Meet the team

Fred Gorman – COO

Fred was a regional president at Black Press Newspaper Group, where he was responsible for 19 publications including daily, community and farm publications. He has also served as president of the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association.

Doug Firby – President and Publisher

Doug is an accomplished marketer, writer, editor and social media strategist. In his more than three decades in the daily newspaper business, he wrote, edited and managed high-performing news teams. For seven years, he was Editorial Pages Editor at the Calgary Herald.

Gary Slywchuk – CEO

Gary founded Troy Media in 2005 after decades as a reporter, editor, senior editor, sections editor and editor-in-chief for community and daily newspapers in Ontario and Alberta. He has a nuanced understanding of the industry and the best practices that lead to profitability.

John Stewart – Editor-in-Chief

John has spent more than three and a half decades working in the newspaper industry, as reporter, editor, columnist and finally as managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Joni Avram – Marketing, Brand And Engagement Strategist

Joni is an award-winning strategist who is available to help build your brand and reputation, as well as to help cement your relationships within your community.

Joe Batty – CFO

Joe is an accountant with a long history in financial management. He is a leading authority on structuring and financing knowledge-rich companies. He has held many corporate directorships and senior management positions.

Robert McGarvey – Chief Strategist/Acquisitions

Robert has held a variety of senior management positions including Managing Director of Merlin Consulting, a London, U.K.-based consulting firm. Robert has also been the president of Negawatt International Inc., a Canadian electronics group, and Head of Strategy for Beckett Advisors, a consulting group based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Hubert Lau – Strategic Business Adviser

President and CEO of Ekota Central Ltd., Hubert is responsible for research and development as well as discovering new technologies to further Troy Media Digital Solutions and its Affiliates growth.

Jamie Swanson – CTO

Jamie got his start in the technology industry in the mid-1990s In 2000, he took on the role of Director of IT for a manufacturing company in Edmonton, where he learned the concepts of tying IT processes to business processes.

Mehmet Ozekinci – Website Development

Mehmet has created leading-edge news site themes used by some of the largest, and smallest, news sites in the world. Mehmet will ensure our website is continuously updated to take advantage of all the latest technological innovations to provide you – our readers – with a cutting-edge user experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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