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Jonathan Tafler

Senior Director, Product & Operations, Employer Health Solutions – Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw

Jonathan has spent his career building, leading and advising high growth companies in the retail, pharmacy and digital media sectors.
Jonathan is currently Senior Director, Product & Operations, Employer Health Solutions at Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw. In this role, Jonathan is responsible for developing and executing strategic programs that leverage the unique assets of Canada’s leading retail pharmacy chain, including the HealthWATCH for Business® drug plan. These programs are designed to help employers better manage their drug plans and the health & wellness of their employees.

Prior to joining the Loblaw group of companies, Jonathan was a member of the executive team at a leading retail technology company, Flipp Corporation, which raised over $75M in venture capital to help retailers transform their marketing for a personalized and digital future. Previously, Jonathan led Corporate Development and Strategy for Torstar Digital, the digital media arm of Torstar Corporation (the Toronto Star) leading innovation across Torstar’s portfolio of digital businesses through new product launches, investments and acquisitions. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was Co-Founder & Managing Director of Valley Industries, a leading distribution and ecommerce company based in the United Kingdom, and a consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), a top global strategy consulting firm.
Jonathan holds an HBA with honours from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and currently lives in Toronto with his wife Michelle and their four young children.