The Crew

Having been in business for over a decade BTV has drawn from its own stellar cast.

They include:

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Taylor Thoen
CEO – Founder, Executive Producer BTV Business Television

With a background in business, sales and marketing, Ms. Thoen has spent the last 27 years as an entrepreneur, owning and investing in successful ventures in numerous industries. She is the founder and creator of the longest running investment TV show in Canada, BTV – Business Television, broadcast on FOX Business News, BNN, Air Canada, and Thomson Reuters. Through BTV and CEO Clips, Ms. Thoen has interviewed more than 1,500 dynamic CEO’s, entrepreneurs and business leaders giving her an unprecedented business perspective and insight to strategic business dealings. Ms. Thoen completed the EO – Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT and is the recipient of numerous awards including Canada’s Top 25 Female Entrepreneur, Profit 100 Fastest Growing Company Award(s)and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee. Taylor is an accomplished public speaker and currently speaks on topics covering media, sales and marketing.Taylor can be reached at taylor@b-tv.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Katrichak
Account Executive

With over 10 years experience in the television industry as a lifestyle program producer and 5 years working in the resource sector for a mining publication, BTV was a natural fit. Jessica joins us as an Account Executive and is ready to help clients achieve their goals.  Jessica can be reached at jessica@b-tv.com.

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Jeff Cipin
Producer

Jeff Cipin has worked in corporate communications and broadcast television for over 30 years and has been writing and producing for BTV since 2011. He takes great pleasure in working with companies to share their stories of hard work, innovation and success. Jeff can be reached at jeff@b-tv.com.

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Lester Lightstone
Cameraman

Les Lightstone has been in the broadcast industry for over 35 years and has shot for clients such as CBC, FOX, PBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, and Entertainment Tonight. Lester has traveled across the globe shooting for BTV and has also put his underwater video skills to good use in many international locales such as Papua New Guinea, China, Chile, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, and Micronesia. Lester can be reached at lester@b-tv.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peta Allison
Production Administrator

Peta joins BTV with over 17 years experience in television production,  performing roles including Master Control, Assistant Director and Associate Producer. Peta looks after digital media and the website  at BTV. She can be reached at  peta@b-tv.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Grant
Account Executive

Lauren Grant is a motivated sales professional with expertise in Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. With over 10 years business development and account management experience, Lauren is passionate about helping clients achieve success through gaining greater and more meaningful exposure to investors. Lauren heads up the B-TV Toronto office and can be reached at lauren@b-tv.com.

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David Griffiths

Online Editor

David has worked as the online editor & colourist for Business Television since 2001, taking the stories that the editors deliver and giving them the final polish and quality check before putting everything together into a finished television episode. This involves working with graphics and animation, special effects and sound effects, and compositing and audio mixing. David also provides systems and technical support for our video server, edit bays, and IT infrastructure. Dave can be reached at dave@b-tv.com.

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Cheryl Nicks
Office Manager

Having worked for BTV/CEO Clips for nine years, Cheryl looks after all processing and accounting duties as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly. Cheryl aims to provide optimum customer service to our clients and is often the first point of contact. Cheryl can be reached at cheryl@b-tv.com.

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Janice Drew
Makeup Artist

Janice Drew has been a hair and makeup artist for the past 25 years in Vancouver, B.C. BTV has become her most busy and successful team and she enjoys working with all the amazing clients and crews. Along with her beauty expertise, Janice also enjoys interviewing clients, as well as utilizing her strong visual skills for a successful shoot.

Steve Wilson
Video Editor

A BCIT graduate with 15+ years of editing expertise in TV shows, commercials, corporate videos and all aspects of editing for television.  When Steve is not working he enjoys camping, competing in Chili cookoffs and spending time with his family.  Steve is BTV’s commercial creator. Steve can be reached at steve@b-tv.com

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Marzena Skowronski
Makeup Artist

Marzena’s passion is makeup artistry.  After graduating from the Blanche MacDonald Makeup Artistry program, she has worked extensively in television, movie and photography. Marzena is multilingual and a world traveller, which has given her the opportunity to work with people of multiple ethnic and character backgrounds in a variety of situations.  True to her art form, she sees each face as a beautiful fresh canvas.  Marzena has been with BTV for nine years.

Trina Schlingmann
Production Coordinator

Trina is responsible for close captioning the BTV show and assisting in administrative needs at head office. Trina comes to BTV with an impressive background and glowing references from her previous position at the City of Surrey in finance and administration. Trina can be reached at trina@b-tv.com.

 

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Shot on location and broadcast on national TV, BTV takes INVESTORS directly to companies! Now 18 years strong and Canada’s longest running business show, BTV-Business Television, a weekly investor program, features emerging companies and top analysts across the US and Canada. With Host, Taylor Thoen, BTV goes on location, interviewing key executives and showcasing their business to give investors insight and help them grow their portfolio. BTV is broadcast internationally to millions on TV via BNN, US Biz Network and Air Canada and top financial sites including: Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, TMX Money, BNN.ca, Reuters, Globe Investor, OTC Markets, The National Post, MarketWatch, Stockhouse.com, etc. For upcoming episodes and how to have your company featured contact trina@b-tv.com.

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