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President & CEOBaskits Inc.
Robin Kovitz is the President & CEO of Baskits Inc., one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Baskits designs, manufacturers and delivers unique and luxurious gifts across Canada and the US. With over 40,000 customers from around the world, Baskits makes gifting quick and easy through its online stores, catalogue/call centre, warehouse and retail locations. In 2020 Baskits was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies 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 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. Robin began her career in Mergers and Acquisitions investment banking at CIBC World Markets and was recognized with the Chairman’s Award in 2005.
As a sought-after speaker and commentator on entrepreneurship through acquisition and the topics of digital retail and “mompreneurship”, Robin is frequently a guest lecturer at both the Yale School of Management and Harvard Business School. She and/or Baskits have been featured in a number of leading publications including Forbes, House & Home, Elle Canada, Canadian Business, HuffPost, Style at Home and on Global News and Your Morning.
Robin currently serves as a consultant to the Admissions marketing team at Harvard Business School and is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Comm. from Queen’s University where she was a Rutherford Scholar. In 2017 she was recognized as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award winner. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two young children.