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Brian Olsen
Senior Associate
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Brian is recognized for his long experience and deep functional expertise in the satellite sector as well as the broader telecommunications and broadcasting industries. The focus of Brian’s professional practice falls into four broad specialty areas: Satellite Services, Broadcasting, Business Development and Marketing.   

Brian also held several part-time positions on a consulting basis, one as Program Director for the Advanced Broadcasting Systems of Canada (ABSOC) from July 1994 to October 1995, a second as Director Marketing at Vistar Telecommunications Inc. from June 1996 to June 1999, a third as Vice President Engineering & Operations at WETV from December 1998 to 2007, a fourth as President and COO FreeHD Canada 2009 to 2015 and a fifth as President and COO Northpoint Spectrum Development 2014 to present.  

Brian has held executive positions in several communications firms including CEO at Telesat Enterprises and Director, Corporate Development at Telesat Canada. Brian has been named to the board positions of several national and international organizations and satellite firms including: World Teleport Association (Chair), Mediasat (Chair), Canadian Satellite Learning Services (Board member), Teleport of Montreal, DVS Communications, WETV Canada, FreeHD Canada (Board).

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm providing private and public-sector clients with solutions for Economic Analysis, Strategy and Business, and Policy and Regulation across four priority sectors: arts, culture and heritage; digital and creative media; information and communication technologies (ICTs) and innovation; and, telecommunications and spectrum. With offices in Ottawa (HQ), Toronto, Vancouver and London, UK Nordicity is ideally placed to assist our clients to succeed in the rapidly evolving global markets.