Big picture - Why invest in ISC
The world revolves around information, and ISC is at the forefront of information management, services and solutions.
ISC (TSX:ISV) is the leading provider of registry and information management services for public data and records. Throughout our history, we've excelled at delivering value to government, to industry and to our community. We are the partner of choice for governments and private sector organizations seeking solutions across the information management spectrum.
Information is the currency of progress. Every land transfer, property lien, business registration and due diligence search depends on accessible, accurate and timely data; through the management and servicing of information that enables these and many other transactions, we provide an essential service for individuals and corporations while supporting economic activity in areas around the world.
Our operating philosophy is characterized by a focus on people: the families, entrepreneurs, and professionals who depend on us as an entrusted manager and administrator of valuable information. This approach has fostered a rich, customer service-driven culture, an industry-leading service offering, and has positioned ISC as a significant contributor to the communities we serve.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Stusek was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of ISC in July 2008. Mr. Stusek leads the company’s overall strategic direction in the provision of registry and information management services. His focus on people, business excellence and creating value for stakeholders has driven ISC’s evolution.
Mr. Stusek joined ISC in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer, bringing a customer-centric approach to the business that resulted in an industry leading customer service experience. As President and CEO, his “people first” leadership style and commitment to employee engagement has influenced cultural alignment within ISC, moving the company beyond satisfaction to excellence.
Under his leadership, ISC made the transition from a provincial Crown corporation to a publicly-traded company in 2013. Since the IPO, Mr. Stusek has led the company to steady financial growth and strong market capitalization through operational improvements and strategic acquisitions.
Prior to joining ISC, Mr. Stusek served in various leadership roles managing Information Technology and geographic information over 13 years at the City of Regina.
Mr. Stusek is actively involved in his community. He was elected to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club Board of Directors in 2010, and in 2014 was named Vice-Chair. Mr. Stusek is the former President of the Regina Thunder Junior Football Club and former Cabinet Director for the United Way.
Mr. Stusek holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Regina.
Kenneth W. Budzak
Vice-President, Operations & Customer Experience
Ken Budzak is ISC’s Vice-President, Operations and Customer Experience. Mr. Budzak is responsible for the strategic leadership of ISC’s customer focused product strategy, policy, transactional service delivery, customer relationship management, customer support, and enterprise support services within each of ISC’s business lines. Since joining ISC in 2001, he has held various senior leadership positions across the Company before being promoted to Vice-President, Operations in 2008. Mr. Budzak was named to his current role in 2012.
Prior to joining ISC, Mr. Budzak had a 15 year career with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (a predecessor of Viterra Inc.), where he held several senior positions across a diverse portfolio of business units.
Mr. Budzak served on the Saskatchewan Science Centre Board of Directors between 2011 – 14, where he Chaired the Audit and Finance Committee. He was also a member of The Board of Governors with Excellence Canada from 2011 – 2013. In 2016, Mr. Budzak was appointed to the Regina Exhibition Association Limited Board of Directors and currently serves on the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Budzak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.
Kathy Hillman-Weir, Q.C.
Vice-President, Corporate Affairs & General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
Kathy Hillman-Weir is the Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel and is also the Company’s Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate Secretary. Ms. Hillman-Weir is responsible for leading the Company’s strategy and stakeholder relations, human resources, investor relations, communications, information governance and compliance and legal functions.
Prior to her appointment to this role in 2011, Ms. Hillman-Weir held the position of General Manager, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel. Ms. Hillman-Weir has been with ISC since its creation in January 2000. Ms. Hillman-Weir initially joined ISC as Master of Titles under the former Land Titles system and then became Registrar of Titles and Director of the new Land Registry. Ms. Hillman-Weir has extensive knowledge and background in ISC’s core business areas combined with several years of senior and executive leadership experience.
Prior to joining ISC, she held positions in the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice as Master of Titles, Legislative Crown Counsel, and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General.
Ms. Hillman-Weir holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan following undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina.
Shawn B. Peters
Vice-President, Finance & Technology and Chief Financial Officer
Shawn Peters joined ISC in 2012 and is the Vice-President, Finance and Technology and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Peters is responsible for all financial operations and oversight, including accounting, corporate administration, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, internal controls, treasury and taxation. Mr. Peters is also responsible for all technology systems and internal audit functions of the Company.
As an experienced senior level financial executive, Mr. Peters spent the last several years with Group Medical Services, where he served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he held the position of Manager, Project Financing at Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan and Manager, Audit & Entrepreneurial Services with Ernst and Young Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Peters holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.