Birthplace: London, Ont.
Company: Leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions.
Education: Bachelor of applied science with honours in electrical and computer engineering, Queen's University (2000)
Charitable involvement: Nepean Girls Hockey Association
Biggest biz achievement: Since I joined the company in 2000, my team and I have profoundly restructured how software is sold at Entrust Datacard, improved the product and software portfolios, grown the company’s size and revenue and successfully led numerous acquisition and integration processes.
Biggest obstacle: Through the dot-com bubble, the financial crisis and two major acquisitions, I’ve played a key role in shaping Entrust Datacard’s future and ensuring the company flourished. I helped lead the transition from a traditional solution delivery model to the company’s software-as-a-service product offering, which now accounts for more than 70 percent of the security segment’s revenue and is the company’s fastest growing product segment.
First job: Hockey referee
What’s left to do: Being an excellent father and husband requires daily attention – it is something that I will never feel that I have completed. The information security industry is incredibly dynamic. I am confident that the years to come will be full of opportunities to develop innovative technology that really makes a meaningful contribution to safety and security of the digital world.
Favourite pastime: Spending time at the cottage.
I’m currently reading: The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Strong Bottom Line by David Horsager
Favourite movie: The Godfather
Favourite song: Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Favourite local pro sports team: Ottawa RedBlacks
Favourite local summer event: Canada Day
Preferred social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
Twitter handle: @gregwetmore