Meet the Omnivex team
The Omnivex team focuses on providing the highest quality software solutions to meet the rapidly changing needs of the digital signage and display marketplace. Omnivex employees are a dedicated group of individuals who provide excellent, on-going support to our existing and new clients.
We understand the needs of our clients, as well as the trends driving our innovation and participation, within an ever-expanding collection of vertical markets.
Chief Executive Officer & Director of Software Development
Doug is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Software Development of Omnivex Corporation. Doug founded Omnivex after 7 successful years in the LED sign software business to take advantage of the newer screen technologies found in plasmas and LCDs. Recognizing the potential for a revolutionary signage market, Doug embarked on developing software to capitalize on the graphic potential of the emerging technology.
Doug has always maintained direct responsibility for the architecture of the software to ensure the product remains at the forefront of the industry. Combined with his vision, leadership and experience as an entrepreneur in the LED sign market, Doug has used his understanding of customer requirements and knowledge of technology to create leading software products for the digital signage industry.
Prior to starting Omnivex, Doug founded BCD Systems Inc., a company that developed software to manage information on LED displays, such as stock tickers and market wallboards in the global marketplace. BCD Systems and Omnivex merged in 2002.
Doug was born in 1966 and grew up in the Toronto area. Doug holds a degree in Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and is a member of Mensa Canada.
Jeff is the President of Omnivex Corporation, assuming the role in 1998. Jeff is the driving force behind the company's sales and marketing activities and relationships with its business partners. Under his leadership, Omnivex has established relationships with many of the major hardware manufacturers in Japan and North America. These strategic alliances have enabled Omnivex to enhance the hardware control component of its software, a unique offering of Omnivex. Jeff previously held senior positions at ESAB and Union Carbide in marketing, sales, R&D, production, and operations over a 20 year period.
Jeff also created and grew the Channel program at Omnivex, establishing Omnivex Value Added Resellers in major markets around the world. Jeff has traveled extensively throughout the world speaking at major industry shows, and is currently a member of several industry organizations. Jeff has been recognized throughout North America and Europe as a leading authority in the digital signage industry.
Jeff was born in 1958 and grew up just north of Toronto. Jeff holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Windsor, as well as his Professional Engineer designation.
Chief Financial Officer
Corie is Chief Financial Officer of Omnivex Corporation. Corie is responsible for Omnivex' overall financial activities and for multiple corporate departments including Accounting, Contracts, and Human Resources. Corie played a key role in the amalgamation of BCD Systems and Omnivex Corporation in 2002, making Omnivex a full solution software provider to the display market. In her tenure at Omnivex, Corie has had direct involvement with various departments within the company including Technical Support, Quality Assurance, Sales and Marketing. With her experience in various areas of the business, Corie is able to bring valuable knowledge to her current position.
Corie joined BCD Systems in 1997 as Controller. Before assuming that role, Corie spent 7 years with ESAB Group Canada (a Canadian subsidiary of the former Union Carbide) where she was involved in various accounting and IT roles reporting to the CFO. Her last position at ESAB was Logistics Manager, responsible for Inventory, Distribution and Customer Service across Canada.
Corie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Corie is actively involved in equestrian sport where she competes on a regular basis at a national level.
Director of Sales
Chris is the Director of Sales at Omnivex Corporation. He is focused on delivering value to organizations through the use of technology, specifically software. Chris joined Omnivex in 2013 to help customers unlock the power of data and present it across their organizations in ways that will enhance their business and drive key corporate objectives in dynamic and impactful ways.
Chris brings over 25 years of industry experience working at every level of the marketplace. He began his career at Compuserve located in Markham, Ontario and has held numerous Country Management positions at Egghead, Cheyenne Software and Falconstor Software. Chris spent 10 years at Computer Associates (CA) running channels and 5 of those years in the United Kingdom as Senior Vice President running their Commercial Division as well as their channels for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Chris is an avid golfer and family man who resides in Toronto.
Manager of Development
Nick is the Manager of Development at Omnivex Corporation. Nick joined Omnivex in 2001 and is responsible for software development as well as managing the development team, which is comprised of both full-time and work-term interns. He is a certified Scrum Master, a designation which involves the use and application of agile development methodologies. With an ongoing focus on innovation, he plays a key role in determining both product features and functionality.
Prior to joining Omnivex, Nick spent three years developing real-time software solutions for automotive, oil and aeronautical companies. Nick is an honours graduate from Sheridan College where he ranked in the top one percent of his graduating class.
Nick is an avid outdoorsman and in his spare time he enjoys running, hiking and gardening. He also takes pleasure in both riding and restoring old motorcycles.
Manager of Technical Services
Neil is the Manager of Technical Services at Omnivex Corporation, assuming the role in February 2012. Neil's team is responsible for providing technical support, installation, training, consulting services and pre-sales support to our partners and customers around the world.
Neil has over 20 years experience across the IT industry, having held roles in technical support, IT management, technical pre-sales, software development, product/enterprise marketing, and partner development. Prior to joining Omnivex Neil worked at Microsoft Canada.
Neil holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. In his spare time, Neil enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.
Diane is the Partner Manager at Omnivex Corporation. She joined Omnivex in 2007 as the Inside Sales Manager. As Partner Manager, Diane is responsible for managing and growing the Omnivex partner program in major markets around the world. She is the primary liaison between Omnivex and its channel, ensuring satisfaction and helping drive sales.
Diane brings with her over 11 years of experience in customer service from the retail sector, where she held various management positions in the greeting card industry. She has a proven record of accomplishments in planning and leading comprehensive retail programs for some of the major national retailers in North America. These programs included intensive client care, from product selection and placement, to managing national roll-outs at the store level. Diane's experience serves her well in her role at Omnivex, as it has given her the ability to accurately identify customer needs and present appropriate product and service offerings.
Diane holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Ontario. She is active in the equestrian community as an accredited National Hunter, Hack, Equitation and Jumper Judge and officiates at horse shows across Canada.
Manager of Human Resources & Administration
Andrea is the Manager of Human Resources and Administration at Omnivex Corporation. Andrea joined Omnivex in 1999 in the Administration Department. She is currently responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Accounting and Credit Departments as well as the Human Resources Department. Andrea oversees all aspects of the payroll and benefits programs for all employees of Omnivex Corporation and its US subsidiary.
Andrea previously worked in the sign industry as a customer service professional for national accounts. Prior to that, Andrea worked for the Ontario Securities Commission in the Corporate Finance Department. Andrea started her professional career at Blake, Cassels & Graydon, a top-tier law firm in Toronto.
Andrea is an honors graduate from Humber College, attaining the highest grade in her graduating class. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons in their country home north of Toronto.