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SIT Executive Team

Chris Buck, President & CEO

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Chris Buck joined SIT as Chief Executive Officer in 2014 and is now President and CEO. Chris has extensive experience in technology and financial services having worked at the University of Waterloo, Prudential Assurance Co. Ltd and DMR Inc. Chris had an extensive career with increasing executive roles at Manulife Financial including CIO of Canadian Wealth Management, CAO of Manulife Bank of Canada and Global CTO of Manulife Financial and John Hancock. Chris was a strong contributor to the growth of Manulife’s Canadian Wealth Management business to over $100 Billion in Assets. Chris believes that the software and services provided by Strategic Information Technology are key to growing employee, shareholder and customer value in a technology enabled business.

Rob Leeming, Executive Director & Senior Advisor

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Rob is the prime architect of Strategy/PM, the first generation banking system that later became the launching pad for Portfolio Plus. He has over three decades of experience in information systems and EDP, having consulted for both government and private sector in a broad cross-section of applications, ranging from banking to manufacturing to artificial intelligence. He has been self-employed and a principal of his own firm for the majority of his career. Rob has fulfilled virtually every role in the software value chain, from programmer to project manager to chief architect.

Stephen Leeming, Director and Technical Advisor

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Stephen has over 30 years of information systems industry experience, which includes major private sector and government assignments in finance, accounting, order processing, manufacturing, human resources, payroll, and banking. He has been a business partner with his brother, Rob, for the majority of this time. Together, they have built Portfolio Plus, a growing banking software platform that is being used in dozens of Canadian financial institutions, along with financial organizations in Trinidad, UK, Ireland, and Belize. Stephen’s primary mandate at SIT is to enable the continued growth and modernization of the Portfolio Plus banking software platform.

Dianne Cupples, Vice-President of Client Engagement

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Dianne brings over 20 years of industry expertise to her role as Vice-President of Client Engagement. She has worked her way through virtually all areas of banking, including teller processing, deposit services, clearing, payments, registered products, lending products, financial advisement, and management. Joining SIT in 2002, Dianne began as a customer support representative, and then worked to advance her responsibility as a manager of customer support, manager of software migration services, vice-president of customer support, and vice-president of application support. Dianne has an MBA from Bangor University, UK, and a Chartered Banker designation from The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Donna Galloway, Vice-President of Product Management & Marketing

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As Vice-President of Product Management and Marketing, Donna Galloway leads the company’s evolving digital marketing and product management strategy. She oversees the development of Portfolio Plus’s core products designed for financial institutions, which offer technological solutions for lending, term deposits, investment management, retail banking, and more. Donna is also responsible for product management and marketing for all supporting products, including Collector, Prospector, the Open Banking Platform, and a suite of technological interfaces that connect customers with leading industry partners.

With over 20 years in the financial services industry, Donna has developed extensive experience in product development, digital strategy, presales, and product design. She is leading the effort to define the company’s position in Canadian and international markets, applying her strong strategic, analytical, and go-to-market skills to propel new growth for both SIT and SIT’s customers.

Michael Swan, Vice-President of Product Engineering

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Michael is an innovative technology leader, bringing more than 20 years of diverse technical and business experience, driving strategic planning and change initiatives in the financial services, information technology, and telecommunications sectors. He has held senior roles in software engineering, product management, and business development at multiple technology companies. Most recently, at the Royal Bank of Canada, he provided leadership in information technology strategy and infrastructure delivery. Michael is passionate about cultivating high-performing teams through mentoring and coaching to deliver exceptional results. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

Steve Wilson, Chief Financial Officer

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Steve is a senior executive with 20 years' experience in public and private companies in the software and services industry. A results-oriented business leader with expertise in managing growth business, Steve has been involved in 25 M&A transactions and has raised approximately $1 billion in external funding. Steve is a strong leader and communicator with extensive knowledge of interacting with boards of directors in the investment community, as well as setting business strategy and aligning operations to successfully maximize shareholder value.


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