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Robert Burko, President and Founder

Robert BurkoRobert Burko is President and Founder of Elite Email, a world leader in email and mobile marketing solutions. As one of Canada's chief email marketing and digital marketing specialists, Burko has appeared on national television, radio, podcasts, and in countless print publications and blogs across North America. In 2013 he was voted as part of the "Top 10 Community Bloggers" by ITBusiness.ca. He is one of only two authorized speakers for the Email Experience Council in Canada. He was also featured in the popular CBC documentary "The Selling Game" that focused on the emerging social media industry.

Robert started Elite Email when he was in high school, and now operates offices in Toronto, Canada; New York, USA; and Noida, India. Under his leadership, the company has received many awards and accolades, including:

  • "Top 50 Email Marketing Service Provider "Website Magazine, 2009 & 2012
  • "Business Excellence Award Winner - Under 30" Toronto Board of Trade, 2011
  • "Top 300 Canadian IT Companies" & "Top 25 Up & Coming IT Companies" Branham Group (Backbone Magazine), 2007

Recognized as a thought leader in his industry, Robert is often invited to speak as an expert in his field at high-profile events both within his industry and for those outside that are looking for easy online business solutions. Notable events including Digital Marketer’s Email World Conference (San Diego, CA), the DMA's Email Evolution Conference (Miami), DX3 Canada, Small Business Exchange, Markham Small Business Week, Ontario Camps Association Annual Conference and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices (CRFA) Show.

Having worked with both small and large organizations around the globe, he’s provided insight for popular brands such as Ford, Starbucks, Ingersoll Rand, Botox, Red Cross, Fred Perry, Sauza Tequila, Jewish Community Centres of Ontario and Kent State University, among others.

Robert is a founder and board member of Step by Step Africa, a nonprofit organization that provides AIDS/HIV support to several villages in Africa. In 2007 he was recognized by the Canadian House of Commons as an Outstanding Volunteer for his philanthropic service through the organization.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors, from the prestigious Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.

Robert Burko currently resides in Toronto with his wife Michelle and daughter Violet. He is an active sports enthusiast, poker player and entertainment junkie.

Robert Burko - Business Excellence Awards
Robert Burko accepting Business Excellence Award, 2011

Robert Burko - Headshot
Robert Burko - Headshot