November 26, 2020

Martin Klyne

Over the last twenty-five years, Marty Klyne has developed a broad base of senior management experience steeped in leadership, setting strategic direction, formulating strategic goals and strategies to compete, and business planning.

In 2013 he sold the award-winning business, MAACO Collision Repair & Auto Painting (Regina).

Today, Marty is the Chief Operating Officer of the Queen City Sports and Entertainment Group (Operating as the Regina Pats Hockey Club). He serves on the FHQ Developments Ltd. Board of Directors and is connected to the First Nations University of Canada as a sessional lecturer when called upon.

From 2008 to 2013, Marty was the Publisher / CEO of The StarPhoenix and Leader-Post, divisions of Postmedia Network Inc. During that period he led these two major daily newspapers through a period of tremendous change, successfully transforming them into one modern integrated organization that is able to succeed in the constantly evolving world of digital media. With 400 employees, revenues for the two multi-media publishing entities approached $90 million.

Prior to Postmedia, Marty was President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (SGC) which operates Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw, employing 1,000+ employees. SGC’s fiscal 2007/08 revenue hit an all-time high of $128 million achieving $42MM profit. Before joining SGC Marty served as: President & CEO of the Regina Regional Economic Development Authority; Executive Vice-President of MAACO Systems Canada; and, President & CEO of SaskNative Economic Development Corporation following management positions with Royal Trust Corporation of Canada and the Mercantile Bank of Canada.

As part of his commitment to the community, Marty serves on a number of committees and boards including Saskatchewan’s Labour Market Task Force and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Entrepreneurship & Small Business Program Advisory Committee.

Marty’s past commitments include: the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board; and, SaskPower’s Board of directors. He also served on the Lieutenant Governor’s Centennial Gala Board and was President of Grey Cup 2003, Inc..

Born and raised in Regina, Mr. Klyne graduated With Distinction from the University of Regina holding a degree in Business Administration, Finance Major.