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Kevin Ford

Kevin Ford

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Ford was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in April 2015. Prior to becoming Calian's CEO, Kevin served as Calian's Business and Technology Services Division President for over 4 years.

Patrick Houston, CPA (CA)

Patrick Houston, CPA (CA)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Secretary

Patrick Houston is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 15 years of experience and a background in corporate finance, international operations, mergers and acquisitions and public markets.

Jerry Johnston

Jerry Johnston

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Jerry has over 35 years of experience in management at Calian and other high-tech companies in the Ottawa region. Since joining Calian in 1992, he has held a number of leadership positions, including Director of Engineering, Vice President, Outsourcing, Vice President, Operations and Vice President, Training. Each of these roles required a focus on performance excellence, customer satisfaction, and service offering evolution. As CIO, Jerry brings this same focus to Calian Group Ltd. by appropriately integrating enterprise risk management, process management and information technology. These enablers allow Calian to achieve growth targets while maintaining its reputation for delivery excellence.

Sue Ivay

Sue Ivay

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Under Sue’s leadership Calian’s HR team is focused is on developing and executing a talent management strategy in support of the Company’s overall business plan and strategic direction.

Seann Hamer

Seann Hamer

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Seann Hamer is Calian’s first Chief Technlology Officer and is responsible for developing, executing and communicating our customer facing technology roadmap and driving our innovation agenda. He is the advisor to the senior leadership team on product development, acquisitive growth strategies and R&D priorities including the Calian Innovation Playbook.

Michele Bedford

Michele Bedford

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Michele is Calian's first Chief Commercial Officer joining the leadership team in November of 2020 to lead our Marketing, Communications and Proposals team. A well-rounded marketing leader, Michele successfully, and pragmatically leads marketing teams through product launches, re-branding, market expansion, organizational change and other strategic projects.

Patrick Thera

Patrick Thera

President, Advanced Technologies

Patrick is the President of Advanced Technologies. He joined SED in 1985 and became President of SED Systems in 2012 which subsequently became Calian SED in 2019. He has obtained extensive experience in satellite communications, program management and business development through his progressive roles with the company. Patrick holds a B.Sc. Hon. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

Gordon McDonald

Gordon McDonald

President, Calian Health

As President of Calian Health, Gordon McDonald leads one of Canada's largest national health services organizations which, for more than 14 years, has managed healthcare professionals and health programs as well as primary care and occupational health clinics.

Sandra Cote

Sandra Cote

President, IT and Cyber Solutions

As Calian's President of IT and Cyber Solutions, Sandra Cote is responsible for the development and delivery of services that aid our customers in achieving maximum success from their information technology infrastructure.

Don Whitty, CTDP

Don Whitty, CTDP

President, Learning

Don is a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) with a passion for learning, technology and innovation. He brings learning industry expertise from national and international markets and has extensive business experience helping clients innovate learning, close competency gaps and achieve and maintain compliance.

Our Team

Dr Hani Al Anid

Environment & Nuclear

Dr Hani Al Anid

Director of Nuclear Engineering
Dr. William Barker

Dr. William Barker

Chief Psychologist
Greg Beauchamp

Public Sector|Aerospace & Defence

Greg Beauchamp

Director, Digital Solutions
Russ Beaudin

Aerospace & Defence

Russ Beaudin

Business Manager, Advanced Technologies Test, Aerospace and Defence
Ian Becking

Public Safety & Security

Ian Becking

Director, Business Development
Michele Bedford

Michele Bedford

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Chris Bellman

Chris Bellman

Manager, Nuclear
Howard Chaganis

Aerospace & Defence

Howard Chaganis

Director of Operations, Cadence
David Chupick

Aerospace & Defence

David Chupick

Senior Advisor, Training & Emergency Management
Curtis Clapp

Curtis Clapp

Senior Manager, Sales & Recruiting

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