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Dean MacDonald


Mr. MacDonald has been a member of the Board of Directors of ClearStream since December 2008. He was Executive Chairman of the Board from June 2015 to January 2019. Mr. MacDonald is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, having held those roles from December 2008 to June 2015. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of ClearStream from June 2017 to August 2018.

Mr. MacDonald has had a long and successful career as an operating executive and entrepreneur. His operating experience includes serving as President and Managing Partner of Cable Atlantic, as the Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Cable and as the Chief Executive Officer of Persona Communications (“Persona”), a TSX-listed cable and internet services company. Mr. MacDonald worked with a syndicate of investment partners to turn Persona’s operations around and subsequently sold the business at a significant premium to its purchase price in 2007. Mr. MacDonald has also served as Chairman of the Newfoundland and Labrador Energy Corporation, which manages the province’s oil, gas and hydro assets. He has management and investment experience in a number of industries including energy, commercial real estate, marketing and communications. He has served on numerous public and private boards over the past three decades. In 2007, Mr. MacDonald was selected as CEO of the Year by Birch Hill Capital Partners.