As ATB’s President and CEO, Curtis Stange could have a million priorities, but really he has just one: our customers. He knows that by instilling that same focus into all 5,500+ team members, ATB can use its expertise to change the lives of Albertans for the better.
For more than three decades, Curtis has dedicated himself to making banking work for people. He began his career at one of Canada’s “Big Five” banks and was then recruited to ATB, where he helped launch a new line of business focused on Alberta entrepreneurs. He played a key role in the transformation of our banking system, which was ATB’s biggest tech challenge in a generation. Curtis has led ATB to new places, like the implementation of the world’s first full-featured virtual banking assistant in Facebook Messenger, our adoption of new tech like Apple Pay and Blockchain, and the launch of ATB BoostR. Most recently, Curtis was ATB’s first Chief Customer Officer, where he led the business in ensuring the customer was at the centre of everything we do.
Born, raised and educated on the Prairies, Curtis loves the Rockies, road biking, and spending time with his family. He believes he would have made a great firefighter or farmer if he hadn't gone into banking. He also believes that anything is possible if you take the time to listen and work hard.
Curtis is a Stanford alumnus and a proud recipient of the Order of Athabasca University for his public service work. As a strong mental health advocate, he is a member of the Alberta Government’s Mental Health Advisory Council. He also serves as a member of the Alberta Business Council, Edmonton International Airport and Visa Canada advisory boards, the Stars air ambulance board and is the co-chair of the Children’s Wish Foundation.