David A. Lazzarato is a media/broadcast industry consultant who assists companies in the areas of strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and financing. Mr. Lazzarato was Chief Executive Officer of Craig Wireless Systems in 2008. Prior to joining Craig Wireless Systems, Mr. Lazzarato served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and Chairman of Motion Picture Distribution from 2005 to 2007. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Lazzarato served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allstream Inc. (formerly, AT&T Canada Inc.) and was Chief Corporate Officer of MTS Allstream Inc. in 2004. Mr. Lazzarato is Vice-Chair of each of the McMaster University Board of Governors, the Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities, the Trillium Health Center Foundation and a Director of LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
Mr. Lazzarato earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University and is a Chartered Accountant, having received the FCA designation from the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2006. Mr. Lazzarato received the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2008 and has also completed the Senior Executives Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.