Richard Garner was always interested in people and their stories. A natural communicator from an early age, Richard, not surprisingly pursued a post academic career in television broadcasting. He quickly found success as a top young producer, working primarily in sports television for the early part of his career. But the diversity of people and stories outside of sports led Richard to pursue new opportunities outside of the world of sports.
In 2004, Richard wrote, produced and directed “The Healing of a Nation: Rwanda 10 years later”, a documentary highlighting the difficult healing process a decade after the 1994 Genocide.
In 2006, Richard lived and worked in Ghana as a senior instructor for Journalists for Human Rights. Upon returning from that life changing experience, Richard returned to his sports media roots, agreeing to head up the launch of a new satellite radio station for The Score and Sirius Satellite radio. After a successful stint overseeing “Hardcore Sports Radio” as well as hosting their flagship show “Drive This”, Richard was promoted to V.P. of Programming for The Score Television Network while continuing his duties overseeing Hardcore Sports Radio. In 2009, Richard left The Score to pursue his own entrepreneurial venture, an online digital media platform/social media community.
In 2012, he took the position of V.P. of Media and Communications for The Stronach Group. In 2014, Richard returned to broadcast television as V.P. of Programming for Afro Global Television.
Research & Analytics
Garvin Teelucksingh has had a long career in the direct marketing space and in the application of research, data analytics, CRM, and competitive analysis to enhance the marketing experience.
He has held roles such as: National Manager, Account Implementation Phonettix Intellicom, Site Director for Teletech Canada, SDS Manager (Reporting, Benchmarking and Data Analytics), Pension Services Manager for the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan, and Director of Operations MMI.
Garvin’s specialty is analytics and research so clients can understand the drivers of their business, the competitive landscape and have a keen awareness of their business environment and to translate this into effective strategic plans.
Darren Lenkorn is a business strategist, analyst, and entrepreneur. His strengths lie in evaluating concepts and working with burgeoning companies on interpreting and executing those ideas.
He has specialized in leading end to end government contracting cycles from evaluation and proposal to contracting and delivery. Darren contracted and delivered the third largest Canadian Government Online initiative while building a company from the ground up, revolutionizing the industry and bringing services into fully online platforms.
He ran two companies that provided government online merchant procurement services across North America, Australia and New Zealand. At home he is a father of three great kids, is an avid hockey fan; still playing beer league and driving his kids to the rink most nights.
He runs a martial arts studio as a hobby business, and is IKOK Branch Chief For Toronto holding a 4th Dan Black belt in Kyokushinkai Full Contact Knockdown Karate. He is National Team Kyokushinkai Karate coach and has been part of and led the Canadian delegation at 4 World Karate Championships in Tokyo.
Andrew first started his professional career in web development as the Director of Electronic Media for the Equicom Group, Canada’s largest investor relations & financial communications company.
Since the earliest years of the internet Andrew has successfully lead the development of literally hundreds of website projects, in the operating capacities of Web Developer, Technology Director, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder respectively.
Andrew is an online advertising and customer acquisition expert. He has provided leadership and success in private client revenue growth harnessing all major social media and PPC platforms including Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Doubleclick networks.
Andrew has worked with entertainment industry client brands such as Elton John, George Michael, Mark Knopfler, Ted Nugent, Blue Rodeo and David Gray providing ecommerce design, advertising and visitor analytics, marketing funnel strategies and customer acquisition campaigns.
Working in both proprietary and open source code, Andrews past work includes production of a vast array of websites for a veritable who’s who in Canadian Biotech, including Paladin Labs, Nexia Biotechnologies, Bioniche Lifesciences, Conjuchem Inc, Canadian Medical Laboratories (CML) Inc., Hemosol Inc., Cryocath Technologies, Provis Inc. and many others.
Andrew’s senior consultancy roles have included multi-year engagements with several noteworthy National companies including Canada Direct Inc., ZoomerMedia Limited., CARP (Canada’s Association of Retired People), Fifty-Plus.Net International Inc., and One Family Fund, iFathom Corp., Official Communities Corporation, and others.
Information Technology (CTO)
Born in the Belarus and educated at the University of Mariupol in computer sciences Igor has held top technical positions at a number of leading technology based organisations. He worked on various RnD high tech projects delivering technological advancements in several industries. Igor can solve complex technology issues including virtual reality games as well as “virtual wearables”. His technical skills include:
- Assembler, C/C++, C#, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Java, Cobol, ColdFusion, .NET
- DB2, Oracle 9i, 11G, MSSQL, MySQL
- ASP, PHP, JSP, CGI OpenGL, DirectX
- Cisco & Juniper Networks
- VOIP & predictive dialers
Platforms: Linux (Susex, CentOS), Windows Servers (2008, 20012)
Igor combines technical know how with in depth knowledge of business processes to achieve results.