Mitch Garber CM (born September 5, 1964) is a Canadian lawyer, investor and business executive.[1] Since 2019, he is a member of the Order of Canada.[2][3]

Mitch Garber
Born (1964-09-05) September 5, 1964 (age 59)
Occupation(s)Investor, lawyer
AwardsOrder of Canada
Mitch Garber

Career edit

Mitch Garber is a member of the Executive Advisory Council of Apollo Global Management, Inc., Executive Committee member and minority owner of the NHL Seattle Kraken, and board member and co-investor at Rackspace Technology, Shutterfly, Lanvin, and he is the co-founder and Chairman of Israeli AI company Aiola Inc.

He practiced law from 1990–1999, and was a co-founder of Paysafe (then SureFire Commerce), where he was CEO from 2003–2006. He was CEO of Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment (then PartyGaming Plc) from 2006–2008, and left to create Caesars Interactive Entertainment with TPG Inc. and Apollo Global Management.[citation needed]

He left Caesars Acquisition Co. (CACQ) on October 6, 2017 after overseeing the sale of Playtika and the merger of CACQ and Caesars Entertainment.[4]

He was the inaugural Chairman of Invest In Canada (Investment Canada), the Canadian government agency responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment (FDI) into Canada from 2018–2022.[citation needed]

He was the chairman of Cirque Du Soleil from 2015–2020.[citation needed]

Philanthropy edit

Has led the annual campaign for Montreal's United Way (Centraide), Montreal's Combined Jewish Appeal, and has presided over or chaired events and campaigns raising in excess of 200 million dollars. He currently sits on the Foundation Board of the Montreal Children's Hospital.

Notes edit

  1. ^ Kerr, Peter. "Mitch Garber – Successful Business Executive, Philanthropist, and Sports Fan". The Montrealer. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Mitch Garber Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 8 April 2024.
  3. ^ Dunlevy, T'Cha (27 June 2019). "Alanis Obomsawin, 15 other Quebecers to receive Order of Canada". Montreal Gazette. Archived from the original on 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  4. ^ Linde, Damon van der (6 October 2016). "How Mitch Garber saved Caesars". Financial Post.

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