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

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 Managing Director

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 General Manager

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.

Mike Stelck

Vice President Business Development

Mike is an experienced sales and marketing leader with over 20 years of a broad range of industry knowledge including the technology and telecommunications industries. Mike leads business development at Canadian Fiber Optics and is responsible for all sales activities in enterprise and municipalities as well as attracting and managing all strategic and ecosystem partnerships.

Ian Seenandan

Vice President Carrier Solutions and Network Engineering

Ian is an experienced Network DWDM specialist with over 20 years in the telecommunications industry experience working with companies such as Nortel and Axia SuperNet and has been with Canadian Fiber Optics since its inception. Ian leads carrier solutions, bringing growth and increased market share to Canadian Fiber Optics.

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.

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.