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Our Leadership Team

Kevin Ford, CEO, Calian Group Ltd.

Kevin Ford, CEO, Calian Group Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of Calian, Kevin Ford focuses on enabling the management team to execute the company’s four-pillar growth framework of customer retention, diversification, innovation and continuous improvement. This unrelenting focus has taken the company to the next level, with revenues exceeding the half-billion-dollar mark in 2021. It’s one milestone on the journey to becoming a billion-dollar, proudly Canadian company.

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.

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.

Michael Muldner

Michael Muldner

Chief Information & Technology Officer (CIO & CTO)

Michael is a dynamic leader with over two decades of experience leading global technology organizations in both large multinational public companies as well as high growth start-ups. In the dual role of CTO and CIO, Michael is accountable for all aspects of technology—including strategy, operational excellence, innovation and cybersecurity—across Calian.

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.

Derek Clark

Derek Clark

President, Health

Derek Clark has an exceptional track record of performance in operational and commercial leadership, growth and change management. He has held many senior positions in health-related organizations, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Neurolign Technologies, a medical device and pharma start-up focused on the diagnosis and treatment of concussions.

Throughout his career, Derek has commercialized new technologies, software and services, successfully leading cross-business teams to win large, complex infrastructure projects.

Michael Tremblay

Michael Tremblay

President, IT and Cyber Solutions

Joining Calian in December 2023, Michael Tremblay brings with him a wealth of experience from more than four decades in communications and information technology. Before joining Calian, Michael contributed significantly as CEO of Invest Ottawa, leading initiatives such as the AREA X.O robot testing site and the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, focusing on economic development and innovation. His career includes time with multinational corporations, including Microsoft, SAP and Fujitsu Consulting, where he was known for his collaborative leadership style and commitment to fostering environments that encourage innovation and growth.

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 became president of Advanced Technologies in 2012.

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