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The Streaming Network Welcomes New Senior Management

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Ben Lirangi Takes the Reigns as Director of Business Development

FOR RELEASE January 26, 2016.

ben-lirangi-profileThe Streaming Network continues to build its specialized team of consultants and has recently brought on its newest team member Ben Lirangi as its new Director of Business Development.

“Prior to joining The Streaming Network, Ben represented our ideal customer, a senior marketer who was looking for better marketing technology to move potential buyers through the funnel and provide his sales team with qualified leads,” said Matt Ley, President, Streaming Network.    “Seeing his excitement about our product and services lets me know he is going to be a tremendous ambassador for the brand.”

Lirangi brings 20 years of professional marketing and business development experience to the Streaming Network, with senior leadership positions in organizations across  sectors such as Bell TV, Areoplan/Aimia, Sears Canada, Education First and most recently LexisNexis (as Head of Marketing) .  It is this extensive expertise that will assist Lirangi in building targeted content marketing for his Streaming Network clients.

“With me now joining The Streaming Network, I believe that I can leverage my previous professional experiences across an array of B2B and B2C companies and sectors, and continue the rapid growth of The Streaming Network business,” said Lirangi.

With the emergence of marketing technology Lirangi has seen the affects first hand in the B2B technology sector and understands how the market leading tools offered by The Streaming Network can greatly benefit those in roles he is most comfortable in.

“Before joining The Streaming Network, I researched the market and very quickly I realized that even though webcasting and webinar platforms have been around for the past decade, the market and technology is changing so rapidly based on customer and business requirements,” he said.  “I do think that we are at a  ‘tipping point’ as the market is under serviced and has a great deal of future growth potential.”

Lirangi identifies his consultative role as one that helps to address and solve the Marketer’s challenges.   “I want to identify what keeps them up at night,” he said, “And find the right product for them.”

With the array of content marketing solutions offered with The Streaming Network he can see numerous ways to assist with all areas of an organization when used effectively.

“Marketers can greatly benefit from virtual events or specifically a webinar/webcast based marketing platform.  This will greatly assist companies by driving more new sales revenue, enhance their end to end lead generation process and optimize their existing content marketing strategy.  I see this application be most relevant in B2B sectors such as technology and consulting like corporate management, IT, engineering, architecture and construction,” he said.  “Looking at virtual events, they are a great tool to drive customer & employee engagement by providing a positive user experience so the audience can best consume key information and content I also see virtual events as a great communication tool for internal communications such as  a CEO address or Town-hall and learning management communications such as sales team training, new employee onboarding or continuing education.”

Like any good marketer, Lirangi was thorough in his research of The Streaming Network while planning this next chapter in his career.  “In reviewing the current webcasting, webinar marketing platforms and virtual events product solutions in the market, the one product offering that always came up top in class and scored highest in customer satisfaction research studies was the ON24 Elite platform. With The Streaming Network’s strategic partnership and preferred distribution agreement in Canada, I knew that I would have access to the best in class technology and product platform which in my view is a clear cut competitive advantage in a very dynamic and fierce market,” he said.

As he begins to build the technology and consulting sectors for The Streaming Network, Lirangi knows that he brings something unique to the table. “I can draw upon my career experiences, and share insights and guidance on how best to compliment a marketer’s content marketing strategy faster!” he said.  “I know what works, and what doesn’t and I can share these findings with customers.”

Bringing a peer to peer approach to his consultations with other senior marketers or executives will also allow him to ask the right questions to understand clients’ business objectives before ascertaining which solution will serve best.

But it’s not only the platform that brought Lirangi to The Streaming Network, a company of the Wish Group.

“I have always been very impressed with strategic vision and leadership by Matt Ley, President at The Streaming Network and Frank Cianciulli CEO of Wish Group as they continue to effectively grow,” he said.  “I have joined a market leading entrepreneurial and customer centric organization where I can learn and grow, add value for the team’s collective success, and have some fun along the way!”

