Clients and Collaborators
Entruphema has an experienced professional management team with an extensive background in the evolving digital marketplace as well as content rights management, licensing and distribution.
Michel R. Lozier, Eric Johnson and Erik Schannen
Eric Johnson, Chairman of the Board & President
Eric has nearly 20 years of experience managing and consulting to high growth and developing companies.
Previously, Eric held the positions of Executive Vice-President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of ExtendMedia which provides software and media services that enable content providers and distributors to quickly and securely create, deliver, manage & monetize online content offerings over many devices. Prior roles include Director of Finance for Lavalife Inc. and successive positions over nine years with Ernst & Young.
Eric holds the designations of Chartered Accountant in Canada and C.P.A. in the United States and is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
Erik Schannen, Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Erik brings over a decade’s experience in managing high-tech start-up companies. Prior to creating Entruphema, he was the Founder and President of ActFit.com (formerly LaserMedia) a Toronto-based Internet services and CD-ROM production company. Supervising a team of approximately 50 employees, he was responsible for the design, development, production, and distribution of the Active Trainer line of health and fitness CD-ROMs that quickly became one of the leading CD-ROMs in the lifestyle software category. Under his leadership ActFit.com went public in 1997.
Erik, who has taught multimedia and digital video at the Learning Annex and Digital Media Studios of Toronto, is a recognized innovator in the area of multimedia production and website development. He is the founder and leading force behind Entruphema.
Michel R. Lozier, Founder & Chief Business Development Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in the television and film industry, Michel is responsible for overseeing Entruphema’s Business Development activities.
Prior to joining Entruphema, he served as Vice-President of Marketing of ActFit.com. Previously, he was Director of Operations of the Canadian Television Fund, where he oversaw the growth of the corporation from a small $20 million investment agency to the largest television production financing organization in Canada.
Michel, who holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Toronto, also served as Director of Corporate Affairs of Epitome Pictures Inc., one of the country’s leading television production companies, and distinguished himself earlier in his career as Marketing Manager of the National Film Board of Canada.
Brent Hetherington, Director Account Management
Brent brings more than 10 years of media experience to Entruphema. He oversees
a team of account professionals ensuring Entruphema’s clients are well looked after with smiles on their faces.
Brent has a broad background in a variety of media including internet, television, feature film, multimedia and live events. After earning his B.A. (Honours) in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University, Brent worked at a corporate video production and special event company. From there he moved on to the broadcast world and enjoyed managing or directing productions with CBC, CTV, The Comedy Network, SPACE, and Lion’s Gate Films.