Started in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the music retail and wholesale business. Became President and Chief Operating Officer of Capitol (EMI) Records of Canada in 1969; Became Chairman and CEO of CBS (SONY) Music in 1977; Became Vice-President and Divisional President and Chief Operating Officer of Macmillan of Canada, Gordon V. Thompson and TMP Music Publishers in 1982; Became Partner in MGA Literary Agency for writers of books and film/tv in 1989; Started own Literary Agency and Book Publishing Consulting in 1992….to the present.
Industry Activities, Honours and Education
President of Canadian Recording Industry Association; President Maple Music Inc.; Director , Canadian Book Publishers Council; President Canadian Telebook Agency; Director “Word on The Street; Director Ontario Film Development Corporation; Director Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. HONORS – Canadian Recording Industry Hall of Fame Award; Juno Award; Billboard Trendsetter Award; Canadian Book Publishers Annual Recognition Award. EDUCATION – Lisgar Collegiate/High School of Commerce Ottawa; Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, graduated with Honors in Business Administration; many courses in management and organizational development.
Clients: Self-Publishing/Marketing/Strategic Planning/Budgeting
Balmur Entertainment, Nelson Canada, Addison Wesley, American University Press Association, Ingram Ltd., Coca-Cola Foods, The Goddess Network Inc., Orenda Connections, The Mark of A Leader Inc., Transcontinental Publishing, The Hockey News, Nutrition House, Revenue Canada, Totem Communications, WIC Television, President’s Choice, Fenn Publishing, Pearson Education, TAXI Advertising, ECW Press, Quinlan Road Productions, Richardson Securities, CEEP/UHN Foundates and many entrepreneurs in the areas of wealth, business, financial services, sports, lifestyle, medical, environment and fundraising projects.
Literary Agent –represent approximately 30 clients primarily in acting on their behalf in licensing their creative works for books and the various rights associated with copyright ownership in the manuscript . Focus in NON FICTION and very selective Young Adult Fiction over the age of 9. DO NOT CONSIDER FICTION.
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