To contact Ben Lirangi for your content marketing needs:

Email: blirangi@thestreamingnetwork.com
Phone: 416.640.9766
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/benlirangi

To contact Matt Ley, President The Streaming Network:

Email: mley@thestreamingnetwork.com
Phone: 416.204.0122
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewley

About The Streaming Network:

The Streaming Network is an enhanced communications provider offering Event Level Webcasting, Event Conferencing, and IP video conferencing services. Founded by Frank Cianciulli, Chairman and CEO of the Wish Group and good friend Matt Ley, The Streaming Network (SN) has operated providing services to North American Corporate Clients since 2006.

SN’s future lies in setting industry standards amongst the webcasting and IP video conferencing arena and is currently working to accomplish this monumental task one successful project at a time.

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People Store listed as Canada’s Top Staffing & Employment Company! …and one of Countries Top 500 Companies!

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TORONTO, ONTARIO-(September 17, 2015)

Recruitment firm People Store, announced their listing on the “CANADIAN BUSINESS PROFIT 500 ranking of the country’s 500 Top Companies”. The prestigious report awarded the honor to the Canadian Staffing Agency having achieved sustained sales growth of 2,136% for the past 5 years. People Store ranks #1 among the Staffing & Employment Industry and achieved an overall rank of 34 out of the Top 500 companies across all industries in Canada.

People Store is particularly excited, as the ranking highlights the company as the #1 growth company in the Staffing & Employment Industry.

“The PROFIT 500 ranking in the CANADIAN BUSINESS Magazine is such a great way to monitor a company’s growth,” says People Store’s President & CEO, John Nalli as he commented on the announcement. “We’ve got a strong and dedicated team that is hungry for success. Recognition on the list is a big confirmation that we’re on the right road to becoming Canada’s most reputable and highly respected staffing services provider.”

“A talented and diverse group of entrepreneurs have built the Top 500 companies,” says Ian Portsmouth, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. “Their creativity and ambition spell a bright future for their businesses, and point the way to success in Canada’s ever-challenging economy.” “The Top 500 companies represent the ambition, sophistication and immense contributions of Canada’s entrepreneurial sector”, says Editor Ian Portsmouth. “We are proud to celebrate the success of these businesses and to share their growth strategies.”

This ranking is another in a series of the company’s many other growth awards. People Store has also been named as the “the best staffing firm to do business with”, according to Readers Choice Magazine for the last 9 years. It also comes hot off the heals for John Nalli, as he received the 2015 ICCO “Next Generation – Business Excellence Award”.

People Store also believes in leading by example. This is demonstrated with an internal code of ethics embracing, honesty, integrity and partnership towards both clients and employees. This spirit and dedication has proven to be one of the company’s greatest assets. “This is the outcome of a lot of hard work,” says People Store President & CEO John Nalli. “I’m really excited for the future of this rm and all the employees who help make this a great place to work. If we’re able to achieve these milestones year after year, the sky certainly is the limit. We will continually strive to help shape the future of the Canadian Staffing Industry.”

For additional information; please visit: www.peoplestore.ca

Wish Group Ranks No. 292 on the 2015 PROFIT 500

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profit-500-pressToronto, (September 17, 2015) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Wish Group No. 292 on the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Wish Group made the 2015 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 196% and moved up the list from its ranking as 364 in 2014.

“The PROFIT 500 represent the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “They should be lauded for the positive economic contributions they’ve made to their communities—and the entire country. They are examples of what can be accomplished with innovation, discipline and determination.”

“The Wish Group began and continues to excel because of its entrepreneurial spirit and hard working team,” says CEO Frank Cianciulli. “We remain focused on our goal to provide world class business solutions to companies nation wide we are honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking once again!”

The Wish Group is a group of companies that provide best in class business solutions using multiple award winning companies. These companies work collaboratively from an open office space in Liberty Village as well as several offices nationwide. This collaborative work model has produced great results in helping clients improve communications, attract and retain a world-class workforce and achieve first-rate financial results. This is Wish Group’s third consecutive year as a PROFIT 500 ranked organization.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 33 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a total print readership of more than 600,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

About Wish Group

The Wish Group was founded by Frank Cianciulli and is focused on becoming one of Canada’s largest diversified providers of business solutions by continually producing award winning high growth businesses. The companies are driven by their services, which reflect their social responsibility to the communities in which they operate. This work model has produced 10 Profit Magazine Hot 50 and Top 100 awards across 6 businesses, 2 Great Places to Work honors and 4 National best employers awards and countless other honors in the GTA Media.

