The Crew

Having been in business for two decades BTV has drawn from its own stellar cast.

They include:

Taylor Thoen
CEO – Founder, Executive Producer BTV Business Television

Taylor is the founder and creator of the longest running investment TV show in Canada, BTV – Business Television and the largest library of issuer videos, CEO Clips. Taylor is the recipient of numerous awards including Canada’s Top 25 Female Entrepreneur, Profit 100 Canada’s Fastest Growing Company Award and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee.

Taylor can be reached at taylor@b-tv.com.

Jessica Katrichak
Co-Host BTV / VP Western Sales

Jessica brings over 20 years combined experience in television as a lifestyles program Producer, in the resource sector for a mining publication, and at BTV, where she has worked with pubco’s to hone their capital markets strategies and help investors. Discover Companies To Invest In! Jessica can be reached at jessica@b-tv.com.

Trevor St. Arnault
Executive Vice President – Eastern Sales

Trevor comes to BTV with a wealth of industry knowledge after spending the past 15 years at Canada Newswire/Cision where he led the national IR business development portfolio, as well as strategic partnerships. Based in Toronto, Trevor heads up Eastern Sales and can be reached at trevor@b-tv.com.

Cindy Broad
VP, Business Development

Cindy has over 20 years of experience in Capital Markets, Strategic Marketing, Investor Relations and Public Relations. Most recently at Stockhouse, she headed up the marketing department, with a focus on business development opportunities, leading new marketing initiatives, developing new product offerings and producing numerous large events for the organization. She also has had the pleasure of interviewing many CEO’s and thought leaders in the capital market ecosystem. She brings her passion for connecting great people with great opportunities to BTV. Cindy can be reached at cindy@b-tv.com.

Gary Gill
Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Gary has over a decade of experience in the digital marketing industry. Gary has applied his wide skill-set to a range of different industries, with a primary focus on brand growth and increasing revenue. Gary can be reached at gary@b-tv.com.

Cheryl Nicks
Office Manager

Having worked for BTV/CEO Clips since 2005, Cheryl looks after all processing and accounting duties as well as ensuring the office runs smoothly. Cheryl aims to provide optimum customer service to our clients and is often the first point of contact. Cheryl can be reached at cheryl@b-tv.com.

Trina Schlingmann
Production Manager

Trina has been with BTV since 2010, managing all aspects of production at BTV. She liaises with the client to ensure a successful experience and superb finished product. In her spare time, she enjoys photography. Trina can be reached at trina@b-tv.com.

Josh Tizel

Josh Tizel
Producer

Josh Tizel is a Canadian Screen Award-nominated producer, writer, and director, with over 20 years of experience creating engaging content for major broadcasters, streamers, and brands. When he’s not working, Josh enjoys tennis, guitar, and spending time with his two adorable children. Josh can be reached at josh@b-tv.com

Steve Wilson
Senior Video Editor

A BCIT graduate with 15+ years of editing expertise in TV shows, commercials, corporate videos and all aspects of editing for television. Steve is BTV’s commercial creator and lead editor for the BTV show. When Steve is not working he enjoys camping, competing in Chili cookoffs and spending time with his family. Steve can be reached at steve@b-tv.com

Darren Jones
Video Editor

A graduate of the Vancouver Film School, Darren brings his skills in editing, writing and camera operating to the BTV Team, with an additional background in music production. On his off days he can be found making strange sounds in his home studio or watching movies with his family. Darren can be reached at  darren@b-tv.com

Melissa Munroe
Video Editor

A BCIT Television graduate with 20 years of editing experience in commercial production, Melissa brings her love of graphic design to each project she touches at BTV. When Melissa is not working, she is enjoying time with her daughter and spending as much time at the beach as possible.

Joshua Gimenez
Production Administrator

Joshua graduated from BCIT with an interest in writing. He looks after digital media and the website at BTV. In his spare time, Josh plays golf with the hopes to one day be decent at the sport. He can be reached at joshua@b-tv.com.

Ted Weber

Producer/Writer

Ted has more than 30 years experience working in corporate communications and broadcast television as both a producer and writer. During that time, he has applied his craft with clients from a wide array of industries to help bring ideas, products, and organizations to life. Ted can be reached at ted@b-tv.com.

Brian Arabsky
Cameraman / Editor

25 years ago Brian cut his teeth on such classic Canadian Television shows as Wings Over Canada, and the upstart BTV – Business Television. Brian is still involved in BTV as a shooter and editor. When away from the camera Brian enjoys coaching baseball and hockey!

Roy Biafore
Cameraman

Roy has thrived as a freelance cameraman in Toronto since 1996. His background in corporate video makes him an ideal fit for the BTV production team. His attention to creative and technical detail provide BTV clients with the professional image required to present their businesses to the broadcast world.

Peter Wiltshire
Camera

Peter Wiltshire makes his living looking through the lens of a camera. Having worked as a freelance Cameraman for the past 30 years, he has created a diverse shooting portfolio in broadcast television and film, including such shows as “Canadian Idol”, “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, “Big Brother Canada” and “The Juno Awards”. He has also taken on the role of Director Of Photography for several commercial, dramatic, documentary, and corporate productions. Telling stories through images and the fine art of lighting are Peter’s one true passion.

Robert Dollar
Camera

Rob has been a cameraman in South Western Ontario for over 30 years with his primary focusing being in the corporate sector. The quick ability to assess each location for its lighting and opportunities for composition are just some of the skills he brings to the shoot every day.

Marzena Skowronski
Makeup Artist

Marzena’s passion is makeup artistry. After graduating from the Blanche MacDonald Makeup Artistry program, she has worked extensively in television, movie and photography. Marzena is multilingual and a world traveller, which has given her the opportunity to work with people of multiple ethnic and character backgrounds in a variety of situations. True to her art form, she sees each face as a beautiful fresh canvas. Marzena has been with BTV for over a decade.

Sara Bella
Make up

Sara Bella’s passion is creating beauty through her makeup and this shines through in her work.

Sara spent several years working as a professional makeup artist with the very best in the business in Toronto where she worked with top models, professional photographers and elite clientele. She has brought with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and fresh ideas that has set her apart in the Toronto market.

Rosco
Chief “Barketing” Officer

Team BTV Mascot, Rosco has been with the company since 2009. His wandering personality, creative scents and easygoing nature make him a welcomed addition to the team. Rosco is available for walks most days with whichever team member is available.