About Jordan Banks
Jordan Banks is the Managing Director of Facebook Canada where he is responsible for leading and managing all of Facebook's commercial operations in Canada.
Recently named one of Canada's 50 Most Powerful Business People by Canadian Business magazine as well as one of the 25 Most Influential Innovators in Canada by Financial Post magazine, Jordan is a well-respected leader in Canadian business. Prior to Facebook, Jordan was the founder and managing partner at Thunder Road Capital, which he co-founded to provide investment and advisory services to early stage technology companies. Jordan was also the chief executive officer of publicly traded JumpTV, a leading broadcaster of sports and international television over the Internet. In 2008, JumpTV merged with NeuLion Inc to become the world's leading online video and IPTV multi-platform provider.
Prior to joining JumpTV, Jordan served as the managing director of eBay Canada. As the second employee of the Canadian office, Jordan helped launch eBay Canada in 2000. Jordan and his team were ultimately responsible for growing the activity of Canadians on eBay to over one billion dollars in 2007 which accounted for approximately 25% of all Canadian e-commerce activity.
Before joining eBay Canada, Jordan managed the Licensing and International Business group at the National Hockey League Players' Association and, a lawyer by profession, Jordan also practiced corporate law at Goodmans LLP in Toronto.
Jordan is an active and dedicated member of the community. Over the course of the past two decades, Jordan has personally championed numerous efforts relating to raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's research and care. As part of that commitment, Jordan sits on the Boards of Directors of The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Research and Care.
In addition, Jordan sits on the Board of Directors of Cineplex Entertainment, Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, the Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo, and the Advisory Committee for the 2016 NBA All-Star game in Toronto.
Jordan is a member of the Young President's Organization and was previously named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" honourees. Additionally, In 2015 Jordan was named one of "Canada's Leading Men" by the Weizmann Institute for Science for his contribution to the field of research in Alzheimer's disease.