Our advisory board

Kidpick’s advisory board is comprised of a talented group of individual experts that will guide and provide feedback on the development of high quality and user-friendly applications for children and their parents. Our Board includes parents, educators, restaurant owners, social media marketers, developers as well as digital content producers, creators and directors, all working towards making Kidpick the most exciting platform for kids!

Stephen Ellis

Stephen Ellis is a veteran Canadian media entrepreneur with an extensive career in global content creation and distribution.

He leads the RocketFuel Media team in developing multi-platform projects for both proprietary and client needs.

Stephen produced over 300 award-winning titles in the wildlife, history, science and kids genres, seen in over 100 countries.

Stephen has also been a long time advocate for independent producers, and was millennial chair of the Canadian Media Production Association from 2000 to 2002.

Jacob Kessler

Jacob has spent the last fifteen years as an entrepreneur in the entertainment, advertising, and technology sectors, building successful enterprises with his father, Syd Kessler. Jacob has taken on different roles in these organisations, including general manager, business and marketing strategist, creative thinker, and executive producer. As a producer, Jacob has been involved and led over 500 productions throughout his career across multiple media, from traditional TV, radio, stereoscopic 3D, out of home, and online.

Eric Birnberg

Eric Birnberg, LL.B. is an experienced entertainment lawyer with hands-on experience in film and television production and distribution, and broadcasting, providing services to an array of clients from Canadian television series hosts to international production and distribution companies, and broadcasters.

Eric is also a co-founder and partner of Behind the Scenes Services, the 14-year old Toronto-based company that both manages all business and legal affairs on several film, television and digital media projects annually, and handles specialized business administration services, for many small and large Canadian production houses.

Ben Zlotnick

Ben Zlotnick is the CEO and founder of the INcubes startup accelerator in Toronto, plus the owner of one of Toronto’s most successful landscape and construction companies.