The Custom Software Solutions Board of Directors is comprised of both Directors and Advisors to the Board.

Scott Andrew - President, Chief Executive Officer

As a fourth-generation insurance professional managing Andrew Agencies Ltd. in rural Manitoba, Scott realized the need for a fully integrated automation system in a broker’s office. In his role of President and CEO of Custom Software Solutions, Scott made the development of a true industry SEMCI solution a reality. Scott provides overall strategic leadership and management direction for Custom Software and, at the same time, he continues as President of Andrew Agencies Ltd., a family-owned brokerage business in Virden, Manitoba, since 1913. Over the past few years, Andrew Agencies Ltd. has grown to include 18 locations in MB, SK and AB, and provides an invaluable testing ground or “reality therapy” for the Custom Software product.

Craig Eldstrom - Director

Craig has been involved with Custom Software since 1995 and is currently a Director. He began his career in the insurance industry in 1980 as claims adjuster for a government-owned and -operated insurance company. In 1987, he became a licensed broker and joined the family insurance operation in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Craig’s insurance knowledge and background have provided invaluable resources to the Custom Software team.

Mark Ahrens-Townsend, BSc(Eng), MBA - Advisor to the Board

Mark joined the Custom Software Board in March 2005. His career has spanned over 30 years in the Information, Communications and Technology, Engineering, and Venture Capital industries. For the last 18 years Mark has held senior executive roles, twice as President & CEO of two publicly traded technology companies. Mark has also served extensively on the Boards and Committees of several private and publicly held companies. Mark is a graduate Engineer and MBA (Finance) from the University of Manitoba.

Rick Workman, P.Eng. - Advisor to the Board

Rick graduated from University of Manitoba in 1969 with an engineering degree. He has over 35 years of experience in the IT technology industry, during which time he held numerous sales, marketing, and senior management positions with IBM Canada. From March 2000 to November 2004, Rick was the COO of Momentum Healthware. Since November 2004, Rick has taken on a new role as Independent Consultant.

Dave Schioler, MBA (Queen's), JD (Dalhousie), B.Ed., BA (Honours Political Science) (U of MB) - Executive Vice President & General Counsel

A licenced lawyer of 30 years, Dave has profound experience as an executive and general counsel for select businesses in Manitoba. A CSSI Board Director since 2010, Dave joined CSSI as Executive Vice President & General Counsel in November of 2019, bringing vast insurance industry experience, having previously served for 12 years as CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM). Dave also serves as Executive Vice President & General Counsel for CSSI related companies Andrew Agencies Ltd., RFNOW Inc. and Air Andrew Ltd.

Dave is well recognized for his success in political and industry advocacy. He is involved in many business, professional and community activities, including recent 2020 participation on the Victoria General Hospital ‘Miracle Garden Party’ Committee in support of mental health, 2017-19 service as Chair of a Riverview Health Centre Capital Campaign, and other past service as a Board Director on the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation, as Chair of Legal Aid Manitoba, and as a Director on the Boards of Special Olympics International Council, Special Olympics Canada, Special Olympics Manitoba, Canada’s national Parole Board, Deer Lodge Hospital, St. James-Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.