The constant in Lorne’s diverse career is his ability to successfully lead organizations through significant change. At US West, where he served as a Vice President / Company Officer, Lorne was one of only seven direct reports to the Chairman, responsible for the strategic planning process, governance and the company’s worldwide total quality initiative.
After a brief but eventful stint at the LA Kings Hockey Club (where, as VP of Business Operations, he improved operations and oversaw the development of Staples Center and its innovative premium seating strategy) he became VP of Sales then Chief Operating Officer at Multiple Zones (now Zones.com). There, he led the transformation of the company from a business-to-consumer to a business-to-business enterprise, realizing dramatic growth in revenue and e-Commerce.
As CEO of Stellar One, he successfully took a privately held Internet protocol TV software company to market. He also served as the President and CEO of Ryzex, a mobile technology services company, who has employees and customers throughout North American and Europe from 2004 to 2012.
Currently Lorne is the Chief People Officer at ATB Financial, an Alberta owned financial services company with headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Lorne took on this new challenge in April of 2012 and is once again actively leading a company through significant change as ATB sets out to reach its goals to be number one in local markets, become the local employer of choice while further entrenching itself in the hearts of Albertans. Lorne is also an advisory board member of the Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.
Lorne and Kathleen, his wife/partner, have three children and one grandchild . They time between Edmonton and Mercer Island, Washington.