Hi, I'm Tim Carwell, President of The CommAlert Group

Tim Carwell's Bio:

Tim Carwell is an experienced entrepreneur and citizen of Beaver First Nation, passionate about building community, spreading goodwill and creating visibility for under-represented people and communities. He grew up in Sherwood Park and shares his time between Edmonton and a home in Canmore, Alberta. In his professional career, Tim has extensive experience in business process automation and information technology management. Since growing CommAlert into a group of companies expanding across Canada, Tim has used his company and position in the business community as a platform to help others. Tim comes from a long line of community builders and uses his professional and personal experience to help keep individuals and communities stay safe. He often has his hand in multiple community-building projects at the same time. Most recently, Tim and CommAlert worked with Norquest College to create the IndTech Program for Indigenous youth (ages 15 to 30). The program helps remove barriers to employment for Indigenous youth and assists employers in the tech industry in filling worker shortages. In January 2022, Tim and the CommAlert Team initiated The Goodwill Project. This initiative rewarded a local small business CommAlert's fully furnished downtown Edmonton office, with the lease and internet paid for two years. During the pandemic, Tim instigated and executed several projects that provided mutual aid to small businesses and entrepreneurs during the crisis. In March 2020, Tim co-founded a business continuity website with free resources, mentorship and information to help businesses navigate the early stages and difficulties of the pandemic. Later in the pandemic, Tim initiated the Pay It For U campaign, which raised over $40,000 for local small businesses, and recognized front-line workers during the most challenging parts of the pandemic. Tim continuously seeks ways to bring people together for the greater good. He's also passionate about sharing his First Nations heritage, lifting Indigenous youth, business and community members, and playing a role in Truth and Reconciliation wherever and whenever possible. Tim sits on the Board of Directors for the Strathcona County Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Association of Message Exchanges, and the Gas Processing Association of Canada. He is also a Committee Member of the Country of Strathcona's Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force and the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation Future Impact Council. He gives back to the Entrepreneurial community as a member of The University of Alberta’s ThresholdVMS and Futurpreneur Canada.

Tim Carwell's Experience:

  • President at The CommAlert Group

    The CommAlert Group is a 24-hour call centre that specializes in emergency communications, emergency call answering, mass notifications and emergency alerts, and lone worker monitoring. We also provide call answering, dispatching, appointment scheduling, and other virtual assistant services 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Corporate mission “keeping 1 million people safe per month” Some of the key notable achievements are: The largest indigenous emergency call centre in Canada. Developed and grew four new divisions that service clients internationally Invented a new service delivery model, Work Alone that is now primary offering Spearheaded the automation of invoicing and reporting via robotic process automation to improve financial reporting

  • President at Benson Carwell & Associates

    Benson/Carwell & Associates | President ● Built and grew the largest 1st Nations IT Managed Service company in Alberta of its time. ● Implemented all of Cold Lake First Nations IT Infrastructure ● Completed an asset purchase of Cencomp Systems IT Managed Service ● Grew to over 200 clients in 4 years.

  • Principle at Momentum Strategies Inc.

    Cornell University CUPID technology incubator NetPaper. Project Manager for custom cross publisher compilations. Partners included Thomson Learning, McGraw Hill Ryerson, World Bank and Harvard Business School Publishing ● Built one of the first a full services data centers in Downtown Edmonton ● Reuters support contract with Scotia Mcleod ● Zentra - Telus/ IBM Server Farm account manager

Tim Carwell's Interests & Activities:

Community Building, Indigenous Issues, Business, Technology, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Running