Our Management

A Market-leading Management Team

ShiftCentral is owned, operated and driven by our exceptional management team. With a rich pool of experience, the team holds the key to unlocking your market insight potential.

Mario Thériault oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, growth strategy, and partnership and alliance programs. Mario brings his passion for insight from his career as a journalist and his deep experience in branding and marketing from close to 30 years spent in the communications and competitive intelligence sectors. Under his leadership, ShiftCentral continuously evolves to emphasize the importance of strategic, curated intelligence to solve our clients validated business needs.

Mario is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events in Canada and the United States and is an active member of his community. He is presently a member of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Finance and Audit committee.

Mario Thériault

Founder and CEO

Kristina Montgomery is ShiftCentral’s Commercial Director based in New York working with North America-based legal, life sciences, financial and professional services clients. Prior to joining ShiftCentral, she advised institutional investors on global macroeconomics, policy issues and country risk concerns at The Economist Intelligence Unit, focused on corporate legal clients at Thomson Reuters and was the head of CEE focused research at Frontier Strategy Group.

Kristina graduated cum laude from Boston University and later earned her JD from Suffolk University Law School concentrating in International Trade Law. Kristina speaks English, Russian, French and Portuguese.

Kristina Montgomery

Commercial Director

Merrell is ShiftCentral’s content lead. He has more than twenty years’ experience providing strategic planning and policy support to business leaders and senior government officials.

He’s served as a senior advisor to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was responsible for strategic planning, high-level policy analysis and decision support. Merrell earned his degree in History from Yale University.

Merrell H. Moorhead

VP, Content & Editorial

Paul leads ShiftCentral’s client relationship efforts across all sectors, including health, legal and accounting, financial services, among others. Collaborating directly with ShiftCentral’s clients, he helps them develop tailored market intelligence programs.

His influence with clients ranges from firms with no in-house market intelligence resources to global organizations with large, decentralized market and competitive intelligence departments. Paul earned his MBA from Université de Moncton.

Paul Kavanaugh

Director of Client Development