Mr. O’Reilly is a highly successful global business development executive who led the international sales team that transformed the IMAX brand from a museum theatre experience with 150 locations to a global commercial distribution channel for IMAX and Hollywood films with over 1,000 locations in more than 65 countries, generating more than US$1 Billion in box office sales annually. With a strong record of accomplishment in sales, marketing and brand development, Mr. O’Reilly is poised to take ARHT into its next phase of business development and monetization of the company’s holographic telepresence technology.
Mr. Blum held the position of VP and CFO of a high growth TSE 300 listed company that grew 10 fold over a period of 5 years. Through the growth, Rick oversaw the Initial Public Offering and a number of subsequent financings. He was also responsible for building the finance and administrative infrastructure of the company and was involved in all acquisitions and the subsequent integration of the acquired companies.
Rick purchased RG Henderson, a parts distribution and service Company in May of 2000. He significantly grew topline revenue and profitability and in February of 2013 sold the company to a private equity firm. The private equity firm completed a number of subsequent acquisitions in the Canadian market and Rick continued as the President of a newly formed company, Heritage Food Service Group of Canada Limited. Rick was responsible for building the national parts distribution division, Heritage Parts Canada. Rick holds a business degree from the University of Toronto and has both his CPA and CA designations.
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.
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.
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.
Co-Founder, Chief Architect & UX Officer
Creator of the HumaGram and inventor of the patent for Holographic Telepresence over the Internet (TOIP), Paul is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in successfully starting, expanding, diversifying and selling global technology companies.
Paul Duffy co-founded Corporate Communications Interactive (CCI) in 1992 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.
A seasoned group of management professionals backed by some of the most diverse and influential Advisors and Directors around
Board of Directors
William Connell “Con” Steers
Mr. Steers brings to the Company over 40 years of international business development and management experience. He is a partner at IMC Consultoria Representacao Com. Int. Ltda. that among other activities, successfully introduced IMAX to Brazil.
CEO & Director
Mr. O’Reilly is a highly successful global business development executive who led the international sales team that transformed the IMAX brand from a museum theatre experience with 150 locations to a global commercial distribution channel for IMAX and Hollywood films.
Co-founder & 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.
Dr. Simon Leung
A seasoned technocrat and devout educator. He has spearheaded industry leading technology giants in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years.
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.
Board of Advisors
Entertainer, Order of Canada (OC)
Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor who has been named the 21st most successful artist in Billboard’s history.
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
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.
Internationally known business magnate, investor and philanthropist as well as the founder of America Movil, which is Latin America’s largest mobile phone carrier.
Actor, Director, Producer
An actor, director and producer who has been a mainstay on television and film since the 1980s.
Singer And Songwriter
Canadian singer and songwriter has won several awards including four Grammy Awards and numerous Juno Awards.
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.
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
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.
Co-founder of Ethereum and CEO and founder of Decentral and Jaxx
A serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, community organizer, and thought leader in the field of digital currencies, blockchain and decentralized technologies.