Valdis Martinsons


  • CIO of Research in Motion Ltd (RIM) from 2000-2004: grew the subscriber base from 30,000 to over 4.5 million and from four carriers in North America to 200 carriers on six continents
  • CIO of Virgin Mobile Canada (VMC) from 2004-2007
  • Previously held positions as Senior IT Executive at ATI Technologies (graphics chips) and Senior IT executive at A.G. Simpson Co (auto components), each during periods of hyper-growth


  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng)
  • BASc., a MASc. in Computer Engineering and an MBA, all from the University of Toronto

In His Free Time

  • Snowmobiles in the great white north