LOUDEN OWEN

Chairman/CEO, DLT Labs

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  • 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)

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

ROBERT FOSTER

President/CEO/Founder of Capital Canada

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  • 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

SCOTT HONOUR

Managing Partner of Northern Pacific Group

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  • 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

RICK EHRMAN

CEO, VNN Sports

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  • 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

CHRISTEL SICE

Steve Harvey Global

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  • 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

TED GOLDTHORPE

Partner, BC Parners

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  • 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.

  • Currently serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Queen's School of Business