Renaissance Sports and Entertainment

From what I can gather (more info after Tuesday) here are the prominent guys who make up the Renaissance Sports and Entertainment:

Mr. George Frederick Gosbee serves as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at AltaCorp Capital Inc. Mr. Gosbee also serves as Advisor to the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. Mr. Gosbee served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Macquarie Tristone. He served as President, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Tristone Capital Inc. He served as President at P2ES Holdings, Inc. He founded Macquarie Tristone in … September 2000. Mr. Gosbee served as the President at Tristone Energy Services, Inc. Mr. Gosbee served as Managing Director at Newcrest Capital Inc. Prior to that, he served as the Managing Director at Peters & Co. Limited. He serves as Chairman of Macquarie Tristone. Mr. Gosbee serves as a Vice Chairman of Alberta Investment Management Corporation. He is a Director of the National Ballet School Foundation. He has been a Director of TMX Group Inc. since July 19, 2012. He served as a Director of Old Carco LLC since July 5, 2009 and Chrysler Group LLC from July 2009 to September 2011. He served as a Director of North West Upgrading Inc. He is on the Board of several organizations including Alberta Economic Development Authority, Business Competitiveness & Diversification Committee, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Edge School, and Chairman of the Alberta College of Art and Design. In 2004, the Globe and Mail named him one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 Leaders and was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Albertans by Alberta Venture magazine. Mr. Gosbee sits on numerous corporate and charitable boards. Mr. Gosbee holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary, where he specialized in Finance.

Anthony LeBlancDrive and ambition have propelled Anthony LeBlanc to the top of the business world, and he is now becoming a prominent figure in the sports world. A willingness to push himself has been one of the traits that has allowed LeBlanc to succeed. He was born in Baie Comeau, Quebec, and moved to Thunder Bay when he was ten. As a child, he loved playing sports and following the Montreal Expos and Quebec Nordiques. “I grew up in a family where sports dominated our lives. My father was an avid hockey and baseball fan, and my brothers and I played pretty much every sport we could.”

Anthony Leblanc attended Lakehead University where a fascination with politics led him to earn an HBA in Political Science in 1993. After university, he landed a sales job with a small New Brunswick cell phone dealer. His decision to concentrate on cultivating government clients provided valuable training for his later career. From this position, LeBlanc moved on to sales and marketing jobs with Ottawa-based software giant Corel Corporation and then the Giga Information Group, an e-business consulting company. In 2000, he was hired by Research in Motion (RIM). LeBlanc’s time with this wireless communications firm and creator of the BlackBerry Smartphone coincided with its dramatic growth and
near domination of the smartphone market. Through his savvy and expertise, he rose to the position of Vice President of Global Sales and expanded the government sector of the BlackBerry market to 10% of its total sales.

After eight years with RIM, Anthony LeBlanc wanted the autonomy to pursue his own ventures. His lifelong enthusiasm for sports spurred him to form Ice Edge Holdings, a partnership dedicated to bringing major and minor league hockey to Canadian markets. LeBlanc is using negotiating experience gained in a bid to purchase the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, in his quest to bring sports franchises to Canadian venues. He has long been committed to bringing semi-professional hockey to Thunder Bay, which he sees as a way to foster tourism and economic revitalization. He also remains involved in our community through his work on Lakehead University’s Board of Governors, spending part of the year at his home in Thunder Bay. In addition to his sports enterprises, he is investigating real estate and restaurant deals.

Anthony LeBlanc’s willingness to take risks and to follow his passions has raised Canada’s profile in the business and sports arenas. He has also taken on an advocacy role as a member of the Canadian American Business Council, an
organization aimed at strengthening trade between Canada and the U.S. In the future, LeBlanc’s love of a challenge and his leadership abilities may see him make his mark in the political realm.

Daryl JonesDaryl Jones is the Chief Operating Officer of Ice Edge Holdings, LLC and has served as the group’s public spokesperson.  Daryl is a native of Bassano, Alberta and played collegiate hockey at Yale University under former U.S. Olympic Coach, Tim Taylor. Prior to Research Edge, Jones was a Research Analyst with Onex Corporation, Dawson-Herman Capital Management and J.P. Morgan. He has a BA in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University. Prior to joining Hedgeye Risk Management, Daryl was the Sector Head for Basic Materials at HIG Capital’s hedge fund, Brightpoint Capital. At Hedgeye, Daryl covers commodities, geo-politics and major asset classes outside of equities.

Avik DeyAvik Dey is President & CEO of Remvest Energy Partners LLC, a private investment company he founded in 2011.  Remvest is currently focused on energy investments and commodities trading in Latin America.  Mr. Dey has been active in the global energy sector since 1999 with experience across three distinct industries (exploration & production, investment banking and private equity). Previously, he was a Founder and Chief Financial Officer of Remora Energy, a Private Equity backed E&P company that was successfully divested for US$350 million during 2011.  Prior to starting Remora, he was an Assistant Vice President for First Reserve Corporation, the world’s largest and oldest private equity firm focused exclusively on the energy industry. While at First Reserve Mr. Dey was directly involved in $1.6 billion of equity commitments and $3.9 billion of investment realizations.  He was also part of the global energy group at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York. Mr. Dey started his career working in multiple Finance, Planning and Business Development roles with EnCana Corporation based in Calgary, Canada.  Mr. Dey currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Board at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.  In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Professionals in Energy organization and the RBC Investing in New Canadians Program. Mr. Dey holds a Bachelor of Commerce in  Finance from the University of Calgary.