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ARHT Media Inc. creates HumaGrams™

The worlds most photo-realistic human holograms that are capable of delivering a truly unique and immersive 3D interactive experience, brought to life through our smARHT Platform.

Management Team Board of Directors Board of Advisors

Management Team

Rene Bharti

Rene Bharti

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman

Over a 20 year career, Rene has held several key roles in both public and private companies, including those in the resource, technology and entertainment industry. Mr. Bharti co-founded ARHT Media, along with legendary singer Paul Anka, with the aim of creating the worlds most lifelike digital humans to conduct e-commerce in a unique and viable platform. Mr. Bharti holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Queens University.

Paul Duffy

Paul Duffy

President & CEO

With a 25-year track record of successfully starting, expanding, diversifying and selling global technology companies. Paul Duffy co-founded Corporate Communications Interactive (CCI), and grew it to one of the largest online learning and communication companies in North America. With clients such as AT&T, GE, IBM, Microsoft, Pearson Education and Manulife Financial, CCI was sold to SkillPath Seminars in 2003. Paul is also a former member of the Board of Governors for the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Applied Computer Science from Ryerson University.

Diane Lai

Diane Lai

Chief Operating Officer

Diane is a self-starter and proven natural leader with over 20 years of global experience. She utilizes creativity, leadership and teamwork to design and execute strategies that create customer value. Diane has helped both small and large organizations recognize their entrepreneurial spirit and take new products and services to market. She helps companies discover their potential…so they can stand out, make more money, and grow their business locally and globally. Diane began her career at Vodafone UK and has run the gamut of technology ventures most recently as the Vice-President Marketing & IT with 411.ca. Diane attended the University of Waterloo graduating in 1991 and completed her MBA at Kellogg School of Management in Chicago Illinois in 2004.

Deborah Battiston

Deborah Battiston

Chief Financial Officer

Deborah Battiston has an extensive background with over 25 years in financial management, which includes public companies, M&A, tax and financing. Ms. Battiston has extensive experience with fast paced, fast growth companies and infrastructure creation having managed the financial teams for numerous successful international and domestic organizations. She is a CPA-CGA, ICD.D and holds a BA in Economics from the University of Guelph.

Premal Shah

Premal Shah

VP, Market Development & Strategy

Prem is a proven business development and strategy leader in digital media and technology. Prior to ARHT Media, Prem was VP of Strategy at Chango, which was acquired by the Rubicon Project. He was also the Sr. Manager of Business Development & Strategy at The Walt Disney Company, who acquired Kaboose Inc. in 2009, where Prem was Director of Strategic Planning. Prem holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the Schulich School of Business & is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Neil Said

Neil Said

Corporate Counsel

Mr. Neil Said is a corporate securities lawyer who works as a legal consultant to various TSX and TSX Venture listed companies in the mining, and oil and gas and technology industries. He previously worked as a securities lawyer at a large Toronto corporate law firm, where he worked on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Said obtained a Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) with a minor in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

A seasoned group of management professionals backed by some of the most diverse and influential Advisors and Directors around

Board of Directors

Rene Bharti

Rene Bharti

Director

Over a 20 year career, Rene has held several key roles in both public and private companies, including those in the resource, technology and entertainment industry.

Paul Duffy

Paul Duffy

Director

With a 24 year track record in successfully starting, expanding, diversifying and selling global technology companies. Previously co-founded Corporate Communications Interactive (CCI) and grew it to one of the largest online learning and communication companies in North America.

 

Mickey Segal

Mickey Segal

Director

Mickey, a qualified CPA, is the Managing Partner of Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno, LLC.  Mickey has served for eleven years on the Arcadia City Council and served as Mayor three times.

 

Jeff Craib

Jeff Craib

Director

Jeff has over 25 years of experience and a career that spans hundreds of artists, thousands of shows, international recognition, and, the respect of his peers. As President of The Feldman Agency, Jeff works as an agent to numerous artists.

 

Ben Mulroney

Ben Mulroney

Director

Ben is most recognized for his role as the host of the entertainment news program, etalk, covering news and major events in industry including the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

 

Dr. Simon Leung

Dr. Simon Leung

Director

A seasoned technocrat and devout educator. He has spearheaded industry leading technology giants in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years.

 

Board of Advisors

Paul Anka

Paul Anka

Entertainer, Order of Canada (OC)

Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor who has been named the 21st most successful artist in Billboard’s history.

Larry King

Larry King

Television and Radio Host

American television and radio host whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabody’s and ten Cable ACE Awards.

Richard D. ‘Skip’ Bronson

Richard D. ‘Skip’ Bronson

Founder & Chairman Of The Bronson Companies

Involved in the development of more than 100 shopping centers, office buildings, and resort casinos throughout the United States, and a Co-Founder of U.S. Digital Gaming.

Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim

Business Magnate

Internationally known business magnate, investor and philanthropist as well as the founder of America Movil, which is Latin America’s largest mobile phone carrier.

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman

Actor, Director, Producer

An actor, director and producer who has been a mainstay on television and film since the 1980s.

Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé

Singer And Songwriter

Canadian singer and songwriter has won several awards including four Grammy Awards and numerous Juno Awards.

Irving Azoff

Irving Azoff

Chairman and CEO of Azoff MSG Entertainment

An entertainment manager, representing recording artists in the music industry.  Previously served as CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment and was Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment.

Kevin O’Leary

Kevin O’Leary

Entrepreneur, Investor and TV personality

Entrepreneur, investor and TV personality, best recognized for his starring roles in CBC’s Dragons’ Den, and ABC’s Shark Tank.

 

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

Former Prime Minister of Canada

Former Prime Minister of Canada and recipient of the Companion of the Order of Canada. Currently Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. Also serves as a director of The Blackstone Group L.P. and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.

 

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