Our team

At Altitude Investments, our people are our most valuable asset. When you add their unique experiences and skills to industry leaders, amazing growth happens.

CEO & Controlling Shareholder

Chris LaBossiere

Chris is a risk taker, communicator, and entrepreneur. Many entrepreneurs strive to leave a personal legacy behind in business and in the community and Chris continues to do just that.

Starting Yardstick in 2006 with his business partner, he and the team grew the business and subsequently appeared on the Alberta Venture Magazine's Fast 50 list of fastest growing companies for nine years and for six years it has been featured on Profit Magazine's Fastest Growing Companies in Canada.

Before starting Yardstick, Chris spent 16 years in the Solid Waste and Recycling industry, most recently as a Senior Vice President for Western Canada. He is passionate about war history and gives his time to the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum as a board member. He is also a member of the Misericordia Philanthropy Committee, as well as, a member of the Fireball Equipment Ltd. board of directors.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and walking with his best friend, Recce, our Culture Operations boss. He also has amassed an extensive stash of Canadian Tire money (over $8,000) with the help of his two daughters!

Chat with Chris on Twitter about startup life, about flying or his plans to grow the Altitude family.

CAO

Sue Broderick

Sue is our "air traffic controller" for the business. She makes sure that our team is well equipped to do what they need to do, have resources available and access to information to ensure success. Sue has many years, and many stories, about her experience in politics…those that allowed her to be a strategic thinker, skilled in communications and understanding the nuances of building a team. Sue is passionate about her work and will always pepper that with some swearing, fun and optimism
CFO

Jason Stevens

Jason is the CFO of Altitude Investments where he and his team manage the accounting and finances for the portfolio companies. His team is responsible for day to day accounting, financial reporting and various finance functions required. Jason is a CPA that has worked both in public practice and private industry and brings experience and knowledge from both forward in his day to day with his team and the portfolio companies. Jason has an avid interest in many sports (terrible at most), amateur wood worker and appreciates a well-manicured lawn. Huge proponent of teamwork and enjoys passing on my knowledge of random unusable facts and information to his wife and kids (or anyone that will listen).
Executive Assistant

Lauren LaBossiere

Coffee maker. Note taker. Powerpoint wizard. Zoom scheduler. As the executive assistant to the Altitude team, Lauren wears many hats. She provides administrative and strategic support where needed and makes sure that people and projects stay on schedule and the office supply cabinet stays stocked. Lauren has previously worked in the customer service industry and spent 4 years working her way up the ladder at Local Waste Services, of which Altitude Investments is a shareholder. Her free time is spent navigating being a new mom, hanging out with her dog Biggie Smalls and trying to figure out where to put the new plants that she keeps buying.
Controlling Shareholder

Lisa Mullen-LaBossiere

If you know Lisa you know that she is passionate about family, her dessert and early childhood education. She has over 20 years of experience working in the classroom and has played an instrumental role in shaping so many young children – showing them to think Huge, be kind and thoughtful, and to always keep learning. You can find her walking the river valley with Recce and enjoys all things Irish!
Finance

Am Aujla

Am is our “utility player”, since joining the company in 2017 Am has grown by leaps and bounds in his role. He plays a part in the success in each of the companies in the Altitude portfolio. He is always willing to step in and lend a helping hand, his ability to adapt to change makes him an integral part of our team. In his free time, Am enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, he is also a passionate sports fan, his love of sports has contributed to heart break year after year, all thanks to his beloved Oilers.
Finance

Diana Graham

As Altitude Investment’s resident payroll and training specialist, Diana is everyone’s favourite person due to her sparkling personality and contagious smile…or it may solely be because she ensures everyone gets paid. Diana’s attention to detail and decisiveness not only helps her within the financial department but ensures her annual gardening plans and dinner parties go off without a hitch. When not strapped down to her desk, Diana can often be found playing in the dirt or in her kitchen (hopefully not doing both at the same time).
Business Services Specialist

Dawn Bartlett

Dawn is always readied with a genuine smile that is sponsored by strong coffee. She will ensure all transactional, hands on information for HR, pay and benefits, is at your fingertips ensuring you are set up in your new environment to reach peak contribution status. Dawn has worn many hats, all of which have allowed her the opportunity to build an encouraging environment for those she spends her days with. An avid animal lover, and wannabee photographer, in her free time she will be found creeping dog parks or chasing sunrise/sunset in our city’s golden hours.
Legal

Laura Schuler

Laura is responsible for the “legal health” of the Business. As a reliable and effective team-player, she brings a results-oriented business approach to decision making, strategic planning, and tactical implementation. Laura enjoys working with interesting people who are trying interesting things in their business – a good match for the Altitude 2020 group of companies! Remember, though, Laura does NOT play chess with pigeons.
Controller

Emily Sabo

As the controller at Altitude Investments, Emily oversees the finance team to make sure they have everything they need to generate the financial reporting that our companies need to run their day to businesses, and for our executive team to make key financial decisions. Her attention to detail and innovative way of thinking is a huge asset to our industry leaders. She is also responsible for year end reporting, tax filings and various internal processes that keep the financial team running smoothly. When she isn’t guiding our companies towards growth and success, you will have a hard time finding Emily as she is probably exploring the trails on the side of a mountain, or somewhere in the world racing in one of many ultramarathons.
Finance

Franck Mopipi

Jean-Francois (Franck) is a versatile financial analyst who joined our finance team as a Junior accountant. He carries the “can do” mindset. He strongly believes anything can be learned with the right attitude. Franck is an avid fan of football (soccer). He has no recollection of the first time he learned how to play the game. Not surprisingly, his two daughters seem to develop the same passion. He is also passionate about nutrition and fitness for optimal health. Don’t ask him a question about these two topics unless you have an hour to listen. Franck spends a lot of his free time with his wife and kids doing a variety of activities outside when weather permits. His fluency in several languages (French, English, Lingala and Swahili) allows him to connect with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
Culture Operations

Recce

Minority Shareholder

Maggnum Ventures

Maggnum Ventures is a family-owned private real estate investor and developer with a multi-faceted portfolio including real estate, technology, hospitality, oil and gas and debt financing investments. Investments are made using a variety of strategies including partnerships and joint ventures. Maggnum focuses on fundamental, value-oriented opportunities while working together to evaluate and fund all stages of businesses.