The SaskTel International (SI) leadership team plays a critical role in not only setting future direction, but also guiding and empowering the SI team. Our leaders are strategic planners, innovators, mentors, and most of all, team players. At SI, our leaders set the stage for success, ensuring that SI remains at the forefront as a leading-edge software and services solution provider.
Curtis grew up on a family farm in southeastern Saskatchewan, where he learned how to work hard and play even harder. Eventually, the playing began to hurt, so naturally his focus shifted to building a family and career.
A performance driven leader and strategic thinker, Curtis Adair is recognized for his ability to incorporate innovative solutions, management practices and organizational alignment into results which enhance business practices and increase productivity and profit. With a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (High Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan, Curtis began his career at SaskTel in various management roles before joining SaskTel International as Assistant Vice-President of Business Development. Two years later Curtis was promoted to Vice President of Product Development and Innovation, where he now led the strategic research, planning, development and innovation teams. Then as COO he lead the organization to success by ensuring SI was positioned to address future market and operational optimization opportunities through continued alignment with industry standards, technology trends and customer demands. Appointed President in July 2016, Curtis will continue to work with all of SI, SI’s Board and SI’s customers to accelerate the growth of SI and deliver on the overall vision for the company.
Away from the office, Curtis continues to be actively involved in the family farm and construction business. And, whether traveling as a family, cheering on his children in sport and recreation, or simply sharing the events of the hectic day, Curtis most importantly cherishes his time spent with his lovely wife and three precious girls.
VP of Development
An avid traveler, cat lover and wine connoisseur, Jim Dickenson’s a man with good taste (whether he’ll admit it or not). Modest yet impressive, Jim can tell you a thing or two about where to find the best port, how to successfully install and maintain a moat around your house, or simply how to select the most fitting name for a feline.
Before Jim started a family or discovered an interest in travel and wine, he attended the University of Regina where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration (Great Distinction), along with a Certificate in Computer Science. Jim began his career in the education, pension and banking sectors before joining SaskTel in 1988 and venturing into telecommunications. In 1990, Jim became part of the SaskTel International (SI) team and since then has worked on most of the SI applications, including Tracs, OpenSwitchGate, Martens, Optius and ODiN. As Vice President of Product Development, Jim successfully leads the strategic direction of our product development area which is backed by his deep knowledge of and vast experience with our solutions.
Jim and his wife Linda enjoy traveling to various destinations around the world, especially Spain where great food, friendly people and delicious wine are a-plenty. Jim’s other past-time is working on his beautiful historic home, where despite past encounters with live electrical wires he is still willing to tackle just about any home repair. A believer in offsetting his carbon footprint, Jim has been walking to work since 2005, even during the frigid Saskatchewan winters.
As SaskTel International’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mike Anderson plays a crucial role in overseeing the corporation’s financial activities and provides leadership in the development of financial strategies.
Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mike Anderson held several key positions at SaskTel International’s parent operator, SaskTel. With 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mike began his career at SaskTel in 1980. He has since held a variety of positions in the finance, marketing, operations, customer services, sales, and corporate development areas within the company.
Mike holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Regina, a professional designation as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is also a member of the Society of Management Accountants.
VP of Customer Services
Scott has experienced travel throughout the world but his biggest passion is here at home cheering on the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Win or lose, rain or shine, Scott will always stand by his football team and sport his jersey on game day. When he’s not working hard, or cheering on the Riders he’s spending time with his family and traveling.
A lifelong learner, Scott is currently pursing his Executive MBA and brings over 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry. Prior to SI, Scott spent 11 years with SaskTel, SI’s parent company where he was engaged with many of SaskTel’s largest enterprise customers ensuring that solutions were delivered with excellent business value. Outside of SaskTel/SI, Scott spent over 10 years working for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool where he held a number of progressively responsible positions within their Enterprise Operations IT department.
As VP of Customer Services at SI, Scott is accountable for Customer Support, Quality Assurance and all Service Delivery. Scott leads the multi-functional Customer Services department to support sales channels and deliver innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of SI’s customers.
Scott is a frequent attendee and presenter at industry conferences and maintains a lot of knowledge and connections in the telecommunications/ICT industry. If you ever need a guy who knows a guy… Scott is your guy!