Melinda is a seasoned business entrepreneur who has stewarded emerging and early-stage enterprises through various touchpoints of the growth cycle. As a second-generation stakeholder in Rogers Communications Inc., the business co-founded by her father, Ted Rogers and his wife Loretta, Melinda also has invaluable and real time insight into the complex nature of leading founder led organizations through the transition to CEO led businesses.
Melinda joined Rogers in 2000 and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Board of the public company and Vice-Chair of the family’s private control trust. In 2011, she founded Rogers Venture Partners and went on to Chair the Board of Texture by Next Issue Media which was acquired by Apple in 2018.
Ms. Rogers-Hixon is a founding partner of Generation Trust Advisors, a global consultancy with a specialty in family enterprises, serves as Chair of The Jays Care Foundation, and as a Director of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Bombardier, Rogers Bank, and Huron University College.
Ms. Rogers-Hixon holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Western Ontario, an MBA from The Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto and lives with her husband and four children in Toronto, Canada.