Angler, golfer and skier
Collector of fine vinyl records
Guitar player, bicycle-phile & chef
Aviator and photographer
Storyteller & connoisseur of guitars, motorcycles & classic cars
Innovation & design aficionado
Philately, Baseball, Music & Reading
Ken Murphy is a media executive with close to 35 years of leadership experience in Canadian Specialty Television and digital media enterprise. Prior to joining TableRock Media Ken was co-founder and President of High Fidelity HDTV Inc. a Canadian based specialty broadcaster which was purchased in 2012 by Blue Ant Media.
Prior to his co-founding High Fidelity HDTV Inc., Ken had a lengthy television career with the Discovery Channel (Canada) where his roles included President and General Manager (1998-2002) and Vice President of Production (1994-1998); and TSN (The Sports Network) where he was Director of Operations (1984-1994).
Ken’s wealth of experience in senior leadership roles virtually covers all areas of television, including business development, channel distribution, ad sales, marketing, engineering, operations and interactive media. The depth and diversity of Ken’s skills are second to none in Canadian television.
A fan of the “golden” years of music, Ken is one of North America’s most passionate collectors of rare vinyl records, having more than 50,000 records from the 1950s and 1960s all digitally preserved and meticulously sorted and displayed in his Calgary Music Studio. Ken’s latest independent digital media initiative is the Record Project (www.recordproject.com) where he combines his passion for his vinyl records with the power of digital media. The recordproject.com celebrates the fabulous art work and the virtual time capsule found in the Record Covers from the 1950s and 1960s.
Henry is the President of Eaton Ventures, a Canadian based investment company focused on both private and public, small and medium sized consumer based companies. Over the last 15 years, he has served on a number of private and public company boards and has consulted on strategic, restructuring, change and finance issues. As an avid sportsman, Henry takes pleasure in the pursuits of golf, fishing and skiing, which have taken him throughout the globe.
He holds an MBA from Western University’s Ivey Business School and currently serves on the Advisory Board of LIGHTS, a Toronto based charity that assists individuals with special needs find independent living arrangements.
Frank’s primary passion has always been innovative technology and the spirit of invention, particularly in the area of entertainment and interaction. He is an original thinker who thrives on the excitement of discovering new ways to apply technology. He has a lifelong admiration for compelling design in everything from consumer goods to furniture to architecture and art. Frank celebrates his enduring fascination for creativity in others by providing the kind of leadership that nurtures their talents, allowing for the development of truly new experiences and products. By bringing out the best in others, he motivates intellectual property into becoming intellectual capital.
Frank founded GestureTek, a world-leader in camera-enabled gesture-recognition technology for presentation and entertainment systems, and built it until its sale to Qualcomm in 2011. At GestureTek, Francis acted in the role of CTO and is named on over 30 issued U.S. patents in a variety of technology areas. These patents are licensed to a wide range of consumer companies including Sony and Microsoft and in particular are the basis for the Xbox Kinect full body tracking system. He has since been involved as a board member and intellectual property advisor to a number of private start-ups and runs an advanced research and development group at Qualcomm. He holds a B.Math degree from the University of Waterloo.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey Elliott has over thirty years of strategic and creative experience in broadcasting, production, and digital media – and always at the forefront of emerging technologies in broadcasting and new-media. Jeffrey was the founder and CEO of GlassBOX Television. Glassbox Television became one of Canada’s leading multiplatform media companies. One of GlassBOX channels; Bite TV, the world’s first Interactive and multiplatform television channel, was awarded an International Emmy for Interactive Broadcasting and won the best in Cross Platform Broadcasting at the DIGIS (Canadian New Media Awards). Glassbox Television was purchased in 2012 by Blue Ant Media. In 2015 Jeffrey was given the Digital Media Trailblazing Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
We are not making this up, Jeffrey literally started his media career sweeping the floors at one of Canada’s largest private national TV network headquarters. He eventually rose to hold senior positions with leading Canadian media companies including SVP Interactive at Alliance Atlantis. Jeffrey was Managing Director at Netstar Communications (then parent company The Sports Network and Discovery Canada). At the dawn of the Web Jeffrey led the launch of TSN.ca, which revolutionized on-line sports in Canada. This was closely followed by his leading the launch of Discoverychannel.ca. As Director of Programming at TSN he created one of the country’s first multiplatform content projects, the highly successful and award winning “The Legends of Hockey”.
Currently Chairman of Interactive Ontario, an active member of the Interactive Peer Group for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Jeffrey lives in the country with his family and tries to find as much time for his passions of photography and flying, having been a pilot for thirty years.
Joe Arcuri, CPA, CA has over 20 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business restructuring, and technology. He has acted as Chief Financial Officer of GlassBox Television Inc., a media company located in Toronto, Canada, and was a former President of AOL Canada Inc. Before that he co-founded Bird on a Wire Networks Inc., one of Canada s first managed IT service companies.
Joe has a passion for music and plays guitar in his band Midlife Crisis. He enjoys cooking and once, on an impulse, flew to Italy to have an espresso and to see his cousin for a haircut. He also enjoys cycling and basketball.
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
David Hatch emerged from the Toronto suburbs after having had access to a fully equipped television studio at his high school. He scored his first paying work as a sound engineer for Toronto’s multilingual TV station OMNI. David participated in the launch of Canada’s first dedicated sports channel, TSN, and served four years at Global television as a producer/journalist before creating his own production company, Whistlestop Productions in 1989.
David has four serious addictions - guitars, motorcycles and classic cars. The fourth is telling stories about the other three. David has produced over 600 hours of original content. He has produced a number of shows and series including Land Speed Heroes and Off Limits shot on the Bonneville salt flats, BackStage Secrets with the band RUSH and Guitar Picks with Kim Mitchell, also the docu-reality series Pit Crews, the Canadian Chopper Build Off series and the Ultimate SuperBike. David hosts and produces a national magazine TV show in Canada called Motorcycle Experience. In all his spare time he still manages to devote some to playing his guitar collection. His band once opened for April Wine.
Toronto’s own Bernie Finkelstein has been a fixture in the global music business for over 50 years. Entrepreneur, producer, promoter, maverick businessman, he came to fame after building one of
Canada’s largest independent record companies, True North Records, which he originally founded in 1969. Over the years he has managed the careers of many iconic musicians including Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, Dan Hill, Barney Bentall, Stephen Fearing and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Propelled by his life-long passion for music he is credited with over 500 song releases, 40 Juno Awards and 40 gold and platinum records.
Bernie’s True North Publishing Group cultivated an expansive catalogue of works reads like a Who’s Who of the founding acts of what became the original Canadian music scene. Elected to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2003, Bernie was awarded the Order of Canada for his many achievements and contributions in 2007. Since selling True North Records that year, Bernie has held a number of positions on the boards of major arts organizations, even participating in a community radio station start-up located near his home in eastern Ontario. In 2012 he published his well-received memoir, A Life in the Music Business. Currently he is the owner of Finkelstein Management, a company that continues to manage the career of Bruce Cockburn.