Elliott Gauthier has a close and personal connection to mental health, and mental health issues, and is committed to bringing his energy, passion, and expertise to the Foundation.
Elliott is a Senior Vice-President at Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of world’s leading communications firms. He is a member of H+K’s Canadian Leadership Team, leads the reputation measurement practice in the Global Corporate Affairs + Advisory group, sits on H+K’s Global Technology Solutions Committee and is a senior leader in the global Data + Analytics group.
With more than 15 years’ experience in senior-level research positions in the communications industry Elliott leads the Canadian Data + Analytics team, a team of skilled researchers and measurement experts located in Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.
An accomplished research methodologist, Elliott has particular expertise in segmentation models for brand and campaign work. He oversees hundreds of research assignments each year at H+K, providing robust analysis, detailed presentation of findings and strategic insights.
Elliott has extensive experience working with boards of directors and executive leadership teams to uncover the meaning of data insights while providing counsel on how to position the research in support of their objectives.
Elliott began his consulting career with an Ottawa-based research firm. During his time there, he successfully managed hundreds of research projects, including some of the largest research studies ever undertaken in Canada. Immediately prior to joining H+K, Elliott was co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of a leading Ottawa-based team of over a dozen full-time employees, along with hundreds of part-time employees.
In addition to his work at H+K, and his role on the Foundation Board, Elliott is also a Professor of Research in the Media Studies School at Algonquin College and a Board Director at Food Processing Skills Canada.
Elliott is a recently retired member of the Canadian Forces, serving with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, Ottawa’s Regiment, as an infantry soldier for 20 years and having been decorated with the Canadian Forces Decoration.
In 2016, Elliott was awarded the Forty Under 40 Award in Ottawa for innovation and entrepreneurship in his field as well as his community contributions.