Last week I sat down with Thunderbird CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron where we discussed the rapidly increasing need for premium content, driven by major players like Apple, Disney and Netflix, and how Thunderbird is well positioned for this opportunity because of its reputation for quality content, its trusted creative team and a proven ability to deliver. … Read More
I sat down with Capital Exploit’s Jamie Keech on his latest podcast to take a look back on the evolution of my career to date, including lessons learned and battles lost and won along the way. I have always believed that the more times people put themselves in a position of being uncomfortable, the stronger … Read More
Why I Backed and Joined the Board of Thunderbird Entertainment (TSX.V: TBRD) $265 million was wired to my company’s bank account on March 8, 2018, my 30th birthday. It seemed like a dream, but I had just worked myself out of my first founder/CEO job and celebrated the occasion over a big barbeque … Read More
Brian Paes-Braga is a Partner and Managing Director at Fiore Group, a leading merchant bank which builds, invests, finances and advises firms in the natural resource, technology, food and beverage and entertainment sectors. He sits on the Board of Directors of two Fiore Group portfolio companies, DeepGreen Metals and Thunderbird Entertainment. Brian was Founder and CEO of Lithium X Energy Corp., a lithium resource company, which raised approximately $50 million and, within 2.5 years, was sold to an international company for $265 million in March 2018. Brian is an Advisory Counsel member of the International Crisis Group and is proud to support several charities and research groups through his private family foundation, Quiet Cove Foundation, which seeks to support innovative solutions to large scale social issues. Brian is currently attending the Owners, Presidents and Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School.