TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - The Fight Network announces the appointment of
Patrick Michaud as Chief Financial Officer, and Paul Laberge as Chief
Operating Officer, completing the management reorganization which began with
the company's change of leadership in September, 2007.
"Our goal is to make The Fight Network a global media brand," said George
Burger, President and CEO. "With the addition of Patrick and Paul, we have the
skills, leadership and experience the company needs to achieve that goal."
Mr. Michaud brings more than 30 years of accounting and financial
management expertise to The Fight Network. Most recently, Mr. Michaud was
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Score Media where he
was responsible for all financial affairs of the publicly traded media
company. Mr. Michaud has extensive experience in public and private equity
financing, leading the recapitalization of Score Media and the restructuring
of its business units, and was key to restoring the business to profitability.
In his new position, Mr. Michaud will oversee the network's day-to-day
financial operations including financial reporting, capitalization strategy
and debt/equity financings, and taxation, and will provide strategic financial
management and guidance to help the growing network.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Laberge will oversee the company's
day-to-day operations and lead the implementation of the company's
multiplatform international growth strategy. Mr. Laberge has a thorough
understanding of the Canadian specialty television market and experience
expanding media businesses internationally. He spent nine years at Alliance
Atlantis Communications Inc. and its affiliated companies, most recently as
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel at Motion
Picture Distribution LP ("MPD"). At MPD, he was responsible for corporate
acquisitions, financings, executing MPD's ambitious international growth
objectives and the development of its digital strategy.
ABOUT THE FIGHT NETWORK
The Fight Network is a multi-platform, international sports and
entertainment company, providing its content to fight fans on digital
television, pay-per-view, VOD, radio, mobile and online. The Fight Network is
the global leader in presenting and covering all combat sports, including
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Boxing, Wrestling and Kickboxing and theme-related
entertainment, through its 24/7 dedication to the sports. The Fight Network
Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TFN Global Inc., whose corporate
headquarters are located in Toronto, Canada. Visit www.thefightnetwork.com.
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