SIM Group Appoints New CEO, James Haggarty to Succeed Rob Sim, Founder
The SIM Group’s Board of Directors has appointed a new President and CEO, James (Jamie) Haggarty. After successfully expanding and diversifying the company he founded 34-years ago, Rob Sim is moving into a new role as Vice Chairman. The company has expanded rapidly over the past few years, encompassing a network of complementary brands that service the production and post production industries. James will focus on enhancing the innovation and execution that SIM customers need while accelerating key growth strategies for the company.
“Jamie is an accomplished executive with leadership experience in technology, traditional media, digital media, sports and entertainment,” said Jeffrey Cairns, Chairman of the Board. “We are confident in Jamie’s abilities to lead this organization during this dynamic time for all parties in the creation and distribution of content.”
James most recently served as Managing Director at Gibraltar & Co, where he focused on mergers, acquisitions and business development of small and large companies. Prior to that, he was CEO of SHOP.CA, an e-commerce and technology company. James has spent most of his career in media, having held various positions in broadcasting, cable and telecommunications such as EVP Television Operations at Rogers Broadcasting, VP Financial Operations at Rogers Media and VP Corporate Development and VP Operations at CORUS Entertainment. James played leadership roles in acquiring, launching and operating radio & TV stations, magazines and websites, in addition to innovative programs that attracted record-level audiences as well as acclaim from customers.