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.
Chief Marketing Officer
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.
Chief Sales Officer
Yvette has been an integral part of Igloo since the company opened its doors for business over 10 years ago. As a former lead for Igloo’s Customer Experience team, overseeing Customer Success, Professional Services, and Customer Support, Yvette has a true understanding of what it takes to create a partnership with our customers. She now brings her digital workplace expertise and passion for a positive customer journey to the sales organization at Igloo and leads all sales and partner teams. Yvette has over 20 years of sales, marketing and services industry experience, previous senior positions at the Centre of International Governance Innovation (CIGI), SunLife Financial, Clarica; and yes…she was a nurse way back when.
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.
Solving problems makes Julie happy. That, and helping people reach their highest potential at work. With a background in programming and platform/application support, Julie knows that strong leadership in technology organizations is the key to creating an environment where people can be their best. That’s why she’s a great person to lead the ever-so-populous Product Development, Quality, and Release Engineering teams at Igloo. Julie’s an adrenaline junkie who loves rock climbing and riding motorcycles. She also enjoys a strong cup of coffee (or several). Maybe that’s why she’s always hyper organized, super dedicated, and highly awesome at work.
Director, Human Resources
Kristen is our resident “People Person.” As the director of human resources at Igloo Software, Kristen Ruttgaizer uses her 15 years of experience to shape the variety of employee and leadership programs at Igloo. In her role, Kristen provides human resources expertise in global organizational design, implementing global HR programs and initiatives, as well as providing influential leader and employee coaching, to foster a positive employee culture. Kristen was recently featured on Human Resources Director Canada’s 2018 Hot List, recognized as a professional who is reshaping the future of HR in Canada.
Laura Brick brings 18 years of experience in strategic marketing and global alliances to Igloo. Responsible for architecting Igloo’s partner ecosystem, Laura leads all aspects of strategic, channel and technology partnerships. Straddling strategy and operations she is developing one of Igloo’s key growth initiatives. Prior to joining Igloo Laura led game-changing B2B partner and marketing teams at D2L, geoLOGIC systems, Energy Navigator and Global Relay.
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.