Executive Management Team
People are our greatest asset. That's why we continually seek out, establish and nurture relationships with great people – people who are experienced, accomplished, driven, service oriented, innovative, and embody team spirit. We guarantee you'll feel an infectious energy with every Maplesoft interaction. We're steeped in tradition, confidence, competence and professionalism. We know that our success – and your success – depend upon our most precious resource... people.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Jody's powerful vision and energetic leadership have guided Maplesoft’s rapid growth and competitive position as an industry leader for over a decade. Since joining Maplesoft in 2001, Jody has driven the strategic direction, vision and mission of the organization thus establishing Maplesoft as a leading provider of professional services for clients in the public and private sectors. He concentrates on long-term growth opportunities that build on deep client relationships that have been established on the foundation of trust.
Jody works closely with his executive team members to ensure their passion for excellence and individualized service extends to all areas of the company. He plays a leading role in the execution of the organization’s efficient operations, financial performance and customer focus. His dynamic and energetic personality builds and promotes a corporate culture that is nurtured by each partner within the organization. Jody leads by example, encourages a team-first work environment, and firmly believes that Maplesoft can deliver on its fiscal mandate as well as give back to the community. Jody was the leading force behind Maplesoft’s $1.8 million commitment to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Maplesoft Center for Cancer Survivors.
While studying business administration at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Jody combined his academics with outstanding athletics and played varsity hockey for the X-men. Based on his belief in the fundamental value of sport and community, he founded and continues to support the Maplesoft Hawks Spring AAA hockey organization.
Jody was a recipient of the Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Annual Award which honours 40 Canadians under the age of 40 based on five key criteria: vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth. Jody is also a recipient of Ottawa Business Journal’s Forty under 40 Award, which recognizes business executives who balance bottom-line results with participation in charitable and community activities. In his personal time, Jody enjoys boating, golfing and travelling with his wife and six children.
Executive Vice-President, Eastern Canada
Since joining Maplesoft in 2001, Carl’s sales leadership has been instrumental in growing Maplesoft’s annual revenue and driving significant value propositions to our clients.
Carl's responsibilities include spearheading and nurturing existing and new senior level relationships with key clients. He works with lead customers in the geographic region of Eastern Canada, in particular Ottawa and Montreal, fostering a culture of high performance and collaboration. Carl has been instrumental in refining the vision of the business as well as the strategic direction, including assessing the company's existing market opportunities, competitive positioning, domains of expertise, mix of service offerings and solutions in order to determine the appropriate strategic roadmap for Maplesoft.
While earning his degree in Business Administration with specializations in marketing and international business from the University of Ottawa, Carl served as president of the student association and claimed first place in the Entrepreneurship Case of the Commerce Games. Carl received the Ottawa Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, which recognizes business executives who balance bottom-line results with participation in charitable and community activities. He also received the 2010 Young Achiever’s Award from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, recognizing alumni who have achieved business excellence before age 40.
Carl is active in his community, sitting on the board of the Montfort Hospital, Gala des Grands Chefs of Canadian Cancer Society, Telfer School of Management Advisory Board and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s Ultimate Run for Mens’ Cancers Campaign. He's also a proud supporter of the United Way and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Executive Vice-President, Western Canada
Since joining Maplesoft in 2003, Jason's contributions have been instrumental in driving year-over-year revenue growth and overall market share.
Since 2012, Jason has played a key role in building strategic relationships while expanding the company's presence and capability in Alberta’s consulting and technology markets. He has built our corporate relationships with federal government organizations operating in Alberta as well as major players in the energy, resources and oil and gas sectors. He leads a highly responsive and professional team of recruiters, account representatives and consultants delivering Maplesoft’s unique brand of professional services to our Alberta-based clients.
He has also been instrumental in enhancing and streamlining our internal processes and standards, which ensure our organizational capabilities are aligned with our financial targets and corporate responsibilities.
Before transferring to Calgary, Jason was instrumental in over-seeing day to day operations, with a significant focus on operational efficiencies, fostering the close connection between recruitment and proposals and helping build a dynamic account management footprint that has contributed to making Maplesoft the major force that it is today.
Jason graduated from the University of New Brunswick, which he attended under an athletic scholarship. Outside the office, Jason contributes much of his time to the community, as a volunteer coach for the Nepean Wildcats and the Maplesoft Hawks.
CPA-CA, Chief Financial Officer
Tim is responsible for overseeing the accounting, compliance, reporting and financing functions of the company. Since joining Maplesoft in 2008, Tim has helped build and support the finance organization through the company’s aggressive growth and multiple ventures.
Tim has recently shepherded the sale of Maplesoft to Smart Employee Benefits Inc. and then played an instrumental role working with SEB’s Executive Management Team in the restructuring of SEB-Maplesoft’s financing arrangements. Previously, Tim helped see the firm through the successful sale of Maplesoft Technology. Since 2010, Tim has also supported the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation management team on various financial related matters and since 2013 has sat on the Board of Directors as Treasurer.
Previously a manager with BDO Canada, Tim had over 15 years of experience serving both businesses and individuals in the area of assurance and accounting services, business valuation, litigation support, tax planning, due diligence and corporate financing in providing leadership to the Maplesoft Finance and Accounting team.
