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.
President & CEO
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.
Executive Vice President
Joe has a wealth of experience in series and long form creative development, production, and production finance. He has produced and executive produced more than forty telefilms and miniseries for broadcast and cable networks worldwide, including NBC, CBS, ABC, Global, Lifetime, SyFy and Disney. Joe has functioned in a senior executive capacity for several domestic and international production organizations, including PorchLight Entertainment, Paragon Entertainment, Alexander/Enright and Fred Silverman Productions.
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.
Vice President 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.
Senior VP Business & Legal Affairs
Paddy is the Senior VP, Business & Legal Affairs for the Thunderbird Group. She advises on all aspects of production, from development to distribution. Her history includes working as legal counsel and business analyst with Telefilm Canada, as well as positions in the private sector at some of Vancouver’s leading production companies, both live action and animation, most recently as President of Reunion Pictures. Paddy received her law degree from the University of British Columbia, and has an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University, majoring in Communications.
Brooke is the Controller of Thunderbird 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.
Hadrian is the business affairs executive assistant at Thunderbird. His responsibilities include providing administrate support in all aspects of business affairs from development through to production. He graduated in 2008 from UBC’s entertainment administration program.
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.
Director of Scripted Development
Danielle is the Director of Scripted Development for Thunderbird and is responsible for identifying new and intriguing material and writers. Before entering the television industry, she created and produced a successful live variety show in Los Angeles.
Danielle holds a degree in Vocal Music Performance from Indiana University.
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.
International Distribution Coordinator
Lianne is the International Film/TV Distribution Coordinator at the Thunderbird group. Her entrepreneurial personality helps to sell and publicize films to the media, marketing partners and cinemas. Essentially she is following her passion which is bringing the element of story to the audience. Lianne successfully started her own production company at the age of 18, internationally selling entertainment TV shows formats. She later worked for the BBC UK, internally pitching entertainment formats; and then immigrated to Australia to work at the ABC within Content Business Management.
Head of Digital Content
Curtis leads the development and production of all digital content for the Thunderbird group of companies. This includes creating original IP for digital clients and platforms, producing branded content and overseeing the digital media components for Thunderbird’s television series. Curtis has over a decade of experience in the film and television industry.
Prior to launching Thunderbird’s digital division, Curtis was the Director of Development at Great Pacific Media, one of Canada’s leading factual and lifestyle producers.
Sam is the Senior Accountant for Thunderbird and is responsible for assisting the CFO, Controller, and Senior Accountant 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.
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Carol is the Office Manager/Executive Assistant at Thunderbird. Her responsibilities include providing administrative support to the executive management team while delivering efficient office related duties. From the BC Psychological Association & the Canadian Bar Association, Carol brings with her excellent interpersonal skills and a strong understanding of relationship building.
Kaila is responsible for social media management and assisting the Marketing & Media department with media relations, marketing and publicity. Previously, Kaila worked as a Public Relations Associate at Post+Beam.
Kaila graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism.
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.