Nomination Date: 22/11/2018
A lawyer by training, Tom Pentefountas resumed his law practice in 2017 following his departure from Stingray Digital Group, where he held the position of Senior Vice President, International Growth, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia since 2015. In 2011, he began his tenure as Vice-President of Broadcasting for the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission). From 1996 to 2011, he was a member of Montreal-based law firm Silver Sandiford and represented clients in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. For two years, he also appeared on CKDG FM Montréal’s radio program Mike FM, offering his expertise in human rights, criminal law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In addition, he has regularly contributed to the “Gang of Four” radio program on CJAD Montreal.
In 2003, a keen interest in Canadian politics led him to join the Action démocratique du Québec. Mr. Pentefountas played various roles within the party, including chairing the National Executive Committee from 2007 to 2008.
Active in his community, he is a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce of Montreal as well as a member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. In addition, he was vice-president of the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce of Montreal.
Mr. Pentefountas holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minor in Philosophy from Concordia University. He also earned a Mini-MBA from McGill University and a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Married and father of two, Tom Pentefountas is taking the next step in politics to make sure his children’s future is prosperous.