Jennifer Twiner McCarron
Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Twiner McCarron joined Atomic as Head of Production in 2011 supervising all in-house production. She has lead production on multiple titles including Beat Bugs for Netflix, Rocket Monkeys for Teletoon and the hit series Little Charmers to name a few. She was promoted to President in 2016, then CEO in 2018. She is an award-winning Producer, having received several Leo awards, an ELAN, a DTV, an AACTA, an Emmy award and was voted one of the “Top 25 Women in Animation” by Animation Magazine in 2004.
Ivan is a Canadian media executive, producer and philanthropist who boasts titles such as VP Creative Affairs at NBC, Head of English TV at CBC, and CEO and President of CTVglobemedia. He built CTV into a multibillion dollar conglomerate with Canada’s top rated broadcast and cable networks, and the number one programs in news, sports and entertainment.
A Founding partner of Thunderbird, Tim Gamble oversees all business operations, with a particular focus on corporate finance, and strategic alliances, as well as Executive Production services of feature films and television series.
Prior to forming Thunderbird, Tim founded and served as president of Peace Arch Entertainment Group (TSX, AMEX) from 1982 until 2002.
Chief Operating Officer
A founding partner of Thunderbird, Cam works in a variety of capacities, with a particular focus on corporate finance, deal structures, legal issues and overall company strategy.
From 1995 to 2002, Cam served as Chairman of Peace Arch Entertainment Group. He has also practiced corporate and securities law for 15 years specializing in corporate finance and M&A in the areas of media, natural resources, and technology.
Mark is the President of Thunderbird Entertainment. He founded Canada’s leading factual company Great Pacific Media which was acquired by Thunderbird in 2014.
He is a rare mix of successful entrepreneur and artist. He is an award-winning writer, producer and music composer. His insatiable curiosity and drive for excellence are at the root of his unprecedented commercial success in the international market.
Chief Financial Officer
Barb is Chief Financial Officer of Thunderbird and is responsible for corporate and production finance, accounting and taxation. Barb obtained her CA designation while working for Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants (now Ernst & Young) as manager of the entertainment division, and previously held the position of CFO for Paperny Films.
Barb is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a BA in Film.
Senior Vice President Scripted Production
Alex has been producing for 25 years. Her award winning films include I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, Zero Patience and I Love a Man in Uniform, Her move into television saw Alex develop and produce Zixx and Thunderbird’s Zigby, Endgame and teen hit multi-cam sitcoms, Mr. Young and Some Assembly Required
Alex was CEO of the Ontario Film Development Corporation and served on the boards of Film Ontario, the National Screen Institute, the Canadian Film Centre Feature Film Project and the CMPA.
Vice President of Financial Operations
Brooke is the Vice President of Financial Operations and is responsible for assisting the CFO with corporate and production finance, accounting and taxation. Brooke obtained her CA designation while working for DH Group LLP and gained further experience while working in the assurance group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Brooke holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
Director of Communications
Nicola runs the Media & Marketing department at the Thunderbird group of companies and is responsible for all media relations, press, marketing, branding, communications and social media coordination and is the lead Publicist on Thunderbird’s series. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer and editor.
Nicola graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in English Literature and Art History and went on to receive a Certificate in Publishing during her postgraduate studies.
Melissa works directly with the CFO and Controller on corporate and production accounting. She obtained a CA designation while working for Ellis Foster Chartered Accountants (now Ernst & Young) and previously held the position of Controller (Manager of Finance) at PI Financial Corp.
Melissa holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Calgary.
Director of Distribution
Jhod has financed, sold, and produced films for nearly fifteen years. His International Sales experience includes all major film markets such as the Marche Du Film – Cannes, Filmart, AFM, MIPTV, TIFF, NATPE. In 2009 he founded Upstream Flix, which creates progressive sales opportunities for independent film projects, and has also worked with Joker Films, Breakthrough Entertainment, Insight Film Releasing, Force Four Entertainment, and Keystone Entertainment.
After earning a BA in Honours Psychology in 1995, Heather found herself in the world of independent television production where she has worked for more than 17 years. She initially produced episodic lifestyle and documentary programming, some of which involved re-enactment production, for Canadian and US broadcasters. She transitioned to Business Affairs in 2006 and recently joined the Thunderbird team from Atomic Cartoons in that capacity.
Lily is an Accountant at Thunderbird. She assists the finance team, including the CFO, Controller and Senior Accountant with corporate and production accounting. Lily is experienced with accounting in the animation industry. Prior to joining Thunderbird, she was a member of the finance team at Atomic Cartoons Inc.
Lily graduated from University of Toronto with a Bachelors of Commerce and is currently working toward obtaining her CPA designation.
International Distribution Coordinator
Jonathan is the International Film/TV Distribution Coordinator at the Thunderbird group. Since 2015 he has worked in film distribution and digital asset coordination. In 2012, Jonathan graduated with a BFA in Film Production from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.
Kimberly is the Assistant Controller for Thunderbird and is responsible for assisting the CFO and Controller with corporate and production finance, accounting and taxation.
Kimberly obtained her CA designation while working for De Visser Gray LLP. She also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Sam is the Senior Accountant for Thunderbird and is responsible for assisting the CFO, Controller, and Production Controller with corporate and production accounting. Before joining Thunderbird, Sam gained experience in a variety of industries as he worked in public practice accounting at a CGA firm.
Sam graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and is currently working towards obtaining his CGA designation.
Emily is the administrative assistant at Thunderbird. Her background is in project coordination working with researchers to create installations in AR/VR, and interactive story telling in games. As well, Emily is a multimedia artist and illustrator.
Her Bachelors of Art is a double major in political science and sociology and her Master’s is in Digital Media.
Jenna is the Assistant Controller for Thunderbird and is responsible for assisting the CFO and Controller with corporate and production finance, accounting and taxation.
Jenna obtained her CA designation while working for De Visser Gray LLP. She also holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Douglas College.
Jamie works alongside Executive Chair, Ivan Fecan. She is responsible for coordinating schedules, appointments, reservations and travel arrangements for Thunderbird’s Toronto team.