THOUGHTWIRE'S LEADERSHIP TEAM

WORKING TO UNLOCK THE PROMISE OF IOT

Meet OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Michael Monteith
Michael Monteith

CHief Executive Officer

Mike is responsible for corporate vision, strategy, and growth at ThoughtWire.

Craig Backman
Craig Backman

Chief Operating Officer

Craig leads operations marketing, product development, and customer experience.

Dale Hall
Dale Hall

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Dale leads ThoughtWire’s partnership strategy and ecosystem development.

Ramona Sanadi
Ramona Sanadi

Vice President,
Engineering

Ramona Leads ThoughtWire's Engineering group

Nicole (Hua Li) Cai

DIRECTOR,
STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Nicole leads ThoughtWire’s Strategic Initiatives

Machivei Danha

DIRECTOR,
TECHNICAL SERVICES

Machivei leads ThoughtWire’s Technical Services Group

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Wayne Kack

Vice President,
Delivery Management

Wayne leads Delivery Management in the Professional Services Group

Adrian Borys
Adrian Borys

VIce president,
Product and Marketing

Adrian leads ThoughtWire's Product and Marketing teams.

Anastasia Chodarcewicz
Anastasia Chodarcewicz

Chief Financial
Officer

Anastasia is responsible for finances, financial operations, and growth.

Greg Brophy
Greg Brophy

VICE PRESIDENT,
Sales

Greg Leads ThoughtWire's Healthcare Sales Team

Ian Tait
Ian Tait

Head of Advisory Services

Ian Leads ThoughtWire's Advisory Services

Prakash Patel

Executive Vice President Operations

Prakash Leads Operations at ThoughtWire

MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

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Salil Munjal

Chair, Board

Salil is the Chair of ThoughtWire’s board. He is also a Managing Partner at Yaletown Partners, a venture capital firm focused on scaling Canadian technology companies. At Yaletown, Salil was responsible for leading the firm’s investment in Bit Stew Systems, a Canadian IoT innovator that was acquired by GE in the largest venture financed exit of 2016.

Earlier in his career, Salil scaled Leitch Technology to more than a thousand employees with six global offices, as President & COO. Salil began his career as a corporate finance lawyer at Torys LLP in Toronto and New York.

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John M. Thompson

Board Director

John recently retired as the Chairman of the Board of TD Bank and previously was the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of the IBM Corporation. He is also a director of Thomson Reuters Corporation, and is an Advisory Board member of Opus Capital.

John’s past public board directorships include Vice‐Chairman of Supervisory Board of Royal Philips Electronics, Vice‐Chairman of the Board of the Hospital for Sick Children, Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario, Robert Mondavi Corporation, and Hertz Corporation, amongst others. John is a previous director of the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

Geoff Catherwood
Geoff Catherwood

Board Director

Geoff is a registered professional engineer and has 14 years of experience in industrial automation and process control and over 20 years of venture capital experience. Prior to joining BDC Venture Capital in 2001, he worked for Bailey Canada and Asea Brown Boveri -- large multi-national industrial process automation suppliers. He has diverse operational experience in the process automation industry, including field service, system commissioning, engineering, management, and sales.

Geoff administers much of BDC Venture Capital’s Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology portfolio in Canada. He is active on the boards of a number of companies. He also volunteers in a number of programs promoting entrepreneurship, including chairing the final jury for New Ventures B.C. for many years.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University. He has also completed the Canadian Securities Course. He recently completed the Institute of Corporate Directors - Rotman, Directors Education Program, (September, 2019).

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Michael Monteith

Board Director

Mike is ThoughtWire's CEO. As a seasoned entrepreneur and technology executive with more than 20 years of experience serving the public and private sectors, Mike has established himself as one of Canada’s leading experts in information technology for the built environment.

Capable of bridging the gap between business innovation and IT, Mike is solving the challenge of integration and interoperability in healthcare and commercial real estate settings. Prior to founding ThoughtWire in 2009, Mike was a senior advisor and technology consultant, where he acquired expertise in business and enterprise strategy, IT strategy, enterprise architecture, and large-scale program implementation.

