Jordan Banks Named President of Rogers Media, Rick Brace to Retire


Facebook alum Jordan Banks has been appointed president of Rogers Media, effective September 9, while Rick Brace, who has served in the role since 2015, will retire from the company at the end of the year.

Banks has more than 20 years of experience in the media, sports and technology sectors. He joins Rogers from Facebook and Instagram Canada, where he was managing director for seven years. At Facebook, he also served as global head of vertical strategy.

Brace and Banks will work together to ensure a seamless transition until Brace retires at the end of the year.

“I am thrilled to join such an iconic Canadian company with its incredible breadth and depth of sports and media assets,” said Banks. “I am honored and excited to build on Rick’s legacy and look forward to working with the team to drive the next wave of growth across our sports and media businesses.”

“Rick is a seasoned business leader who measurably reshaped our media business for the future, and I would like to thank him for his many accomplishments,” said Joe Natale, president and CEO of Rogers. “Jordan is a globally respected and transformative digital executive who will build on Rick’s legacy to drive future growth.”

“I am incredibly proud of our team and what we have achieved together,” said Brace. “I have accomplished what I set out to do and I leave Rogers Media knowing the business is in great hands with Jordan and the team.”