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Kevin Ford, CEO, Calian Group Ltd.

Kevin Ford, CEO, Calian Group Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Ford was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in April 2015. Prior to becoming the CEO of Calian, Kevin served as the Calian Business and Technology Services Division President for more than four 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.

Michele Bedford

Michele Bedford

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Michele is the company's first Chief Commercial Officer, joining the Calian 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.

Sacha Gera

Sacha Gera

President, IT and Cyber Solutions

Sacha is an Ottawa-based leader with an excellent understanding of today’s technology. He has more than 20 years of experience working in technology for both start-ups and large multinational organizations, such as IBM, Blackberry and CGI. Sacha joined the Calian leadership team in 2021.

Seann Hamer

Seann Hamer

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Seann Hamer is the first Chief Technology Officer at Calian 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.

Sue Ivay

Sue Ivay

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

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

Jerry Johnston

Jerry Johnston

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Jerry has more than 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.

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.

Patrick Thera

Patrick Thera

President, Advanced Technologies

Patrick joined SED (now Advanced Technologies) in 1985 after completing an honours degree in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. SED became a part of Calian in 1990. Throughout his extensive career within the organization, it was the variety of technical challenges, the commitment to our customers, and the opportunity for worldwide travel that spurred him to grow in his career, through progressive roles in the organization. Patrick’s became president of Advanced Technologies in 2012.

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.

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