Richard Speer, a leader in the content and entertainment industries, founded Attraction in 2002. Today he heads a company whose renowned expertise affords him a leading role in Canadian television and film. Since its founding, Attraction has produced more than 7,500 hours of television and 13 feature films, and has received hundreds of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
Speer received a B.A.A. in Finance from Université Laval and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Université de Montréal. Since 2012, he has served as the Quebec President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), having served as the president of its Quebec chapter from 2011 to 2012, and of the Cercle des Présidents du Québec. In 2013, Speer received the Young Entrepreneur of Quebec prize at the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal’s Arista competition, and was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.