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3,212,000That’s how many Zoomers personally own stocks and/or bonds. That’s more than all other age groups combined.(Source: Vividata Winter 2019)


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MOSES ZNAIMER
Founder, President and CEO, ZoomerMedia Ltd.

Moses is best known as the co-founder of CityTV, CP24, MuchMusic, Bravo!, Space, and a dozen or more popular television channels and stations; and now as a champion for Canada’s 15.8 million people aged 45-plus, aka. “Zoomers”, as the Founder of ZoomerMedia and President of CARP, Canada’s largest Advocacy Association for Canadians As We Age.

In the 1970s, long before Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, Moses anticipated the popularity of user-generated content.  His groundbreaking television concepts, notably Speaker’s Corner, Videography, and the Studioless Streetfront Television Operating System were at the core of over 20 independent stations and channels he co-founded, including CityTV, SPACE, Bravo!, and CablePulse24; not to mention MuchMusic and MusiquePlus, which served to define a generation of  Canadian youth in both official languages.

Marketing Magazine named Moses one of the Top 10 Canadian Media Moguls of the past 100 years. He is the recipient of the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Republic, the Order of Ontario, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Juno’s Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, and in 2011, The City of Toronto designated a famous downtown stretch of the legendary Queen Street MOSES ZNAIMER WAY.

CHANDRAN RATNASWAMI
Managing Director, Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd.

Chandran Ratnaswami is a managing director of Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel Ltd., a company that provides investment management services to the insurance, reinsurance and runoff subsidiaries of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Hamblin Watsa is wholly owned by Fairax.

Prior to joining Hamblin Watsa, Mr. Ratnaswami was owner/president of an industrial distribution company and a senior executive at a major multinational packaged food company.

Mr. Ratnaswami holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from I.I.T. Madras, India, and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

PETER PALFRAMAN
CEO, Magic Lantern Media Inc.

Peter Palframan is a chartered accountant and has held executive positions in the broadcasting industry for more than 20 years. He past positions include senior vice president of operations for CHUM Television; vice president, finance and administration, CHUM Television; and vice president, finance and operations, Learning and Skills Television of Alberta.

He was founding vice president, finance, for VisionTV and played a major role in the launch and operation of that channel. He also played an important role in the launch of Canadian Learning Television (CLT), BookTelevision and CourtTV Canada.

JULIA JOHNSTON
Co-Founder, What’s Next Lab

Julia Johnston is co-founder of What’s Next Lab, a company that helps executives think about what’s next for their businesses. Prior to that, she was a vice president of National Public Relations, the largest communications firm in Canada.

Her past positions also include senior vice president, business development, for PCCW Inc., the dominant telecommunications company in Hong Kong.

Ms. Johnston holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto.

DAVID MORGENTHAU
Head of Neurology, Humber River Hospital

Dr. David Morgenthau is a specialist in internal medicine and neurology, with a doctorate in medicine from the University of Toronto. He is head of the department of neurology at Humber River Hospital and also an attending staff member of St. Michael’s Hospital.

WAYNE INGRAM
Country Managing Director, Slalom Consulting

Wayne Ingram is the country managing director in Canada for Slalom Consulting, a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future. Prior to starting Slalom in Canada, Mr. Ingram held several Canadian, North American, and global managing director roles at Accenture. He has close to 30 years’ experience in technology consulting and large-scale systems transformation, and extensive experience with emerging technologies and helping companies transform their business to leverage technology.