about us

Great River connects clients with powerful marketing, media and publishing strategies. Based in Ottawa, Great River produces respected, market-leading local print, digital and event products. The principals behind the company include Mark Sutcliffe and Michael Curran.

mark sutcliffe

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Mark Sutcliffe is the chairman of Great River and an accomplished radio broadcaster (Rogers Radio 1310 News) and TV host (Rogers TV and CPAC's This Week in Politics). Mark's print journalism experience includes working as executive editor of the Ottawa Citizen. Mark has also authored two books on running, based on his experience running 15 marathons. In Ottawa, Mark has distinguished himself as a community leader, having co-chaired the United Way's regional campaign and personally raising more than $100,000 for charities.

michael curran

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Michael Curran is the president of Great River Media. He joined the company in August 2010, when he helped acquire the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa At Home. Before that he was the Regional Manager in Eastern Ontario for Transcontinental Media, one of Canada’s largest media companies. During his 20 plus years in the media business, Michael has acquired experience in all aspects of media, including news, digital, event production, sales and marketing. Michael is a graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communications and a frequent commentator on Ottawa’s business and technology scene for CTV Ottawa and CFRA.