Our Vision

We’re industry experts offering state of the art broadband solutions to enable next generation capabilities. We believe in creating markets full of possibilities. We’re ready to invest in communities by delivering wholesale technology services, creating modernized solutions to meet the needs of communities across Alberta.

Across our diverse educational backgrounds and professional skill sets, each member of our team approaches every task with a positive, forward-thinking mindset that is backed by experience and years of training. Let us work together to create a tailored solution, accelerating your company or municipality into the future.

We’re a team of innovators, business leaders and technology specialists ready to partner with you, providing the ultimate connectivity experience.

Leadership

Valo Networks launched in January 2019, and although we are young-our team comes with extensive knowledge and experience in municipal broadband networks.

Phil Roberts

Chief Executive Officer 

As CEO of Valo Networks, Phil brings breadth of knowledge and passion to the team with extensive experience in business, technology and governance matters across the technology, energy and global telecommunication industries.

Passionate about technology disruption and economic development, Phil sits on the Board of several profit and non-profit companies. Phil has led senior level positions in the energy, telecommunications and software industries and has contributed to several regional and international initiatives in North America and Europe.  

An active volunteer, Phil is involved with numerous Civic and economic development organizations, is the immediate past Chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and was appointed Honorary Consul to Sri Lanka in Alberta and sits on the Board of InterGen Growth Fund, a fund focused on cross-industry scale-up technology companies.  His work has focused on strategy and growth, regulatory matters, community engagement, corporate governance and government relations.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary, as well as an MBA in Digital Technologies Management from Royal Roads University.

Drew McNaughton

Chief Operating Officer

He and his team will be fundamental in our mission to connect Canadians with innovative broadband solutions by executing VALO’s network design, construction, engineering and operations.

Throughout his 39 year career, Drew worked extensively as an executive in both the public and private technology sector, growing new network businesses across Canada, the United States and France. As a natural innovator, Drew contributes to the Alberta innovation ecosystem by sitting on the board of multiple technology organizations.

As we grow, Drew’s knowledge and insights on system design and operations will guide us as we expand our network.

Mike Stelck

Chief Commercial Officer 

Mike is a leader with a proven track record in technology and telecommunications. He has overseen the rollout of three Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) deployments in communities across Southern Alberta. He has executed a province-wide marketing plan for communities, helping them to compete for a network build based on reaching 30% pre-order rate from residents.

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