CEO, Ext. Marketing
Jillian Bannister is CEO and Co-Founder of Ext. Marketing, established in 2010 to help financial services firms build influential brands with strategic content and specialized digital campaigns. Ext. Marketing’s clients include some of North America’s largest tier-one banks and insurers, mutual fund companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, and credit unions. Jillian is also CEO and Co-Founder of Ext. Digital, which was launched in 2016 in response to the growing digitization and capital-raising needs of the financial sector. Ext. Digital’s data-driven strategies help issuers identify and attract potential investors to support Regulation A+ raises, IPOs, private placement initiatives, and more. We help clients define their brand messaging and attract target audiences through our proprietary financial influencer network and private marketplace. Ext. Digital, which facilitated one of the most successful Reg A+ raises of all time, offers clients the benefit of our extensive partnerships with leading broker-dealers, technology platforms and investor relations firms. Jillian has held senior marketing and sales roles at leading FinTechs and global investment firms. Jillian has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics.