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President, CEO and founder
Eric Boyko is the co-founder of Stingray and has been president and chief executive officer since 2007. A global entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience with start-ups, Mr. Boyko has extensive expertise in early stage business innovations. His passion for extreme sports and world travel fuels his drive for business excellence.
Prior to founding Stingray, Mr. Boyko founded and was president of eFundraising.com, which became a leading player in the North American fundraising industry and an e-commerce success story. Mr. Boyko is an active participant in many philanthropic endeavours and is a champion of Québec entrepreneurs.
He is also a Board Member of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Montréal Development Program, the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Montréal Economic Institute and the Société de développement économique Ville-Marie (SDEVM).
He sits on the board of the Angel Investors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montréal (JCCM). In 2006, Mr. Boyko was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
A graduate with great distinction of McGill University, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with a specialization in accounting and entrepreneurship. Mr. Boyko became a Certified General Accountant (CGA) in 1997.
Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer
Mario Dubois was appointed chief technology officer of Stingray in 2007. Mr. Dubois is a well-known entrepreneur and manager in the IT industry, more specifically in the sectors of gaming and multimedia. In 1996, he founded Teneon Technologies Inc., a video game development company.
Following its sale to Hexacto in 2002, he was named chief programmer for video game development on mobile platforms. The company’s growth was propelled by new technologies, new owners (Jamdat Mobile Inc. in 2002 and Electronics Arts Inc. in 2006) and a public offering (Jamdat in 2003). During this period, Mr. Dubois, as director of production, implemented the tools and methodology necessary to quickly integrate products on the latest platforms.
Mr. Dubois studied at the University of Laval where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Senior Vice-President and General Counsel
Lloyd Perry Feldman was appointed senior vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Stingray in 2015.
Prior to joining Stingray, Mr. Feldman practised law at a major Canadian firm for 21 years – 14 of which as a partner. He specialized in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, and trust and estate law.
In addition to having a particular expertise in business acquisitions, Mr. Feldman also has a strong background in tax law which allows him to bring a unique perspective to corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Feldman is also very active in the community.
He is a trustee of the Jewish General Hospital and is involved in the fundraising efforts of Federation CJA and the Jewish National Fund.
Mr. Feldman holds B.C.L. and LL.B. degrees from McGill University, as well as a B.A. (Political Science) from McGill University. He has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1998.
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Mathieu Péloquin was appointed senior vice-president, marketing and communications of Stingray in 2013 and oversees marketing and communication strategies and plans across all lines of business.
Mr. Péloquin brings more than 15 years of experience as an expert marketer, strategist and inspiring leader to Stingray. Prior to joining Stingray, Mr. Péloquin was vice-president of marketing at Transcontinental Media Inc. and vice-president of Transcontinental Media Inc.’s Digital Marketing Solutions Group from 2010 to 2013.
He also held several executive positions at Reader’s Digest Magazines Canada Limited and co-founded Equinox Marketing Services. Mr. Péloquin never misses an opportunity to give back to the industry and the community. He has been a member of the Relationship Marketing Association and the Canadian Marketing Association for many years.
He has also been a board member of the Fondation de l’Institut de Nazareth et Louis-Braille since 2008. Since 2012, he has been a cabinet member for the United Way campaign of Greater Montréal and takes part in Le Grand défi Pierre Lavoie, a Québec-wide campaign with a mission young people to adopt healthy life habits.
Mr. Péloquin is a CPA, CMA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the School of Management of the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Stephen Tapp was appointed Senior vice-president, business development of Stingray in 2015. Mr. Tapp oversees relationships with record labels and the music industry in addition to being responsible for global and domestic business development.
Mr. Tapp has over 25 years of experience building and operating profitable subscriber and advertiser supported businesses, creating branded channel partnerships and establishing content licensing deals.
He has been at the forefront of several successful media company launches in Canada, such as XM Satellite Radio Canada (now SiriusXM), Viewer’s Choice, Pay Per View and TSN. Additionally, he spent several years in various executive roles at Chum Ltd., including overseeing all domestic TV channels and creating international channel partnerships for Citytv and MuchMusic.
As founding president and chief operating officer of XM Satellite Radio Canada, Mr. Tapp was a key part of the team that secured XM Satellite Radio Canada’s CRTC licence and its TSX listing, in addition to being responsible for all of its multi-platform partnerships.
More recently, he founded Hercules Media Group Inc., a company that specializes in providing advisory services and investment in digital television, online and mobile media and marketing.
Mr. Tapp also has more than a decade of governance experience on the boards and advisory boards of leading companies, non-profit organizations, and arts and culture foundations. Mr. Tapp holds a B.A (Honours) in Political Studies from Queen’s University
Chief Financial Officer
Jean-Pierre Trahan was appointed chief financial officer of Stingray in 2011. Mr. Trahan leads an experienced team of professional accountants and analysts at Stingray and oversees all of the financial and accounting activities of Stingray.
Before joining Stingray, he built a strong experience of more than 24 years by holding various positions at Gestion Juste Pour Rire Inc., 20-20 Technologies Inc., Hydro Agri Canada a division of Norsk Hydro ASA and Raymond Chabot Grant Thorton LLP.
Mr. Trahan is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, with a specialization in accounting from L’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a specialization in Economics from the University of Ottawa. In 2016, he was awarded a prestigious “As de la finance” award by the Quebec chapter of FEI Canada in the "Finance executive of a small or medium-sized firm" category.
Senior Vice-President, International Sales, EMEA and Asia
Tom Pentefountas was appointed senior vice-president, international sales, EMEA and Asia of Stingray in 2015. Mr. Pentefountas has an exceptional track-record and possesses extensive experience in the media and entertainment industry, both in the public and private sectors. In 2011, he was named vice-chairman, broadcasting of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). There, he was responsible for a number of complex and high-stakes issues.
At Stingray, Mr. Pentefountas oversees international sales development and forges relationships with sales agents and TV operators in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy from Concordia University. He has also earned a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and a mini-MBA from McGill University.
Head of Content Distribution, United States
Rick was appointed Head of U.S. Content Distribution of Stingray in 2016. Mr. Bergan has more than 20 years of experience in the cable television, digital media, and music industries. He most recently held the position of Executive Vice-President, Business Development and Sales at OneTwoSee, a Philadelphia based startup that was recently acquired by Comcast. Previously, he acted as senior vice-president, distribution at Music Choice.
Mr. Bergan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Villanova University and a Master of Arts in Public Communication from American University.
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific and CEO of Stingray iConcerts
Mathieu Sibille joined Stingray in 2016 following the company’s acquisition of the iConcerts group. He was appointed Managing Director, Asia-Pacific of Stingray that same year to drive growth in this highly strategic market.
Mr. Sibille brings more than 20 years of experience as a global manager and executive in the music, digital, NTIC and media sectors. As CEO of the iConcerts Group, he faced the extraordinary challenge of spearheading a new growth strategy while optimizing productivity and enhancing performance.
Prior of joining Stingray, he held the position of international CEO of NRJ, a worldwide broadcasting and music entertainment company, which he transformed from a traditional radio company into a global multi-media brand while also developing new business opportunities. Also, he successfully drove important leveraged buyout projects and startup launches in the web, mobile, and digital media industries.
Mr. Sibille holds a Bachelor’s degree in Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders and Innovation for Growth from EMLYON Business School in Lyon, France.
General Manager, Latin America
Alejandra Olea joined Stingray as general manager, Latin America in 2016. Mrs. Olea is responsible for spearheading Stingray’s growth in the region, including new distribution, partnerships, and business development. She also oversees the overall regional sales and marketing strategy from Stingray’s Miami office. Mrs. Olea has worked in nearly every major capital city in Latin America. Prior to joining Stingray, she held the position of vice-president, integrated sales – content, channels, format and co-production at BBC Worldwide. She began her career in television with content distributor Tepuy (now Telemundo Internacional) and has also held positions at Sony Pictures Entertainment Television and DIRECTV Latin America. Mrs. Olea is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Vice President, Human Resources
Sébastien Côté joined Stingray as vice-president, human resources in 2016. He is responsible for planning and managing all of the company’s human resources activities. Recognized as a dynamic, operational and strategic business partner, M. Côté has more than 20 years of experience in human resources management, mainly in the media industry.
Prior to joining Stingray, Mr. Côté was responsible for all human resources activities for Bell Media’s radio, television, Out-of-Home and web properties in Quebec. He also worked almost 15 years at Astral Media where he held the position of associate vice-president, human resources for both the Radio and Out-of-Home divisions. There, he oversaw the implementation of a human resources department and developed succession, performance, and training programs.
He has been a board member of the Institut des troubles d’apprentissage since 2015. Mr. Côté is a CHRP and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Montréal.
Claudine Blondin, Director
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Claudine Blondin is a committed philanthropist and seasoned marketing executive, and is an Institute-certified director (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
She worked for close to 10 years at Molson Coors Brewing Company, most recently as Strategic Marketing Brand Manager-Québec Division. As Co-Chair of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation, Ms. Blondin uses her keen business sense and leadership to ensure that the Foundation optimizes its investment in the different projects and causes to which it is committed. This Foundation, motivated by innovation and creativity, was established to carry out philanthropic activities including support for the arts, the environment, youth entrepreneurship and the Jewish community locally and abroad.
Ms. Blondin currently serves as Co-Chair of Gen J, an innovative project in Montréal whose mandate is to strengthen Jewish identity and attachment of future generations. She also sits on the Boards of C2-MTL and of the OSMO Foundation (Notman House), a Montréal-based organization dedicated to improving the startup ecosystem for technology companies.
Ms. Blondin is also a member of the Public Art Committee of the City of Montréal and of the Marketing and Sponsorship Committee of 375 MTL, the organizational body for the celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary. Ms. Blondin is the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her significant contributions and achievements. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) from Université de Montréal – HEC Montréal.
L. Jacques Ménard, C.C., O.Q., Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee
L. Jacques Ménard is the Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., an investment advisory and wealth management firm, and President of BMO Financial Group, Québec, a highly diversified financial services organization. Mr. Ménard is currently a director of WestJet Airlines Ltd., Claridge Inc., the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and the Montréal Alouettes. He is also Chairman of Montréal International and Chancellor Emeritus of Concordia University. Mr. Ménard is a former Chairman of Hydro Québec, the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and of the Montréal Exchange.
Mr. Ménard is a graduate of College Ste-Marie (BA 1966) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College of Montréal (1967) as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario (1970). He has received honorary doctorates from the Université de Montréal, Concordia University, the Université de Sherbrooke as well as York University.
Mr. Ménard is a founding director of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, a Companion of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the Ordre du Québec.
Jacques Parisien, Director
Lead Director and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee
Following the acquisition of Astral Media Inc. by BCE Inc. in 2013, Jacques Parisien became responsible for Bell Media Inc.’s national French and English specialty and pay television and radio properties, as well as for the operations of Astral Out-of-Home.
Based in Montréal, Mr. Parisien was a member of Bell Media Inc.’s executive committee and retired from Bell Media Inc. in December 2013. An executive at Astral Media Inc. since 1994, Mr. Parisien was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Astral Media Inc. He was responsible for the company’s operations and growth strategies across Canada. He also played a significant role in the sale of Astral Media Inc. to BCE Inc. and in developing the vision of the new Bell Media Inc.
Mr. Parisien has spent his professional career in the Canadian communications industry, having worked for many years at Telemedia Inc. before joining Astral Media Inc. He has been responsible for the consumer media offers across Canada for these companies, as well as for their growth in all Canadian markets. Since leaving Bell Media Inc., Mr. Parisien spends the majority of his time as corporate director or advisor to Canadian companies. He sits on the board of directors of IGM Financial Inc., a public company in the wealth management industry; Attraction Media Inc., a private company and one of the largest content producer for the entertainment industry in Canada; Square Victoria Communications Group Inc. and Gesca Ltd., a subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada and the publisher of La Presse; and The Guarantee Company of North America. He also acts as advisor to Cossette Communications Inc., an advertising agency. Mr. Parisien is also involved in social and community activities.
He has chaired the Montréal Board of Trade, the Montréal Tourism Bureau and the History and Archeology Museum of Montréal. He currently sits on the boards of The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts; Capsana, a joint foundation of The Montréal Heart Institute and Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital, as well at the Institut de Tourisme et d’Hôtellerie du Québec.
Mr. Parisien is a member of the Québec Bar and graduated in law from McGill University in 1975.
