Heather Reisman has been Chief Executive Officer of Indigo since February 4, 2001. Ms. Reisman has also been Chair, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Indigo and its predecessors. Prior to the merger of Indigo and Chapters, Ms. Reisman was Chief Executive of Indigo Books & Music, Inc.
Frank Clegg was President of Microsoft Canada Co. from September 2000 to January 2005. Prior to that he was Vice President, Central Region of Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Clegg is a member of the Indigo Audit and HR and Compensation Committees and is the Technology Advisor to the Indigo Board of Directors.
Jonathan Deitcher is an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. (“RBC”) where he has been employed since 1974. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of RBC from November 2000 to September 2003. Mr. Deitcher has been a Vice-President at RBC since August 2004. Mr. Deitcher is a member of Indigo’s Corporate Governance Committee.
Mitchell Goldhar is the owner of SmartCentres, a private real estate development company. SmartCentres has developed over 250 shopping centres across Canada in the last 21 years. Mr. Goldhar holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from York University and for 11 years has been an adjunct professor with the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Calloway Real Estate Investment Trust and is a Director Emeritus with the SickKids Foundation.
Mr. Hall, a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), is Vice President of Callidus Capital Corporation which provides capital for companies in need of creative financing solutions. Mr. Hall is a director of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Immunovaccine Inc. and was, until March 2009, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Journal Register Company. Mr. Hall is Chair of Indigo’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Hall holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
From 1984 to 2006, Michael Kirby was a member of the Senate of Canada. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Kirby was the Chairman of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Mr. Kirby is the Chair of the Audit Committee of Just Energy Group Inc., and the Audit Committee of MDC Partners Inc. Mr. Kirby is Indigo’s Lead Director, the Chair of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees and is a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
Anne Marie O'Donovan, FCA, is a Corporate Director and President, O’Donovan Advisory Services Ltd. Ms. O’Donovan previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, Global Banking and Markets of Scotiabank until December 2014. Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2004, Ms. O’Donovan was a partner with Ernst & Young LLP. She holds an HBA degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Ms. O’Donovan is a member of Indigo’s Audit Committee, Human Resources and Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance Committee.
Gerald Schwartz founded Onex Corporation, one of North America’s oldest and largest private equity firms, in 1984. Mr. Schwartz is presently the chairman and chief executive officer of Onex and a director of Celestica Inc. Mr. Schwartz was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2004 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.
Joel Silver is the Managing Partner of Trilogy Growth, a limited partnership between Gerald Schwartz and Mr. Silver. Trilogy Growth makes direct investments in early stage innovative packaged goods, retail, online and media companies. Prior to this, Mr. Silver served as President of Indigo, driving the growth and profitability of the core print business, guiding the launch and development of the kids’ toy business, significantly expanding the lifestyle business, as well as spearheading IndigoGreen, a key initiative that won several awards. Mr. Silver also served on the Kobo board of directors when it took on external financing. Mr. Silver began his career at Procter & Gamble as a brand manager working on the Cover Girl, Pantene, and Ivory businesses. He also co-founded Salesdriver, a web-based company sold to Carlson in 2002. Mr. Silver holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.
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