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Robin Kovitz

President & CEO of Baskits Inc.

Robin Kovitz is the President & CEO of Baskits Inc., one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Baskits designs, manufactures and delivers unique and luxurious gifts across Canada and the US. With over 50,000 customers from around the world, Baskits makes the art of gifting quick and easy through its online store, catalog/call centre and warehouse/head office location. In 2022 Baskits was recognized for the third year in a row, as one of the Top Growing Companies in Canada by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.

Prior to acquiring Baskits in 2014, Robin worked in private equity on the buyouts of mid-sized companies and as a Summer Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she led a part of a large-scale cost reduction project at a Canadian bank. She also played an active role in the sale of her family’s western Canadian food manufacturing and distribution businesses. She began her career in Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking at CIBC World Markets and was recognized with the Chairman’s Award in 2005. 

In 2017, and again in 2021, Robin was recognized as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winner.  In 2021, Robin received the Women Of Inspiration Award from the Universal Womens Network. Robin and/or Baskits have been featured in a number of leading publications, including: Forbes, House & Home, Elle Canada, Canadian Business, Huffington Post, Style at Home and on Global News, Your Morning Show.

As a sought-after speaker and commentator on e-commerce and “Entrepreneurship through Acquisition”, Robin frequently serves as a guest lecturer at both the Yale School of Management and the Harvard Business School.

Robin holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University where she was a Rutherford Scholar. She currently serves on the Dean's Alumni Advisory Board at the Harvard Business School and is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization.
She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

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In The Press

Observer

EDC

EDC

Forbes

The Globe and Mail

Smith Magazine

The Globe and Mail Special

Women of Influence

Scotiabank: Impact

Strathcona Tweedsmuir School

The Women Journal

Bay Street Bull

Bitbean

View The Vibe

Medium

Harvard Business School

Yale School of Management

Harvard Business Review

Yale School of Management

Family Business Forum

RBC Entrepreneur of the Year

Global News

Canada's Most Powerful Women

 

Awards

Revolution Her 2022 Awards

Women of Inspiration 2021 Award

WXN Top 100 Award Winners 2021

RBC Momentum Award - Women of Influence - 2021 Central Finalist

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

 

Podcasts

StrikeUP 2024

Canadian Business Talks

Preparing for Peak Season

Behind The Scenes

Stocks Not Sports with Kenrick Sylvestre

What She Said! with Candace Sampson

MakeShift

A Dealmaker's DNA with Ilan Jacobson

Views From The Market

Decoding Entrepreneurs Podcast

She's on Top Podcast

 

Videos

Notable Life - Out of Office

StrikeUP 2022: By The Numbers

2021 RBC Momentum Award Finalist
Robin Kovitz - Baskits Inc.

The Family Business FORUM
Robin Kovitz

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