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

She is the founder and creator of the longest running investment TV show in Canada, BTV – Business Television, broadcast on BNN Bloomberg and in the US on BIZTV, Air Canada, and Thomson Reuters. BTV and CEO Clips have interviewed more than 2 000 dynamic CEO’s, entrepreneurs and business leaders giving investors insight for their portfolio. 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.

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.

Darlene Webb
Account Executive

Darlene comes to BTV via a 28-yr career that’s prepared her to assist her clients every step of the way. A professional who’s worked client-side as an investor relations professional for both large- and micro-cap companies, and relentlessly on behalf of her clients while in the newswire industry. She is a Ryerson University Alumna from the public relations program, and a member of CIRI since 1999. Throughout her career Darlene has thoughtfully counseled hundreds of clients with their choice of communications’ channels, media monitoring and social media best practices. In her spare time, Darlene can either be found with a paint brush in hand creating a work of art, or a golf club in search of that perfect putt.

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.

Trina Schlingmann
Production Coordinator

Trina has been with BTV for 8 years, managing all aspects of production at BTV. She liaises with the client to ensure a great finished product that everyone can be proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys photography. Trina can be reached at trina@b-tv.com.

Jeff Cipin

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.

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

Karen Mendoza
Digital Marketing Specialist

Karen is a passionate digital marketer. She has experience is all areas of digital including programmatic display, search and video advertising, SEO, lead generation, social media and email marketing. She also has a strong analytical background, having interned as a marketing data analyst at adidas in Germany. She can be reached at karen@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.

Lester Lightstone

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.

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 freelance 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 it’s lighting and opportunities for composition are just some of the skills he brings to the shoot every day.

Lana Pesch
Writer & Editor

Lana Pesch is a writer, creative producer, and editor who has been working in the film, television, and production industry for over twenty years. She has written and produced content for stage, screen, web, and TV, and her first book, Moving Parts, was published 2015. In her spare time she enjoys baking and skydiving, but not at the same time. Lana joined BTV in 2017.

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.

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.

Sara Bella
Make up

Sara Bella is a internationally published freelance makeup artist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her 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. She also has her very own makeup line.

Chief “Barketing” Officer

Team BTV Mascot, Rosco has been with the company for 8 years.  His wandering personality, creative scents and easygoing personality make him a welcomed addition to the team.  Rosco is available for walks most days.