December 22 2016 – Toronto: The partners of Maple Leaf Strategies, experts in government relations, public affairs, and public opinion research are pleased to announce Paul Sparkes as an Advisor to the firm.
Mr. Sparkes is an accomplished business leader and entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of experience in public affairs, media, venture capital, finance, capital markets and Canada’s political arena.
“Paul is highly regarded as a public affairs expert, and will add top level expertise to the Maple Leaf Strategies client offering,” said Phil von Finckenstein, a Partner at the firm. “Paul’s experience in finance, venture capital, and federal and provincial politics will add new insight and understanding. His background in media will further expand the firms reach in broadcasting, telecommunications, and digital media.”
“The client offering at Maple Leaf is unique to the public policy space in Canada. Top level national talent focused on delivering tangible results. They have an impressive track record of success and I am looking forward to being part of a team with such a client driven focus,” added Mr. Sparkes.
Paul spent a decade as a leader in the broadcast and media industry as CTVglobemedia’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs. He also held senior positions in public service, including with the Government of Canada as Director of Operations to Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, and as a senior aide to two Premiers of Newfoundland and Labrador; Clyde Wells and Brian Tobin. Paul Co-Founded Difference Capital Financial , a TSX listed specialty finance company, and serves on a number of private and public boards in Canada, the US and Europe.
He is currently President of Otterbury Holdings Inc., and is an advisor and deal maker for growth companies in the private and public markets.
For more information please contact:
Kellie Major, Senior Consultant