Daren Forster was hired by IPS in 2002 as Vice President to create our retail division and has been responsible for the incredible growth we have had over the last 17 years. His sales background and natural leadership have been key elements to the company’s success in this segment. Daren is responsible for the sales growth of all our retail principals and for managing the sales team across Western Canada. Every day, he is excited to work with our Principals and to develop unique programs, taking their products and brands strategically to market. Daren thrives off of the success of his customers and develops his key relationships through his in-depth knowledge of the market, his reliability, and trust.
Daren’s career has spanned many years, having previously held positions where he managed up to 20 brands as a Key Account Representative with Green Isle Sales, a family brokerage business. He was also the Fresh Category Manager at Quality Foods where he managed purchasing and category management, merchandising and in-store promotions.
Daren is passionate about sailing, volunteering with Marine Search and Rescue fast response and spending time with his family.