Thomas is the CFO at Scott Builders. He joined as Corporate Controller in 2014 and became CFO in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and has been designated as a CPA, CA. Thomas’ expertise in financial strategy and risk management has helped Scott Builders navigate a rapidly evolving business environment. As CFO, he oversees all financial operations and works closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategic plans that align with the company’s goals.
Chief Financial Officer, Red Deer
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT BEING PART OF THE SCOTT BUILDERS TEAM?
I’m proud to be part of this incredible team. The structure and trust we have built within the team allows me to take ownership of my work and make a real difference within the company. I value the SBI culture, which is focused on building strong relationships both internally and externally. For me, this is essential in any workplace, and it’s what makes Scott Builders stand out. The core values of the organization align with my personal beliefs which makes it easy for me to invest my time and energy into the company, knowing that I am part of a relationship-focused organization that truly cares about its people.
WHAT INITIALLY DREW YOU TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY & WHAT MADE YOU STAY?
What drew me to the construction industry was the depth and level of complexity. Before joining Scott Builders, I came from public practice accounting where there is breadth in what you see but not much depth. I was looking for something different, and the construction industry offered just that. It is constantly evolving, and each project brings with it new challenges that need to be overcome. For me, that’s what makes it so rewarding. I enjoy tackling these challenges head-on and finding creative solutions to problems. It gives me a sense of reward every day to know that I’m making a difference in the industry and contributing to the success of the company.
WHEN YOU’RE NOT HARD AT WORK, WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU?
I am a proud father of two young boys. My wife and I love spending time together with our boys and supporting them in their extracurricular activities. I also enjoy taking our family dog, a Shiba Inu named Yoshi, for a few walks a day – it’s a great way to unwind and get some fresh air. During the winter months, I love to ski – it’s a great way to stay active and enjoy our beautiful Canadian winters from the top of a mountain peak.
SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE? (OR YOUR HERO)
Leadership qualities and truth-speaking ability are traits I value in a person, not only in a company setting but also in personal relationships. Being a strong leader means guiding and inspiring others, while speaking the truth builds trust and healthy relationships. These traits are fundamental to leading a fulfilling and successful life.
WORDS YOU LIVE BY: (FAVOURITE QUOTE OR LIFE PHILOSOPHY)
“Treat people the way you would like to be treated.” and “Do the right thing.”. These words resonate with me personally and I see them built into the core values at Scott Builders.
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