Reporting for Investing News
In 2019, Investing News Network (Vancouver, British Columbia) committed providing dedicate coverage of the Australian Resource, Technology and Cannabis industries, including the people, events, news, and information that make Australia such an exciting arena for smart investors. The INN Australia Desk includes editors, writers, production coordinators, and executives dedicated to independent financial education and news of interest and investors in Australian markets.
Christopher oversees sales, account management and production at INN. IN 2007, Chris co founded Dig Media, INN’s parent company, with Nick Smith and Mike Rodger.
Prior to Dig Media, Christopher was a Publisher with Kyoto publishing and led two thought leadership publications, ‘The Sustainable Enterprise Report’ and ‘Government by Example with Deloitte’, to market.
Before Kyoto Publishing, he was a senior client development manager with LinkShare, a Rakuten company where he consulted with the Internet’s largest retailers to assist them become more profitable using LinkShare’s performance marketing solutions.
In 1999, Christopher was recruited to join Montgomery Research. At Montgomery Research, Christopher climbed through the ranks working on thought leadership projects. In 2004, he and Nick Smith launched Revenue – The Performance Marketing Standard, an industry leading affiliate-marketing publication that took profit within its first year. In 2005, Christopher assumed the role of publisher and further developed the magazine’s online properties and grew revenue streams and profits.
He was at the heart of the IPO phenomenon with Media Metrix, where Christopher worked as sales director selling Internet audience measurement data to all the Internet start ups and businesses across North America.
Prior to moving west from Florida to San Francisco, Christopher commenced his career as a marketing director of the largest catamaran yacht dealership in North America.
Christopher holds a business administration degree from the University of Florida.
- Bryan is a Senior Editor with INN. After graduating from the Langara journalism program he did some freelance reporting with community newspapers in British Columbia. He initially wrote about the life science space for INN and now spends his time covering the marijuana market, from Canadian LPs to US-based companies, and the impact of this sector on investors.
- Pia oversees the Production teams in Vancouver and Toronto. She was the first production manager at INN in 2008, left briefly and rejoined the company in 2011. Since then, she has been helping provide value to mining, cannabis, technology and life science companies by ensuring that campaign deliverables are executed on time and on spec. Pia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines.
- Priscila is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she earned a BA in Communications at Universidad de San Andres. She moved to Vancouver for the first time in 2010 and fell in love with the city. A few years after she went to London, UK, to study a MA in Journalism at Kingston University and came back in 2016. She enjoys reading, drinking coffee and travelling.
Pallavi Rao is a graduate student at the UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media in Vancouver, British Columbia. She also works as a financial journalist with BCBusiness and is a research assistant at the Global Reporting Center.
Melissa Pistilli has been reporting on the markets and educating investors since 2006. She has covered a wide variety of industries in the investment space including mining, cannabis, tech and pharmaceuticals. Working for the Investing News Network since 2008, and formerly the first managing editor of the Investing News Network, Melissa now serves as Senior INNspired Content Developer. She helps to educate investors about opportunities in a variety of growth markets. Melissa holds a bachelor's degree in English education as well as a master's degree in the teaching of writing, both from Humboldt State University, California.
- Lauren was born in raised in the Lower Mainland. She gained her education through Douglas College’s Professional Writing program as well as SFU’s Editing certificate program. She has spent many years as part of the team at the Douglas College newspaper The Other Press, including a term as Editor-in-Chief. In her spare time, she plays games with friends, watches Big Brother and follows the Canucks.
Isabel Armiento works as an investment writer for Investor's Digest newspaper and writes freelance for other publications, such as This magazine and Poynter. She holds a master's of English literature from the University of Toronto, where she worked as a student journalist for four years, and currently serves as the blog news editor for Canadian feminist magazine Shameless.
A Vancouver native, Charlotte has a BA in English and a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University. She has an eye for detail and is passionate about creating and curating great content.
Charlotte began working at the Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 as editorial assistant, and has been hooked on mining since then. She's now editorial director for INN, and is always interested in hearing the latest mining news (and gossip).
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