President and CEO
Danby Appliances & ShipperBee
EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
Zero to $2 Billion
Jim Estill is CEO of Danby Appliances as well as CEO of ShipperBee a new venture that is ready to revamp outdated shipping channels into a system that’s better for consumers, retailers and the environment.
Jim is a Canadian technology entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist.
Jim started a computer distribution business from the trunk of his car while in university. He grew that business to $2 Billion in sales.
Jim has invested in, mentored and advised many technology companies including Blackberry. He joined their board before they went public and served for 13 years.
Over the past few years Jim Estill has been involved in sponsorship efforts to settle over 89 refugee families in Guelph. The Financial Times, BBC News, The Guardian, and Toronto Life have all covered his story, including this viral video featuring his work.
Jim was awarded the Order of Ontario, the provinces highest honour, in 2017 & 2018. He is the winner for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Ontario program and has been awarded an Everyday Heroes Award by the Global Hope Coalition.