John Olfert has been with True North Sports & Entertainment Limited since 2001, serving a variety of capacities during the development and opening of the MTS Centre (2004) and MTS Iceplex (2010), acquisition of the Winnipeg Jets NHL franchise (2011), and overseeing the financial and administrative operations of True North’s properties and teams. In addition to a focus on finance and support services, Olfert also serves as a resource for other operational departments and organizational initiatives.
Olfert is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg and has a Certified General Accountant designation. He has been an active member on the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation board (and its predecessor Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation), and has served Winnipeg’s charitable and sports community in a variety of board, coaching of volunteer capacities. John and his wife Brenda have four children; Bryn, Joel, Luke and Beth.