Heather Reisman

Founder at Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Heather Reisman

Heather Reisman

Founder at Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Primo Water Corp
Chapters.indigo.ca
Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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913

Number of Boards

13

Birthday

08/28/1948 - Montreal, Canada

Age

72

Number of Awards

7

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Founder at ONEX Corp.

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Executive Chairman at SmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust

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Pathologist-in-Chief at Sinai Health System - Toronto

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Founder at Morgan Noble LLC

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President & Director at O'Donovan Advisory Services Ltd.

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Independent Director at Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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Director at Onex Investment Corp.

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Former President at Indigo Books & Music Inc.

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President at ONEX Corp.

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Founding Shareholder at ONEX Corp.

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Founder at Indigo Books & Music Inc.
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Founder at ONEX Corp.

Founded in 1984, Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. As an active owner, the Company has built more than 70 businesses, completing approximately 375 acquisitions with a total value of approximately $44 billion. Onex’ long-term project returns have generated a multiple of invested capital of 2.9 times from its core private equity activities since inception, resulting in a 28 percent compound IRR on realized, substantially realized and publicly traded investments. The Company is guided by an ownership culture focused on achieving strong absolute growth, with an emphasis on capital preservation. With an experienced management team, significant financial resources and no debt at the parent company, Onex is well-positioned to continue to acquire and build businesses. Onex manages its proprietary capital as well as capital entrusted to it by third-party investors from around the world, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks, insurance companies and fund of funds managed by other asset managers.

Memberships
Member
Current

Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period. The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whose unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other. Thus the concept of a European-American forum has not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions is still - even increasingly - critical.

Member
Current

The Holy Blossom Temple is a Reform synagogue located at 1950 Bathurst Street in Toronto, Canada. It is the oldest Jewish congregation in Toronto. Founded in 1856, it has more than 7,000 members. W. Gunther Plaut, who died on 8 February 2012 at the age of 99, was a long time Senior Rabbi for this synagogue. Notable members and supporters include Heather Reisman and Gerald Schwartz who made donations to create the Gerald Schwartz/Heather Reisman Centre for Jewish Learning at Holy Blossom Temple.

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Prior
Career History
Founder
1996 - Current

Indigo Books & Music, Inc. engages in the general merchandize of products and services in Canada. The company operates an online and chain of retail stores for books, gift and specialty toys. It also offers baby products, home decoration and accessories, fashion clothes, paper, as well as electronic gadgets. The company was founded by Heather Reisman on August 16, 2001 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Chief Executive Officer
Current

chapters.indigo.ca operates as an retailer of books. It offers retail and online environments for books, music, movies, and related products & services. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Editor-at-Large
Tenure Unconfirmed

TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. provides online commentary and news portal services. The firm’s website provides news and features on politics, business, entertainment, media, technology, comedy, sports, style, world, food, living, impact, education, and local events. It also provides information on green living, travel, health, arts, books, and games. The company was founded by Arianna Huffington, Jonah H. Peretti, and Kenneth B. Lerer in May 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Director
2000 - Prior

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of home furnishings in the United States and Canada. Our brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We successfully market them through all three major channels — retail stores, catalogs, and the Internet. williams sonoma, Business Sales Among all of our brands, we cover every room in the house: from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office, and even the hall closet. To learn more about who we are, where we came from and what we've accomplished, visit our corporate timeline

Director
Prior

We are the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and Rest of World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We have 313 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries on five continents as of Q4 2012

Director
Prior

Suncor Energy, Inc. is an integrated energy company, which develops petroleum resource basins. Its activities include oil sands development, and upgrading, onshore and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing. The company operates through the following business segments: Oil Sands; Exploration & Production; and Refining & Marketing. The Oil Sands segment refers to the operations in the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta to develop and produce synthetic crude oil and related products through the recovery and upgrading of bitumen from mining and in situ operations. The Exploration and Production segment includes offshore activity in East Coast Canada the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas in the United Kingdom, Norway, Libya, and Syria, and exploration and production of natural gas and natural gas liquids in Western Canada. The Refining & Marketing segment is the refining of crude oil products and the distribution & marketing of these and other purchased products through retail stations located in Canada and the United State, as well as a lubricants plant located in Eastern Canada. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Member, Board of Governors
Prior

McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1821 during the British colonial era, the university bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Glasgow, Scotland and alumnus of Glasgow University, whose bequest formed the beginning of the university.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Right To Play builds local capacity by training community leaders as Coaches to deliver its programs in 20 countries affected by war, poverty and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Member of the Steering Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period. The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whose unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other. Thus the concept of a European-American forum has not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions is still - even increasingly - critical.

