Meet our chief technical officer

As Chief Technical Officer and co-owner of thirdstream, Keith inspires our team to reach higher and dig deeper when it comes to developing products that will keep thirdstream on the leading edge of acquisition, authentication and origination technology. A strong leader with brilliant insights, Keith motivates our team to find creative, effective ways to continually push the envelope in everything we do.

When he’s not driving business and innovation forward, he’s working directly with our clients, building partnerships and alliances and getting to the heart of what they need. This is a natural role for Keith. Anyone who has ever met him can’t help but be drawn to his genuine warmth, big smile and contagious laugh. 

Here are some other cool facts about Keith.

When did you join the thirdstream team?
2004 – Christian and I were the first two standing.

What is your role with thirdstream?
My official title is CTO. However, from a day-to-day perspective, I deal more with client relationships on the software side of our business to determine the opportunities that we may have in relation to applying our technology to their environments.

What appeals to you the most about the work you do with thirdstream?
Establishing and fostering relationships with our client. What gives me the most pleasure is when a client sends through a note from one of their staff members, stating how our solution(s) have changed their daily activities for the better.

In 1-2 sentences, what do you appreciate the most about being part of this team?
I truly appreciate everyone’s unique skills and abilities that allow us to “wow” our clients. On the marketing side, our team’s ability to capture the essence of a particular client and knock it out of the park. On the tech side, the team’s ability to make all of our hair-brained ideas work.

Now for the fun stuff  

Born
Steinbach, Manitoba

Raised
Altona, Manitoba

Grew up in which decade
I still haven’t.

Biggest musical (or other) influence when you were growing up
Anything 90’s. GnR, Skid Row, Queensrÿche. Really anything with a strong beat and an awesome guitar solo.

Favourite beverage
Beer, beer and more beer.

Other hobbies
Playing guitar, downhill skiing, curling up with a Grisham novel in front of the fire.

I’m happiest when …
I’m the first on the golf course, fresh dew on the ground and I hit a perfect iron shot into the green.

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