Mentoring, networking and collaboration.

Tel: 416.755.0025

1731 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON, M1R 2X7

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 -  - Team

Vel Omazic

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Vel runs the business; leads by example; engages CMI’s Board, partners, sponsors and funders. He puts his heart into developing artists, managers and building CMI.

Jesse Mitchell

Director of CMI Live

Jesse spearheads CMI’s Live Events division, connecting artists across Canada with paid performance opportunities. He also leads curation efforts for CMI’s core professional development programs.

Kate Rogers

Programs Manager

Kate assists in the design and execution of all CMI's core and custom professional development programming. She ensures that all CMI’s programs run smoothly and are providing impactful development opportunities to any artist or manager that comes through our doors.

Kyle Martin

CMI Live Manager

Kyle assists in the planning and execution of all activities connected to CMI’s Live Event division and all other logistical needs of the organization

Taija Grey

Digital Marketing Manager

Taija's role of Digital Marketing Coordinator tasks her with assisting the team in the development and maintenance of our marketing initiatives, social spaces and online communities.

Bianca Pugliese

Live Events & Marketing Coordinator

As a live events coordinator, Bianca assists with the curation of programs by implementing marketing strategies and booking talent. Additionally, she acts as a liaison between artists and businesses. Bianca graduated with distinction from Toronto Metropolitan University’s media production program and worked for companies such as the Canadian Music Centre and Subculture Music & Media before joining the team at Canada’s Music Incubator.

Gianna Antonacci

Programs Manager

As CMI Programs Manager, Gianna contributes to the ongoing development and execution of all core and custom professional development programs. Gianna’s journey with CMI began as a participant in the Artist Manager program.