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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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, 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 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 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
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
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.