JASON MARTIN, CEO

Jason has a strong background in business technology strategy, consulting for corporations and governments in Canada, the US and Europe. He has been an investor in Iotum for several years before joining active management. Previously, he was President of Navantis for thirteen years after co-founding that firm in 1998. Jason has served on Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council and was nominated in 2003 for Ernst & Young’s B2B Entrepreneur of the Year. He holds an Honours BA from the University of Ottawa. In May 2005, Jason was named in the Globe and Mail as one of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

ALEC SAUNDERS, BOARD MEMBER

Passionately engaged with how technology can positively affect quality of life, Alec wants to see five-year plans on the market in one. A double-decade veteran of product management and marketing, he spent nine years at Microsoft where he helped launch Windows 95, the first two versions of Internet Explorer, the Universal Plug and Play initiative, the push into home markets, opt-in email marketing and what might well go down in history as the very first direct email list ever. To positively affect his own life he frequently turns to his favorite vegetable, the jalapeno pepper. “I grow them in my own garden, allow them to ripen to sweet red firecrackers and then smoke them over mesquite to make chipotle,” he says. “Then I add them to chile con carne. Why? Because sweet and heat belong together.”

RANDALL HOWARD, CHAIRMAN

An investor, entrepreneur and software visionary, Randall is a founding partner of Verdexus, a boutique firm providing management and financial services to large corporations, venture capitalists and technology firms. The Founder and former Chairman and CEO of MKS Inc., one of Canada’s leading enterprise software vendors, he was the 1997 High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and the 2005 recipient of the Impact Award from Communitech. Randall has an infectious passion for social innovation, emerging mobile media, the consumer web space and good wine and food. His favorite vegetable is the beet. “The fact that I learned to like beets as a kid makes them more special,” he says. “So many people I know hate beets, so it’s great to eat something that’s in the long tail of vegetables. I like them in borscht, hot or cold. I especially like cold soups.”

NOAM TOMCZAK, VICE-PRESIDENT OF SERVICE OPERATIONS

An engineering graduate from the University of McGill, Noam brings fresh energy and passion to crafting Calliflower’s product vision. Naturally social, Noam enjoys interacting with people and relating to them on a personal level. His understanding of Calliflower’s customers’ needs allows him to shape the user experience in the most direct, user-friendly, and practical manner possible.

ROB NIELSEN, VICE-PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

A licensed professional engineer from Queen’s University with 19 years’ experience in development and management, Rob’s insight and experience render him invaluable to the Calliflower team. His technical understanding of Calliflower’s services coupled with a desire to improve the customer experience make him an ideal developer at Calliflower. Rob’s prior positions include Director of Software Development for Business Intelligence tools at Hummingbird (now OpenText Corporation), VP Development at eSponsive Communications, and CTO at ServiceSwitch Inc. and CTO at Linsoft Labs Inc.