TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Jordan Banks, one of Canada's leading consumer technology executives, will bring his years of expertise and industry leadership to andPOP through an investment by Thunder Road Capital, a company he founded in 2008 to provide investment and advisory services to early stage technology companies. Jordan will be serving as an advisor to andPOP and has been appointed as a Member of its Board of Directors. Before launching Thunder Road Capital, Mr. Banks was the chief executive officer of JumpTV (TSX: NLN), a leading broadcaster of sports and international television over the Internet. Prior to joining JumpTV, he served as the managing director of eBay Canada, the number one online shopping destination in Canada.
"andPOP's position as a major online source of pop culture news and interviews has been built on our commitment to produce high quality content that features some of the world's top entertainers," said Robert Ostfield, CEO, andPOP. "Jordan was a natural fit to join the andPOP team as his background and strategic vision is the skill-set we were looking for to help expand the scope and distribution of our exclusive and diverse content."
"I am excited to work with the very talented crew at andPOP. We are in an era where the marriage of content and distribution will rule the day. I believe andPOP is uniquely positioned to take advantage of its ability to produce terrific content while also capitalizing on the consumer's multi-channel delivery expectations," said Jordan Banks.
andPOP has emerged as one of Canada's premiere multiplatform sources for pop culture news and interviews, with breaking stories appearing on outlets like Entertainment Tonight Canada, MSNBC and The National Post. andPOP's content reaches over one million viewers across North America every month, and most recently can also be heard on XM Radio Canada. Additionally andPOP can be seen with its new TV show on AUX TV starting in March 2010.
For further information: For further information: Media contact: Robert Ostfield, (416) 300-7904, firstname.lastname@example.org