Peoplesource President Teri Scott Named One of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs!

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teri-scott-smlToronto, Ontario (May 26, 2015) PROFIT and Chatelaine today ranked Teri Scott No. 47on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. This is the second year in a row that Teri has been included in the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100. Published in the June issue of
Canadian Business (available now) and online at PROFITguide.com and Chatelaine.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and run.

“You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn a spot on the W100,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Every person on this list represents the pinnacle of business success in Canada. Their stories are inspiring and instructive for those seeking to excel as an entrepreneur.”

“Having now been honored on this prestigious ranking in consecutive years has made all of us at Peoplesource and the entire Wish Group of Companies so proud of Teri. Her bold determination to provide unsurpassed qualify of service to every client and each associate we employ is inspiring. Teri’s attention to developing people whether our external or internal staff has been a great example for all of us. This achievement reflects the passion and dedication that her entire team has for people and the business in general.” – Frank Cianciulli, Chairman and CEO of the Wish Group

“I feel very fortunate to be recognized on this list of so many talented women who exemplify entrepreneurialism in every aspect of their lives. In my case however this achievement truly belongs to a much larger community of individuals, the talented, supportive, creative and intensely passionate people I’ve surrounded myself with every day at Peoplesource.” Teri Scott, President of PEOPLESource Staffing Solutions

Teri began her career in Social Work for a government funded organization in the Kitchener Waterloo region. Realizing that Social Work wasn’t her true calling, Teri decided to further her education by obtaining her degree in Human Resource Management. After a few years working with the largest privately held human resource consultancy firm in North America Teri came to Peoplesource and began overseeing all six of the Peoplesource offices. In 2010, Teri was promoted to President and Co-Owner of Peoplesource.

About the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

Now in its 17th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs is Canada’s largest celebration of achievement by women business owners. Produced by the editors of PROFIT and Chatelaine, the rankings and extended coverage of the women honoured are published in print and online. Applicants to the 2015 W100 were ranked using a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage. To see this year’s complete ranking and find links to all of our W100 editorial coverage, visit http://www.profitguide.com/w100.

About Peoplesource Staffing Solutions

Peoplesource has established itself as one of the premiere providers of recruitment solutions in Canada by bringing together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates. Peoplesource is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated, and is part of the multi-award winning Wish Group company.

Peoplesource does not just match people to jobs. They develop a partnership with the customer, determining what the customer defines as success along the way, all while investing time in and attention to the relationship. Peoplesource has won several accolades for their success, including
the Profit Hot 50 Canada’s Emerging Growth Companies, Profit 100 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Best Small & Medium Employer, Canada’s Best Places to Work, and the Readers’ Choice Best Staffing Firm Award.

People Store CEO receives the Next Generation of Leadership Award

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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – May 21, 2015)

John Nalli, CEO of People Store, receives the “Next Generation of Leadership Award” presented by the Italian Chamber of Commerce. The 13th Annual Business Excellence Awards were held in Toronto on May 21st 2015. Seven awards were presented to business leaders who have distinguished themselves as this year’s top entrepreneurs, innovators and social and cultural thinkers.

John Nalli receives the Next Generation of Leadership Award from People Store on Vimeo.

The Wish Group Ranks No. 364 on the 2014 PROFIT 500

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– PROFIT magazine unveils 26th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Toronto (June 12, 2014) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked The Wish Group No. 364 on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.

The Wish Group made the 2014 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 123%.

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”

“I’m extremely proud of the entire team at The Wish Group for helping us achieve this monumental goal.” says Frank Cianciulli, CEO of The Wish Group. “Since day one, our goal has been to provide Canadian businesses with world class business solutions that will not only help their company excel in their field, but also motivate their employees to become the best they can be.”

The Wish Group is a group of companies that provide best in class business solutions using multiple award winning companies. These companies work collaboratively from an open office space in Liberty Village as well as several offices nationwide. This collaborative work model has produced great results in helping clients improve communications, attract and retain a world class workforce and achieve first-rate financial results.

