15544 Steve Marsden
After graduating from RMC in 1986 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Steven spent eight years as a Combat Systems Engineering Officer (CSE) in the Navy.
After completing his
ashore phase training he
spent sea time in HMCS Saguenay, which is now a recreational diving destination at the bottom of Lunenburg harbour in Nova Scotia.
He was subsequently posted to the Canadian Forces Fleet School (Halifax) (now the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School) where he developed and delivered graduate-level engineering training for new and upcoming CSEs, and thence to the Fleet Software Support Centre where he managed the software maintenance program for the Canadian Naval Electronic Warfare System (CANEWS).
years in the navy Steven
had three daughters, who are now aged 12, 13 and 14.
Deciding that a seagoing career would not be conducive to effective fatherhood, he decided to leave the service, and in 1994 Steven joined Software Kinetics Limited (SKL) as a Project Manager.
was initially responsible for the development and integration of a variety of business systems including billing and operations systems for Canada's largest commercial Internet Service Provider, iStar Internet Inc.
Moving to a business development role in 1997, Steven
led the company's involvement in large subcontracts such as Atlantic Canada On Line
(ACOL) and the Maritime Command Operational Information Network (MCOIN III) , and was also responsible for the management of other client relationships in both the public and private sectors.
Since xwave's purchase of Software Kinetics
in 2000, Steven
has helped propel many key projects for the company.
systems integration and IT outsourcing consulting skills while winning a five-year contract to support the Nova Scotia Community College's
PeopleSoft administrative systems, and managing the client relationship through a number of expansions.
Whether through business relationships or personal contacts, Steven
has always maintained a connection with the military.
That's why he
was so excited when the Maritime Helicopter Project came to fruition.
has spent the last two years of his
career focused on this program, and has leveraged his
systems integration and outsourcing expertise into $200 Million worth of business for xwave; the largest contract in the company's history, and a propelling force for its Defence and Aerospace practice.
He has played a particularly significant role in developing and expanding xwave's outsourcing business, and is now the company's primary business development manager for Defence and Aerospace in Atlantic Canada.
In addition to driving a successful professional career, Steven
has private business interests that he
runs with his
wife Valerie, and is active in a number of hobbies including travel, amateur radio, photography, the guitar, and cottage life.
Married in October, 2004, Steven
and Valerie make their home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.