Our management team embodies the company’s core values – Empathy and Teamwork
Our Management Team
In the late 90s, Ray Gerard and Geoff English, two former technology executives, saw a niche for customized software that didn’t force users into rigid, pre-configured systems, and founded i-Sight. Since then, the company has developed into a global leader in the provision of configurable case management software for investigations.
Today, the privately held, Ottawa-based company is run by four partners whose collective vision and focus on innovation have positioned it as an industry leader.
The Management Team
Beginning his career with i-Sight in 1999, Joe’s entrepreneurial roots run deep. At the age of 15 he ran a successful ice cream peddling business, recruiting his parents into the supply chain to keep his freezers stocked on busy days. Today he puts his business acumen to the test as CEO of i-Sight and is always looking to push the envelope, whether it’s with new product ideas, sales strategy or breaking the sound barrier in his Subaru Impreza. When he isn’t at work, Joe’s two young daughters keep him busy, but not busy enough to stop him from working at lowering his six handicap on the golf course. Joe has a Bachelor of International Business (with Honors) from Carleton University.
Before co-founding i-Sight, Geoff spent 12 years in large engineering firms where he held positions ranging from construction and production management to quality assurance and process re-engineering. Although Geoff designed our original application, he long ago handed that responsibility over to other talented individuals and now has the tireless job of leading the company’s finance operations with an eye for detail that James Bond would envy. Spurred on by his kids, Geoff is still out skiing and biking but has given up on windsurfing. Geoff holds a diploma in Industrial Engineering, which he settled on after dabbling in Architecture and Economics at both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
VP of Sales
Vice President of Sales, Mark Quigg, joined i-Sight after a long career at IBM, Cognos, Bell Canada and a series of start-ups. An entrepreneur at heart, Mark has a long history of business leadership, co-founding NewSys Solutions (which became TSX listed InBusiness Solutions Inc) in 1990 and developing its spinoff, Brainhunter, into a multi-million-dollar organization. A true leader, Mark is known for his approachability, team philosophy and laser-sharp focus on the customer. Married with three daughters, Mark loves to golf, play hockey and take advantage of the opportunities for recreation near home, including hiking and skiing in Gatineau Park and weekend getaways to the family cottage. Mark has a BComm from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Management Accountant.
VP IT and Customer Support
A senior manager at a fortune 500 company for 12 years before joining i-Sight in 2000, Jason is an engineer by both trade and personality. As the builder of the first version of i-Sight, Jason has a hands-on approach to the business and is sometimes accused of being a workaholic. It’s not uncommon for his staff to receive emails sent at 3am. Jason was known to fuel his caffeine addiction with Tim Hortons and cherry Coke, until recently embarking on the path to healthier living. A hockey dad, Redskins fan and soccer fanatic, Jason could star in a commercial for Ford, currently driving his seventh vehicle of that make. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Director of Marketing
A Ryerson University commerce graduate with a business administration and marketing diploma from Algonquin College, Pierre lived and worked in Vancouver, London (England) and Toronto, before leaving his urban hipster life behind to settle down in his home town and have a family. Since starting with i-Sight in 2012, Pierre has developed the marketing team into a well-oiled machine, expanding the marketing automation program and helping to generate sales opportunities through the company’s digital assets and other marketing channels. A true foodie, Pierre is the go-to guy if you want to know about new restaurants, the most recent Starbucks flavors, the best place for cheese fondue or the evils of Bulk Barn.
Director of Infrastructure
Always smiling, Kris gives off the impression that keeping i-Sight’s data centers running smoothly is a piece of cake. Maybe it’s his Starbucks addiction that keeps this avid sailor on an even keel. With a background in operations and network capacity planning at Alstom/ABB, Kris has deep knowledge of best practices and ensures i-Sight’s network is always stable and secure. A healthy dedication to his family, especially his two young boys, has given Kris an uncanny knowledge of every character in the Cars series of children’s movies. After living on the east coast of Canada for a short time, Kris dreams of packing it all in one day and retiring to a little house on the ocean with a sailboat in his backyard.
VP of Business Development
As Senior Director of Sales Development, Ron brings more than a decade of experience motivating, coaching, training and managing sales and call center teams to i-Sight’s growing outbound sales department. Affable and inspiring, Ron has developed a reputation for developing people to their full potential, while his stubborn streak keeps him focused on his tactical and strategic approach to improving sales processes. A watch collector and cigar enthusiast, Ron has two home humidors containing more than 300 cigars, which he picks up on his travels and enjoys while watching his favorite sports: NHL hockey and NFL football. Ron has a BSc in human kinetics with minors in psychology and sociology from the University of Ottawa.
VP of Delivery
A Newfoundlander with an aversion to seafood despite his Atlantic Canada roots, Gerry still managed to turn a profit from it as a youngster, “cutting out cod tongues” and selling them for $1/dozen. A devoted husband and father, Gerry has visited Disney World five times. He’s an avid golfer and a semi-pro billiards player who has travelled as far as New York, Louisville and Las Vegas to compete. At work, Gerry’s penchant for 80s music has his team rolling their eyes while his work ethic keeps them on their toes. Since graduating from Memorial University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995, Gerry held engineering and senior project management positions at Nortel Networks and Airbus before joining i-Sight in 2015.