About PROFIT and PROFITguide.com

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 32 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit
PROFIT online at PROFITguide.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, best-selling and most-trusted business publication in the country. With a readership of more than 800,000, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. We provide concrete examples of business achievement, thought-provoking analysis and compelling storytelling, all in an elegant package with bold graphics and great photography. Canadian Business—what leadership looks like.

About The Wish Group

The Wish Group was founded by Frank Cianciulli and is focused on becoming one of Canada’s largest diversified provider of business solutions by continually producing award winning high growth businesses. The companies are driven by their services which reflect their social responsibility to the communities in which they operate. This work model has produced 10 Profit Magazine Hot 50 and Top 100 awards across 6 businesses, 2 Great Places to Work honors and 4 National best employers awards and countless other honors in the GTA

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Wish Group Appoints Ezio D’Onofrio as President and COO for Wish Group of Companies

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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 17, 2013) – The Wish Group, one of Canada’s largest diversified provider of business solutions through its several award winning high growth businesses, announces the appointment of Ezio D’Onofrio as President and COO. “I have worked with Ezio since 2001 while he was President & COO of Globalive Communications, a partner of Enunciate Conferencing. Having built and then divested of what turned out to be a true Canadian business success story, we grew to be close business associates and friends. Adding somebody of Ezio’s values and experience to an already strong team of leading entrepreneurs positions The Wish Group strongly for its next stage of business growth,” said Frank Cianciulli, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Wish Group. Ezio will be based out of Toronto, Canada, and has a proven track record of increasing top and bottom line growth within an existing lean organizational culture. In addition, he brings over 24 years of international, operational, business development, finance, customer service and M&A experience that will be essential to The Wish Group’s future success. “I’m excited to be working with Frank again and to continue our track record, which is highly regarded, of building successful and profitable businesses. I’m also honored to join a professional team with talented and dedicated people, and look forward to working with them to continue expanding the company’s operational effectiveness, revenue and profits,” said Ezio D’Onofrio. Ezio joined Globalive in 2001 and during his tenure, Globalive was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies from 2004-2009, ranked as the Fastest Growing Company in Canada in 2004 and was named to Deloitte’s prestigious Canadian Technology Fast 50 in 2005. Prior to Globalive Ezio was the Vice President of Operations at Novus Communications, where he oversaw start-up operations in both Vancouver and Toronto. Ezio’s telecom experience includes positions at Rogers Cable in Toronto, and Le Groupe Vidéotron, where he was involved in the start-up of their cable TV/telephony/Internet network in the United Kingdom and the U.S.

View the Press Release here.

Wish Group Qualifies for the 2013 Profit 500

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PROFIT Magazine today ranked The Wish Group No. 396 on the 25th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the summer issue of PROFIT Magazine and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.

The Wish Group of Companies, one of Canada’s leading producer of high growth businesses made the PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 107%.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada, the PROFIT 500 has expanded to recognize the entrepreneurial achievements of more than 500 Canadian companies,” says Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT magazine. “PROFIT is proud to now showcase Canada’s forward-thinking small business entrepreneurs and honour their talents and innovations.”

“The Wish Group is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking,” says CEO Frank Cianciulli. “The past few years have been challenging given the economic uncertainty and pressures from lending institutions, to have more than doubled our revenues during that period is a testament to the passion and dedication of our entire company”.

Through innovation and creative thought, the Wish Group provides products and services through their network of partnerships, ensuring unsurpassable quality and customer care. The Wish Group has received 13 PROFIT Magazine HOT 50 and TOP 100 awards across 6 businesses, 2 Great Places to Work honours and 4 National Best Employers awards as well as countless other honours in the GTA.

The Streaming Network Partners with ON24

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9/25/2012

ON24 Partners With the Streaming Network

ON24 Selects Canada’s Leading Online Events Producer as Strategic Canadian Distributor

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwire) — 09/25/12 — ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced that it has partnered with the Streaming Network, Canada’s market leader in virtual and online event services. Read more >>