In 1989, Brad joined Image Club Graphics and led the company through sustained revenue growth. Image Club was twice recognized as one of Profit Magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada. In 1994, Brad negotiated the acquisition of Image Club by Aldus Corporation, which in turn was acquired by Adobe Systems.
Over the next four years, Brad led Adobe’s worldwide visual content team of 200+ employees through sustained revenue growth exceeding $40 million dollars.
In 1998, Brad founded EyeWire.com, a visual content and design company. Following dramatic revenue growth, EyeWire was acquired by Getty Images. That same year, the Alberta Science and Technology Foundation recognized EyeWire’s e-commerce success with an ASTech award for Outstanding Commercial Achievement. In 1999, Brad was nationally recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 honorees.
In 2000, Brad and his wife Tanya founded Social Venture Partners Calgary, a unique non-profit funding partnership that combines a venture capital approach with local philanthropy. In 2001, Brad and Tanya were among those awarded Calgary’s fifth annual Generosity of Spirit Award for services to Calgary’s community. In 2001, Brad founded Veer Incorporated, where he was Chairman and President. Veer sourced and delivered stock photography, illustration, and typefaces, while aiming to inspire the creative industries it served. In 2007, Veer was successfully acquired by Corbis, a company privately held by Bill Gates.
Today, Brad is a Director of several technology companies. Uppercut, founded in 2012, is an award-winning agency that builds custom web and mobile applications to enhance and evolves the way its clients do business. In 2014, RCKTSHP.com launched as an online marketplace that connects businesses with affordable student resources, while providing students with work experience they can use to jumpstart their careers.
Brad is a member of the boards of Alberta College of Art & Design, Science Alberta Foundation, University Technologies International, Norlien Foundation, Viewpoint Foundation, and Social Venture Partners Calgary, and a past president of Social Venture Partners International.
Brad and Tanya have four children: Josh, Katie, Ben, and Cassie. The family divides its time between Calgary, AB and Fernie, BC.