The Crew

The Crew

Having been in business for two decades BTV has drawn from its own stellar cast.
They include:

Taylor Thoen

CEO – Founder, Executive Producer BTV Business Television

Taylor is the founder and creator of the longest running investment TV show in Canada, BTV – Business Television and the largest library of issuer videos, CEO Clips. Taylor is the recipient of numerous awards including Canada’s Top 25 Female Entrepreneur, Profit 100 Canada’s Fastest Growing Company Award and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee. Taylor can be reached at

Jessica Katrichak

Co-Host BTV / VP Western Sales

Jessica brings over 20 years combined experience in television as a lifestyles program Producer, in the resource sector for a mining publication, and at BTV, where she has worked with pubco’s to hone their capital markets strategies and help investors. Discover Companies To Invest In! Jessica can be reached at

Trevor St. Arnault

Executive Vice President – Eastern Sales

Trevor comes to BTV with a wealth of industry knowledge after spending the past 15 years at Canada Newswire/Cision where he led the national IR business development portfolio, as well as strategic partnerships. Based in Toronto, Trevor heads up Eastern Sales and can be reached at

Cindy Broad

VP, Business Development

Cindy has over 20 years of experience in Capital Markets, Strategic Marketing, Investor Relations and Public Relations. Most recently at Stockhouse, she headed up the marketing department, with a focus on business development opportunities, leading new marketing initiatives, developing new product offerings and producing numerous large events for the organization. She also has had the pleasure of interviewing many CEO’s and thought leaders in the capital market ecosystem. She brings her passion for connecting great people with great opportunities to BTV. Cindy can be reached at

Gary Gill

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Gary has over a decade of experience in the digital marketing industry. Gary has applied his wide skill-set to a range of different industries, with a primary focus on brand growth and increasing revenue. Gary can be reached at

Cheryl Nicks

Office Manager

Having worked for BTV/CEO Clips since 2005, 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

Trina Schlingmann

Production Manager

Trina has been with BTV since 2010, managing all aspects of production at BTV. She liaises with the client to ensure a successful experience and superb finished product. In her spare time, she enjoys photography. Trina can be reached at

Ted Weber


Ted has more than 30 years experience working in corporate communications and broadcast television as both a producer and writer. During that time, he has applied his craft with clients from a wide array of industries to help bring ideas, products, and organizations to life. Ted can be reached at

Josh Tizel


Josh Tizel is a Canadian Screen Award-nominated producer, writer, and director, with over 20 years of experience creating engaging content for major broadcasters, streamers, and brands. When he’s not working, Josh enjoys tennis, guitar, and spending time with his two adorable children. Josh can be reached at

Steve Wilson

Senior Video Editor

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

Darren Jones

Video Editor

A graduate of the Vancouver Film School, Darren brings his skills in editing, writing and camera operating to the BTV Team, with an additional background in music production. On his off days he can be found making strange sounds in his home studio or watching movies with his family. Darren can be reached at

Brian Arabsky

Producer, Director, Editor, and Camera

25 years ago, Brian cut his teeth on such classic Canadian Television shows as Wings Over Canada, and the upstart BTV – Business Television. Brian is still involved in BTV in various capacities. As our jack of all trades Brian produces and edits. If we are filming you in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Brian may well be your camera operator.

Melissa Munroe

Video Editor

A BCIT Television graduate with 20 years of editing experience in commercial production, Melissa brings her love of graphic design to each project she touches at BTV. When Melissa is not working, she is enjoying time with her daughter and spending as much time at the beach as possible.

Joshua Gimenez

Production Administrator & Writer

Joshua graduated from BCIT with an interest in writing. He looks after digital media and the website at BTV. In his spare time, Josh plays golf with the hopes to one day be decent at the sport. He can be reached at

Saiswathi Ramakrishnan

Digital Marketing Associate

Saiswathi's role is to create and monitor digital marketing campaigns and her expertise also extends to social media management. She is passionate about how storytelling and targeted messaging create business-changing content. Losing herself in rock music is one of her superpowers. Saiswathi can be reached at

Cody Drake

Production Coordinator

Cody is the Production Coordinator at BTV. His role is to connect clients and crew to ensure productions go off without a hitch and helping to facilitate every level of production. When not in the office, Cody can be found spending all his spare time with his beautiful wife. Cody can be reached at

Roy Biafore


Roy has thrived as a freelance cameraman in Toronto since 1996. His background in corporate video makes him an ideal fit for the BTV production team. His attention to creative and technical detail provide BTV clients with the professional image required to present their businesses to the broadcast world.

Peter Wiltshire


Peter Wiltshire makes his living looking through the lens of a camera. Having worked as a freelance Cameraman for the past 30 years, he has created a diverse shooting portfolio in broadcast television and film, including such shows as “Canadian Idol”, “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, “Big Brother Canada” and “The Juno Awards”. He has also taken on the role of Director Of Photography for several commercial, dramatic, documentary, and corporate productions. Telling stories through images and the fine art of lighting are Peter’s one true passion.

Robert Dollar


Rob has been a cameraman in South Western Ontario for over 30 years with his primary focusing being in the corporate sector. The quick ability to assess each location for its lighting and opportunities for composition are just some of the skills he brings to the shoot every day.

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 over a decade.

Sara Bella

Make up

Sara Bella’s passion is creating beauty through her makeup and this shines through in her work.

Sara spent several years working as a professional makeup artist with the very best in the business in Toronto where she worked with top models, professional photographers and elite clientele. She has brought with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and fresh ideas that has set her apart in the Toronto market.