Former President and Chief Executive Officer
of GLENTEL Inc (TSX: GLN) for over 25 years.
Founder of WIRELESSWAVE brand in 1997, which grew to over 150 stores across Canada. Along with the other GLENTEL brands – TBooth and Wireless Etc – grew to over 350 stores across Canada. Through Thomas’ leadership and strategic vision, GLENTEL expanded to operate more than 1,400 stores in Canada, the United States, Australia and the Philippines.
With more than 40 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience, built and sold numerous businesses and has extensive public and private company board experience. Involved in growing two franchise systems: TCGI (Speedy, Novus, Apple Auto Glass) and WirelessZone (Verizon dealer).
Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 by Ernst & Young as the President and CEO of GLENTEL Inc. Recipient of the Queen's medal commemorating Her Majesty's 60th Anniversary. An active member on the Advisory Board of Salvation Army BC South region and was the Chair of the Advisory Board for more than 10 years. In 2014, Skidmore was inducted into the Salvation Army’s Order of Distinguished Service, their highest world award. Served on the Board of BC Women's Hospital Foundation for 12 years.
Former EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
GLENTEL Inc. (TSX:GLN)
CMO and executive leader of GLENTEL's retail and corporate marketing, brand development, merchandising, store design and construction for WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth wireless,
Costco Wireless Etc. kiosks in Canada, United States and Australia. Expertise in retail, franchising and distribution.
Prior to GLENTEL, worked for Speedy Glass, Autostock Inc, Glenayre Technologies Inc., and Page Canada.
Volunteer Director, Committee lead & Chairperson for
Non-profit organizations including Cityreach Care Society,
The Warehouse and Broadway Lodge.
Past Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GLENTEL for 10 years.
Chartered Professional Accountant, holding a CPA, CA designation. Bachelor of Business with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, Simon Fraser University. Over 20 years of domestic and international public and private company financial leadership and operational experience with significant experience in public company requirements, mergers and acquisitions, bank financing, treasury management, leading a fast-paced growth company, financial and operational management, project management, team building and relationship management.
Named BC CFO of the Year by BIV in 2014 and named CFO of the Year by Finance Monthly Magazine in 2015 and 2016.
Past Director of Finance of GLENTEL Inc.
Spent 17 years with GLENTEL, working in progressively responsible leadership roles. Brings over 25 years of business, finance, and operational leadership experience in the retail, wholesale, and service industries. Played a key role in a successful divisional turnaround and led a number of M&A initiatives. Chartered Professional Accountant, holding a CPA, CMA designation.
Prior to GLENTEL, spent 9 years at Mohawk Oil Canada, managing the finance functions for over 300 corporate and franchise retail fuel and convenience stores and the bulk/wholesale fuel business.
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