Gerry Pond has been a key player in New Brunswick’s information and communications technology sectors over the last 45 years. He is currently the Chairman of Mariner Partners Inc., a company he co-founded in 2003 which provides consulting and professional IT services.
A past CEO of NBTel and past President of Aliant Telecom, Gerry has always had a passion for innovation. Under his leadership, NBTel became the first company in Canada to introduce voice mail, the screen phone, caller ID, internet service, high-speed residential Internet service and many other technological advances.
Very active in community affairs, he is the Director of Enterprise Saint John, Propel ICT, Assumption Life and the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute. He is also Co-chair of the New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, a fellow of the Wallace McCain Institute and a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.
He is past Chairman of the NB Business Council, past Vice-Chairman of the UNB Board of Governors and past Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
For his entrepreneurial spirit and innovative vision, Gerry Pond was recognized with the Canadian Information Productivity Association Innovator of the Year award (1997), the Knowledge Industry Recognition and Achievement Awards’ Person of the Year (2002), the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), the Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada Award in (2003 and 2005) and an honorary doctorate from UNB Saint John (2004). Gerry was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in 2007.
Gerry Pond is being awarded the Order of New Brunswick for his innovative spirit and for being the driving force behind so many of New Brunswick’s information technology and telecommunications success stories.