When he founded PeaceWorks Technology Solutions in 1996, Nolan Andres wanted to create a self-sustaining entity that would help charities and not-for-profits advance their missions through the appropriate and affordable use of technology. He didn’t realize at the time that he was prototyping something people would later call “social enterprise”. The need was obvious, the organizations were doing amazing work, and he happened to know a lot about technology.
Seventeen years later, Nolan made the shift to Kindred Credit Union, and while the industry has changed, the theme remains the same. He still chooses to work with organizations that explicitly strive to create a better world, and was drawn to Kindred because of its purpose. As a senior leader (Chief, Technology and Innovation) in a credit union that helps people align their values with their finances, Nolan works to catalyze positive change and inspire hope.
Nolan is an avid and eclectic learner. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, an M.Math from the University of Waterloo, and a diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies. He enjoys treehouse building, home renovating, repairing landfill-destined items, authoring software, quantum physics, gardening, choral singing, canoe tripping, birding, public speaking, and rollercoasters.