Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, Dominic was exposed to business early on as a child. Dominic started his first business at 16 and by the time he was 30 he had started several others. He then took a hiatus from the entrepreneurial lifestyle to manage Fortune 500 companies for a telecom giant. During his successful tenure he was responsible for well over $200 million of business, however his entrepreneurial spirit never went away. Dominic then co-founded Regent Global Funds, a small commercial real estate lending fund out of Chicago. During this time he acquired and ran a web hosting company, Emax Hosting where he became fully exposed to the web and became immersed in the world of digital strategy. This led to the creation of Smashbox Consulting in 2008.
Shortly after, Dominic co-founded Basic Funerals, the first internet funeral company and digitally transformed the industry. Since then Dominic has pursued his interests of transforming other companies and industries through Smashbox Consulting as well as sitting on several advisory boards in the digital and clean tech space. Dominic has been featured extensively in the media including Bloomberg, CBC, FOX, The Globe and Mail, The Chicago Tribune, Profit Magazine, etc…
Dominic is the author of "Digital or Death" and is an in-demand speaker on the topics of digital, entrepreneurship and motivation.
Dominic is an Executive-In-Residence at the Ivey Business School.
The first book on the world of digital strategy that won’t bore you to sleep. It takes an entertaining, highly informative real world approach with enough information and energy to get you inspired to innovate. Dominic is part digital guru, part comedian, part entrepreneurial titan. He has the uncanny ability to get you thinking in a way you never have before, while creating the motivation you’ll need to succeed. If there was a book that could actually increase your drive and expand the creative part of your brain, this is the one.