Kieran was born on February 15, 1996 in Toronto. Kieran worked throughout elementary school and high school in a shoe store, at several restaurants, and in an antique shop. Kieran attended Trinity College School where he showed himself to be a well-rounded student. An athlete, Kieran was the captain of the Junior Soccer Team from 2011-2012. He was elected by faculty and students as a Prefect. Furthermore, Kieran was a member of Northumberland Big Brothers, the Gay-Straight Alliance, and the Trinity Environmental Action Committee where he was the Chairman of Marketing.
Kieran went on to become a student at Huron University College where he studied philosophy and recieved $1,500 from a college entrance scholarship. Kieran was a student leader on-campus in several non-profits. He immersed himself into startup ecosystems early-on, taking on marketing and business development roles to learn and find his interests. He has earned several accolades including the Commendation in the Arts Award and the Class of 2014 Prefectship. Kieran dropped out of school in February 2017 to run Amplify full-time.
While working with startups, Kieran learned he had a knack for student marketing. He leveraged these learnings to spend a summer interning in management consulting at Fathom Strategies, where he found himself thinking about how he could help his clients grow their businesses within the university market. Kieran saw that business executives valued the opinions of students highly, and began to realize he understands this market better than most of the clients. He began sharing insights into catering and selling to this market, working as a freelance marketing consultant for top Canadian corporations.
In 2016, Kieran launched Amplify Solutions to help brands succeed in the student market through tailored campaigns, for students, by students., Kieran developed the business from a one-man shop to a national organization with 60+ employees and Canada’s largest student influencer network in 9 months.
Kieran has worked with the likes of Unilever, Lyft and Molson-Coors delivering high-performing campaigns, helping these brands grow in the student market. On the side, Kieran co-founded an award-winning tech venture, Gifty and advises several startups, helping young entrepreneurs launch and scale new ventures.