About Us

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OUR MISSION

Small but Mighty

 

We’ve been around for 35 years and have built a strong reputation in Canada. As a steady and stable manufacturer of NXP products in print finishing, bindings, office supplies, displays and equipment, a supplier of restaurant covers and synthetic paper under our Zodia brand, we differentiate through excellence in service levels and commitment to educating our resellers and their customers on the best possible solutions available. We offer solid quality products and competitive pricing.

We’re small in terms of employee size, but mighty in terms of heart and customer focus.

#LifeatHOPInc

 

Our team is diverse, inclusive and believes in a strong sense of community and belonging. One thing we all have in common here is our love for our customers and recognizing we exist because of their continued loyalty to us.

 

While we’re not perfect, we strive to be better versions of ourselves everyday and make a lasting impact through driving innovation, surprise and delight and a curiosity to serve our customers in a memorable way.

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Who we are

Julie Payumo

Julie Payumo

President and CEO

Julie is the President and CEO of HOP Inc Canada, currently holding the longest tenure with the company at 27 years. Through progression and advancing roles within the company, including Controller and Director, she has been instrumental in ensuring the long term success and stability of HOP’s future. Her superpower at HOP is the financial acumen she brings to the books, and ensuring profitability balanced with providing the right products at competitive prices. As a nature lover, her gardening thumb is a force to be reckoned with and she has been known for adopting orphaned plants and nursing them back to a better-than-thriving state. She also loves scenic bike rides, travelling to new countries and a refreshing swim after a long day at work.

Jasmine Roswell

Jasmine Roswell

Sr. Manager, Sales & Customer Experience

Jasmine joined HOP in an effort to support business continuity during a period of transition. With a strong background leading large training businesses and HR functions for top companies including Apple, Microsoft and Oracle – HOP’s adventure took her completely outside of her comfort zone. As a 20 year veteran in HR, certified learning and as a development practitioner, she has quickly leveraged transferable skills to lead the Sales and Marketing team, and has broadened their breath and depth of product knowledge. Her high level of emotional intelligence is a key part of her success, tapping into people’s strengths and enabling them, while also building trust and integrity with everything she does. She’s currently at the next level of motherhood – with 4 teenagers/young adults, and a husband she adores. She plans to travel the world in the next 10 years and continue her luxury goods addiction.

Evelyne Karas

Evelyne Karas

Sr. Account Executive, Bilingual

15 years ago, Evelyne joined us as a maternity leave replacement for one of our core sales reps. She made such a great impact, we asked her to stay on full time. As a bilingual account executive, Evelyne manages our dealer channel and inbound sales. She has built strong relationships with all of our customers, and has shared how important each and every one is – irrespective of how much money they spend with us. Her favorite HOP products are custom items. She loves each stage of the process; envisioning a product a customer is looking for, helping it materialize into a prototype and getting the final end product into their hands. She is highly committed, repeatedly the last one out the door every day, and is always making sure things have been taken care of. She adores her family, husband and 2 kids and should be on Best Baker/Iron Chef – as her cooking skills are a force to be reckoned with.

Janelle Roswell

Janelle Roswell

Marketing Specialist

Janelle started as our marketing intern in early 2018, and thrived in our office environment. She has brought her previous supervisory experience and existing creative interests together to become a key supporter to many facets of the business. Her willingness to learn, attention to detail, and curiosity towards innovation are greatly appreciated by the team. Passionate about the intersections of tech and design, she is always excited to join any conversation about artificial intelligence and the ways machine learning will continue to incorporate itself into the norms of the future.

Jillian Payumo

Jillian Payumo

Sales and Customer Experience Lead

Jillian worked at HOP a few years ago to drive the marketing function and support the sales team. After venturing out, has come back to assist with driving sales in new markets and working on ad hoc projects, including a revamp of the Zodia.ca website. With extensive experience as a Global Asset and Category Manager supporting multiple energy and resources industries globally, she easily pivots between web media management and supporting the daily needs of our team. As a die hard Raptors fan since 1995 (that’s right, she wasn’t just on the bandwagon for our first championship), Toronto has her heart as does her family around her, and doggies at home.

Diana Zilic

Diana Zilic

Supervisor, Shipping & Receiving

Diana grew up at HOP, literally! From the humble beginnings of an entry level sales position, she quickly realized her passions were more around fulfillment related activities and inventory management. She currently heads shipping and receiving in a supervisory capacity and has been with us for 20 years. When asked what her favorite HOP product was, without hesitation she said it was our Bindings, our very first product sold in Canada. With so many colours and size combinations – the possibilities are endless. 

Outside of work, family is #1, she enjoys splish-splashing at the local swimming pool with her hubby and kiddies, Ivana and Mia and spending quality time appreciating each day as a blessing. 

Andrey Polischuck

Andrey Polischuck

Warehouse Specialist

Andrey’s timing was excellent in 2018, as he was seeking a company locally who needed some warehouse help. He proactively put his many years of experience working for much larger enterprise size organizations into practice, helping to clean up our back of house to the next level of visual standards and discipline. He continues to make suggestions regularly for ongoing improvement between our departments and is meticulous with his work. He takes great pride in sharing the progression of his home garden (vegetables and roses, included), weed free lawn and mouth watering BBQ skills.

Annie Tolentino

Annie Tolentino

Vendor Specialist

A newcomer to Canada, Annie came in as referral in 2011, looking to apply her experience and education as a Chartered Accountant (CA). She started off with AP/AR responsibilities and over time evolved to include vendor management scope and sales support activities. While it may seem she is quieter, once you get to know her – she is full of spunk and great storytelling. She loves shopping, Apple technology, is a sharp dresser and loves a good picnic.

Beverly Baldonado

Beverly Baldonado

AR/AP Specialist

Bev joined HOP 9 years ago, after hearing from friends it was a good place to work (Gotta love that positive Net Promoter Score!) With a deep background in the hospitality industry, she enjoys being in the service of others and currently supports us on the finance side as a AP/AR specialist. Beyond this, she is also an operational go to and plans many of our social functions throughout the year. On a personal level, she is an avid bowler (her entire family is at the competitive level), adores peaceful walks with her Llasa Apso, especially after a warm rainfall when the smell of dew fills the air.