Leaders push boundaries. At Teligence, all of our leaders share a passion for excellence. It's this passion that inspires them to create the innovative and unique products that make us a cut above the rest in the business of making connections. Our senior management team are proud to “talk the talk” and “walk the walk”. Each member has real life, hands on experience in delivering business success. As a result, they know what it means to have a strong culture and live up to the same values and vision.
Rob's entrepreneurial career started with an Honours degree in Business Administration and from there he headed to Belfast, Ireland for a co-op term. Upon his return to Canada, Rob held many successful roles and in 1990, he founded the company that today is the multimillion dollar business of people meeting people, Teligence!
Among his many accolades, in 2004, Rob was a recipient of the Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2001 the prestigious Business in Vancouver's Forty Under Forty Award. Today, he is still self-driven, strategic and inquisitive and serves as Chairman of the Board.
With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Cameron's breadth of expertise includes global IT team formation, M&A, integration, staffing governance and business development.
As the President, Cameron sets the tone and leads the company to innovate and advance, and the mantra of building connections is always at the heart of everything he does.
As a leader, Cameron's passion is to motivate and create teams that thrive on challenges and deliver against the odds. He has a deep respect for the capabilities of others and takes pride in his leaders. His management approach is to push teams to continually strive to beat expectations while celebrating their successes.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter joined Teligence as Chief Financial Officer in February 2011 bringing over 20 years of finance experience with him. Peter navigates the financial waters at Teligence steering all aspects of our finance and accounting functions as well as analytics.
He has led a dynamic career in fields ranging from software engineering and investment management to corporate finance -where he has been the CFO for both private and publicly-traded technology companies. Along the way, Peter has become a CFA charterholder and earned a CGA designation.
He’s not all numbers though. We offered to work in references to ultimate windsurfing and playing guitar. “Sure”, he happily replied, “1 in 1.6180339887” people would appreciate that.
Since 2006, Ian’s main focus has been managing Teligence’s legal and corporate affairs. He strives to improve the organization's infrastructure to ensure appropriate legal procedures, processes and corporate structure are in place to enable us to compete effectively. He acts as the shield, protecting the business - as well as acting as the sword, executing on concerns regarding telecommunications, banking and finance requirements and other regulatory areas of law. He began his corporate career at a large Canadian law firm but opted to move over to in-house, starting with 360networks, in order to be closer to the action because, in his words, “I love being part of a deal”.
Ian’s says his fondness for Teligence comes from the fact that “it’s made up of a great bunch of people who I respect and enjoy being around.” As well “the company has a great diversity of people across cultures, communities and skills. Being around them keeps you open and means that you are always learning”. He also finds satisfaction in the fact that, as he puts it, “we help solve a significant amount of loneliness.”
Chief Operating Officer
Since joining Teligence in August 2007 Shawn has helped lead the team in a variety of executive roles. He enjoys making things better, simpler and faster. For Shawn “the ideal results for me are seeing an employee you have influenced say that I helped them achieve a goal and both they and the organization are better for it.” Shawn sees a unique company duality suggesting “Teligence is simultaneously challenging and freeing. We have the challenge of reinventing ourselves, but with the latitude to do what we believe is right for the long term health of the organization.”
The human experience is a driving force behind the ongoing growth and success of the company. “Teligence the company and our products embrace people regardless of who they are or what lifestyle they live.” Shawn also shares the deep belief that, “our products help individuals who may feel isolated or suffer from the fear of discrimination.”
It’s also worth noting that Shawn is an amateur chef, professional eater. “I’ve been known to make batches of chocolate chip cookie dough that never make it into the oven, cookie dough has to be one of the best foods ever. I believe it deserves its own food group.”
Chief Product & Marketing Officer
Jeff joined Teligence in 2009 as the Director of Sales and Customer Service. Since late 2010, as the General Manager of New Product Development he was behind much of the company’s innovation. He’s led the way in creating unique social networking platforms that integrate the web, mobile apps, and other modes of communication into a one-of-a-kind customer experience.
Teligence is great for Jeff because it let’s “me enjoy a fast pace that embraces change. Mobile app development and product definition are all about pace and change.” There is a real sense of purpose driving Jeff. He says that “Teligence matters as we offer products and services that help people connect and live the lifestyle they are comfortable with. These same guidelines extend to the employees of Teligence as well.” More than just products and building cool apps, for Jeff “the team we have fosters individual growth and we have a very good group of people.”
Away from work Jeff has a family life that keeps him fully energized, sharing that “I am convinced my family and I will end up on a daytime sitcom or at very least a book published that is fact but will have to be sold as fiction. You can’t make this stuff up.”