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TITLE: CIO, VP Technology & Strategy

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Executive Candidate Profile

Currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) for one of the largest Police Services in Canada with 23 years’ experience developing and executing technology strategies in alignment with corporate objectives.

Recognized governance and change management agent committed to servant leadership with the vision to anticipate business needs, leadership to inspire teams, and experience to effectively execute processes. Directed organizations with 400 IT staff internationally with annual budgets of $130M.


Seeking a Senior Leadership role overseeing the technology, innovation, operations, people, partnerships and strategy for a recognized business or institution, with the goal of supporting, achieving, maturing and improving the organization’s unique objectives and goals.​

Recognition / Achievements

  • Implemented Canada’s first Big Data & analytics (Artificial Intelligence) data management policing platform
  • Completed a $50M digital transformation of critical police and 911 communications infrastructure
  • Implemented Canada’s first highly available 911 Service, introducing active-active 911 centers
  • Implemented highly available support operations and developed Cloud services for TELUS’ three largest data centers
  • Oversaw western Canada operations and 400 staff for Bell Canada. Responsible for 24×7 operations and security for millions of hosted/Cloud customers.  Directed Bell’s national hosting and Cloud strategy
  • Transformed Edmonton Police Service’s information & technology operations, successfully passing IT governance, cybersecurity, privacy & compliance audits completed by Ernst & Young Inc.
  • Oversaw strategy and presented the winning proposal to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Committee (VANOC) in Vancouver on behalf of Bell Canada to provide technology services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics Games

Education / Designations

  • CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
  • ITIL – Certified in IT Service Management
  • CGEIT – Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • CISSP – Currently enrolled in Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – Complete in Q3 – 2019
  • Bachelor’s Degree Economics | University of Calgary, Calgary
  • Associate Degree Computer Engineering  | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton
  • Enrolled in Master’s degree Intelligence Studies & Cyber Security American Military University 

Personal Information

  • My wife and I have been married for 15 years and have a son in Denver, CO. Our immediate families are located in northern Alberta, Colorado and Tennessee.  We have two Tibetan Terriers (Yonti & Labu) that are family. My wife and I travel often, and the warmer…the better.  My three biggest personal passions are wildlife photography, exercising (weightlifting and running), and learning about cybercrime & cybersecurity frameworks, practices and events. ​
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