Dan is the former president of IBM Canada with more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry, and 15 years of leadership globally. As president, until his retirement in 2014, he guided IBM in helping Canadian organizations transform their businesses to better compete in today’s competitive global market. During his time at IBM, he also held a number of senior executive positions at the North American and global levels.
Dan’s board experience includes director roles with organizations such as: World Vision Canada, the Conference Board of Canada, the Toronto Research Alliance and Urban Promise Toronto. In 2014 he served as Campaign Chair for United Way Toronto. He currently serves on the boards of Carlton University, the Economical Insurance Group and Evok Innovations. Dan holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and an honourary doctorate from Carlton University. He also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Dan brings board experience, along with extensive technology/transformation, digital marketing and profit and loss experience as a former CEO.
Dan lives with his wife Jeri in Pickering, Ontario. They have three children and two grandchildren. He is a marathon runner and enthusiastic skier.