About Us

Our Management Team

Carl Rideout - Owner

Carl Rideout - Owner

Carl founded Mainland in 1990 with the help of a $5,000 loan, a tireless work ethic and a passion to succeed. Since that time, Carl has grown Mainland from a one-person company in Edmonton to a thriving organization in multiple cities with over 90 employees. Carl is passionate about always putting the client’s needs first, and this principle has shaped the client-focused culture that exists within Mainland today. Carl graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology with a diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology. Today, he lives in Chestermere, Calgary, Alberta, with his wife and two sons.

Jason Born - President

Jason Born - President

Jason has over 15 years of Sales and Management experience with 10 years of that in the IT industry. Jason has his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and lives in Calgary with his wife and two sons where he strives to find balance between work, family and sports.  He is extremely passionate about ensuring that all his clients receive the best possible experience , expertise and value from him and his team.

Derek Manns - Director of Sales

Derek Manns - Director of Sales

Derek joined Mainland in 2000 and has worked in every aspect of the business including Sales, Professional Services and Operations. Derek holds an Engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan and lives in Calgary with his wife and three daughters.

Natalie Ireland - Chief Financial Officer

Natalie Ireland - Chief Financial Officer

Natalie Ireland has a history of working with growth oriented companies.  With a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation, a Bachelor of Accounting Science, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Natalie has worked with companies large and small in a number of varied industries.  Complementing her passion for finance, accounting and all things numbers, she also has broad experience in Inside Sales, Human Resources and Payroll.  Natalie resides in Calgary with her family.

Ash D’Costa - Chief Technology Officer

Ash D’Costa - Chief Technology Officer

Ash has over 20 years of IT experience. He began his career with MVS and VM mainframes, moving on to UNIX and Windows systems, and now into the virtual data centre infrastructures of today. As Mainland’s CTO, Ash helps guide the company’s technology direction by staying on top of the latest industry innovations and through regular interaction with Mainland’s customers and business partners. Ash holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Alberta and lives in Calgary.

Darren Berry - Director of Business Development

Darren Berry - Director of Business Development

After graduating from The University of Alberta in 1995, Darren went on to work with industry leading IT companies Xerox and Dell before joining the Mainland team. Darren has been providing IT solutions and solid account management to organizations in Western Canada for nearly 12 years.

At Mainland, his team is responsible for acquiring and developing new business relationships. Darren and his team have strong working relationships with Mainland’s key Business Partners and as a result are able to share their technical leadership and resources with their customers on a regular basis. Darren lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.

Ian Hall - Senior Manager, Services

Ian Hall - Senior Manager, Services

Ian has been in the IT industry for over 15 years, with the past 6 years of his career at Mainland. He started in Mainframe Operations while attending the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and from there his career progressed to focus mainly in the Backup and Recovery space. Outside of work Ian is an active member of the community where he coaches hockey and is a member of the Elks Lodge #190. Ian lives in Three Hills with his wife and the younger of his two sons.

Rob Handlovsky - Branch Manager, Northern Alberta

Rob Handlovsky - Branch Manager, Northern Alberta

Rob has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry with positions in Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, and Sales. Rob is responsible for Mainland’s growing operations in Northern Alberta, and with a team approach to building partner and client relationships, Rob and his team continue to ensure that customers receive the best possible value. Rob holds a B.Comm with specializations in Operations and Marketing from the University of Calgary and lives in Edmonton with his wife and two daughters.

What Our Clients Say

Mainland continually demonstrated exceptional technical and business acumen, exceeding our expectations at every level and delivered complete satisfaction.

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Calgary - Head Office

3639 - 26 Street North East

Calgary, Alberta T1Y 5E1

Phone: (403) 266-6611

Fax: (403) 266-6633

Edmonton

3400, 10180 - 101 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S4

Phone: (780) 996-6274

Fax: (403) 266-6633

Vancouver

Suite 200, 4170 Still Creek Drive

Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6C6

Phone: (604) 918-5089

Fax: (604) 294-2171


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