Our Senior Management Team

Stephen Verhoeff, Calgary, Alberta  | photo |
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Stephen Verhoeff is President and CEO of CSI Wireless. He has been leading the company since its incorporation in 1990. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of corporate operations including marketing, financial reporting, manufacturing and administration. Before co-founding CSI, Mr. Verhoeff was President of Network Innovations Inc., a private corporation engaged in selling data communications equipment in Western Canada. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary, and a certificate in telecommunications management from Calgary’s Mount Royal College.

Colin Maclellan, Calgary, Alberta  | photo |
Chief Operating Officer

Colin Maclellan was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer in November 2003 after serving as Senior Vice-President and General Manager of CSI’s Wireless Business Unit. Under his leadership, the business unit has undergone a dramatic turnaround -- from substantial losses in 2002 to profitability in 2004, at the same time achieving enormous increases in sales revenues. Mr. Maclellan joined CSI in early 2002 after a 16-year career with Nortel Networks. At Nortel, he held a variety of executive positions including Vice-President of Nortel’s global wireless operations, and Vice-President of Nortel’s overall Calgary operations - responsible for 2,800 employees and an annual revenue base that virtually doubled during his tenure. Mr. Maclellan was also responsible for Nortel’s base station manufacturing activities for TDMA and CDMA technologies, and for its introduction of UMTS. He also worked with Nortel’s GSM team in France, and established manufacturing operations for Nortel in Brazil and China. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in London.

Cameron Olson, C.A., Calgary, Alberta  | photo |
Chief Financial Officer
and Vice President, Finance

Cameron Olson is CSI Wireless' Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance, with responsibilities for the Company's overall financial management and strategy. Before becoming CFO in 2003, Mr. Olson was Vice-President of Finance for CSI's Wireless Business Unit. Prior to joining CSI in 2000, Mr. Olson held senior treasury and finance positions with Encana Corporation (Canada's largest independent petroleum producer, known then as PanCanadian Petroleum Limited), and before that was a senior manager in taxation with Price Waterhouse. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation, and earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance degree from the University of Calgary.

Theresa Lea, CMA, Calgary, Alberta  | photo |
Vice President and General Manager, GPS Business Unit

Theresa Lea is Senior Vice-President, People and Communications, responsible for leadership in areas of internal communication, human resources, information technology and systems, and facilities and administration. As a member of the Executive Committee, Mrs. Lea provides input on overall corporate direction, with a specific focus on people resources and corporate efficiency. Mrs. Lea also provides financial leadership to the GPS Business Unit. Previously, Mrs. Lea was Vice-President and General Manager of CSI Wireless' GPS Business Unit. She joined CSI in 1997 as controller, and was promoted to her current position in 200 4 . Before joining CSI, M r s. Lea held controller and senior financial positions in private and public companies in the steel fabricating, food processing and auto motiv e industries. She completed her education and obtained her Certified Management Accountant designation while employed by the KPMG accounting and management firm between 1984 and 1988.

Chris Carver, Calgary, Alberta  | photo |
Vice President, Product Marketing, Wireless Business Unit
Chris Carver is Vice-President of Product Marketing for CSI’s Wireless Business Unit. He joined CSI in 2000 - bringing significant product management, wireless and marketing experience, including 15 years of successful consumer product development work with firms such as Magellan Systems, Orbital Sciences and BAE Systems. Before CSI, Mr. Carver was President of Motal Networks, the first company to deliver e-mail and Internet to corporate jet passengers. Earlier, he led the product marketing efforts at Infomove, one of the first companies to bring the Internet to users in automobiles. He has a MastersDegree in Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in telecommunications.

Phil Gabriel, CSP, Calgary, Alberta | photo |

Vice President, Sales, Wireless Business Unit

Phil Gabriel is Vice President of Sales for CSI’s Wireless Business Unit. He joined the company in 1996, initially as a key business development consultant. Mr. Gabriel helped establish worldwide OEM and distribution agreements for CSI’s Differential GPS technologies that have sparked significant corporate growth. After CSI’s acquisition of Wireless Link in 2000, he became an essential part of CSI’s new Wireless Business Unit. Before joining CSI, Mr. Gabriel was National Sales Manager for AlliedSignal Aerospace, leading its Aeromarine Division business in marine electronics, airport runway systems and weather radar sales distribution. Earlier, he held various management positions in what was then the fledgling computer peripherals industry. Mr. Gabriel is a Certified Sales Professional (CSP) who holds adiploma in Electro-technology, plus Business and Marketing diplomas, from McGill University in Montreal.

Michael Cummiskey, San Ramon, California  | photo |
Vice President, Business Development, Fixed Wireless and Radio Products

Michael Cummiskey is Vice President of Business Development for CSI Wireless' fixed wireless and radio products. He is the leader of all customer and marketing activities related to these product lines, which include CSI's very successful Motorola-branded fixed wireless telephone. Before joining CSI Wireless in November 2003, Mr. Cummiskey developed an impressive record in leadership, business development and sales involving close relationships with major wireless hardware manufacturers, carriers and distributors. At PrairieComm, Inc., a major supplier of integrated wireless chipsets and software, Mr. Cummiskey was Business Development Manager and led several design successes with high-profile wireless manufacturers of handsets, PDAs and data cards. Prior to that, Mr. Cummiskey was Global Account Manager for Mentor Graphics Corporation. He has a Bachelor. Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

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