Igloo was named to Deloitte’s 2015 Fast 50 and Fast 500 – recognized as one of the fastest growing public and private technology companies in Canada, and North America respectively.
Igloo is a SaaS company. We don’t just provide the technology, we offer solutions and support to solve your unique business challenges. And, what we learn inspires every next step we take with our product and our customers.
Meet the leadership team
Founder & CEO
Our resident movie buff, he has a soft spot for the 1988 Bette Midler classic, Beaches. If that isn’t enough to convince you of his high-level management skills, he also has played key roles in the success of Canadian tech pioneers such as MKS, Delrina, and OpenText. While there, he launched products like the first wireless internet access package, first commercial search engine for the web, and the first web-based intranet application. In 2004, he became the CIO of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). There, he developed a technology that would later become the basis of Igloo. When your first client is the United Nations, you better believe things are gonna be serious.
In his free time, Mark cycles long distances, does duathlons, and makes us question exactly how in shape we think we are. However, we’re really happy to have him around, as he manages the money for Igloo. He is a chartered accountant, and has worked in the Canadian and U.S. markets, both for large companies and early-stage technology start-ups. We’re kind of a mix of both of those right now, so he’s a perfect fit.
VP, Marketing and Strategy
Mike Hicks brings 20 years of experience to Igloo and leads all marketing efforts, including responsibility for bringing new products and services to market. Mike is a recognized leader in global enterprise software marketing and his career includes senior roles at integrated communications agencies and global enterprise software companies. Prior to joining Igloo, Mike led enterprise marketing and global demand generation for the software portfolio at BlackBerry through their shift to being a software-driven company.
VP, IT & Hosting Operations
We’re gonna be honest, we hired Aneil off the fame he acquired for starring in a beer commercial in the 90s. Okay no, we hired him because he is the best IT guy we’ve ever met. He oversees all our data center operations, and considering our business model, that is quite the job. He’s been working in IT for about 20 years, even before the cloud was a thing. That means he knows it in and out, and he applies that knowledge every day in his role at Igloo.
VP, Product Strategy
When he’s not shooting hoops and spitting some sick 90s raps, Stephen owns the go-to-market strategy here at Igloo. Known around the office as Igloo’s “human internet,” Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge (and a pile of open web tabs) to his role as VP of Product Strategy. His extensive experience in professional service and high-tech industries (from startups to global organizations), has been instrumental in growing the team here at Igloo.
Julie Forsythe brings 21 years of experience to Igloo and leads all aspects of product development and cloud hosting, including accountability to integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning into Igloo Software products. Julie is an experienced technology leader and specializes in the scale and transformation of technical teams that deliver efficient quality outputs which drive company growth and value. She is adept at creating a culture of sharing and alignment against a common set of objectives, across all functional teams responsible for supporting product success.
VP, Customer Experience
Yvette has been an integral part of Igloo since the company opened its doors for business over 10 years ago. Having previously held leadership positions at Igloo across the sales and customer success teams, Yvette now heads up all aspects of Customer Experience at Igloo including, Customer Success, Professional Services, and Customer Support. Yvette has over 15 years of industry experience, holding previous positions at the Centre of International Governance Innovation (CIGI), SunLife Financial, and Clarica.
Director, Human Resources
Kristen is our resident “People Person.” With more than 10 years’ experience as a strategic human resources professional, Kristen’s expertise spans from leading global organizational design to implementing HR programs and initiatives to help foster a positive employee culture. As a busy working mom, Kristen is ridiculously detail oriented and organized, which comes in handy in both work and life. Some say that with age comes wisdom, but Kristen says, “Not me!” Just recently, she jumped out of a plane at 12,000 feet, and she’s also taken up downhill skiing as a hobby. Take that, Kristen’s fear of heights.
So, you want to join the team?
Life is good at Igloo. Treats every pay day, flex hours, nerf gun fights on the regular, and hover boards to get from meeting to meeting. More importantly, Igloo employees are valued for their accomplishments and experience. Everyone has a voice and everyone’s role is important in our continued growth and success.