Jumpwire Media builds social media strategies that develop brand equity and generate revenue.

Our experience and expertise is content creation, distribution and production across media platforms: social media, mobile, video, television, radio, online, print, gaming, live events etc.

We deliver innovative, results-driven social media strategies to both Fortune 500 and SME clients from countries all over the world, including USA, Russia, India, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and others.

Our Team

Gavin McGarry Founder
Jennifer Harkness Founder
Matthew Stern Branding & Strategy
Chris Van Noy Analysis & Media Strategy
Jason Roks Technology & Strategy
Corina Diaz Senior Social Media Producer
Erin Berube Operations Manager
Matt English Senior Social Media Producer
Danielle D’Ornellas Senior Social Media Producer
Katee Duarte Senior Social Media Producer
Katie Chung Junior Social Media Producer
Caitlin Michielsen Junior Social Media Producer

Our Team

Gavin McGarry


Before founding Jumpwire Media in 2009 Gavin worked for online video start up Joost and was the Head of Cross Platform Business Development at global television production company Endemol.

Gavin has been working in media space for over 20 years. His past experience includes positions at major television networks as well as owning and operating a television production company and a boutique advertising agency. His company created some of the first cross media TV content and worked with major networks including NBC, Discovery, CTV, and Global Television. The full service ad agency serviced two national clients and explored integrating brands into television and online properties. In 2004 he moved from his native Canada to the UK to better understand the rapidly emerging mobile phone space. Through his position at Endemol he worked closely with the UK’s largest mobile operator O2 and helped develop leading edge content for multiple platform release. In 2007 he moved into the web video arena based out of the Joost’s New York office. He has spent time in Japan, Africa, Europe and China exploring and understanding the global digital media content market place. He is invited to speak at media industry conferences on a regular basis including: MIPCOM, International Institute of Communications, Harvard Business Club of New York, Ryerson University, NAPTE, Xmedia Lab, etc.


Jennifer Harkness


Jennifer Harkness has more than 18 years of experience in the film and television industry.  Most recently, as Head of Development Factual Entertainment for Temple Street, Jennifer spearheaded the development of non-scripted programs including Temple Street’s highly-rated competitive food program Recipe to Riches (Food Network Canada, Global) and the competitive music show Cover Me Canada (CBC).

Prior to joining Temple Street, Jennifer held the position of Executive Director for the Banff World Television Festival where she grew the attendance and prestige of the annual Industry event and attracted keynote speakers such as Ben Silverman (Electus), and Dawn Airey (BSkyB) as well as some of television’s most successful showrunners, David Shore (House), Chuck Lorre (Two and ½ Men, Big Bang Theory) and Doug Ellin (Entourage) among others.   Previously,  Jennifer was an Executive in Charge of Production, at the Global Television Network where she oversaw a number of factual and reality programs including Popstars, Supermodels, No Boundaries and Train 48.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producer Lab where she successfully produced several short films which screened in festivals around the world.


Matthew Stern

Branding & Strategy

Matthew has built and expanded corporate and entrepreneurial media companies in Canada, Europe and the United States for the past 20 years.

His experiences range from launching the first multi-media division of an ad agency in the early 1990s to running and expanding McCann-Erickson offices in Moscow, Prague and New York over a 10 year period. During that time he opened new service divisions beyond traditional advertising, launched brands for Fortune 500 companies into new markets, achieved top creative and performance rankings for the offices, and was acknowledged as a “40 under 40” by Media and Marketing Europe.

After McCann, Matthew joined SpiralFrog in New York in 2006, North America’s first free and legal music downloading service that grew to become the 2nd largest site for legal downloads.

Moving back to his hometown Toronto, Matthew joined Jumpwire Media and advises new and established companies on how to craft their ideas into sustainable commercial enterprises. Matthew holds an M.B.A. from York University, with a Diploma in Arts and Media Management.

Chris Van Noy

Analysis & Media Strategy

Chris Van Noy is an industry thought leader and a 15-year veteran of digital media.

He is an Industry expert in the intersection of technology, digital media and traditional media (including adjacent industries: CDN, telecom, consumer electronics, commerce, advertising, MVPDs and finance).   A key member of the Hulu launch team, Jumpwire Media and an early member of Starwave Corporation – ESPN.com, NBA.com, NFL.com, Disney.com, Ticketmaster.com, ABCNews.com – the first family of vertical Internet media properties.

Most recently Chief Strategist, Media for Akamai Technologies, Chris is currently a writer, speaker and strategic advisor for large companies, investment firms and promising start-ups.


Corina Diaz

Senior Social Media Producer

Corina is a social media strategist with over 10 years experience in digital content production & marketing. Her passion for writing and digital media has led her to focus on driving community engagement online – and she loves it. Corina has helped execute such efforts for companies ranging from Orderit.ca (e-comm) and SoCast SRM (tech), to Rogers and Corus Entertainment. In her spare time, Corina can be found tweeting, blogging and sharing stuff she finds compelling; usually food, tech & entertainment.

Erin Berube

Operations Manager

Erin has over 15 years experience in the television, social and digital media industry. She is passionate about connecting people and sharing stories.

Her background in television has given her the opportunity to work on a variety of existing and diverse projects that required significant social engagement. She has built and managed engaged social platforms for series including, X-Weighted, The Quon Dynasty and The Liquidator. Erin has a diverse background and has also managed the social media presence for the Army in Atlantic Canada. In 2011, she produced the exclusive web content and EPK for the popular HBO Canada television series, Call Me Fitz starring Jason Priestly. Erin was instrumental in the success of five seasons of the Gemini Award winning series X-Weighted, the accompanying interactive website as well as the live event tour, X-Weighted Connect.


Matt English

Senior Social Media Producer

Matt is a social media producer with over 8 years experience in digital media, marketing, and software. His desire to see people succeed in their goals led him to Jumpwire Media where he assists in executing strategy. Matt’s previous work with companies such as Pattison, Corus Entertainment, SoCast SRM, and more, has provided him with a portfolio of diverse and exciting projects.

In his spare time, Matt assists small business owners by obtaining funds via grant writing. Matt also assists in running a non-profit organization which is dedicated to building educational and medical infrastructure in underdeveloped nations.


Danielle D’Ornellas

Senior Social Media Producer

Danielle a social media producer with almost ten years of experience creating web-based content for a variety of audiences, industries and platforms.

Her digital skills are enhanced through her direct experience working in a variety of positions for live event/entertainment organizations such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Canadian Opera Company, Massey Hall, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Honda Indy and more.

Prior to joining Jumpwire, Danielle worked for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as a publications and content coordinator. During her time at the Games, her major achievement was as a content creator and coordinator of the massive 150+ page Spectator Guide, which was produced in the three official languages English, French and Spanish.

When she’s not online, you can find her at the closest movie theatre or throwing axes in the Backyard Axe Throwing League.

Katee Duarte

Senior Social Media Producer

Katee comes to us with experience in television, marketing and teaching. Prior to joining the Jumpwire team, Katee managed the social media presence of a popular Canadian television network and affiliated TV shows.

Katee also holds a Masters in Communications and New Media, and studied the role and affect of journalism in sex trafficking across North America.

When she’s not Instagramming her insanely cute son, Katee can be found online shopping or at the Pizza Hut all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.


Katie Chung

Junior Social Media Producer

Katie is a social media producer with experience in television, marketing, social media production, and promotional events. Katie has assisted with promoting popular television series in Canada such as American Idol, The X Factor UK, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune. When she’s not managing social media accounts, Katie loves seeking out up and coming artists, going to live shows, and being a self-proclaimed fashionista.


Caitlin Michielsen

Junior Social Media Producer

Caitlin worked as an editor-in-chief on the Celtic Studies Course Union at the University of Toronto for two years, helping to organize, produce, and launch the student run journal Garm Lu which has been in publication for over 30 years. Her passion for writing, reading, and Irish mythology led her to pursue a double major in Celtic Studies and English. She has spoken at a conference for Celtic Studies undergraduate students on the female protagonist in Irish folklore and their impact on modern day popular culture. Caitlin is also currently writing a book and she hopes to bring her love of writing to the wonderful world of social media.

Jason Roks

Technology & Strategy

Wikipedia: Jason Roks is recognized around the world for his networking & digital media acumen, and for his ingenuity in predicting & leveraging new directions on the Internet & other communications technologies.

While the digital “fringe” community celebrates Jason as co-founder of the file-sharing software pioneer, Hotline Communications, Jason’s career has roots in design and creative direction.

Featured in various media, including Wired, Time, Maclean’s, Saturday Night, Yahoo! Internet Life, Shift, Macworld and Silicon Alley Reporter for his insights on new media economies, digital media distribution, file-sharing, online communities and social networks, piracy, copyright, and intellectual property.

Presented at numerous conferences, including the International New Media Festival, Digital Coast Reporter, MB5 New Media Visionaries, KMDI, nextMEDIA, DemoCamp, BarCamp, MacWorld, iWorld, and XmediaLab.

Award-winning software & new media developer. As CTO for Independent World Television, was instrumental in determining the company’s digital strategy. He Produced the New Media Business Alliance’s 2006 iSummit in Toronto, introducing emerging trends in digital media. As Emerging Technology and Digital Distribution Analyst to the CBC, played a key role in identifying & developing a cost-effective national bandwidth peering infrastructure; establishing the CBC’s VoD services; and prototyped Ambient Television initiatives.

A founding volunteer of wirelesstoronto.ca; an active participant of the Barcamp movement; and a longstanding member of the Canadian Film Centre Lab’s technical advisory council.

Recent projects include p2p content distribution models; media casting models; terminal & network computing; online communities & social networks; xmlTV, metaphors for visualization of metadata; organizational knowledge management systems; semantec analysis; RTB real time bidding, PPC, ad optimization; and public broadband & wireless infrastructures.


Meredith Simpson

Business & Legal Affairs

Meredith has extensive business and legal affairs experience with a focus on digital media, entertainment and technology. Before joining Jumpwire Media, Meredith was the Director of Business and Legal Affairs at Joost. She has also held positions with Sidley Austin LLP, Pseudo Programs, Comedy Central, Playboy Enterprises, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Throughout her roles with these companies, Meredith has provided innovative legal and business counseling and transactional support playing an active role in implementing multi media business strategies.

Meredith is a Member of the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. She lives in New York.