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Our Team

Black Tie Marketing Ltd is the Canadian Distributor for Wortmann Schuh-Holding KG Jana Shoes.

If you are a  Canadian retailer interested in selling Jana Shoes at your location; complete the contact form and one of our team members will follow-up with you within 48 hours.


Michael BLACK

Michael is the visionary and president of Black Tie Marketing. With 20 years expereince in the shoe industry, Michael understands the unique challenges of Canadian retail. His commitment to customer service combined with his business acumen makes him a true partner to his retail clients.


Lauren silverthorne

Lauren wears many hats at Black Tie Marketing; customer service, logistics, inventory management and trade show management. She's the calm voice at the end of the phone and the cheerful red head at the trade show booth. She's the oil that keeps the Black Tie Machine working smoothly.




Richard Underdown

Richard has been in the footwear business for the past 25 years covering Winnipeg  and west. Father of two young women and celebrating 30 years married in 2018.Loves to call Bowen Island home when not travelling throughout the territory.