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Cloud Computing Coaches

Organizations that have attended an Innoweave Cloud Computing Workshop and are clear on both the goals that they hope to achieve with cloud computing and the assistance that they require to implement new tools are encouraged to connect with an Innoweave Cloud Computing Coach. The following have self-identified as coaches. As they have not been vetted by Innoweave, organizations are encouraged to assess whether one or more may be a good fit to address their needs. (Note: coaches are being added to this list on a regular basis. Coaches can sign up here to be added.)

A full list of coaches which can be sorted for comparison purposes can be found here (please select the Cloud Computing tab at the bottom of the sheet).

The following coaches provide services in English and French (please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page):

  • Gabriel Bergevin-Estable

    CommunIT / COCo | gabriel@coco-net.org
    Based in Montreal, serving organizations across Québec

    Gabriel Bergevin Estable and Spencer Mann are the co-coordinators of Commun-IT, a project of COCo that focuses on the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by community groups in Quebec. We aim to guide, support, and empower community groups to take advantage of Information and Communications Technology in order to better realize their missions. We work collaboratively to build the capacity of community groups, tech professionals, and the public. Read more...

  • Julia Khon

    una buro | julia@unaburo.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations in Quebec and Ontario

    Julia’s company (una buro) implements and customizes Salesforce, a leading cloud CRM, for nonprofits. From managing volunteers and donations to customizing Salesforce to operate programs such as food banks, meal deliveries, youth tutoring and music, una buro automates processes, so staff have more time for the mission. Julia believes in less manual and more mission. Levelling the technology playing field for nonprofits is the reason she wakes up in the morning. Julia supports changemakers and those who do the heavy-lifting in our communities. Read more...

  • Kevin Paul

    COCo - The Centre for Community Organizations | kevinp@coco-net.org
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations in the Montreal area

    An ICT trainer with over seven years of experience, Kevin Paul is passionate about using his skills in community-based technology, web development, and web design to support the work of social justice-minded organizations. Read more...

  • Marc Ouimet

    www.marcouimet.net | info@marcouimet.net
    Based in Montréal, QC, serving organizations across Quebec

    Marc has been working in Web design ever since an international cooperation intership in 1999-2000. Following university, in 2007, he started working in community organizations, giving informatic workshops to to teenagers who dropped out of schools, immigrants, elders, people with literacy problems and so on. Read more...

  • Parker Mah

    COCo - Center for Community Organizationsparkerm@coco-net.org
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations in the Montreal area

    Versed in multimedia techniques, Parker Mah has lent his skills to community development and rights advocacy organizations from Bangladesh to Senegal. Read more...

  • Pierre Calder

    Endeavour Solutionspcalder@endeavoursolutions.ca
    Based in Montreal, QC; Toronto, ON; London, ON; and Halifax, NS, serving organizations across Canada

    Endeavour Solutions, based in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Halifax and London Ontario, Endeavour Solutions is a Gold Partner in Enterprise Resource Planning. Read more...

  • Shane Bill

    Bees on a Bikeshane@beesonabike.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    Shane has spent the last 10 years working directly with non-profits in helping them to feel empowered online through the use of the implementation of secure cloud tools, customer relation management systems (CRM), collaboration tools, and other open-source related solutions. Read more...

  • Spencer Mann

    CommunIT/ COCo | spencerm@coco-net.org
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Québec

    Spencer Mann and Gabriel Bergevin Estable are the co-coordinators of Commun-IT, a project of COCo that focuses on the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) by community groups in Quebec. We aim to guide, support, and empower community groups to take advantage of Information and Communications Technology in order to better realize their missions. We work collaboratively to build the capacity of community groups, tech professionals, and the public. Read more...

The following coaches provide services in English (please click on the coach’s name to open or close their profile on this page):

  • Alan Dixon

    Blackfly Solutionsinfo@blackflysolutions.ca
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    I have been working with non-profits and their databases since 1989. My formal training is in mathematics, and I bring strong skills in abstraction, logic and art to my work. Read more...

  • Antonio Misaka

    CompuCorps | techcentre@compucorps.org
    Based in Ottawa, ON, servings organizations across Canada

    Currently Antonio is working as Systems Manager for CompuCorps.org and deploying the private cloud computing platform based on OpenStack. Along with the CompuCorps team for cloud computing project, he is able to deliver a fully functional platform running and managing some applications such as, Cloud Storage, Web-conferencing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Crowd-funding. This platform is under performance test to identify issues regarding to a private cloud computing infrastructure. Read more...

