Jeff Philipp, SSI Micro

1 Dec

Jeff Philipp, 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year

Meet Jeff Philipp. He’s the head of SSI Micro and has been named Up Here Business‘ 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year. Associate editor Chris Windeyer penned a stellar profile about Jeff and how he’s pushing to make market room for fair and reliable internet service in the North.

I think I’ve photographed Jeff 5 or 6 times now for different stories and he’s always been a great sport, going so far as to let me wrap him in cable while I enjoy a beer from his “SSI Microbrewery” and take his pic. He even told me that I’m the only one allowed to photograph him, but I know he’s cheating on me because I’ve seen his mug in the paper and other places around YK. But the reason he’s photographed so much is because he’s such an interesting, positive and engaging guy with an amazing group at SSI. You’ll have to read Chris’ story but you’ll soon learn that they are David going up against Goliath, namely Bell Canada’s stake in the North. And if anyone’s going to fight that battle, no team is better suited than SSI. And you know what? They just might be able to tackle the biggest kid in the schoolyard. Good luck and congrats to Jeff and all the good people over at SSI Micro!



9 Responses to “Jeff Philipp, SSI Micro”

  1. December 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

    What’s with the one-finger phone holding? Is this some fancy new trend that I’m not aware of?

    Love the cover shot Pat. Rocked it!

    • jeremycx December 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

      Death to the deathgrip!

      Seriously, the antenna in most smartphones is right where you normally put the bulk of your hand. This will drop your transmit signal level by at least 50%. Keep your hand away from the back of the phone (or use a headset), and your calls will instantly be better in marginal areas.

  2. delores December 2, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Nice photos

  3. Rob Callow December 2, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    Well Done Neph! ….


  4. PamBella December 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    FYI everybody – this my cousin :))
    He’s definitely ALL THAT!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS to you Jeff!!!
    Very proud of you indeed 😀

  5. Ria Letcher December 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    congratulations to a very talented man indeed.

  6. Bonnie Lee DeBruyne December 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    way to go Jeff, then I’m thinking Yukon Gold, yummers, next time you come to Saskatchewan bring a box or 3.
    ALL THE BEST from the DeBruyne branch of the family tree.

  7. PapaMike Chemerys December 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Very cool Jeff!!!

  8. liam February 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    this is my dad yaaaay

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