| Victor de Bonis has served as a member of Canucks Sports and Entertainment (formerly Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment) since 1994. His experience spans twenty years in sports and entertainment and finance.
de Bonis was named Chief Operating Officer in March of 2007 and supports all facets of business operations both strategically and tactically with his primary responsibilities being Ticket and Suite Sales and Service, Arena and Retail Operations, Finance, Administration and People Development.
Prior to his current role, de Bonis served as Chief Financial Officer for nine years. He oversaw enterprise sale transactions from 2005 to 2007 and has operated strategic planning and implementation since 2000. During his tenure as CFO, he was a key member of the team that administered the Vancouver Grizzlies sale transaction and term debt refinancing including a resulting take out and financial institution replacement in 2000.
He first joined the organization as the Corporate Controller in 1994. In this position, he managed a public company private placement and the resulting private reorganization (Arena and Vancouver Canucks). In 1994 and 1995, de Bonis also managed material term debt financings with Canadian and American financial institutions for the Arena and Vancouver Grizzlies. He acted as a key member of a group that developed and instituted the new business strategy for GM Place, the Vancouver Grizzlies and the Vancouver Canucks, beginning in 1995.
de Bonis graduated from the University of British Columbia and earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1989. He began his career at KPMG Chartered Accountants in the Vancouver branch’s corporate audit division directly following graduation. de Bonis served in this capacity for five years, auditing significant private and public companies in the Hospitality, Broadcasting, Mining, Healthcare and Manufacturing industries, before entering his final role with the organization of forensic accounting specialization. In 1992, he became a chartered accountant.
In addition to his professional activities, de Bonis is actively involved with his family and in community affairs. He and wife, Mary, have three children.