Being an Alberta-based company, our team lives and works right here in the province.
By employing the best team and fostering deep relationships with our clients, ATB Corporate Financial Services was voted number one in customer loyalty and satisfaction by commercial and corporate banking customers.
ATB Corporate Financial Services’ team-based model—our human capital model—allows us to attract the best people to engage the best clients and deliver outstanding results. Because the human capital model is the foundation for everything that we do, we have narrated the past fiscal year from the perspective of our teammates.
We pride ourselves on our accessibility to our customers, and this applies throughout our entire organization, starting with our ATB Corporate Financial Services executive team:
Ian Wild Executive Vice President, ATB Corporate Financial Services
Ian is responsible for the Corporate Financial Services portfolios. He and his team are charged with ensuring ATB Financial has a strong market share that reflects the needs of Albertans.
Ian brings to ATB 25 years of banking experience from RBC Capital Markets, where he was Vice President, Investment Banking. His tenure of 16 years at Royal Bank Financial Group included the role of Vice President - Corporate Banking, Calgary, and senior account management roles in Oil & Gas Banking. Prior to his immigration to Canada, he worked for National Westminster Bank Ltd., International Division in London, U.K., where he held positions in international credit, corporate finance, and trade finance.
As a volunteer, Ian is heavily involved with his children's school. He is also a member of the Chairman's Circle of SAIT, an advisory group that provides direction on the institution's overall educational plan and goals.
Ian is a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of the United Kingdom.
Mario Frison Vice President
Vice President, Corporate Financial Services Mario is responsible for three crucial drivers for the future success of ATB Corporate Financial Services and its vision of enabling businesses to succeed and helping Alberta become a global centre of finance. He also provided leadership accountability for the Core banking project as it pertains to the CFS line of business, cash management, and strategic initiatives/new line of business and new products.
Previously Mario was responsible for the Solutions team in ATB Investor Services and, before that, lead the Commercial team within CFS with leadership responsibility for diversified and real estate lending throughout Alberta.
Before joining ATB Financial in 2004, Mario spent six years with RBC between Calgary, Toronto, and Windsor. He has more than 15 years of banking experience with some of Canada's major financial institutions. Mario achieved his Bachelor of Commerce degree and MBA at the University of Windsor in Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mario is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity in Calgary.
Bruce Edgelow Vice President, Energy Group
Bruce is responsible for helping to build ATB Financial's energy business and capabilities. His team consists of industry specialists in all aspects of the energy industry, including: drilling and service, pipelines, utilities, midstream, exploration and production.
Before joining ATB, Bruce was a senior Royal banker and has more than 39 years of experience with a focus on the oil and gas industry.
Bruce is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, has attained the ICD.D designation, and is a very active participant in community and church activities. He also serves as a Director for the Calgary Counselling Centre and sits on SAIT's Board Advisory Council. He has also been a speaker at numerous oil and gas industry seminars on finance.
Tim Gillespie Vice President
Tim is responsible for the strategy, direction and leadership of our Commercial, Real Estate, Food & Forestry and Syndication groups. These groups provide expert services to mid- and senior-market businesses operating throughout the province.
Tim is an experienced banker with more than 25 years dedicated to the financial services industry to date. Prior to his current role, Tim was Director in the division's Commercial Group where he was responsible for building and nurturing a strong relationship portfolio, primarily focused on the transportation, telecommunication, technology, and manufacturing sectors. He has been with ATB Financial for over five years and also has significant banking experience with both another major Canadian financial institution as well as a Denmark-based institution, where he specialized in all areas of lending with specific emphasis on technology.
Outside of work, Tim is active in the city of Calgary, both from a business and industry perspective, as well as from a community perspective. Tim has past and current board involvement with the ASTech Foundation, the Calgary Soccer Foundation, Calgary Minor Soccer Association, Meals on Wheels and Banff Trail Community Association. Tim is based in Calgary and holds a CFA designation.
ATB Corporate Financial Services has a wide market presence with offices serving the mid- and senior-markets in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Fort McMurray. These physical client touch points are supported through a vast branch and agency network that covers every corner of the province.