A few months ago, we told you about our love of great coffee and how we’ve partnered with a local roaster to create StreamBean – a blend that’s unique to thirdstream. Since that time, we’ve been sharing the love with people across the country. We’ve been putting together personalized packages that include a 1/2 pound of our delicious thirdstream roast and gorgeous a one-of-a-kind handmade mug to drink it from.
We’ve been hearing back from our awesome clients and friends about how much they’ve enjoyed their coffee package. Ed Pednaud of Sunshine Coast Credit Union emailed our CEO, saying, ‘Christian, thank you for the gift. I just got it today. I’ve been here three years and did not have my own mug so it is very appropriate. The staff look forward to the coffee as well. Thanks again.‘
If you’re a coffee lover, too, let us know. We’ll start putting your package together.
We’re very excited to welcome Charles Buchanan to the thirdstream family.
Charles brings a long and successful background to his new role at thirdstream. He’s an IT and business leader with more than 25 years of experience in technology management, marketing, strategic selling and executive leadership. He’s founded and grown several technology companies, engineered mergers and acquisitions, taken companies public and served on boards of directors. He’s held senior management roles in and provided strategic direction to large enterprises like Suncor Energy, Royal LePage, Oracle and Devon Energy. He also holds an MBA from Queen’s University and B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
As our VP Sales and Marketing, Charles is taking on the direction and management of all sales and business development operations. He’s also providing executive leadership of our marketing organization, strengthening our efforts to position thirdstream as a visionary and leader in the industry.
On top of his background and impressive business and executive leadership experience, Charles is a great addition to our team. Down-to-earth, driven by integrity and incredibly excited about where thirdstream is going, he’s great fit.
As Canada’s newest direct bank, Zag Bank’s mandate is to give its brand a compelling voice on social media and to build a social ecosystem that makes it easy for people connect with the brand. We’re happy to say that thirdstream is helping Zag do this by posting, monitoring and then engaging in conversations with their online community. These conversations include everything from assisting with client services inquiries to sharing news and culture.
Our director of social media Kristy Jahn-Smith, who oversees thirdstream’s involvement in Zag Bank’s social engagement, says ‘Zag’s direct banking model is well served by people reaching out through social. It’s a great way to build value in both self-service and peer service’.
It’s also a lot of fun. Jahn-Smith says she loves working in this capacity with Zag. ‘The real time nature of it. Immediate feedback, immediate help. It keeps us on our toes and helps our team to stay very engaged in what’s happening and working in social media engagement.’