Mariner Partners Inc. adds new partner

Mariner Partners Inc. adds new partner

Mariner Partners Inc. is pleased to announce Chris Keevill has joined us as a partner, shareholder, and Chief Operating Officer across our businesses, effective January 4, 2022.

“Chris has been a long-time friend and colleague of the team at Mariner, and we are thrilled to have him join our growing technology company,” says Curtis Howe, CEO Mariner. Keevill joins Howe and other founding partners Gerry Pond and Bob Justason as a major shareholder.

Mariner, founded in 2002, provides technology products and high-value services to a range of clients in telecom, public sector, energy, and other medium-to-large enterprises. Their growth is fueled by a long-held passion for innovation, developed inside Mariner and through their investments in over 30 Atlantic Canada start-ups. Gerry Pond, Mariner’s Chairman, has been the visionary leader who has always been committed to developing talented people and to the region’s prosperity.

“These people care about people, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this incredibly talented team, focused on customer-driven innovation,” says Keevill, an entrepreneur based in Halifax, who has been part of numerous marketing and technology companies over the past 25 years. “I started my career at NBTel when Mariner’s founders were there building the most innovative small telco in the world; so, for me, this feels like coming home.”

Mariner has experienced unprecedented growth, adding significant team members before and during the pandemic. The hiring is expected to further accelerate; Keevill’s focus will be on the next stage of growth for Mariner, helping more companies thrive through their digital transformation.

Mariner clients include major communications companies around the world, large public sector organizations, utility services providers, financial institutions, and Atlantic Canadian-based enterprise customers.

Mariner has a large local presence with offices in Saint John, Fredericton, and Halifax, with staff located across Canada and the United States. Chris is based in Halifax with his family.


Mariner helps to make working lives smarter, easier, and more secure. Founded on building enterprise capabilities to help organizations innovate and grow, Mariner brings together strategy, people, and technology for far-reaching and sustainable impact. We are driven by curiosity and doing what is right for our customers – always.

With Mariner, it is more than just the services we offer, we work side-by-side with your team, at the speed of your business, to bring transformation to life.

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