We believe that you may be able to buy people’s hands, but you can’t buy their hearts. Their hearts are where their enthusiasm, their loyalty is. In every decision our company makes about our associates, we ask ourselves: 'Will this help us build a workforce of patriots?'
Tony Gagliano, Executive CEO and Chairman
Even with our many strategic companies, departments and teams, St. Joseph Communications really comes down to one thing: 2,000 people focused on solutions that matter for our clients. We attract multi-talented individuals from every discipline who can come up with ideas that translate into results. They don’t just think about what would create the splash, buzz or impact. They care about whether a solution will help to really achieve our clients’ marketing and communications goals. You’ll find that commitment to your success company-wide – from the loading docks to the executive suite.
Gaetano Gagliano is an honored Canadian entrepreneur who founded St. Joseph Communications in 1956 and was instrumental in changing his company from a small printing business to the largest privately owned communications company in Canada. He also founded Salt + Light Television. Gaetano was named a Knight of the Order of Sylvester in 1992, a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998, and was given the title of Commendatore, one of Italy's highest honorary rankings. He has received two honorary doctorates from Canadian universities. Born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Gaetano and his wife have 10 children and more than 40 grandchildren.
Tony Gagliano is Executive Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications. Under Tony’s leadership, the company has upheld his father's vision to evolve from a small family business into a national communications company. Tony is a member of the Young Presidents' Association and a board member of St. Michael's Hospital and Metrolinx. He’s a cabinet member of Ryerson University, President of the Art Gallery of Ontario's Board of Trustees and an honorary board member of Scouts Canada. Tony is also a founding partner and co-chair of Luminato, Toronto's Festival of Arts & Creativity. In 2008, the Canadian Club named Tony and his fellow Luminato co-founder Canadian of the Year, and the CIJA and UJA Federation presented Tony with the Words & Deeds Leadership Award. In 2010, Ryerson University presented Tony with an honorary doctorate for extraordinary contribution to Canadian society and Graphic Monthly named Tony its Printer of the Year. At the Canadian Printing Awards in 2011, Tony was named the Printing Leader of the Year.
Frank Gagliano is Vice Chairman of St. Joseph Communications. He has more than 30 years' experience in the communications and graphic arts industry, including 10 years as President of a Toronto-based advertising agency. Frank has been instrumental in directing the company through key acquisitions, including the privatization of the Queen's Printer, which doubled the size of the company overnight. Today, Frank focuses on enterprise-wide convergence, and opportunities for acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and new start-ups that align with the company’s strategic plan. Frank was one of the founding members of CORE (Centre of Outsourcing Research and Education) and is a board member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Foundation and other public and advisory boards.
John Gagliano is President of the company’s vibrant Print platform, overseeing print facilities in Toronto and Ottawa and 37 digital print centers nationwide. Under John’s direction, St. Joseph Print completed a multi-million dollar campus revitalization program designed to strengthen its competitive position and increase its capacity and service model. John has held various positions in all aspects of the business since joining the organization in 1982. John is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and has served on the boards of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, the Children's Aid Foundation and the Canadian Opera Company. He is currently on the board of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation.
Michael Chase is an industry leader in next generation marketing & creative thinking. As the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for St. Joseph, Michael has made a name for himself as a driving force for change within the company itself and also within the broader, global marketplace.
Michael’s thought leadership empowers brands to succeed in an ever-changing digital world, allowing them to create real connections with real people - their customers. He has provided strategic and creative direction for a diverse host of international companies including BMW, FedEx, Porsche, Air France, MTV, Viacom, HBO, Universal, Warner Bros, Sony, Nike, IKEA, Walmart, Thomson Reuters and Diageo.
Michael lectures regularly on the North American Speaker’s Circuit covering a wide range of topics related to trends, technologies, digital evolution and multi-channel marketing. Michael also provides leadership on boards and faculties for many of the industry’s leading pundits, including the In-store Marketing Institute, the Canadian Marketing Association, and the Digital Screenmedia Association. Michael is an often quoted “industry expert” and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Marketing Magazine, The Globe & Mail and other leading books and publications.
Tim Zahavich rejoined St. Joseph Communications in 2006 as its Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from 1999 to 2000. Tim oversees and directs all areas of financial responsibility, including internal controls, tax and treasury, and financial reporting and analysis. He is also instrumental in strengthening the company’s financial profile through the raising of public debt, mergers, acquisitions, tax planning, and forging relationships within the financial community. Prior to this, Tim was Chief Financial Officer at a number of public companies, including COM DEV International and Gennum Corporation.
Doug Templeton is President of St. Joseph Content, one of the company’s most diverse platforms. Doug’s role involves overseeing more than 500 content specialists across the five unique companies under this platform. He drives the company’s ability to provide unique, integrated content solutions including print, digital, package design and store design. He led the successful outsourcing of an integrated retail flyer/catalog/signage program for Sears Canada. Doug’s career began as a photographic representative for a commercial photo studio and he now has 30 years of leadership experience in content solutions for major retailers and catalogers.
Douglas Knight is President of St. Joseph Media, a platform of the company dedicated to managing several award-winning publications. Doug joined St. Joseph Media in 2006 following his return to Toronto from New York, where he served as founding chair and CEO of ImpreMedia, LLC. A 30-year media veteran, Doug is the former publisher and CEO of both The Financial Post and Toronto Sun. He is a director of the Writer’s Trust of Canada, the CCTFA and IESI-BFC Limited, and chair of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. Doug has served numerous arts, industry and community organizations in Canada and the U.S.
Joining St. Joseph Communications in 2010, Martin is an expert in online search and business development. Focused on balancing traditional media with new media, he brings over 19 years of experience building online business for large national brands, including Yahoo! Canada, Bell Sympatico/MSN, Marsh Canada and the National Post. Most recently, Martin held the position of Vice President of National Accounts at Search Engine People. Martin is engaged in numerous speaking events and media appearances and holds an executive MBA from the Rotman School of Business.
Laura Russell brings 12 years of Human Resources Management experience to St. Joseph Communications and is a member of the HRPA. Joining the organization in 1999, Laura has played a key role in the development of St. Joseph Communications’ Human Resources practices. Since joining the corporate office in 2004, Laura is involved in various acquisitions, outsourcing and integration initiatives for the company, such as overseeing Human Resources programs to create a unified corporate culture. Her role also supports the Human Resources leaders in all St. Joseph platforms and ensures all divisional policies and practices maintain the Values & Guiding Principles of the organization.