Richard Hui, B.A. - CEO & Co-Founder
The concept for Warrantylife.com has come from Richard, an experienced e-commerce entrepreneur who has already established three successful e-commerce sites over the last seven years and served over 100,000 customers. After listening to many customer complaints, Richard identified a chronic problem customers were experiencing which seemed to have no easy fix. From this analysis, the idea of Warranty Life was born.
John Almond, B.A. - Vice President & Co-Founder
John has over 25 years experience in the areas of computer graphic design, corporate communications, website strategy, design and marketing. During his career, John has successfully built and sold two media companies and consulted with over 100 clients regarding their internet marketing strategies. Currently a VP of Web Strategy at one of Vancouver's largest web development companies, John brings his wealth of expertise to the Warranty Life team.
John Thomas, B.A. - Project Management
John has over six years experience managing one of Vancouver's most successful web development groups whose clients included Canaccord Capital, Clearly Contacts and Coast Hotels. John is a proven performer whose leadership ability is complemented by:
- strong sales skills,
- a comprehensive understanding of software design principles, application infrastructure and creative design
- experience in identifying and negotiating strategic partnerships with key reselling agents, including advanced content management system and e-commerce application developers.
Mohammad Barouni, PhD Computer Science - Lead Developer
Dr. Barouni has a PhD in Computer Science and brings advanced technical skills in data mining, web search engines, algorithm design and optimization, database design, architectural software patterns, design patterns and OOP. Dr. Barouni has published papers on web search engines and has won numerous awards.
Tony Daws, B.Sc. Computer Science - Lead Developer
Tony possesses an excellent foundation of software engineering skills for producing complex, powerful, extensible and modular software. Tony is responsible for laying out the framework for the WarrantyLife.com project and brings extreme dedication and drive towards getting the job done. He recently led an external team on a development project that was responsible for bringing revenues in the tens of millions of dollars in the first year.
Anthony Chu, B.Sc. Computer Science - Developer
Anthony has been developing web applications for the last 12 years and has proven experience in both lead and developer roles. Anthony brings solid technical and analytical skills to the team and has worked with companies such as Overwaitea and Ncompass Labs. His dedication, attention to detail and enthusiasm complement his technical abilities and provide excellent value to the team.
Our board brings balanced business side knowledge and technical expertise.
Don Dodge - Developer Advocate, Google (management)
Don Dodge is a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build new applications on Google platforms and technologies. Prior to joining Google Don was a startup evangelist at Microsoft. Don is also a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks.
Richard Mackellar, Harvard MBA - Managing Director, Chrysalix (management)
For the past 16 years, Richard has been running venture-backed start-up companies. Most recently, as President and CEO, he successfully sold BrightSide Technologies to Dolby Laboratories for an annualized return for investors of 45-60%. Prior to this, he was President/CEO of NxtPhase, raising $57 million in venture capital and building relationships with GE, Honeywell and Mitsubishi as well as the three largest Canadian utilities and three of the larger US utilities.
Satoshi Sekine, PhD Research Associate Professor in Natural Language Processing, New York University (technical)
Satoshi is an Expert in Natural Language Processing. Topics of interest to him include: On-Demand Information Extraction (ODIE), Knowledge Discovery from corpus, Extended Named Entity, English analyzer, Question Answering, Summarization, Semantic Knowledge Acquisition, and Sublanguage, English Parser.