Considering his academic background and professional accolades, Nick Curry is an extremely humble guy. Let’s begin with a double masters degree in computer science, an MBA and the honour of being named the Canadian CIO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine in 2006. ‘Lucky to have him on board’ is an understatement.
As our Chief Operating Officer, Nick handles his challenging role with ease, on any given day being a business strategist, executive marketing and relationships specialist, project, software executive and operations executive. When asked what’s best about being on the thirdstream team, he says it’s the blend of creative and technology that intrigues him the most. ‘I know of no other organization that combines those two pieces – with perhaps the exception of Apple a la Steve Jobs. We have a tremendous opportunity to be a key partner in the evolution of the Credit Union sector.’ And with Nick on board, our evolution as a company is leading us to amazing heights.
Now for the fun stuff
Born and raised in
I was born and raised in Winnipeg, although I spent significant portions of my working career travelling and working all over North America. BTW, I am the middle child of 7 children….
Grew up in which decade
Probably safe to say that my formative years were the 60’s and 70’s.
Biggest musical (or other) influence when you were growing up
Largely the Beatles and the Stones.
Favourite tune/band on your ipod right now
Most of my music – on my ipod – I use for my gym workouts or driving music and what I listen too changes by activity and mood.
Married with 4 children and a dog (Angus).
You’re happiest when
I can achieve the balance of hard work, hard play and family. I strive to do this every day. It’s a very important part of life.
I love to be outside, golf in the summer, staying fit in the winter. I also used to do Olympic Distance Triathlons ‘back in the day’.
Gin & Tonic
I am truly inspired by Apple/Steve Jobs.
Greatest achievement (so far)
My most significant achievement, professionally, was being named as the Canadian CIO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine.