LEONARD ASPER

President/CEO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment

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  • 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

    • COO 1997-1999

    • 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

ED NORDHOLM

Chief Corporate Officer, President of Fight Media Group (Fight Network and Impact Wrestling)

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  • Appointed President of Fight Media Group overseeing Fight Network and Impact Wrestling in August 2019

  • President of Impact Wrestling since Anthem acquisition in 2017

  • Board member, general counsel and executive of Anthem since 2010

  • Member of original financing to launch Fight Network and served as President of Fight Network from 2008 to 2010

  • Former Co-lead of Tricap Restructuring Fund, Brookfield Asset Management’s first special situations fund and former Partner of Torys LLP

NIRAL V. MERCHANT

Chief Financial Officer

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  • 10+ years experience as CFO to companies in industrial and technology space

  • Formerly with KPMG

  • Expertise with numerous corporate finance and M&A transactions

  • MBA from INSEAD in France/Singapore, CFA charter holder, CPA(CA) from Ontario, Canada and B.Com from University of Toronto

MICHELLE HALL

HR Advisor

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  • As an independent advisor, Ms. Hall provides advice to Anthem on human resources policies, programs, and operational matters

  • A senior human resources executive with over thirty years experience implementing human resources initiatives including, organizational development, change initiatives, people development strategies, communications, corporate reorganizations and labour relations strategy

  • Spent 8 years as a senior executive and ultimately Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer with Postmedia Network Inc, a publicly listed Canadian news media company representing more than 125 brands 

  • Worked 6 years CanWest Global Communications Corporation