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Glacier Media, Inc.

Glacier Media, Inc.

Sector: Newspapers: Publishing Or Publishing And Printing Region: Canada

: | Toronto Stock Exchange: GVC

Similar to: FP Newspapers, Inc.

Glacier Media Inc. is an information communications company focused on expanding across North America through both internal growth and the strategic acquisition of information communications companies that provide essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media in the local newspaper, trade and business and professional information markets. The company was founded on March 23, 1988 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.


Jonathon J.L. Kennedy, President & Chief Executive Officer
Jonathon Kennedy has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Glacier Media Group since 1998. Under his leadership, Glacier has grown from $5 million of capital to its current position. Mr. Kennedy has been responsible for overseeing the development of Glacier’s corporate strategy, identifying and acquiring businesses that fit with this strategy, and overseeing management and operations.

Mr. Kennedy has 19 years of experience in the media industry. Prior to Glacier, he worked with Southam Inc. on turnaround projects, then as Vice-President of Marketing for Pacific Press. Mr. Kennedy also worked for three years as an investment banker with ScotiaMcLeod Inc. (now Scotia Capital) in Toronto from 1986-89, and was a policy advisor to the Honourable Robert F. Nixon, Treasurer and Minister of Economics for the Government of Ontario from 1989-90. He joined Madison Venture Corporation in 1997 and is a principal of Madison, which owns 33% of Glacier. Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. in economics, 1986) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A. 1992).
Orest Smysnuik, Chief Financial Officer
Orest Smysnuik has more than two decades of experience in Canada’s publishing industry, and has been Glacier Media Group’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2004. In this role, he is responsible for all corporate finance and reporting functions.

Mr. Smysnuik is actively involved in all strategic and major operational aspects of Glacier’s businesses, and plays an integral role in Glacier’s acquisition strategy. Prior to joining Glacier, Mr. Smysnuik served as Chief Financial Officer of Lower Mainland Publishing Ltd. Mr. Smysnuik is a chartered accountant and graduate of The University of Saskatchewan.
Bruce Creighton, President, Business Information Group
Bruce Creighton has been the President of the Business Information Group since 1997.

Through his leadership, he has transformed his business of traditional print trade magazines and business directories into a large multi-media publisher of business information. Sources of revenues have been significantly expanded to include online, events and custom publishing. He has been directly involved in a number of acquisitions which have added to the portfolio.

Prior to working at Business Information Group, he held senior positions within the newspaper industry. He was at the Chicago Sun Times, was Executive Vice President of The Financial Post, General Manager of The Calgary Sun and Director of Circulation for The Toronto Sun.

Bruce has been active on a number of Charity boards, as well as Access Copyright and Chairman of the Canadian Business Press.

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