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Get to know us

At Whipcord, we come to work everyday to help our customers solve their critical business problems. We see the passion people have for their business, and it excites us to know we can help others take it to the next level by providing solutions through our core products – Colocation, Cloud, Backup & Replication, and Network Services. When passion gets powered with new insight, the possibilities are quite extraordinary. 
For nearly two decades Whipcord has been a Canadian success story, becoming an industry leader in data services with operations across Canada. Empowered by passionate staff that build deep customer partnerships and leveraging technology to drive customer solutions, we are building a connected age that serves everyone, everywhere.

Our Executive Team

Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson  
President & CEO
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Ryan is the President and CEO of Whipcord. He received a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in geography from the University of Lethbridge. In 2000 he started a small geomatics company in Lethbridge that, through his leadership, grew to the third largest imaging company in the world – BlackBridge Geomatics. Ryan’s commitment to Lethbridge has continued through his ownership of Whipcord, founded in 2009. He was the founding president of the U of L Graduate Students’ Association and in 2005 was inducted into the U of L “Alumni Honour Society.” In 2005 Ryan was recognized by Alberta Venture Magazine as one of 13 leaders of the next generation and again in 2012 as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential people.

Godard
Godard  
Chief Operating Officer & General Manager
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Godard is the Chief Operating Officer & General Manager of Whipcord and oversees all aspects of the core products, including sales, marketing, technology, and operations functions. He received his Ph.D, Master's, and Bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto. He has over 10 years of leadership and strategy execution experience specializing in program management. Prior to joining Whipcord, Godard served as the Vice President PMO for the BlackBridge group of companies for 4 years. He was responsible for managing BlackBridge's project portfolio and future space systems program.

Wilson
Wilson Acton  
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & General Counsel
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Wilson is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & General Counsel at Whipcord. With an extensive background in law and agriculture, Wilson holds a bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics and a Juris Doctor. As a transactional lawyer, Wilson assisted a wide range of businesses across a host of matters from seed capital raises to strategic acquisitions, including some of the largest and most complex M&A transactions in Canadian history. Wilson’s passion to build and grow companies from the ground up is a welcomed asset to the Whipcord team.

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