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About Howard Green

Howard Green is an author and moderator who spent more than three decades in broadcasting. He is one of the founders and builders of Business News Network in Canada, where he anchored from the channel's first day in 1999 until the end of May, 2014. Green is best known for hosting BNN's flagship interview show, Headline with Howard Green. On Headline, he interviewed everyone from Alan Greenspan to Tony Blair to Larry Summers to T. Boone Pickens to Sir Richard Branson---not to mention an endless number of North American CEOs, decision makers and market players. For almost ten years, he also hosted BNN's popular Market Call, a half hour phone in show for investors seeking advice from leading money managers, and for six years The Business News with Howard Green, the primetime news program and precursor to Headline. In January 2013, Green released his first book, Banking on America: How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the USA published by HarperCollins. It was an immediate best seller and was released in the United States in paperback in May 2014. Alongside Charles Bronfman, Green co-authored a second book---Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball and Philanthropy, again under the imprint of HarperCollins and published in October 2016. It was a Globe and Mail and Toronto Star bestseller as well as an instant bestseller on Amazon. In 2017, Distilled was named a finalist for the National Business Book Award. In September 2018, Green's third book, Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison, was published and became an immediate number one national bestseller. Railroader is available for purchase now on Amazon, Indigo or Barnes & Noble. Green also moderates at conferences and consults to corporations, institutional investors and educational institutions.

In 2006, Howard Green took a one-year sabbatical from BNN at Columbia University in New York City. He was one of ten business journalists selected from around the world by Columbia for the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship that provides an opportunity for those chosen to deepen their understanding of business.

Green is also a prize-winning documentary maker. He directed, wrote and co-produced The Investigation of Swissair 111, a highly-acclaimed 90-minute film that took viewers inside the four and half year inquiry into a plane crash that cost the lives of 229 people. It was one of the most complex aviation probes in history. The documentary was a co-production of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Swiss National Television. For his work on the film, Green won the top television prize in Canada, The Gemini Award. He was also nominated for two Emmys for a U.S. version that aired on the PBS series, NOVA. Green's film was also a finalist for The Japan Prize and a duPont-Columbia Award. It has been broadcast worldwide.

Howard Green began covering business in 1988. For ten years, he was a contributing producer and reporter at Venture, a weekly business magazine program on CBC-TV. He also reported from Canada for PBS' Nightly Business Report from 1989-94. From 1995-99, he produced and reported for CBC's info technology and media series, Undercurrents, and from 1990 until 2004, Green made nearly a dozen documentaries for which he received a number of awards. His work has been seen in some 50 countries.

Green has a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Masters from Columbia University in New York. From 2013 until 2016, he served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.  Green is currently a special advisor to the Chairman of Dyslexia Canada.

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Books

Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison, published September 18, 2018 (Page Two Books). The book became an immediate number one national bestseller.

What they are saying:

"Frank account...doesn't shy away from hot topics"  Jacksonville Business Journal
“An enjoyable and highly informative book."  Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation
“Lots of juicy learnings throughout.”   Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO, Air Canada
“Howard Green has captured the essence of the man. A valuable history and, as well, a great read.”   Bill Downe, former president and CEO, BMO Financial Group
“An affectionate but blunt portrayal that is a lively, compelling read.”  Derek Burney, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States
“This is one of the best books I’ve ever read.”  Nicole Verkindt, founder and CEO, OMX
“In 'Railroader', Howard Green captures the man in full, with an intimate, yet nuanced, portrait of an uncompromising, compulsive executive whose legacy both endures and confounds.”  John Stackhouse, senior VP, RBC and former editor-in-chief, the Globe and Mail
“A riveting, up-close profile.”  Ali Velshi, anchor, MSNBC and business correspondent, NBC News
“Engaging biography…a Jim-dandy of a book….insight into Hunter, the man, and his paradox.”  Railway Age
“Harrison critics and fans alike will find 'Railroader' to be an engaging, insightful look at the man…”   Trains Magazine
“Filled with telling details….incisive and well-balanced biography”.  Journal of Commerce
"Thorough, readable, and expansive biography.”  Ridgefield Magazine

 

 

Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball and Philanthropy is the memoir of Seagram heir, Charles Bronfman. Published by HarperCollins in October, 2016. It was an immediate bestseller. In March 2017, it was named a finalist for the National Business Book Award and was released in paperback in October 2017.  Audio book available, autumn 2018.

Originally published by HarperCollins in 2013 and released in paperback in January 2014, Banking on America made The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list as well as the list of best selling business books compiled by “Books for Business”. 

 

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During his fifteen years of anchoring at BNN, Howard Green conducted approximately 14,000 interviews, most of them “live”. His demo reel of interview samples is in three parts. 1) "Moments" 3:40 2) "Excerpts" 9:48 3) "3 Full Segments" 36:52

Among those featured: CP Rail CEO Hunter Harrison, Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, NHL Star Derek Sanderson, Pershing Square CEO & Activist Shareholder Bill Ackman, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Former Media Baron Conrad Black, Seagram Chairman Charles Bronfman, Scotiabank CEO Rick Waugh, Dundee CEO Ned Goodman, Chrysler & Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bear Stearns Legend Ace Greenberg

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                                                                                   September 18, 2018.  Publication of my new book, Railroader.  Available now.

September 21, 2018.  Keynote speaker and moderator, Austria Connect. Toronto, Canada.

September 24, 2018.  Moderator, IA Clarington Event (Securities Conference).  Toronto, Canada.

September 25, 2018.  In conversation, Railroader.  Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada.

September 26, 2018.  Keynote speaker, Railroader.  Canadian Pacific Railway, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September 28, 2018.  Keynote speaker, Rotary Club, Toronto, Canada.

September 30-October 2, 2018.  Moderator, Business Council of Canada.  New York City, USA.

October 10, 2018.  Keynote speaker, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

October 12, 2018.  Speaker, Rail to Ports Conference, Van Horne Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

October 17, 2018.  Moderator, IA Clarington, FundEX Conference.  Toronto, Canada.

November 2, 2018.  Keynote speaker, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

 

 

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