  • Ashley Harper

    Foundation Technologies, Inc. | ashley.harper@foundant.com
    Based in Bozeman, MT, USA, serving organizations across Canada

    Ashley Harper is a Client Success Manager with Foundant Technologies where she trains clients in effective use of Grant Lifecycle Manager for their online competitive grant applications and scholarships, committee review, and applicant interface. Prior to joining Foundant, she was the Director of Grants and Initiatives for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and managed the foundation’s competitive grant programs. Having been a grant manager in her former role, Ashley enjoys helping Foundant clients think through workflows and processes using the software. Read more...

  • Barbara Christensen

    Percolator Consultingbarbara@percolatorconsulting.com
    Based in Seattle, WA, serving organizations across Canada

    Barbara is the Swiss Army knife of nonprofit technology. She has spent most of her life working in the nonprofit sector—managing IT and databases, organizing, fundraising, communicating mission, teaching, and supporting technology users (and often all of those jobs at once!). Before coming to Percolator she was the technology and communications Jill-of-all-trades at Conservation Northwest, and prior to that she was the go-to technology support desk for librarians all across the U.S. at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read more...

  • Charles Buchanan

    Ignitech Solutions Inc. | cbuchanan@ignitech.org
    Based in Calgary, AB, serving organizations across Canada

    Charles is an information technology and business leader with a powerful combination of skills in consulting, strategy, finance, customer insight, and technology innovation. He's the visionary and founder of Ignitech Solutions Inc. - the answer to end technology poverty in the non-profit sector. His solution stems from years of experience in the technology industry and working in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Read more...

  • Chryssa Koulis

    peopleshare | chryssa@people-share.ca
    Based in Toronto,ON, serving the Greater Toronto Area

    Chryssa Koulis, founder of peopleshare, is a seasoned non-profit professional with extensive experience in the areas of governance, strategic planning, fundraising, project management and volunteer management. Chryssa has successfully integrated the skills and knowledge she gained through achieving an MBA in Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business and the experience she has developed from working in the non-profit sector for almost 15 years. She is a skilled facilitator, having developed and provided training to a variety of groups including boards, committees and at conferences. Read more...

  • Cullen Mullany

    Foundant Technologies | cullen.mullany@foundant.com
    Based in Bozeman, MT, USA, serving organizations across Canada

    Cullen Mullany is a Client Success Manager (CSM) for Foundant Technologies’ CommunitySuite solution. After graduating with an Accounting degree from Montana State University in 2012, Cullen went on to work for Southwest Montana School Services and Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), where he was able to leverage both his degree and technical skills to implement new processes and systems. Read more...

  • Darren Marshment

    DMCS Inc. | darren@dmcscanada.com | cc: kate@dmcscanada.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving local, national and international organizations based in Montreal, Canada.

    Darren Marshment is owner and head technician at DMCS Inc., an IT company that has been providing IT solutions and support to the not for profit market since 2001.

    As a result of a successful IT phone-in on CBC Radio, Darren started DMCS Inc. in Montreal, Canada. IT services include system administration, project management, cloud computing and website development. Read more...

  • Dylan Nield

    dylan@codeandstrings.com
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations in Toronto

    Dylan Neild has been providing implementation and consulting services in the cloud computing and virtualization space for over a decade, from traditional data centres to ""platform as a service"" solutions such as Amazon Web Services. Using his extensive experience with environmental charities, Dylan helped launch the Waterkeeper Swim Guide, an online resource for discovering clean beaches to swim at. Based entirely on a cloud computing architecture, Waterkeeper Swim Guide provides service to over 100,000 users via both traditional web services as well as mobile apps. Read more...

  • George Easton

    ion8 | geo@ion8.net
    Based in North Bay, ON serving organizations across Canada

    I'm a Google Partner for literally all of their lines of business. I work with companies, especially nonprofits to get them to the cloud, largely to leverage Google Nonprofits Grants for Adwords, Apps, YouTube, Maps and Earth. I also resell many hosted CRM, VoIP on a month-to-month basis - all which connects with gUnify to become unified communications as a service. Everything I've done for the past 7 years has been cloud oriented. Read more...

  • Gregg McKiernan

    LAN Solutions Corp. | gmckiernan@lansolutions.ca
    Based in Calgary, AB, serving organizations in Calgary and area

    LAN Solutions has been providing innovative technology services and solutions to the non-profit world since 2000. A strategic partner to organizations such as the Distress Centre Calgary and Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, LAN Solutions has been able to quickly and effectively adopt a cloud computing model internally by leveraging platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Office 365, and utilizing a cloud-based CRM running on Amazon Web Services. These early adoptions have allowed the organization to become proficient in non-profit specific applications, platforms, and infrastructures, and to offer design, architecture, implementation, and on-going support services. Read more...

