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Raif Barbaros

CTO and CPO at Influitive

Raif is currently CPO/CTO at Influitive where he leads the product, design and engineering teams. Before Influitive, he led technology at Loblaw Digital - the team responsible for digital and e-commerce at Canada's largest retailer. As a member of the founding team at Loblaw Digital, they grew the eCommerce business from 0 to 9 figures in 4 years through the launch of three distinct eCommerce platforms. Prior to Loblaw, Raif spent his career as founder and CTO of venture backed startups in Silicon Valley and Toronto, 3 of which were acquired and 2 reached millions of users. He also had a tenure at a seed-stage VC firm in San Francisco where he cut my teeth on the startup ecosystem. Raif has an MBA from UC Berkeley, and a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Mathematics from Queen's University.