Dennis Miller joins Board of Directors of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.
TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") (TSX: CF, LSE: CF.) announces that the Board of Directors of the Company has appointed Dennis Miller as an additional independent director, effective today. Mr. Miller's appointment expands the Board of Directors to ten, eight of whom are independent.
"Mr. Miller has extensive experience originating value for growth companies in the American marketplace and his expertise and insight will undoubtedly complement our growing platform in this region," said Paul Reynolds, President and CEO of Canaccord Genuity Group. "I am confident he will be an important strategic resource for our firm as we continue to pursue meaningful growth initiatives across our businesses."
Mr. Miller is an accomplished corporate director and advisor, having spent the last 25 years operating at the intersection of media and technology. He began his career in the entertainment and tax department of the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg and Tunney before becoming Executive Vice President of Turner Network Television between 1991 and 1995. Following this, between 1995 until 1998, Mr. Miller was the Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. From 1998 until 2000, Mr. Miller served as Executive Vice President of Lions Gate Entertainment before turning to the private equity industry as Managing Director for Constellation Ventures, the venture arm of Bear Stearns from 2000 until 2005. In 2005, he became General Partner at Spark Capital, a firm known for investing in notable early stage software and internet firms including Twitter, Tumblr, Oculus Rift, and Square. Most recently, he advised Lions Gate Entertainment on their digital strategy and investment in TVGN, a fully distributed cable network, through its sale to CBS.
Mr. Miller also serves on the Board of Directors of Radio One Inc., and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.:
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. The Company has offices in 10 countries worldwide, including Wealth Management offices located in Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and Barbados. To us there are no foreign markets.TM
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX and the symbol CF. on the London Stock Exchange.
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