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Hai Tran-Viet

Board Director

Hai Tran-Viet Hai is a Senior Investor at the Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF). He is primarily focused on leading the investment team’s activities in transaction origination, execution, and portfolio management. In addition, he assists the CEO in management of the Fund. Hai has over 17 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and has a track-record as an active partner with portfolio companies.

Prior to CBGF, Hai worked at Regimen Equity Partners, Signal Hill Equity Partners, and TD Capital (TD Bank’s merchant banking group). Hai graduated with an MBA from Columbia Business School and received a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Serge Gattesco

Board Director

Serge is a multi-skilled leader with broad strategic consulting skills coupled with finance and operational experience in executing large transformational change projects that focus on people, processes and technology. Leadership experience as National Managing Partner (10+ years in two roles) of a large multi-stakeholder global professional services firm. Chartered Professional Accountant with 35 years of experience advising and servicing a wide range of clients.

David Harris Kolada

Board Director

David has a proven track record in Venture Capital investing and domain expertise in PropTech, IT and Cleantech. David has served as a senior business advisor and fractional executive to several high-growth technology companies, including as Chief Strategy Officer to a market-leading PropTech company and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the RIC Centre, a Toronto-area accelerator. David has also worked with Yaletown Partners, helping them raise the Yaletown Innovation Growth Fund and establish their presence in Ontario.

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Michael Monteith

CEO

As a seasoned entrepreneur and technology executive with more than 20 years of experience serving the public and private sectors, Mike has established himself as one of Canada’s leading experts in information technology for the built environment. Capable of bridging the gap between business innovation and IT, Mike is solving the challenge of integration and interoperability in healthcare and commercial real estate settings. Prior to founding ThoughtWire in 2009, Mike was a senior advisor and technology consultant, where he acquired expertise in business and enterprise strategy, IT strategy, enterprise architecture, and large-scale program implementation.

Craig Backman

Chief Revenue Officer

Craig has over 30 years of experience leading teams in delivering innovative strategy and breakthrough results across Product Development, Marketing, Sales and Digital Transformation. He brings a passion for storytelling and has a unique ability for making complex technology more accessible to those who will benefit. Prior to joining ThoughtWire, Craig’s career spanned Packaged Goods, Banking and several entrepreneurial endeavours

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Dale Hall

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Dale has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector, having worked for some of the largest technology companies in Canada as a senior consultant and IT advisor. Recognized in Canada as a forward-thinking thought leader in integration and infrastructure optimization, Dale has led ThoughtWire’s cloud partnership strategy, broader IoT ecosystem development and continues to play a pivotal role in channel management.

Ramona Sanadi
Ramona Sanadi

VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

"Ramona has extensive software engineering and product development experience managing the entire life cycle for software solutions. Ramona enjoys talent development and excels at enabling teams to deliver in an agile development environment and has worked across diverse end markets including healthcare, smart buildings, retail, financial services, aerospace and defence. At ThoughtWire, Ramona leads the Engineering team with overall product responsibility from design to delivery. In addition, Ramona is responsible for talent development with a focus on building and leading high performance engineering teams. Ramona holds a Master of Engineering degree from University of Southampton, UK and has worked with clients across Asia, Europe and North America."

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Machivei Danha

DIRECTOR,
TECHNICAL SERVICES

Machivei has over 12 years’ business systems analysis, project and program management experience in healthcare systems improvement. At ThoughtWire, she leads the Technical Services Group responsible for delivering software solutions for hospitals, long-term care homes and smart buildings. In her role, Machivei has built and led a team of business analysis, solution architects, project managers, delivery consultants and technical support specialists responsible for the consistent delivery of solutions to clients in Canada, United States and Europe. Prior to joining ThoughtWire, Machivei helped design and deliver the national kidney donation and transplantation allocation system at Canadian Blood Services, where she rose to Senior Program Manager of Organ Allocation and Transplantation. While there, she worked with transplant hospitals, laboratory departments and medical committees across Canadian provinces. Machivei holds an undergradruate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in e-Health from McMaster University.

