Alumni Achievement Award 2015 - Dan Latendre

An innovative entrepreneur who leads by example

Dan Latendre is an innovator and entrepreneur who turned his passion for teamwork and skill at connecting people into a lifelong career.

Dan Latendre

An alumnus of the Recreation and Business program, Dan is the founder and CEO of Igloo Software, one of the fastest growing cloud‐based software companies in Canada. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Igloo is a leading developer of internet-based technologies and applications that foster better, smarter, teamwork for businesses. From microblogs and wikis to entire intranets, Igloo has more than 10,000 global collaboration sites in over 80 countries around the world.

Dan is actively involved in the Kitchener‐Waterloo technology community, speaking at events and mentoring young entrepreneurs and executives on growing their businesses. He was involved with the University of Waterloo as a former Special Advisor to the Dean and a member of the Applied Health Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council. Over the years, Igloo has worked on a number of projects with both UWaterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, including a private social network and online community for the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE).

A believer in leading by example, Dan encourages healthy living for all Igloo employees. He promotes well-being by providing corporate gym memberships, daily work gym trips, and many initiatives to keep Igloo employees active. Dan and the Igloo team also have a long track record of supporting a number of non‐profit organizations that are concerned with green initiatives, health and well‐being, including the WWF, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.