  • Groundforce Digital

    Groundforce Digitalcontact@groundforcedigital.com
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Over the last two years, Groundforce Digital has worked with over 40 not-for-profits and advocacy organizations providing digital services for community organizing. The demands on not-for-profit organizations to build and maintain their online presence (interactive websites, supporter databases, social media channels, fundraising systems, etc.) is constantly increasing, putting a significant strain on limited staff resources. Read more...

  • Jacob Frackson

    j@frackson.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    New cloud solutions can help you manage your contacts, your books, and your operations. Jacob helps find, implement, and track tools to do that and more. He can help save you time and money, and perhaps more importantly give you more insights into how your organization is functioning, highlighting inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement. Read more...

  • Jesse Bourns

    Ajah | jbourns@gmail.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada

    Jesse Bourns works as the Project Manager for Ajah, a technology company that builds software tools for non-profits. He spends his days coordinating the development of software with multiple team members - and clients - in cities across Canada. His daily work consists of leveraging the advantages of cloud-based tools, and discovering new ways to use cloud solutions to improve efficiency and get results. Read more...

  • John Giannitti

    johngiannitti@gmail.com
    Based in Montreal, QC, serving organizations across Canada and the United States

    John has extensive experience using technology (including cloud-based) solutions to help executives and organizations (including non-profits) work more efficiently and productively. Read more...

  • Keith McGibbon

    Accel Web Marketing | keith@accelweb.ca
    Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    We offer marketing automation and advertising to non-profits in a variety of sectors from new immigrant business financing to mental health awareness. We have partnered with event coordinators at both a regional and national level. Read more...

  • Lindsay Telfer

    Canadian Freshwater Alliance | lindsay@freshwateralliance.ca
    Based in Orillia, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Lindsay is an expert in sustainability policy development and implementation and has over 10-years experience with organizations and governments in developing policies and processes related to sustainability. Her experience includes designing and participating in multi-stakeholder consultations and negotiations, strategic planning development and public communications and marketing geared towards public engagement in sustainability solutions. Read more...

  • Marcos Cavenaghi

    CompuCorps | marcos@cavenaghi.ca
    Based in Ottawa, ON, serving organizations across Canada

    Marcos has experience in coaching groups of people in the IT field. He is result-oriented with strong commitment to the client success.

    Marcos has been working with cloud computing since 2012. His experience includes the design, implementation, deployment, and troubleshooting of cloud infrastructure which includes both networks (physical and virtual) responsible for the communications between the virtual machines and the Internet. Read more...

  • Matthew Unger

    Matthew Unger & Associates | matthew@matthewunger.com
    Based in Vancouver, BC, serving organizations across Canada

    Matthew Unger and Associates provides technology strategy, planning and implementation services to non-profits, government agencies, and companies looking for systems to increase their capacity to manage relationships. Specializing in Salesforce, Google, Quickbooks, Amazon Web Services, and Facebook platforms his team focuses on implementing easy to use solutions for streamlining the management of volunteer, donor, partner, funding, events, and programming processes. Read more...

  • Narinder Bhatia

    Cogent Enterprises Inc. | narinderps@yahoo.com  
    Based in Vancouver, BC, serving organizations in Vancouver, BC

    Based in Vancouver B.C., Narinder is a Microsoft Certified Professional with more than 15 years’ experience as a Systems Manager with hands on experience in a mid-size organization. Founder of Cogent Enterprises Inc. which provides IT support and coaching to non-profit organizations. Read more...

  • Paige Van Riper

    Cloud for Goodpaige@cloud4good.com
    Based in Los Angeles, CA, serving organizations across Canada, the United States, and worldwide

    I have more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management in a variety of settings. I was introduced to cloud computing, specifically Salesforce.com when I headed up a database implementation at an environmental nonprofit seven years ago. Read more...

  • Peter Dietz and Anil Patel

    GrantBook | peter@grantbook.org
    Based in Toronto, ON, serving organizations across Canada and the U.S. 

    GrantBook is a social purpose business specializing in the procurement of cloud-based tools that help community, corporate, and family foundations build and maintain a more social and technology-enabled workplace. GrantBook offers expertise and proactive support as its clients take the important steps to transition some or all of their operations to the cloud. Read more...

  • Traction on Demand

    Traction on Demand | jlangelaan@tractionondemand.com
    Based in Burnaby, BC, serving organizations across Canada and the US

    In her role at Traction on Demand, Jessica Langelaan is bringing business acumen into the non-profit sector through the use of Salesforce.com, the support of the Salesforce Foundation and a team at Traction that uses cloud-technology to make relationship management easy and efficient. Read more...