Speaker Profiles

Jordan Banks

Jordan Banks

Managing Director

Facebook Canada

Jordan Banks is the managing director of Facebook Canada (NAS: FB), responsible for leading and managing all of Facebook’s commercial operations in Canada. Currently, there are over 18 million Canadians actively using Facebook.

Previously, Jordan was the managing partner at Thunder Road Capital, which he co-founded to provide investment and advisory services to early stage technology companies. Jordan was also the chief executive officer of JumpTV (TSX: NLN), a leading broadcaster of sports and international television over the Internet which was sold to NeuLion Inc (TSX: NLN) in 2008.

Prior to joining JumpTV, Jordan served as the managing director of eBay Canada (NAS: EBAY). As the second employee of the Canadian office, Jordan helped launch eBay Canada in 2000. Jordan and his team were ultimately responsible for growing the activity of Canadians on eBay to over one billion dollars in 2007 which accounted for approximately 25% of all Canadian e-commerce activity.

 Before joining eBay Canada, Jordan managed the Licensing and International Business group at the National Hockey League Players’ Association and, a lawyer by profession, Jordan also practiced corporate law at Goodmans in Toronto. 

 Jordan is also a very active and dedicated member of the community. Over the course of the past two decades, Jordan has personally championed numerous efforts relating to raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research and care. As part of that commitment, Jordan sits on the Boards of Directors of Cogniciti, The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. 

 Jordan also sits on the Board of Directors of Well.ca, the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo and the Board of Advisors of Polar Mobile, The Mark News, andPOP.com, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Jordan is a Charter Member of C100, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment and he is proud to serve as a business mentor as part of the Next 36, an organization focused on helping launch the entrepreneurial careers of 36 of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates students.  

 Jordan is a member of the Young President’s Organization and Jordan was previously named one of Canada's “Top 40 Under 40” honorees – a celebrated, national program that honors leaders for their achievements in leadership, vision, innovation, community involvement and contribution. Additionally. Jordan was named one of the four inaugural winners of the Hugo Boss “Leave a Mark Award” celebrating “men of excellence” in Canada. 

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