Wayne Kack
Wayne Kack

Vice President, Delivery Management in Professional Services Group

Wayne is a proven Leader in the Information Technology Project and Program delivery domain with over 25 years of experience helping clients across a variety of industries. His tenure with the large global consulting firms Accenture and Avanade has enabled him to specialize in identifying, evaluating, estimating, planning and executing large projects and transformational programs to enable clients to increase revenue, improve operational efficiencies and realize their visions.  Wayne is passionate about helping clients identify and solve complex problems by bringing human-centered design thinking principles to business discussions and aligning technology as an enabler to achieve business results and outcomes.

Adrian Borys
Adrian Borys

Vice President, Sales

Adrian has 25+ years as a customer obsessed leader that is focused on driving business growth by delivering on a companies brand promise. He has worked at Deloitte building the analytics practice and transforming global organizations on how to drive actionable insights with data and analytics, as a software entrepreneur developing innovative approaches to measuring marketing performance and brand value, and as a marketer across many industries. Adrian bridges the gap between the art and science of marketing , product development and customer experience with creativity, data, analytics and customer insights.

Anastasia Chodarcewicz
Anastasia Chodarcewicz

CFO

Anastasia is an operationally focused, finance professional with 20 years experience guiding public and private growing technology companies. In her roles as CFO, Anastasia brings significant M&A, investor relations, operations and financing knowledge leading teams from initial start-up phase through to successful exit in Canada and the US. Anastasia’s experience as CFO includes Nymi Inc., Fixmo Inc. and Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI). Anastasia is a CPA, CA.

Greg Brophy
Greg Brophy

VICE PRESIDENT,
SALES

• In January 2022, Greg joined ThoughtWire, as their Vice President, Healthcare
• In July 2020, Greg joined TELUS Health to lead their sales and business development for the Strategic and Enterprise client set for Western Canada until December 31st, 2021
• In March, 2017 Greg was recruited as Senior Vice President and General Manager Canada for Truven Health Analytics, a newly acquired division of IBM Watson Health, and in January 2018 was appointed General Manager, IBM Watson Health Canada, holding that position until his retirement in September of 2019
• Greg joined Deloitte Canada Consulting as a Senior Advisor to assist the firm in their Canadian Strategic Pursuits in Healthcare and Public Sector from March 2015 to December 2016
• Greg was IBM Canada’s General Manager for British Columbia’s Public Sector business (Government, Healthcare and Education sectors). He was also IBM’s Senior Location Executive for the City of Victoria. Greg served in these positions from 2006 until his retirement in July 2014 after 30 years of service
• Previous to this, Greg was the National Healthcare Executive for IBM Canada responsible for IBM’s Healthcare Solutions portfolio -- a role which he held for over ten years
• Over the past number of years, Greg served as Board member, Vice Chair and Chair for NIGEL Services for Adults with Disabilities Society and assisted with its successful merger with Broadmead Care Society in 2015
Greg lives in Victoria with his wife, Leanne, son Sam (and Annachie) daughters Bran, Jess (Geordie and wee Stevie too!), Lauren and Meghan (and Caleb) and enjoys family, travel, golf and staying fit.

Ian Tait
Ian Tait

Head of Advisory Services

Ian Tait is an experienced business leader with in-depth expertise in the IT services industry. He has over 30 years of experience. He has a strong background in growing and leading services’ businesses. Ian has recently returned from a 5 year assignment with Deloitte Australia where he was leading their Health Technology business. Previously Ian was with Deloitte in Canada for close to 20 years, his leadership roles have included Managing Partner for the Canadian Consulting Public Sector and Health Industry, Partner in Charge of the Alliance program as well he was a member of the Canadian Consulting executive team. He has led complex engagements from business/IT strategies to systems delivery across UK, US, Mexico, Canada and Australia.

Prakash Patel

Executive Vice President Operations

Dynamic and engaging Finance Operations Executive (CFO/COO) with a strong track record of accelerating organizational performance through robust strategic planning and pragmatic execution. Skilled in establishing shared vision amongst a diverse group of stakeholders and leading the effective implementation of complex strategic initiatives. Adaptable and transformational leader able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment while delivering shareholder value. Core Business Competencies: Executive leadership. operational value creation, finance, strategy, change management, process redesign, treasury, target operating model design, governance and controls, building high performing teams Industry Experience: Private Wealth, Banking, Mining, Energy, Healthcare, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Venture Capital