Meet our 2024 speakers

Terence Donnelly

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hill Street Beverage Company

Terry Donnelly is the Chairman and CEO of Hill Street Beverage Company Inc., the only company in North America exclusively focused on the production of world-class, award-winning, cannabis-infused and alcohol-free adult beverages. Their products have won three gold, two silver and two bronze medals for their beer at the world championships, and recently won the first double gold medal ever awarded to an alcohol-free wine at the San Francisco International Wine Challenge, the largest wine competition in the world.

The company recently listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol BEER, which he thinks is hilarious and awesome. The company is preparing its brewing and wine-making operations to become a world leader in cannabis infused wine and beer to be available in late 2019 or whenever the government decides to.

Prior to joining Hill Street, Terry was the Canadian CMO for MDC Partners (NASD:MDCA), and a member of their global marketing team. He was responsible for overseeing 16 marketing agencies in Canada, which was like herding cats on the best of days. MDC clients included Google, Samsung, Budweiser, Mastercard, Microsoft, Rogers, and 1500 others. MDC-owned agencies include KBS, Bruce Mau, Gale Partners, Veritas PR, Crispin Porter, 72andSunny, Anomaly, Doner, and 60+ others.

Terry has worked in the marketing business long enough to know better. Prior to joining MDC, Donnelly was Co-Founder & Chairman of Adcentricity, a leading-edge mobile and location-based advertising platform delivering advertising content into over 70,000 retail locations across North America.  Before that, he was managing partner at Mandrake for twenty years. He has been a director and officer of 8 public companies and has co-founded or launched 10 start-ups.

He plays keyboards in three bands: a funk band, a Van Morrison tribute band, and an 80’s new wave band. He’s been married to the same woman for 30 years. No one in his family can figure out how that happened. He has three great kids who are now either working in marketing or are in their final years of university. None of them have left home.