25 Feb

Jeff Budway

  • By Ryan McCumber

STRATEGIC OPERATIONS, MERCHANDISING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADER Over 25 years of leadership within retail, wholesale, e-commerce and licensing channels of the Canadian sports industry. Career experiences include; Champs Sports (Blue Jays B2B World Series Victories); Sport Chek (Opening/operating the largest stores in Canada); Maple Leafs Sports & Entetainment…

25 Feb

Mike Morreale

  • By Ryan McCumber

Hamilton native Mike Morreale played a total of 12 years in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Eight of those years were with his hometown Tiger Cats and four with the rival Toronto Argos. Originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 1994 CFL draft by the BC Lions,…

25 Feb

Norm Lem

  • By Ryan McCumber

Norm Lem is the SVP Revenue, DAZN Canada, the fastest growing global OTT sports streaming service, and leads all their business activity in the region. Prior to working with DAZN Canada, Norm spent 25 years in the cable industry and has held various positions in Canada with both…

25 Feb

David Turik

  • By Ryan McCumber

David Turik, originally from Trail, BC, is the Commissioner of the Australian Ice Hockey League, (AIHL). From a hockey family, his father Frank won the Memorial Cup with Toronto St. Mike's and David played college hockey in both Canada and the US, prior to winning multiple Goodall Cups…

23 Feb

Aubrey Levy

  • By Ryan McCumber

Aubrey heads-up marketing and content at theScore, the first media company in North America to create and operate a mobile sportsbook in the United States. theScore Bet launched in September 2019 and is uniquely integrated with theScore’s highly-popular sports media app to deliver an immersive and holistic mobile…

19 Feb

Steve Caldwell

  • By Ryan McCumber

Steven Caldwell is a professional soccer player who enjoyed an 18 year career that stretched two continents. In a career that spanned over 400 games, his clubs include, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Burnley, Wigan Birmingham City and Toronto FC. He spent the vast majority of his career in the…

01 Jan

Markos Kern

  • By Ryan McCumber

Markos started his first company Visual Drugstore at the age of 20 where I spent more than 15 years around the globe creating outstanding experiences for clubs, brands and music events. With my innovation consultancy Kern Innovations he's always on the brink of what's next and possible, even…

30 Jul

Dhani Jones

  • By Ryan McCumber

Dhani Jones is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, NFL linebacker, author and host who began his career in the NFL, playing with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals.  For Jones, the NFL was a jumping off point, and in 2010, he launched his philanthropic endeavor, BowTie Cause,…

24 Jul

Anuk Karunaratne

  • By Ryan McCumber

Anuk Karunaratne is entering his third season with the Toronto Blue Jays after joining the club on Opening Day of 2017. In his current role, he oversees business analytics, fan insights, strategic projects and planning, retail and F&B. Prior to joining the Jays, Anuk was a management consultant…

18 Jul

Sumit Arora

  • By Ryan McCumber

Sumit Arora is Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation for MLSE. Sumit is responsible for innovation strategy and business analytics across all teams and venues, as well as overseeing MLSE’s esports strategy and Future of Sport Lab incubator. Sumit also previously led MLSE’s Ticketing Membership team, including Season Seat…