Founding WiBand Communications in 1999, Bob Kennedy serves as the Company President & Chief Executive Officer directing WiBand’s strategy and direction from Head Office in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Throughout his career, Mr. Kennedy has been at the forefront of emerging technology and has founded and grown several successful technology companies including ComputerLand and PBSC Computer Training Centres, both of which were the first of their kind in Canada. Active in the community, Mr. Kennedy has served as President of both the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Country Club and Chairman of several large golf tournaments including the LPGA and the AT&T Canada Senior Open. In addition to his role at WiBand, Mr. Kennedy serves on the Board of the North West Company.
Located in our Edmonton Branch, Guy Bertrand has been with WiBand since 2001 and since that time has managed several portfolios for the Company including Alberta Region; Sales and Operations. In addition to holding a Master’s in Business Administration from Western University, Mr. Bertrand also brings over 20 years of valuable experience in the Banking and Equipment Finance industry in a variety of positions including Managing Director and Vice President – Credit and VP of Business Development. Mr. Bertrand is a key part of WiBand’s Executive team, having successfully led several large network and infrastructure implementation projects in rural and urban settings for Government, enterprise, industrial, commercial and residential user groups.
Mike Bayes is responsible for the management and direction of activities related to engineering, customer support and product technology at WiBand. Mr. Bayes’ has 15 years of telecommunications experience in multiple disciplines including engineering and operations. Mr. Bayes joined WiBand in 1999 and has been a key contributor while serving various roles at the company. Prior to joining WiBand, he served several years as a wireless engineer implementing voice and data satellite systems throughout Manitoba.
Mr. Frykas joined WiBand as Vice President, Finance in September of 2009. He has extensive experience overseeing business performance and strategic growth initiatives. Mr. Frykas is responsible for overall financial management of the company, installation of financial systems and corporate and strategic development. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mr. Frykas attended the University of Manitoba where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in 1999.
Jen Kennedy is responsible for directing and managing the operations department and strategic business development side of WiBand. Joining WiBand in 2006 as an Account Executive, Ms. Kennedy has earned consecutive President’s Club awards both for excellence in sales and outstanding contributions to the company. In addition to obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba in 2003, Jen has a background in Telecom Sales and Commodity Futures Trading.
Joining the WiBand team as Director of Operations in February 2012, Mr. Newton oversees Field Services, manages WiBand facilities and coordinates both internal and external large project deployments. A Certified Network Technician, Mr. Newton is also responsible for overseeing WiBand’s Corporate IT. Bringing 14 years of technical experience in a variety of roles including corporate IT management, software development, and project management, Mr. Newton is a valuable addition to the leadership team.
Mike Stock trains, manages and mentors WiBand’s team of Account Executives and is instrumental in WiBand’s continual growth across Western Canada. Also responsible for the management and continual development of WiBand’s major accounts portfolio , Mr. Stock leads by example and has been awarded consecutive President’s Club awards for excellence in sales. In addition to over 10 years of experience in the IT and Telecom industry with TeraGo Networks and Xerox, Mr. Stock also holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Red River College.