Our strategic corporate team is composed of publishing, technology and capital markets professionals who are poised to deliver high-quality content, strategy and substantive value across a number of platforms.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Brian is an experienced executive and entrepreneur with extensive experience in media, professional sports, health care and specialty finance sectors; he brings a unique set of capabilities and relationships to his role as chief executive officer. Most recently, he served as founding director and president of various specialty finance companies. In 2003, Brian co-led the acquisition and redevelopment of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club of the Canadian Football League. In 1999, he founded the first interactive point of purchase retail medium, where a series of internet-enabled touch screens were deployed at Rexall drugstores, and was responsible for driving double digit incremental dollar sales for many of the world’s largest consumer brands. As CEO and director of Gemoscan Canada Inc., Brian was integral in leading Gemoscan to become the first company to commercialize naturopathic medical services in a retail setting.
Chief Financial Officer, CPA
As a public company CFO Rodney has designed internal controls, overseen large and small business system change, built financial organizations and taken companies public, on 3 continents. Between 1995 and 1999 Rodney had led the purchase and integration of more than 200 daily and weekly newspapers including: the St. Catharines Standard and 32 related weekly papers, The Halifax Daily News and the purchase of the Financial Post from Sun Media which eventually became The National Post. Rodney’s past experience includes Vice President and Corporate Controller Southam Inc. (Canada) (1995-1999), Partner and Director of Corporate Finance for Ernst & Young (Caribbean) (2002-2004), CEO and CFO Cool Group of Companies (Jamaica) (2007-2013), the leading gas retailer in Jamaica. Rodney is a Chartered Professional Accountant registered in the Province of Ontario, Canada and a fellow of the ICAJ (Jamaica).
Senior Vice President, Revenue and Operations
Kirk is a veteran media executive who brings a strong fundamental understanding of publishing, technology and sales to MediaCentral. In 2010 Kirk co-founded Adtaxi while serving as EVP of Digital First Media. Kirk grew Adtaxi to sales of over US$100 million across 6 countries and 166 cities in its first five years as its President. Kirk’s previous C-Suite and executive positions included: CEO of the Denver Newspaper Agency (publisher of The Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News) from 1999-2006; EVP Digital Sales & Marketing, Digital First Media from 2009-2013; CRO/Senior Consultant at the Toronto Star 2015-2016.
Sr. Vice President, Technology & Architecture
Anton has more than 15 years of experience in digital technologies, with a specialization in e-commerce. His unique approach to systems enabled him to establish a chain of e-commerce platforms in 2008 which, within two years, garnered more than one million unique visitors per month. Anton’s ability to develop and diligently execute strategic plans allowed him to open a full-service digital agency in 2016, which currently serves nearly 40 clients across Canada and the United States.
Controller, CPA, CA, CD, CFE, CIA, LPA
Igor has extensive experience providing controllership services, applying IFRS, ASPE and U.S. GAAP frameworks, advising on restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and public market offerings, and conducting accounting investigations. He later moved on to lead audit and other functions with Collins Barrow, now Baker Tilly Canada. Igor graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and began his public accounting career with Deloitte LLP.