Mark Pathy, Director
Member of the Human Resources Committee
Mark Pathy is the President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Fednav Limited, a privately-owned shipping company based in Montréal founded by the Pathy family in 1944, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fednav International Ltd. Before joining Fednav in 1999, Mr. Pathy worked in advertising for five years in Toronto. In 1999, Mark Pathy returned to Montréal and joined the Fednav group.
He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Fednav International Ltd. in 2008, giving him responsibility for managing all aspects of the company’s international marine transportation business. In October 2010, Mr. Pathy was appointed President and co-CEO of Fednav Limited, expanding his role to include the activities of the entire Fednav group.
Mr. Pathy strongly believes in the importance of philanthropy and is a board member of Dans la Rue and Centraide, and is a member of the board and Executive Committee of the Montréal Children’s Hospital Foundation as well as of the Pathy Family Foundation.
Mr. Pathy obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1993 and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD, France, in 1998.
Gary S. Rich, Director
Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Gary S. Rich, the founder and President of Rich Leadership, works with senior executives to improve their individual performance and the performance of the businesses they manage. Mr. Rich’s background uniquely combines hands-on experience in General Management, Human Resources Management and extensive academic work in Organizational Psychology and Human Behavior.
Prior to Rich Leadership, he was Chief Executive Officer of QSP, a subsidiary of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s schools and youth fundraising business in the United States and Canada. Mr. Rich managed over 1,000 employees including a field sales force of 700. Prior to his operating role, Mr. Rich held Chief Human Resource Officer positions at The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., ACNielsen (now known as Nielsen Corporation), and American Express Company. At American Express Company, he concluded his 11 year tenure as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for American Express Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a US$1.5 billion business with 16,000 employees in 26 countries.
Mr. Rich was located in Europe for four years during that business’s pivotal turnaround. Mr. Rich holds a master’s degree from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology.
He is a National Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Northern Westchester Hospital Center, where he also serves as head of its Compensation Committee.
François-Charles Sirois, Director
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Member of the Human Resources and Compensation Commitee
François-Charles Sirois is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Telesystem. Mr. Sirois has more than 15 years of experience in corporate mergers, acquisitions, and financings.
His entrepreneurship expertise and talent for developing successful joint ventures with innovative partners have enabled Telesystem to leverage the momentum in the media and technology industry.
Prior to joining Telesystem, Mr. Sirois managed venture and real estate investments. He also led and founded Up2 technologies Inc., Microcell i5 Inc. and Masq Inc.
Mr. Sirois is currently Executive Chairman of the Board of OnMobile Global Limited and serves as director of Telesystem, iPerceptions Inc., ZONE3 Inc. and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre Foundation.
Robert G. Steele, Director
Member of the Audit Commitee
Robert G. Steele has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited since May 1, 2002, having been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2001. Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited is one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 95 licences across Canada.
Mr. Steele has also built one of the most diversified auto groups in Atlantic Canada, currently comprised of 17 dealerships representing 21 brands. He is a director of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited and a current member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Steele is a graduate of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and is actively involved in several local charitable organizations.
In 2014, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nova Scotia Chapter, awarded Mr. Steele as Outstanding Individual Philanthropist in recognition of his involvement in and support of various community
Pascal Tremblay, Director
Member of the Corporate Governance and Audit Commitee
Pascal Tremblay is the President and Managing Partner of Novacap technologies, media and telecom funds and Co-President of Novacap Management Inc. The Novacap group is a leading private equity firm in Canada.
Prior to joining the Novacap group in 2003, Mr. Tremblay was a partner at Argo Global Capital where he participated in numerous investments in technology and telecommunications companies in North America, Europe and Asia.
His prior experience also includes working in the private equity division at CDP Capital Inc., a subsidiary of the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Canada’s largest fund manager and private equity investor. Prior to entering the private equity field, Mr. Tremblay was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Laserpro, an award winning manufacturing and distribution company of printing and computer equipment.
Mr. Tremblay was previously Chairman of the Board of Creaform Inc. and also sat on the boards of ViXS Systems Inc., Tenrox Inc. and the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.
He is also a director of PKWare, Inc. Mr. Tremblay holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke and an MBA from McGill University.