Co-founding Partner, President & CEO, 9 Story Media Group
Vince Commisso is the co-founding Partner, President & CEO of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, marketer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Wild Kratts and Peg + Cat, 9 Story owns or represents more than 2,500 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With its acquisition of Brown Bag Films in 2015, 9 Story now employs over 500 staff members across Toronto, Dublin, Manchester and Los Angeles.
Vince began his career at Nelvana, where he quickly rose to the rank of Supervising Producer. In 1999 he left Nelvana to become President & CEO of Blab Media Inc., a Flash based new media company. In 2002, he co-founded 9 Story Entertainment.
Over the course of his career, Vince has earned multiple awards, including two Daytime Emmy® Awards and three Canadian Screen/Gemini Awards. In 2015, Vince was awarded the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of the Year Award for the Entertainment and Media category in Ontario. EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is recognized as the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.
Vince holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and is a CPA. He is currently Vice Chair of the Canadian Association of Content Exporters, which aims to encourage risk-taking by internationally competitive Canadian based content exporters and build a more sustainable Canadian industry. Vince is also on the board of the YMA, where he acts as Treasurer.