Our Team

FACTOR maintains an office and staff in downtown Toronto, along with 11 Regional Education Coordinators (RECs) located across Canada. We are governed by a Board of Directors with representatives from both the radio broadcast and the independent music sectors, with consultation from our National Advisory Board (NAB) comprised of representatives from all provincial and territorial music industry associations, the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), the Music Publishers Canada, and the Music Managers Forum (MMF).

Board of Directors

Under FACTOR’s current constitution, the Board of Directors is comprised of a volunteer group who represent the independent music industry and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

  • Amy Eligh

    Chair

    MPC Appointee

    Arts & Crafts

    Director, Publishing & Licensing

  • Sarah Cummings

    Vice-Chair

    Bell Appointee

    Bell Media

    CHUM FM Program Director - Regional Program Director Ontario & Atlantic Canada

  • Gayatri Thirunadarajah

    Treasurer

    Corus Appointee

    Corus

    Director of Finance, Planning & Analysis

  • Chris Smith

    Secretary

    Elected Member

    Chris Smith Management

    President

  • Jermayne Clayton

    Board Member

    MMF Appointee

    Awesome Productions & Management

    Co-Owner/President Management Division

  • Josie Fenech

    Board Member

    Stingray Appointee

    Stingray

    National Talent Development Director

  • Oliver Jaakkola

    Board Member

    SiriusXM Appointee

    SiriusXM

    Senior Vice President & General Counsel

  • Julien Paquin

    Independent Music Industry Representative

    Elected Member

    Paquin Artists Agency

    President

  • Tim Potocic

    Tim Potocic

    Board Member

    CIMA Appointee

    Sonic Unyon

    Co-Founder

  • Tegan Quin

    Board Member

    Elected Member

    Tegan and Sara

    Artist/Advocate

  • Kesi Smyth

    Board Member

    CIMA Appointee

    604 Records

    General Manager / Human Resources

  • Andrina Turenne

    Andrina Turenne

    Artist Representative

    Elected Member

    Singer/Songwriter

  • Sean McManus

    Observer

    NAB Representative

    Manitoba Music

    Executive Director

  • Duff Roman

    Duff Roman

    Director Emeritus

    Duff Roman Media Inc.

    President & CEO

FACTOR Staff

Regional Education Coordinators

FACTOR is committed to serving Canada’s regions from coast to coast to coast. This is why we work with 13 Regional Education Coordinators (RECs) across the country. With the exception of Quebec, each of the RECs is associated with a provincial or territorial Music Industry Association. RECs are engaged in providing one-on-one consultation about FACTOR and its programs to local artists and music entrepreneurs, running local workshops and seminars, and in recruiting and training FACTOR jurors.