Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Lara is a digital storyteller and change agent with over 20 years experience leading organizational and technology transformation at a number of Canada's leading companies including Rogers Communications, General Mills, Torstar and Johnson & Johnson.
Currently Lara is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at McDonald’s Canada, where she leads the transformation of the Canadian business through technology. Her team is focused on leveraging technology to drive business results with a mandate that covers the digital marketing space as well as the omni-channel restaurant experience, encompassing everything from CRM, marketing technology, mobile, kiosk, in-store technology and more.
Lara holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours from Queens University as well as an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. She is a self-professed digital nerd and Netflix junkie - and her favourite McDonald’s meal is McNuggets and a Chocolate Shake.