Curtis believes in the art of the possible, and works alongside 5,000 team members as the President and CEO of ATB Financial, where each day provides a chance to uplift the legacies and livelihoods of more than 800,000 Albertans and Alberta business clients. With more than 30 years of experience in financial services, touching every major Canadian province, Curtis feels strongly that Alberta is an economic powerhouse with incredible investment opportunities and firmly believes we are in a strong position as a province. That is why Curtis and the team at ATB are making the conscious choice to focus on what is possible in Alberta—with its diversity in people, landscapes and industries—to achieve positive outcomes for all.
As ATB’s clients find their new paths in this volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous new reality—Alberta’s new environment—they will expect companies to be a dependable provider and reliable source of information, as well as a positive force in shaping society. Under Curtis’ leadership, ATB is courageously advancing the future and pledging to make a real difference in Alberta by leveraging the organization’s greatest strengths and working with fellow Albertans, entrepreneurs and industry leaders to propel our province forward.
With courage, disciplined thought and precise action, Curtis is leading his team through one of the most challenging economic cycles in recent history being Alberta’s triple impact event of a global pandemic, a collapse in oil prices and resulting market volatility. His inquisitive nature and desire to get to know the people and places around him have inspired him to look beyond his organization’s day-to-day operations to external forces shaping ATB’s reality over the long term to competitively react and respond—and strongly position ATB within Alberta's banking future.
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. Curtis also serves as a member of the Business Council of Alberta, Edmonton International Airport and Visa Canada advisory boards, the Stars Air Ambulance board and the Government of Canada's Sustainable Finance Action Council. Born, raised and educated on the Prairies, Curtis loves his family, the beauty of Alberta and our Rockies, and staying active through sports and the great outdoors.