Joel Price, Iceberg’s VP of Finance, was interviewed in the Financial Post for a story about CFO optimism in Canada:
Companies such as Ottawa-based Iceberg Networks Corp, an IT risk management firm, are hiring and expanding and Joel Price, the firm’s senior financial officer, expects that trajectory to continue.
“We haven’t seen a slowdown that would mirror the turmoil you’re seeing in the resource-based sectors, or the capital markets,” Price said. “We definitely see 2016 as being a better year than 2015, just as we saw 2015 being a better year than 2014.”
Iceberg Networks, which has benefited from recent IT breaches and failures, hired half a dozen employees this year, boosting its ranks to 21. And if pending deals — worth a combined $1.5 million — close in the fourth quarter, the company will surpass its sales of last year, which totalled $2.1 million.
“IT risk is probably more on the radar screen than it ever has been,” Price said. “We see a very strong pipeline.”
Price’s optimism — as well as his company’s plans for further hiring and growth — is reflected in the quarterly Global Business Outlook Survey. More than 1,200 CFOs globally, including 64 from Canada and 510 from the U.S., participated in the Duke University and CFO magazine study released in September.