Board of Directors

Loudon Owen

(Chairman/Partner of McLean Watson Venture Capital)
  • 20+ years building international companies via venture capital and operational roles
  • Successfully awarded $300 million for i4i from Microsoft in a milestone patent infringement action that went to U.S. Supreme Court
  • COO, Board Member of Softimage, which was a Forbes Top 100 small company

Leonard Asper

(President/CEO of Anthem Sports & Entertainment)
  • 22 years of industry experience, including 10+ years acting as CEO of CanWest Global Communications, Canada’s largest media company during that period ($3 billion revenue, $2 billion+ market cap)
  • Canwest also had operations in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Chile, Turkey, Asia and the US
  • Founder of Canterbury Park Capital, a private equity fund
  • Graduated from Brandeis University (cum laude) and the University of Toronto Law School

Ed Nordholm

(Executive Vice President, Anthem Sports & Entertainment, President of Liberty Street Capital Corporation)
  • Specializes in corporate restructuring, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions
  • Former Senior Vice President of Tricap Restructuring Fund, an investment fund managed by Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • Former Partner of Torys LLP

Robert Foster

(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 Toronto’s Artscape, Vice-Chair of Business for the Arts and Board member of Harbourfront Foundation, Luminato and The Mayor’s Task Force-Arts & Theatre
  • Served as Chair on broad range of non-profit groups, including 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.

Management

Niral V. Merchant

(Chief Financial Officer)
  • 10+ years experience as CFO to companies in industrial and technology space
  • Formerly with a Big 4 accounting firm
  • 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

Peter Einstein

(Chief Operating Officer)
  • 30 years media/entertainment experience
  • Chairman and Co-Founder, Ginx eSports TV
  • Former CEO, Showtime Arabia (JV between Viacom and Kuwaiti Investment Authority)
  • Former President, MTV Europe

Anthony Cicione

(General Manager)
  • 20+ years of television experience
  • Former Vice President of Programming at The Score, Head of Sports Production at Global Television
  • Deputy News Director for Olympic Broadcast Services in Vancouver and London

Chad Midgley

(VP Content)
  • 7+ years of experience in sports programming at The Score
  • original employee at Fight Network in 2005
  • 15 years sports programming experience