The founders of NuvolaCore are industry veterans with decades of innovation and experience bringing advanced technical solutions to the marketplace.
CHERYL THOMAS, M.S.
DIRECTOR OF HR AND COMMUNICATION
Since 1986, Cheryl has been an advisor and consultant for over 250 public organizations and private sectors across Canada, USA and in the Middle East. She has worked with start-up entrepreneurs; small to medium sized enterprises going through major growth and change; as well as large multi-national companies working to focus staff around an end goal.
She is an expert in team and organizational development, specializing in aligning the people in the organization to the vision of the leadership. Her expertise in strategic management, leadership, team building, strategic planning, performance management, change management, human resources and effective communication helps companies get on and stay on the path to success.
For over 20 years, Cheryl has shared her knowledge and expertise with thousands of business and engineering university students and coached them in developing the skills required to be successful in business.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Gary’s career in business development has been spent delivering advanced technology solutions to clients spanning industries and organizations across Canada. He is passionate about using new technology as tools to deliver increased value to businesses. He has a successful track record building strong, long-term relationships by delivering high-value solutions that meet the needs and expectations of client organizations.
Gary has a diverse entrepreneurial background having successfully built and operated companies focused in software development, consultancy and MSP services in the IT sector. Gary has worked with corporations of all sizes, in a wide variety of industries executing and delivering infrastructure projects both regionally and nationally.
DAN NIXON, BA., CPA CGA
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Dan has been a professional accountant for over 30 years. Working in both the public accounting sector and in government, he is experienced in financial reporting, financial accounting, financial analysis, auditing, and taxation.
While in government service Dan was responsible for directing audit staff, proposing changes to legislation, writing legislation and policy. Dan was also a key member of the team that created the Bio Fuels Act of Manitoba. He served on various Federal – Provincial tax committees as well as Government – Industry committees. Dan was recognized by the American Federation of Tax Administrators for his contributions to the successes of the Federation.
Dan was recruited by the accounting firm MNP (Meyers Norris Penny) to develop and grow their commodity tax business across their network. He was recognized as one of the top 4 individuals in this area in Canada. Upon the successful completion of this task, Dan left MNP and continued to consult for them until his move to Victoria.
Dan has vast experience in dealing with and working with executives from many of the largest multi-national companies to smaller local entrepreneurs.
MOE VESAL, M.Sc.
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
SR. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT, CLOUD & BIG DATA
With over 32 years of advanced IT practice in Canada and overseas, Moe is the principal founder and the ideologist behind NuvolaCore. He brings years of academic background with Pre-Ph.D. degree in Computational Data Enabled Science & Engineering along with years of experience as a college and university lecturer.
He also presents years of real-world practical knowledge of advanced mathematics, computer science, systems, network and data storage engineering and has implemented multiple enterprise data centre as well as designed a few cloud infrastructures dating back to 2011.
Moe has published number of technical articles and completed many R&D projects related to different computing fields, some received government grants or innovation awards. Moe has a deep-rooted passion for computing technology and is known to be a gifted trouble-shooter and a Crisis Prevention and Resolution Specialist by the industry and his peers.
Moe is also an active member and contributor of several internationally recognized technology organizations such as; SNIA, ACM, OpenGroup, OpenStack, Cloud Stack, Apache Sparks and others. His current passions are Blockchain, BigData, AI and Cognitive automation.
KEVIN BATTERSBY, CD
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
NETWORK ARCHITECT & LINUX SPECIALIST
Since 1992, Kevin has been involved in the IT sector in positions of senior management, technical/network management, consultation and hands on work.
The design, construction and maintenance of Internet facing networks, services and servers have been at the core of his work. He has been very involved in the implementation of data storage, virtual computing environments and infrastructure migration and related areas.
Kevin is skilled at managing and implementing complex projects. He has a depth of experience with IT infrastructure, networking and servers with a particular affinity for Linux and Open Source solutions. Overall, he brings decades of practical business and technical experience and methodologies to get the job done.
Prior to being a full-time business owner and consultant Kevin was technically trained in the Canadian military in various areas including electronics during a career spanning 21 years.
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