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$10K - $25K
2018

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

$5,000 +
2017

University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

$5,000 +
2016

University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

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Thrive Global Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of behavior change technology, content, and people experience programs to employees and consumers to improve well-being and performance. It offers companies and individuals sustainable; science-based solutions to enhance both mental and physical well-being; and performance, purpose, and relationship with technology. The company was founded by Arianna Huffington in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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BitLit Media, Inc. provides online book services. It offer an eBook and audiobooks. The company was founded by Peter Hudson and Marius Muja in 2013 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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Pencil & Pixel, Inc. develops and designs software solutions. It offers solutions for creating visualizations of multi-dimensional designs of homes, offices, furnishings, and landscapes. The company was founded by Shanna Tellerman and Margarita Bratkova in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards & Honors
2014
Women's Executive Network - Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100
2013
Women's Executive Network - Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100
2009
Wilfrid Laurier University
Events
Attendee
Chantilly, VA, United States
2012 Bilderberg Meeting

The 60th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Chantilly, Virginia, USA from 31 May - 3 June 2012. The Conference will deal mainly with political, economic and societal issues like Transatlantic Relations, Evolution of the Political Landscape in Europe and the US, Austerity and Growth in Developed Economies, Cyber Security, Energy Challenges, the Future of Democracy, Russia, China and the Middle East. Approximately 145 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America and other countries. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion. Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period. The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whose unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other. Thus the concept of a European-American forum has not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions is still - even increasingly - critical. What is unique about Bilderberg as a forum is the broad cross-section of leading citizens that are assembled for nearly three days of informal and off-the-record discussion about topics of current concern especially in the fields of foreign affairs and the international economy; the strong feeling among participants that in view of the differing attitudes and experiences of the Western nations, there remains a clear need to further develop an understanding in which these concerns can be accommodated; the privacy of the meetings, which has no purpose other than to allow participants to speak their minds openly and freely. In short, Bilderberg is a small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced. Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued. Since 1954, fifty-nine conferences have been held. The names of the participants are made available to the press. Participants are chosen for their experience, their knowledge, and their standing; all participants attend Bilderberg in a private and not an official capacity.

Attendee
St. Moritz, Switzerland
2011 Bilderberg Meeting

The 59th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in St. Moritz, Switzerland from 9 - 12 June 2011. The Conference will deal mainly with Challenges for Growth: Innovation and Budgetary Discipline, the Euro and Challenges for the European Union, the role of Emerging Economies, Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues, New Challenges in the Middle East, Conflict Areas, Demographic Challenges, China, Switzerland: Can it remain successful in the future? Approximately 130 participants will attend of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America and other countries. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education, and communications. The meeting is private in order to encourage frank and open discussion. Bilderberg takes its name from the hotel in Holland, where the first meeting took place in May 1954. That pioneering meeting grew out of the concern expressed by leading citizens on both sides of the Atlantic that Western Europe and North America were not working together as closely as they should on common problems of critical importance. It was felt that regular, off-the-record discussions would help create a better understanding of the complex forces and major trends affecting Western nations in the difficult post-war period. The Cold War has now ended. But in practically all respects there are more, not fewer, common problems - from trade to jobs, from monetary policy to investment, from ecological challenges to the task of promoting international security. It is hard to think of any major issue in either Europe or North America whose unilateral solution would not have repercussions for the other. Thus the concept of a European-American forum has not been overtaken by time. The dialogue between these two regions is still - even increasingly - critical. What is unique about Bilderberg as a forum is the broad cross-section of leading citizens that are assembled for nearly three days of informal and off-the-record discussion about topics of current concern especially in the fields of foreign affairs and the international economy; the strong feeling among participants that in view of the differing attitudes and experiences of the Western nations, there remains a clear need to further develop an understanding in which these concerns can be accommodated; the privacy of the meetings, which has no purpose other than to allow participants to speak their minds openly and freely. In short, Bilderberg is a small, flexible, informal and off-the-record international forum in which different viewpoints can be expressed and mutual understanding enhanced. Bilderberg's only activity is its annual Conference. At the meetings, no resolutions are proposed, no votes taken, and no policy statements issued. Since 1954, fifty-eight conferences have been held. The names of the participants are made available to the press. Participants are chosen for their experience, their knowledge, and their standing; all participants attend Bilderberg in a private and not an official capacity.

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