Who We Are
Clay Gillies was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Growing up in a grocery Family and working at Gillies Food Service provided the opportunity to continue the Family legacy as a 4th generation Gillies to be in the food industry.
The Family values, active lifestyle, being a visionary and desire to succeed were the foundation to a 25 year career as the founder of Planet Foods Inc. Overcoming humble beginnings in 1995 Planet Foods grew to an industry leader in the Canadian natural and organic market place. A mission statement written by Clay in 1995 “Organic and Natural Food should be readily available in the market place” encapsulates what it means to never waiver in your beliefs and lifestyle choices. The vision, wisdom and sheer determination to create category champions for Family owned and operated brands was on full display during Clay’s 25 years at Planet Foods. Brands such as Kicking Horse Coffee, Ultima Replenisher, Sharkies, Honey Stinger and Go Macro all entered the Canadian marketplace with Planet Foods under the vision and brand management of Clay Gillies.
The personal passion for an active lifestyle provided the opportunity to pioneer the active lifestyle cate-gory in Canada. To think that power bar and maybe one other choice were the only option for the valued consumer is truly unbelievable when measured to today’s options. Now residing in Calgary, Alberta, Clay and his wife Brooke along with their four amazing children are living a natural active lifestyle to the fullest. The love of the Natural and Organic industry and enjoyment of creating more goodness will never rest.
Graham was born and bred amongst the spectacular mountains of the North Shore in North Vancouver, BC. He brings over 25 years of successful corporate sales and marketing adventures from a multitude of industries.
Most recently, as a founder of Sea2Sky Sports Nutrition, he combined his love and passion of the outdoors and sports, with the integrity of all things natural and good for the planet. S2S is an online portal offering hand-picked, natural sports nutrition and cool products for health-conscious active lifestyle Canadians.
In 2015, with the goal of disrupting the energy drink market, he was one of the founders of Little Big Shot Canada, bringing the first non-caffeinated “good for you” super juice to Canada. Graham is responsible for daily operations, brand development and business development. When he’s not obsessing about his personal Strava gains, you can find him enjoying spending time with his two kids somewhere in the mountains.