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 globally. Since joining Maplesoft in 2001, Jody has driven the strategic direction, vision and mission of establishing Maplesoft as the world’s leading systems integrator. He concentrates on long-term growth opportunities that address strategic areas such as Managed Services and Technology Integration.
Jody works closely with his executive team members to ensure their passion for excellence and individualized service extends to all areas of the company. As well, he plays a leading role in the execution of the organization’s operating efficiency, financial performance and customer focus. His dynamic and energetic personality builds and promotes a corporate culture that is cultivated 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. He is the driving force behind the Maplesoft Children's Foundation, which provides underprivileged children the opportunity to attend summer camp. As well, he is a member of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s ‘Courage Campaign’ Cabinet.
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 Award in 2010. This is a national award program, honouring 40 Canadians under the age of 40 based on five key criteria: vision and leadership; innovation and acheivement; impact; community involvement and contribution; and strategy for growth. Jody is also a recipient of Ottawa Business Journal’s 2009 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Since joining Maplesoft in 2003, Jason's contributions have been instrumental in driving year-over-year revenue growth and overall market share.
Jason has played a key role in building strategic relationships while expanding the company's presence and capability as a global systems integrator in the consulting and technology markets. He has been successful in verifying the profitability and capitalization of Maplesoft’s interests in the marketplace. 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.
As COO, Jason drives sales and marketing initiatives and manages corporate support activities, including customer support services, branding, advertising, public relations, marketing research and relationship marketing. He focuses on day-to-day operations in the areas of cost control, problem-resolution and advising the senior management team, thus ensuring that Maplesoft’s goals and objectives are aligned with its mission and vision.
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.
Executive Vice-President, Business Development
Since joining Maplesoft in 2001, Carl’s sales leadership has been instrumental in growing Maplesoft’s annual revenue.
Carl's responsibilities include spearheading and nurturing existing and new senior level relationships with key clients, and works with lead customers in emerging markets to provide feedback to the CEO, fostering an environment of high performance and co-operation. To that end, Carl supports the executive management team in refining a vision for the business as well as the strategic direction, including assessing the company's existing market opportunities, competitive positioning, and solutions in order to streamline and 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 2010 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 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.
Senior Vice President
Scott has over 25 years of progressive experience in the field of Information Technology executive management, systems integration, application development and 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.
After graduating in 1987 with an Honours Economics degree from the University of Ottawa Scott began his career in the Ottawa high-tech market. Scott 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 spent a number of years at IBM Canada developing and negotiating one-of-a-kind complex strategic outsourcing business relationships 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 focus 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. With his excellent partner and customer relationships, as well as his knowledge of the Federal Government and Canadian IT market, Mr. Spencer is well-positioned to assume a leadership position within Maplesoft Group and to focus on building a strong platform on which to increase long-term growth.
CPA-CA, Vice President, Finance
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. Most recently, 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.
Previously a manager with BDO Canada, Tim brings over 12 years of experience in serving both businesses and individuals in the area of assurance and accounting services, business valuation, litigation support, tax planning, due diligence and corporate financing. 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.
Vice President, Eastern Canada
Since joining Maplesoft in 2005, Jocelyn’s contributions have helped transform Eastern Canadian sales and delivery operations into a single delivery model that has increased revenue and overall market share. With his established relationships he has played a key role in promoting Maplesoft values and ethics within the business community, while maintaining profitability and growth. In leading his team Jocelyn has achieved an annual growth rate of over 25 percent in year-over-year revenues.
Before joining Maplesoft Jocelyn worked in business development at CGI during that company’s growth and expansion throughout North America. He leverages this experience as Maplesoft continues to broaden its horizons as a global systems integrator.
Jocelyn holds a certificate in business administration from the University of Ottawa and completed an Information Technology program at Algonquin College.
After work, he enjoys spending time with his growing family and is also a consultant to Maplesoft affiliate CMG Sports, where his enthusiasm and experience with youth hockey helps drive business development throughout the organization. He also volunteers as a coach with the Maplesoft Hawks AAA hockey program and participates in various coaching network programs with local universities and colleges.
Vice President, Western Canada
Based in Calgary Shane joined Maplesoft in 2009 opening the first Western Canada office for Maplesoft. Since then Shane has been an integral part in establishing our significant client base in Western Canada that includes some of the worlds largest Oil and Gas Companies, Energy Producers, and Telecommunications Providers. Shane has built, and continues to grow, a tremendously successful team comprised of top recruiters, delivery managers and sales team.
Shane’s focus is on the successful execution of business plans, operational excellence, and managing the growth of his region. Shane maintains strategic relationships with all Maplesoft clients, ensuring highest level of customer satisfaction, consistent revenue growth, all while maintaining Maplesoft core values. Shane’s leadership and client relationships have been the driving force behind Calgary’s exponential growth year over year in Western Canada.
As a member of the Maplesoft executive team, he actively participates in strategic planning activities, assisting in the development of corporate direction, and supporting the vision of Maplesoft ownership. Shane’s responsibilities include day to day operations of his region, managing existing and new senior level relationships with key clients, and leveraging key partnerships in an effort to provide maximum customer value.
Shane actively participates in client and Maplesoft events, specifically those that support the important Maplesoft charities in Western Canada and those supported nationally.