Our Leadership

David Suydam, Architech CEO and Founder, Toronto custom software developer

David Suydam

CEO & Founder

With an exemplary reputation in his field, David's vast experience as a technology consultant and solution architect has spanned more than 15 years in some of the most complex business environments throughout Canada and around the world.

David's focus on creative solutions is based on a strong belief that traditional software development practices are flawed, and his team routinely demonstrates a better approach with open source, agile methods and cloud computing.

Prior to founding Architech, David provided consulting services to telecommunications and banking clients including Telus and RBC Royal Bank.

"I'm constantly amazed at the talent we uncover in our staff. We hire them for one role, and then they surprise us with a whole new range of capabilities and ideas."

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David once spent 10 days travelling the rugged Arctic wilderness on foot. Pretty impressive, for a city kid.

Jungho Kim, Architech CTO and Chief Architect, Toronto mobile software developer

Jungho Kim

CTO & Chief Architect

Jungho is responsible for shaping Architech's research and development, guiding our technical innovation and strategy, and overseeing solution architecture in our most challenging engagements.

With his product development background, Jungho still loves to write code and build software. As CTO, his ultimate goal is to take a holistic approach to melding technology and people - understanding that our team is what drives Architech forward.

"I love technology. But for customers, it's all about value. That's why we focus on building solutions that aren't about the technology itself, but that make sense for each customer."

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Recently in Honduras, he spent four hours in a three-person submarine to a depth of 2,000 feet. Whatever floats your boat, Jungho

Brian Lloyd, Architech VP Solutions, m2m, internet of things

Brian Lloyd

VP, Strategic Innovations

With a wealth of experience working with some of Canada's most successful companies, Brian combines both strategic and tactical leadership across all Architech engagements. He is a strategic account leader with a strong focus on ensuring overall client satisfaction. Brian manages our Solutions team, responsible for defining new, innovative solutions.

Prior to his role with Architech, Brian's management and consulting background included positions with Rogers, Amdocs, Symcor, Equitrac and ClientLogic.

"Successful projects and lessons learned aside, I am most proud of the long lasting relationships I have developed over the years."

As a child vacationing with his family in Czechoslovakia, a bolt of lightening missed Brian by 15 feet. How he can top that for thrills, we don't know.

Mark Kingston, Architech Director Business Development, web development canada

Mark Kingston

VP, Business Performance & Operations

Mark leverages his diverse software development experience to guarantee Architech is operationally in a position to exceed client expectations. He provides leadership in customer agreements, finance, attracting and maintaining a talented team, and in ensuring the team is equipped to excel at what they do.

Mark's prior experience was with IBM and Nortel Networks - both in Canada and Ireland - in the areas of product development, intellectual property, agreements, and mergers and acquisitions.

"What impresses me most about Architech is how absolutely everyone has a consistent focus on delivering the best possible solution for our clients."

In less than a year Mark went from short walks to running a half-marathon; now he barely stops moving within our office.

Sanand Patel, VP, Emerging Products, website company Toronto

Sanand Patel

VP, Emerging Products

Sanand combines technical, product and creative skills to ensure Architech is well positioned to deliver innovative and exciting web, mobile and IoT/M2M products to our customers.

Sanand's experience includes software architecture, business alignment of technology initiatives, product development and execution strategy. His background includes consulting for several telecommunications companies in both Canada and the U.S.

"Smart and innovative companies will win in the coming century. Architech is a wonderful partner in helping our forward-looking customers realize great ideas."

Before completing a Computer Science degree, Sanand first graduated from the Ontario College of Art in experimental arts, video and printmaking. A true Renaissance man!

Val Lesko, Architech Controller, website company Toronto

Val Lesko

Controller

Val is responsible for Architech's day-to-day accounting, finance and reporting, and has an integral role in our strategic financial planning.

Val was most recently the Director of Finance at Versa Systems following the same position at Carecor Health Services.

"Everyone here really cares about their work and about providing the highest quality solutions for our clients. I find that pretty inspiring."

As a self-described small town Saskatchewan girl, Val is proud of being a "melonhead". We're certain the "RIDERS 4EVAH" tattoo is only a matter of time.

Dann Wilson, Director of Delivery, website company Toronto

Dann Wilson

Director of Delivery

Dann is responsible for enabling Architech's Delivery team of engineers, designers, project managers and consultants to collaborate on their deep technical capabilities and incredible design experience while driving results for our clients.

With a background in professional services management, Dann has held multiple roles over the years involving many levels of leadership and stakeholder participation at companies such as Talemetry, Elastic Path and Pivotal Corporation.

"I believe in the limitless power of innovative and engaged enterprise teams, and I witness that every day here at Architech."

Dann's secret nemesis is SimCity. He's quite sure that people who play it will understand.

David Parker, Director Strategic Partnerships, website company Toronto

David Parker

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Parker combines an anything-is-possible attitude with strategic, long-term planning to ensure Architech is working with partners who will deliver what's best for the customer.

By selecting key industry partners who can complement our work bringing great ideas to life faster, Parker takes a holistic approach to providing stakeholders with the information, tools and prototypes required to ensure easier decisions and project success.

"Everything is being technologically disrupted. The millions of possibilities resulting from big data, M2M, IoT and new devices keeps me up at night - in a good way!"

On a flight to Europe, Parker once played ‘Connect Four’ with a Saudi Arabian prince. He lost graciously in the name of keeping international relations strong.

Architech Advisors

Bruce Burgetz

Bruce Burgetz was the Chief Information Officer and member of the senior leadership team/executive committee for three leading Canadian companies: LoyaltyOne (2006-2012), Rogers Wireless (2002-2005) and Shoppers Drug Mart (1992-2002). Prior to these roles, he spent 22 years in IT management consulting working with many leading Canadian companies, much of it as partner/owner of a firm later sold to CGI in 1992.

Bruce also serves as a non-executive director of OpenJaw Technologies Ltd., a leading travel software company in Dublin, Ireland.

Bruce Burgetz, Architech Advisor, custom software Bruce is passionate about fair trade as a means of peace building. He's volunteered on the board for Ten Thousand Villages – Canada's leading fair trade retailer – for the past 25 years and recently returned from a Learning Tour visiting artisans in Indonesia.

Paul Bertin

Paul Bertin is President and Founder of No Limit Technologies, providing general business, coaching and mentoring, advisory and consulting services to corporations. In a 30-year career, Paul has served as CEO of Genticity, a leading developer of contact center software, as President and CEO of Burntsand, a leading North American business consulting and technology services firm, as President of Sprint Canada's Business Services Group, and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Integrated Network Services (INSINC).

Paul also holds advisory and board of director positions with the Michener Institute, the Sunnybrook Foundation Board of Governors, i3 Solutions, Plexxus, the Bayview Trust, and the RIC Centre ICT Advisory Board.

Paul Bertin, Architech Advisor, custom software Paul has been an active volunteer with organizations such as the Orthopedic and Arthritic and Sunnybrook Hospitals and Foundations, the United Way, York University and Charity Intelligence.