Appointed October, 2018
Holly Bond has more than twenty years of experience in franchising, entrepreneurship, sales management, marketing and business start-ups. In 2005, Holly founded the Bulldog Interactive Fitness Inc® franchise system where she combined interactive video games with exercise to make fitness fun for kids.
Bulldog Interactive received international attention, with franchise applications coming in from countries around the world, including Dubai, Portugal, Singapore, Columbia and Australia. Franchises were sold across Canada and Florida. In 2008, Bulldog was successfully acquired by DHX Media.
In 2009 she helped launch Bullfrog Power, a green energy provider, in the Atlantic Provinces and was the Vice President of Sales until 2018 when she joined the Investment Attraction, Innovation team at the Halifax Partnership.
Holly has been featured on CTV National News, CBC Venture, Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Canadian Business, Today’s Parent, Prevention Magazine®, Franchise Business and Canadian Marketing Magazine to name just a few. She was chosen as one of Atlantic Canada’s five most interesting business people, and one of the top seven to watch in 2007. Holly is past recipient of the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award, the Women of Excellence Award, and Innovative Business of the Year. She was also a finalist for the Manning Award.
Holly has served on various Boards and Committees and as a volunteer with several organizations including the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development, Entrepreneurs with Disabilities as well as the Campaign Committee of the Dartmouth General Hospital and Nova Scotia Mental Health.