Our team is made up of talented professionals who are passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of musicians and ensuring the continued success of the Canadian music industry. Our diverse group of data crunchers, licensing experts and music champions are informed by Re:Sound’s core values of Fair, Performer and Maker Centred, Transparent, Efficient and Dynamic.
Ian joined Re:Sound as President in 2009, with over fifteen years of senior level experience in music, digital media, law and business.
Prior to Re:Sound, Ian headed up his own consulting firm, giving strategic and business advice to clients in music, publishing, broadcasting and media production. He was previously Senior Vice-President at Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc., where he oversaw Business Affairs, Music Licensing, the Creative Lab and was an integral driver of the company’s strategic planning and business processes.
Prior to Sony, Ian practiced law at McCarthy Tétrault, specializing in entertainment, advertising and marketing law. He has also served on many Boards, including the boards of the Audio-Video Licensing Agency Inc. (AVLA), and as Chair of the Board of Toronto Dance Theatre.
Ian holds an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto, an LLB (University of Toronto) and a Master’s degree in History from Oxford University.
Since joining Re:Sound in 2010 as Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Arif has worked with the Re:Sound Legal Affairs Department to represent the interests of the organization and its stakeholders on all legal and copyright matters. Before joining Re:Sound, Arif served as senior corporate counsel at Deloitte & Touche LLP and in private practice at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Arif received his B.A. (Hon) from the University of Western Ontario and his LLB from Queen’s University.
Arif serves on the executive of the Board of the Good Neighbours’ Club, an organization that provides services to promote well-being, personal growth and community integration to older men addressing issues of homelessness and health. When not enjoying the company of his wife and young daughters, Arif spends as much time on the basketball court as his aching knees will allow.
Michelle joined Re:Sound in 2009 and has been working on developing strong people practices and processes in the company. Her role is to ensure Re:Sound has an engaged and talented work force ready to take on the challenges of the business. She also leads Re:Sound’s strategic planning process.
Michelle has 20 years of experience in senior Human Resources roles working in a number of different industries with a focus on service organisations. She has worked for a major Canadian REIT, a large entertainment facility and in the healthcare sector. Her energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the business are well recognized and contagious.
Michelle has a BA from the University of Toronto and completed the Advanced Program in Human Resource Management at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. In addition, Michelle has the designation CHRL from the Human Resources Professional Association.
Michelle has contributed to her community over the years including the Lake Kashagawigamog Organisation, the Haliburton Highlands Health Services, the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, Leaside High School co-op program, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games and more.
Martin is Director of Licensing and has been with Re:Sound since 2006.
Martin is oversees all licensing activities and results which include outreach campaigns, business development, sales, customer service, as well as major partnerships and agreements.
Prior to joining Re:Sound Martin held various sales and marketing positions in the hospitality industry, including with InterContinental, Sofitel, Fairmont and Hilton hotel chains.
Martin has a BA from Université du Québec a Montréal (UQAM) and completed the Executive Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Martin also currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Art Starts, an award winning and inspiring charitable organisation which brings programs and services to underserved neighbourhoods in Toronto as a vehicle to encourage social change and build healthier communities.
Doris joined Re:Sound in 2007 and is focused on improving and streamlining the royalty distribution processes within the company. She works with Re:Sound’s member organisation to maximize distribution efficiencies and ensures the company has the hard and soft resources in place to meet its distribution targets and strategic objectives.
Doris has over 25 years of progressively more senior experience in management roles working in a number of different industries, and has focused on rights management for the past 20 years. She has worked in the manufacturing and retail industries, and for a professional association for film and television writers.
Doris has a BComm (Hon) from the University of Manitoba. In addition, she holds the computer networking designation of CNE for Novell Netware.
Doris currently volunteers her time with the 2881 Queen’s Own Rifles Royal Canadian Army Cadets and with the Scarborough Women’s Centre, a non-profit women’s resource centre which provides education and support services to assist women in their transition away from abuse, isolation and poverty.
Otis is responsible for leading and managing a complex Information Technology portfolio of people, infrastructure, systems, processes, and projects that support the strategic and tactical needs of Re:Sound. His responsibilities include IT strategy, IT Project management, IT security and infrastructure, IT architecture, information quality and oversight of IT operations.
Otis Joined Resound in 2007 as IT Manager and was later promoted to Director of IT. Otis’s career started with Air Canada as Systems Analyst where he progressed through the ranks of Technical Operations Manager, IT Manager and Project Manager. He brings his depth of experience, technical skills and management capabilities to his current position.
Otis has a Diploma in Computer Science and is a Project Management Professional.
Clement has been responsible for Re:Sound’s finance and accounting functions since 1999.
Clement has over 20 years of experience in senior finance roles. He started his career as an auditor with KPMG in Hong Kong. He then joined BASF China, a multi-national Chemical Company where he led the finance team responsible for the finance and accounting services for 14 companies in Hong Kong and China. Clement’s family emigrated to Canada in 1998 and he joined Re:Sound a few months after.
Clement has a BSc from the University of Leeds and obtained his accounting designations from the Hong Kong Society of Accountants and Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK). In 2002, Clement obtained his CGA designation in Canada.
Clement is a soccer and tennis fanatic. He enjoys tennis at his leisure and has been the treasurer of the tennis community club at the Dunlace Park.
La société de gestion collective de l’Union des artistes (ARTISTI)
CONNECT Music Licensing
Corporate Secretary and Treasurer
Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA)
La société de gestion collective des droits des producteurs de phonogrammes et de vidéogrammes du Québec (SOPROQ)
ACTRA Performers' Rights Society & Recording Artists' Collecting Society (ACTRA RACS)
Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC)