Leadership Team

Our leadership team consists of hardworking innovators and entrepreneurs. We have a proven track record in business, telecom and technology.

Mark Blake

President COO

Mark Blake has spent over 25 years developing, marketing and implementing technology solutions in the telecommunication and finance sectors. He brings a broad range of operational management and business development experience across both technology start-ups and publicly traded companies. While at Axia NetMedia, Mark served as COO and then CEO of OpenNet Pte Ltd – an Axia subsidiary that built a $750 million fibre-to-the-premise network to over 1.3 million homes and businesses in Singapore. His roles have also included leading the Government Services business on the 13,000 km fiber optic network, the Alberta SuperNet, and leading the rollout of MassBroadband 123 regional fiber network in western Massachusetts.

Arjen Kaput

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Arjen focuses his efforts on building the strengths of the CFOC team and on external relationships, ensuring CFOC has a network of investors and mentors to confide in. His entrepreneurial spirit has contributed to the forming of this disruptive Alberta-based telecommunications infrastructure and internet service company. Arjen holds a Master’s Degree in Health Economics, Policy & Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam in Holland.

Jodi Bloomer

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

Jodi is the President and General Manager of Fiber Optic Energy, a sister company of Canadian Fiber Optics and a Partner in Canadian Fiber Optics Corp. She has overseen the construction of 225 kilometres of fibre in Northwestern Alberta over the last twelve months. Jodi has worked in several roles, across several industries over the last 15 years. From development and construction to health and wellness, she has started her own businesses, managed multi-million dollar businesses and played a key role in the sale of large assets as well as restructuring businesses for sale to a third party. Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business.

Denise Hartung

Vice President Finance and Administration

Denise is a veteran finance, accounting professional with over twenty years of service in entrepreneur owned and operated private enterprise. Raised in Southern Alberta with roots in Alberta’s agriculture and energy sectors, family entrepreneurship is at Denise’s core. She began her career in the Alberta oil and gas industry and has since led the finance, production and operations accounting for a variety of high growth junior and intermediate producers. Denise has provided the finance and accounting leadership in tech and construction forward organizations. Cash flow, budgeting, forecasting, the development of internal processes and project controls are where Denise lends her skill to the executive at Canadian Fiber Optics.

Cameron Mitchell

Chief Financial Officer

Cameron Mitchell is a veteran finance and investment specialist known for generating actionable investment ideas in both public and private markets and finding ways to capitalize on them. His extensive knowledge of the energy industry, and involvement in chemical, manufacturing and financial advisory businesses is complimented by proven experience in corporate financial management, venture stage financing and sell side equity research.

Lloyd Alberts

General Manager - Construction

Lloyd brings 35 years in the Telecom industry. He’s managed manufacturing, construction, project management and design teams both in Canada and the US. Lloyd managed new fiber builds and maintenance of the Alberta SuperNet from its inception. He also completed several municipality FTTP network builds throughout southern Alberta. Lloyd was the lead PM for Verizon’s microcell fiber build out in the US, focusing on the Florida market. Lloyd and his wife have a hobby farm and in their spare time are developing it into a family micro farming business.

Troy Bain

Director, Technical Services

Troy brings over two decades of Telecommunications experience to the Canadian Fiber Optics Team. He spent twelve years with the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve where he developed his leadership skills prior to attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Troy began his technical career in the Broadcast and Cellular industries. He acquired his optical expertise with Nortel Networks before moving on to manage optical deployments for several Telecommunications providers.