as a coach/mentor and assisted boards with mergers, branding and governance issues.
In 2002 Wayne joined Westminster Savings as VP Marketing overseeing promotions, communications and consolidating their two brands while opening three branches.
Wayne provides an in-depth understanding of the financial sector, and leadership and consultation based on his vast skill-set and experience.
Monique and her team were intimately involved in redefining our college’s future strategy. Their magic was looking beyond obvious research to distinct audience insights that resulted in a compelling, authentic and lasting brand.
Sarah Zimmerman, Director Communications and Public Relations, Coast Mountain College