About Our People

Chad Hughes

Founder and Chairman of Hughes Corp.
President and CEO of LandSolutions LP

Chad is a natural entrepreneur.  He credits this to his upbringing on the mixed family farm where he learned at a young age to be resourceful and independent.  This combined with an endless curiosity and a willingness to stretch himself fueled his passion for building business. Chad’s entrepreneurial thinking enables him to consistently provide fresh ideas and strategic direction to his diversified business portfolio and his growth driven attitude is what brings these visions to fruition.  Chad believes it is the diversity of his portfolio that keeps things fresh and interesting for him.

Chad is the Founder and Chairman of Hughes Corp, a conglomerate that owns and manages a distribution company specializing in health lifestyle products, a canine hospitality franchise called Dogtopia with rights to Calgary and lastly and a real estate portfolio with properties in North America.  Chad’s primary focus however is on his role as President and CEO of LandSolutions. Chad brings 20 years experience in land acquisition and management to his role at LandSolutions, a company that provides land acquisition and management services, along with environmental services to the energy and transportation industry.

Chad’s involvement in the Calgary business community landed him the distinguished “Leaders of Tomorrow” award, which was facilitated by Business in Calgary, a magazine focused on Corporate Calgary.  Chad, along with 19 other Calgary business leaders received the award, which “recognizes people in the business community who have contributed to making Calgary the great city that it is, through their personal integrity, values, business initiatives, community involvement, innovation, and philanthropic activities”.

Chad holds a Land Acquisition and Management diploma from Olds College and an MBA from the University of Calgary.

Vikram Bakshi

General Manager, HC Distribution

Vikram Bakshi is an expert manager and team builder shepherding experience from various industries: distribution, marketing, construction, food & beverage and 3D digital design. Vikram is active in service work and gives back his entrepreneur community by sitting on the board of the Entrepreneur Organization (EO) – Calgary Chapter. One of his passions is being a roll model for youth and finds great joy in coaching high school basketball. Vikram began his career in the marketing and trade show design industry then moved to Silicon Valley at the age of 21 which gave him the structure and mindset of what it was like working in a fast paced environment where changes and decisions occur by the minute. By the time Vikram was 27 he became President of Commonwealth Centre, a successful multi-use events venue located in the NE of Calgary which unites shareholders, team-members, vendors, suppliers and clients the demanding hospitality industry.

Robert Loskot

President, HC Canine

Robert Loskot has over 20 years experience as a project manager and as a senior program manager. He has worn numerous “hats” during his career and has experience in a variety of disciplines ranging from construction, operations, marketing, training, engineering, customer service, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain to software systems. With his wealth of practical experience and ability to develop high performing teams, Robert has consistently delivered year after year growth and bottom line results for the organizations in which he has worked. Robert is an accomplished leader with unwavering customer focus coupled with solid business acumen and technical expertise to take ownership of initiatives from start to finish, ensuring customer satisfaction and loyalty. Robert has a Masters of Business Administration focusing in General Management, a Masters of Environmental Design specializing in Industrial Design, a Bachelor degree in Sociology and is a certified Project Manager and Change Manager.