Jack Gin is a business executive, entrepreneur, engineer and philanthropist.

Jack was born, raised and educated in Vancouver, Canada, where he still lives with his wife, kids and grandkids.

Jack grew up in Vancouver’s east end, training as a civil engineer at UBC. During his three decades in global business, Jack built a track record of business success stories. He is the founder and former CEO of Extreme CCTV, which he took to an IPO and its sale to Bosch Systems in 2008. Before his exit, Jack was recognized with the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Burnaby’s Business VNewsmaker of the Year. He continues to energize companies and causes that he supports, serving as business consultant and as the director of the Jack Gin Family Foundation. 

Career Highlights

As partner and VP Business Development for Weatherhaven (1991-1994), he played the key strategic role that earned that company the Canada Export Award. As the Director and VP of Business Development for Silent Witness(1994-1997), he masterminded the company’s entry into the global security industry, which also went on to win the Canada Export Award. As founder, President and CEO (July 1997-2008), Gin has earned a “Midas Touch” reputation with the extremely successful Extreme CCTV Inc. In addition to winning the Canada Export Award (2003), Extreme CCTV was also named on the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 (#1 in 2003) for Technology Companies and in Profit Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies in Canada (#2 in 2003). Until March 2009, Jack Gin was retained as a business advisor to Bosch Security Systems, a Netherlands based division of Robert Bosch GbmH. As Extreme CCTV’s visionary, Jack Gin was a well-known speaker at international security conferences on the topics of night vision and its importance for global security.

Awards & Honours

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Technology, Pacific Region 2007)

Burnaby’s Business”Newsmaker of Year” (2007).

Awards and honours to Extreme CCTV Inc. (Founder, President, CEO – 1997-2008):

Deloitte & Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50 – 2003-06

Deloitte & Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50 – October 2003 Profit Magazine’s Fastest Growing Company – 4 consecutive years, 2003-06

Profit Magazine’s Fastest Growing Company in Canada – June 2003

Canada Export Award – November 2003

Burnaby Business of the Year – 2003

Burnaby Technology Business of the Year – 2003

BC Export Award November – 2001

Jack Gin Family Foundation

Jack and his family are privileged to support organizations that do important work around the world, through the Jack Gin Family Foundation.

Some of these organizations include:

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