Mark Shekter is co-founder and CEO of Think8 Systems, a Strategic Business Design Firm, consulting to companies, agencies and corporations worldwide specializing in media strategy, branding, and innovative business models.

In addition to Think8, Mr. Shekter is the co-founder and CEO of First Star International, a media production and communications company. He has been a senior broadcast executive for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and CanWest Global Television, and is an internationally renowned TV and Film producer, writer and composer. He is responsible for over a 1000 hours of programming, seen on major networks and cable channels in over 80 countries. His shows have garnered major national and international awards including: Emmys, Parent’s Choice Awards, New York Critics Circle, and the Rose D’Or, Europe’s top television honour. As a writer and composer, Mr. Shekter has worked with the world’s top stars, including: Ray Charles, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, and Martin Short.

Select organizations who have benefited from Mark’s keynote include: CBC National News Department, Ryerson University, Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce, The Spoke Club, International Video Game Association, Endemol South Africa, Niagara Film Festival, Industry Day, South African International TV/Film Festival (Capetown), and International Public Broadcaster Convention


TOO SMART TO FAIL – How to boost your creativity to win at your job and life.

SERIOUS ABOUT SUCCESS – How writing comedy for Jim Carrey and Steve Martin changed everything.

THE NEW ORGANIZATION – What MBA’s aren’t taught in school.

Mark Shekter is in demand as a speaker, bringing a unique perspective to every aspect of business strategy, marketing and branding, including how to successfully produce for and control media and communications to serve a corporation, agency or any worthwhile agenda

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