Our Team

The Zilla World Connect concept is driven with the same ambition - derived from a goal to simplify the process for StartUps and Investors to finance and connect, and by providing a forum that is both exciting, dynamic and full or inspiration for its participants.

Greg Martel,  Founder & CEO

Greg Martel is an entrepreneur and businessman, who founded Zilla Group of Companies. Zilla Mortgage Corp, a top producing Canada-wide online mortgage company was the first of many successes. Greg has since been CEO in several other startups in different industry verticals; not to mention invested in several companies along the way.

Greg’s passion for business has allowed him to see what’s missing out there, what’s not being offered to individuals and businesses; this is where he can make a difference. Zilla World Connect was created to promote business growth and collaborate on a global scale.

He enjoys spending time with his two boys and is actively involved in coaching and volunteering his time at the hockey rink.

Mark Tirabassi,  Marketing & Operations Manager

Mark joined the Zilla team in 2017 as part of the World Connect Summit team. A graduate of Monmouth University with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration.

Lisa Kream, Account Manager

Lisa is the newest member of the Zilla team. She joined Zilla World Connect after working in corporate communications both overseas and in the United States, and brings with her invaluable experience in intercultural communication and global collaboration. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lisa is passionate about travel, and is an avid reader and fitness and health fanatic.

Ben Vigil, Account Manager

Account Executive Ben is one of the newest members of the ZWC. He joined ZWC after working in media and luxury in South Florida and the Dubai. He holds a Master’s degree from the Hult International Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico. Having lived in five countries, Ben is passionate about travel, skiing and health and fitness.

Tanya Bones, Web and Graphic Design

Tanya Bones joined Zilla World Connect after working in web development and graphic design for the last ten years. She is the branding mastermind behind products sold in Target and Best Buy as well as local small businesses in the Greater Vancouver Area. Tanya is happiest surrounded with her daughter, her pets and her latest project. She loves travel and languages and is an avid reader and lifelong learner.