kind of a big deal

It’s not every day that we get to welcome a nationally-recognized, award-winning senior executive to our team, so it’s kind of a big deal to us to officially announce that Nick Curry has joined the thirdstream group.

Some of you may know that Nick was named the ‘CIO of the Year’ by Canadian Business Magazine in 2006. You might also know that he’s already had an impressive career in the finance/insurance industry with executive roles that include CFO, COO, CIO and management. He’s also got not one but two Masters degrees (Computer Science; MBA). It goes without saying that we feel pretty fortunate that he’s joined our team.

We sat down with Nick a little while ago to ask him some probing questions, including everything to what he’ll be doing with thirdstream to what’s playing on his iPod right now.

What is your role with thirdstream?
Good Question. Officially my title is Projects and Operations Director. I see my myself as part business strategist, part executive marketing and relationships, part project/software executive and part operations executive

What appeals to you the most about the work you do with thirdstream? My experience and capabilities are a great natural fit for where the company is today and the opportunities that lie ahead.

So far, what’s the best thing about being part of this team? thirdstream is a unique blend of creative and technology. I know of no other organization that combines those two pieces – with perhaps the exception of Apple a la Steve Jobs.

Now for the fun stuff

Location, location I was born and raised in Winnipeg, although I’ve spent significant portions of my career travelling and working all over North America.

Grew up in which decade? It’s safe to say that my formative years were the 60’s and 70’s.

Favourite tune/band on your ipod right now The music on my ipod changes depending on my mood and what I’m doing.

Marital Status Married with 4 children and a dog (Angus).

You’re happiest when … I can achieve the balance of hard work, hard play, and family, which I strive to do every day. This is a very important part of life for me.

What you do when you’re not working … I love to be outside, golf in the summer, staying fit in the winter.  ‘Back in the day’ I used to do Olympic Distance Triathlons. But that was back in the day.

Favourite Beverage? Gin & Tonic

Greatest inspiration? Hmm. This is a great question. I ‘d have to say that when I look at what Steve Jobs achieved with Apple, I’m pretty inspired.

Greatest achievement (so far)? My most significant achievement, professionally, was being named as the Canadian CIO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine.

Nick Curry. He’s kind of a big deal. We’re so happy he’s joined our team.