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, Solutions

With a wealth of experience in the telecom realm, Brian combines both strategic and tactical leadership across all Architech engagements within the telecom industry - from business development, delivery, and financial - with a focus on ensuring overall customer satisfaction.

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

Director, Business 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, and in ensuring staff are 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.
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.

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.

Practice Leads

Senthuran Sivananthan, Search and Information Discovery Practice Lead, Toronto mobile app

Senthuran Sivananthan

Search & Information Discovery

We enable applications with search, business intelligence, analytics, reporting, and visualization. Access your disparate data from a single, friendly interface.

Horia Balog, Services and Integration Practice Lead, app developer

Horia Balog

Services & Integration

We are integration specialists - connecting web and mobile apps to databases and other enterprise resources. We do the heavy lifting most firms simply can't handle.