Heather Reisman has been Chief Executive Officer of Indigo since February 4, 2001. She 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. Ms. Reisman was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2015.
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 Indigo's Audit and Human Resources 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, founder of SmartCentres, developed over 250 shopping centres across Canada in the past 21 years including 175 Walmart stores. In 2015, Mr, Goldhar vended SmartCentres into SmartREIT and is its largest shareholder. SmartREIT is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts with an asset value of approximately $8.4 Billion. 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. Mr. Goldhar is Chairman of the Board of SmartREIT, a Director of Indigo Books & Music Inc., a Director Emeritus with the SickKids Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board for the Canadian Sports Concussion Project and owner of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club.
Howard Grosfield is the President and Chief Executive Officer of American Express Bank of Canada and President and General Manager of American Express Canada Inc. Appointed to this position in May 2010, Mr. Grosfield heads up the Canadian Executive Team and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of American Express Bank of Canada. Prior to this role, Mr. Grosfield served as Vice President and General Manager, International Business Services. Before joining American Express in 2004, Mr. Grosfield spent several years as a Principal with The Boston Consulting Group and was also a lawyer with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto.
Robert Haft is the Managing Partner of Morgan Noble, with over 20 years of experience as an investor, founder and CEO. He started Morgan Noble to help smaller healthcare companies, and has founded four other companies, been a CEO of two $1.0 billion revenue health businesses and led three companies through successful IPOs. He has served as a CEO and director and opened and managed more than 800 retail stores including drug stores, vitamin stores, book stores, automotive parts stores and supermarkets. Mr. Haft was the founder and CEO of Vitamins.com. He served as Chairman and CEO of Phar-Mor Drugs, a $1.5 billion drug retail chain that he led out of bankruptcy to profitability and a successful sale, and CEO of Dart Group, a $1 billion healthcare company. He also founded and served as Chairman of MainStreet Lender, a SBA-insured small business lender. Mr. Haft currently serves on the Boards of Captify Health, Carestream Health and Imagine Charter Schools. He previously served on the Boards of Privia Healthcare and Magellan Health Services. Mr. Haft holds an MBA and Masters Degree in Design from Harvard, and a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School, where he served on the Undergraduate Board of Trustees.
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 the Chair of Indigo's Human Resources and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees.
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.