Tim is an active member of the CICA, the ICAO and the OCAQ. Tim graduated from the University du Québec à Hull in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting. He also obtained a graduate degree in 2002 with a specialization in accounting with the University du Québec en Outaouais.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, coaching minor hockey, mountain biking, skiing, running and hiking.
Douglas Brian Deeks
Chief Operating Officer, Maplesoft and SOMOS SEB’s Senior Vice-President, Government Relations
Brian is a senior executive who provides leadership across the spectrum of Governance, Marketing and Business Development, Finance and Accounting, Services and Solutions Delivery, Administration, Cyber Security and Information Management. Mr. Deeks is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the professional services sector for over 30 years.
In 2015 he led the Due Diligence Review related to SEB’s acquisition of the Maplesoft Group and assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer for SEB’s combined Ottawa operations (Maplesoft and SOMOS) shortly after the completion of the acquisition in early 2016; he is also SEB’s Senior Vice-President, Government Relations.
His early career was spent in public accounting, working for one of the Big 5 Accounting firms in the Calgary, New York, Milan and Ottawa. Brian then worked for over 25 years in the professional services sector with a focus on the Government of Canada. He gained unique insights into the Defence and Security sector leading a company that supports Army, Navy, Air Force and Joint environments of the Canadian Forces as well as NATO, Canada’s Intelligence and Security community and the Space sector. This included expansion into Europe through a highly successful acquisition initiative in which he played a key leadership role. He was also the point person on an acquisition of an IT consulting firm operating in the GTA. Brian has extensive international experience working in the European region (Italy, Belgium, France and UK) and has worked extensively with multi-national organizations and off-shore suppliers to the Canadian Defence Sector.
He has led Maplesoft’s recent entry into the Defence and Space sectors and plays a leadership role in working with other elements of SEB’s operations, leveraging the capabilities and track record of SEB’s other established operations in Hosting, Systems and Software Integration, Analytics and Dynamics CRM to the benefit of Maplesoft’s clients in the NCR.
Highly respected by clients and partners for his business acumen and integrity; by executive colleagues and technical leaders for his ability to manage the convergence of sales and marketing, operations, finance and human resources; and, by staff for leadership, communications and ability to motivate. Mr. Deeks has an excellent appreciation for the machinery of government with a primary focus on the IT, Defence, Security, Space and Transportation sectors.
An avid sportsman, Brian continues to play golf, tennis and basketball. He also enjoys family outings at musical theatre events in Ottawa, Toronto and New York with his wife and family.
Senior Vice President
Scott has over 25 years of progressive experience and executive management in the field of Information Technology systems integration, application development/maintenance and infrastructure operations Mr. Spencer is an effective and customer-focused strategic thinker specializing in large complex projects. Notably skilled in identifying client requirements, building business propositions, proposing effective solutions, managing customer and supplier relationships and coordinating multi-partner alliances at all stages of delivery. An experienced leader of high performance teams with extensive experience in business operations management, cost and schedule control, and providing personnel, financial and contractual management.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Scott began his career in the Ottawa high-tech market with General Dynamics. Scott then joined the Ottawa office of CGI where he advanced his career from a project management consultant to becoming a Vice President responsible for over $90M in annual revenue and leading a team of 500 professionals across a broad spectrum of projects. After leaving CGI, Scott joined IBM Canada where he developed and negotiated one-of-a-kind complex strategic outsourcing business relationships and leading multi-disciplinary teams to win over $800M total contract value, including the largest new logo win for IBM Canada in 8 years.
Joining the Maplesoft team in January 2013 Scott has focused on creating and maintaining momentum across the sales, internal operations and delivery teams as Maplesoft looks towards establishing a leadership position in the professional services and systems integration field. He has led major delivery projects for Maplesoft that has established the company as a leader in the field of portal solutions geared to public sector clients. With his excellent partner and customer relationships, as well as his knowledge of the Federal Government and Canadian IT market, Mr. Spencer applies his leadership capabilities within Maplesoft and continues to contribute his efforts towards building a strong platform on which to increase long-term growth and creating stronger value-propositions to our clients.
Vice President, Quebec Region
Diane Loyer, Vice-President, Quebec Region for Maplesoft Group has over 25 years of experience in sales of IT products and services including 20 years in management. She studied atthe University of Quebec in Montreal in Business Administration. She strongly believes in meeting the needs and objectives of all her clients as well as the welfare of her teammates. She understands the business needs and organizational challenges facing her clients and aims to establish a quality, long-term and trusting relationship with them.
Mrs. Loyer is a dynamic manager who strives towards meeting all of her clients’ goals and objectives. Clients know she is reliable and professional. She is a result-oriented person who respects the people surrounding her. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a coach in minor hockey and her passion as a hockey player.
Vice President, Business Development, Quebec Region
Mr. Cristian Gutierrez, Vice President, Business Development, Quebec Region for Maplesoft Group has over 28 years of sales experience in the field of information technology. He studied at Concordia University and the University of Quebec in Montreal in Computer Management. His main strengths lie in developing markets.
Reliable, honest and a person of integrity, he has excellent inter-personal skills, has developed a large network of contacts and aims primarily at engaging in long-term relationships. Cristian is a person who delivers excellent resources to support the company’s mission. He demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and unparalleled listening qualities. He also provides sound advice in support of projects. His naturally cheerful and positive attitude makes him a valued colleague. He enjoys volunteering as coach of a competitive soccer team and spending family-time with his 4 children.