DLT Labs is the leading enterprise blockchain company (non-crypto) for global organizations
Co-founder/Chairman McLean Watson Capital, a Toronto-based venture capital firm investing in high growth technology companies
Intellectual property expert who initiated and led milestone patent infringement case from inception through US Supreme Court ($300M award)
Former COO/Director of Softimage (leading post-production platform) selected as Forbes Top 100 Small Companies in world
Graduate of University of Toronto (BA), Osgoode Hall Law School (JD) and Insead (MBA)
President/CEO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment
30 years media industry experience
Founder/CEO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment 2011-
CEO Canwest Global Communications Corp., 2000-2010 - multinational media company $3b revenue, $2b market cap, TSE listed) with holdings in Canada, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Ireland, Europe and parts of Asia
VP Corporate Development/M&A 1993-1997
Associate General Counsel 1991-1993
Chairman Rumble Gaming
Chairman Asper Foundation
Graduate of University of Toronto Law School, Member of Ontario Bar
President/CEO/Founder of Capital Canada
Founded in 1975, Capital Canada Ltd. is an independent investment banking firm with an emphasis on media, sports and entertainment, aviation and real estate
Chair of TO Live Theatres, Chair of Business / Arts and Board member of Harbourfront Foundation and 2020 Arts Summit
Serves on various public and private boards including Intertape Polymer Group and Hunter Amenities
Served as Chair on broad range of non-profit groups, including Artscape, Luminato, Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars Dinner, Capital Campaign for Chair in Economics at Queen’s University, Richard J. Schmeelk Foundation, PC Canada Fund and PC Ontario Fund
Managing Partner of Northern Pacific Group
Northern Pacific Group is a Wayzata, Minnesota based private equity firm focused on investing in growing technology, media and service businesses
Former Senior Managing Director of The Gores Group, investment banker at UBS Warburg and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Analyst at Trammell Crow Company
Co-founder of YapStone, a leading payment services provider to the property rental industry
BS/BA in Business and Economics from Pepperdine University, and MBA in Finance and Marketing from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania
CEO, VNN Sports
25-year industry veteran with deep experience in media, sports, corporate development and asset creation
Currently CEO of VNN, Grand Rapids-based software company serving high school sports market
As senior Comcast NBCU executive, oversaw M&A, revenue diversification, partnership management for SportsEngine; served as SVP, Business Development, at ShopNBC
EVP of Corporate Development at Univision Communications
Following early corporate-finance career at GE, founded Excelsior Equity Partners, providing strategy, capital formation, business development, M&A advice for multiple portfolio companies
Steve Harvey Global
Steve Harvey Global, creates and distributes original, powerful entertainment, content and products that inspire the world
Focused on strategic partnerships, company operations and investments
Served as Director at the Yucaipa Companies and held board positions at Scoop, Zac Posen and Sean John, as well as board observer for other portfolio companies across industries
Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, BA in Economics
Partner, BC Parners
Partner and head of Credit for BC Partners. He joined in 2017. He is also a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee.
Most recently the President of Apollo Investment Corporation, Chief Investment Officer of Apollo Investment Management, and Senior Portfolio Manager, U.S. Opportunistic Credit.
Joined Apollo in April 2012 and oversaw the Opportunistic Credit platform and was a member of the Senior Management Committee.
Previously employed by Goldman Sachs & Co. since 1999. He most recently ran the Bank Loan and Distressed Investing Desk and prior to that was a Managing Director in the Special Situations Group.
Received a B.A. in Commerce from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a frequent guest lecturer at leading Universities including Columbia, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), University of Virginia, New York University, Queen's University, and Stanford University.
Currently serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Queen's School of Business.
Chairman of the Young Fellowship of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and serves on the board of Directors for HerJustice and Capitalize for Kids.