Our name is inspired by the small Canadian town of Inuvik, located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. In the local language, the name of the town translates as “place of man”. Average daily winter temperatures are -33 degrees Celsius and, for 30 days each year, the sun does not rise above the horizon. Here, the sense of community and a collaborative approach to living and governance takes on an importance unlike anywhere else.
Our product is open source. It is improved upon by the contributions of the community of users. This collaborative approach makes the product stronger and provides us with accelerated client adoption and feedback.
There simply could be no better name for our company and our approach to serving our community.
As CEO for Inuvika, Kevin brings more than 20 years of experience in advising companies in the technology industry. He has served as legal counsel to numerous well-known companies.
Kevin was also VP of Public Affairs at Magna International, one of the largest auto parts manufacturers in the world with sales, at that time, of over $22 billion; He is President of Link Strategies Inc., a Toronto based firm where he recently acted as a consultant in large financings in the auto and senior housing sector.
As a former partner at Morrison Brown Sosnovitch LLP, he was named on a number of occasions by LEXPERT, an independent peer survey, as one of Canada’s leading franchise lawyers.
Kevin holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and a Bachelor of Business Administration with an Economics major from the University of New Brunswick.
As COO, Shailan brings over 25 years of experience in building and delivering product and services multi-geography businesses in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Most recently, he served as Regional Account Executive for Siemens for SmartGrid and as Regional VP & VP Public Sector Markets, Bell Canada where he delivered double-digit services growth and profitability.
He has served as Practice Principal for Hewlett Packard (UK) where he was responsible for the British Telecom professional services practice . Amongst numerous roles at IBM, he was Telecom and Media Services Executive for the Gulf States, Middle East and Africa. He was also Global Consulting Principal for Cloud and Telecommunications at Huawei in China.
Holding degrees in Mathematics, graph theory, and parallel computing from St. Mary’s and Dalhousie Universities, Shailan has been published on several occasions including Duke Press for his work in technology, product, architecture and design.
Julien was the original developer of the OVD software and worked at Ulteo from 2007 to 2014 developing the product before joining Inuvika and bringing the development team with him.
He worked on a previous start-up company before joining Ulteo.
Julien holds a Master of Computer Science from the University in Caen in France.
As CSO, Christian brings over 25 years of experience in technical and sales leadership roles. He participated in the success of IBM in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He joined Brocade in 2001 and introduced the fiber channel technology into accounts like France Telecom, Telefonica, large financial institutions and many others, via a direct touch model while leveraging OEM and partner relationships, in South Europe and Latin America.
Christian participated with the NetApp executive team in the creation, deployment and execution of its channel business strategy, as EMEA Channel Sales Director. NetApp increased its indirect business ratio significantly, while scaling EMEA’s revenues across the board.
Since 2012 Christian has focused on the virtualization and application delivery markets. Responsible for the EMEA Channel Sales and Marketing Organizations at Citrix, together with the WW Channel Council, he drove the introduction of a renovated and stronger Partner Business Model.
Christian invested into a non-traditional business approach in the desktop virtualization & application delivery market with Ulteo, an innovative open source solution supporting the seamless delivery of Windows and Linux applications. He developed the partner and customer base and with the team actively contributed to the Open Virtual Desktop project. This effort led to the creation of Inuvika.
Christian holds degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science from George Mason University, Virginia, USA.
As CFO, Charles brings 25 years of senior level finance experience with investment, controllership, internal audit, start-up, public company offerings and reporting, as well as international business experience in asset management, construction and building materials, export, and public accounting sectors.
His past roles in engineering, entrepreneurial ventures, and finance have been with New Brunswick Electric Power Commission, IBM Canada, Ernst and Young LLP, Casia Enterprises Ltd., The Futura Corporation, and Capital G. As Corporate Controller at The Futura Corporation, he substantially grew supplier and banking credit lines, participated in the initial public offering of CanWel Building Materials Ltd., and was one of three management team members who grew the business into BC’s 9th largest private corporation by revenues within seven years. He was also the founding shareholder of Capital G, a long / short securities fund trading for proprietary and client accounts where he developed the statistical trading algorithms used to successfully trade the markets.
Charles holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick, holds a CPA designation and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of Canada.