People

Our Leadership Team
RLoxton
Rob Loxton
Founder & CEO

Rob Loxton launched Helix IT in the spring of 2009 with the objective of presenting world-class technology, people and solutions for the unique technical needs of Canadian organizations. Working closely with associates across Canada, he has built the company to offer a unique blend of technical expertise and business know-how to help clients of any size make the most of technology for their specific purposes. 

Rob has a sound technical background with more than 25 years of cabling experience and he holds the BICSI RCDD certification. Rob is a business professional with proven abilities to lead and work with a team of culturally and technically diverse staff and customers to arrive at creative and effective solutions. He combines an understanding of technical requirements with business savvy to guide projects from conceptual stages through to completion. 

Rob began his career with Bell Canada, followed by jobs with small telecoms companies while studying at Carleton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He worked with Cablecom International in Ottawa and Vancouver, then moved to Bermuda to lead the cabling division of CCS Group. He eventually took over the role of CEO at CCS before moving back to Canada to launch Helix IT.

DHutson
Doug Hutson
COO

Doug Hutson has been with Helix IT since 2011. Working in partnership with Rob Loxton, Doug has built a solid customer base across the west and maintains valuable relationships with key suppliers. His understanding of the needs of his customers enables him to provide complex solutions in extreme and demanding environments.

Doug has more than 20 years of experience in the cabling industry and is a certified RCDD. He began his career with Cablecom International in the company’s Calgary and Edmonton offices, eventually becoming the Alberta Regional Manager for the two offices. From there he moved to Cygnal Technologies (formerly Integrated Cable Systems) as Branch Manager then Project Manager for Precision Communication Solutions.

Doug has a strong background in design, construction management, and QA/QC of Outside Plant copper and fibre builds. He combines technical expertise with a solid understanding of the unique needs of his clients across a number of industries, including oil and gas and telecommunications.

MKlassen
Mike Klassen
Senior Controller

Michael joined Helix IT Inc. in 2016 as the Senior Controller. In this role, he is responsible for the financial governance and reporting of Helix.

Michael obtained his BComm (Hons.) from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in 2004. He started his career at Ernst & Young LLP and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2008. He spent 11 years working in various roles within the assurance and advisory practices at EY and Deloitte LLP prior to joining Helix.

Michael is the Treasurer and board member of the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival.