Our Team

We believe the key to solving complex problems and building robust solutions is leveraging a diversity of experiences and perspectives.  We harness the varied skills and backgrounds of our team members from IT consulting, product R&D, innovation incubators, and international development organizations to ensure we approach problems with open minds and a critical eye.  Come meet the amazing people who work at Foci.

Foci Management Team

Kevin Steele
Kevin Steele Delivery Executive and Chief People Officer
Kevin joined Foci’s management team in early 2017. He brings with him over a decade of experience leading teams and delivering projects in technology consulting, public service, and manufacturing industries. ...
Stephen Dugas
Stephen Dugas Delivery Executive and Chief Financial Officer
Stephen joined Foci's management team in 2018. Stephen discovered a passion for understanding how IT can be leveraged to deliver business value during his university years. This led him to participate in regional and global case competitions in pursuit of solving complex business problems. ...
Dan McCrady
Dan McCrady Delivery Executive and Chief Technology Officer
Dan has been with Foci since its inception, and joined Foci's management team in early 2018. Dan is intensely inquisitive, seeking to understand everything he possibly can about not just technology, but about every topic he comes across. ...
Mike Kelland
Mike Kelland Board Member
Mike was the founder and CEO of BoldRadius Solutions, the company which incubated Foci up until its spin-out in 2015.
Shan Gu
Shan Gu Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Shan is the founder of Foci Solutions. He started and grew a number of IT start-ups early in his career during the late 90’s and early 2000’s, before joining one of the top global consulting firms, where he spent the majority of his career working on large technology delivery projects. ...

Foci Team

Charl Cilliers
Charl Cilliers Solution Lead
Charl joined Foci Solutions in the middle of 2021 and has been in systems development and design for over 13 years. Charl loved anything and everything technology related growing up building, breaking and fixing numerous systems to understand how they worked. Started off building physical...
David Dearden
David Dearden Developer
David’s interest in technology started when he was a young boy using the family’s Macintosh Classic computer. This interest grew as he learned to build PC’s while watching his dad build the new family PC at home. Later on, most of the money he earned from part-time jobs went toward his own PC...
Emma Maddock
Emma Maddock Developer
Emma made her first webpage when she was 12. The rest, as they say, is history. Emma Maddock a full-stack software developer with an inclination towards the front-end and all aspects of visual, user, and graphic design. She graduated from Computer Systems Engineering, which is a mixture of...
Hannah Sun
Hannah Sun Developer
Hannah’s fascination for technology was cemented in high school when she won a prestigious award for web development. This sparked her imagination into the possibilities of a career in software development and led her to complete a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Calgary.
Joe Pound
Joe Pound Developer
Like many developers growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, Joe was inspired by his family’s Commodore 64 to one day create software. With degrees in Software Development, Humanities, and Literature, Joe brings a unique perspective and a critical mind to solving problems.
Jonathan Cockrem
Jonathan Cockrem Developer
Jonathan grew up surrounded by technology. Naturally, he took an interest in both hardware and writing code. Starting with building company websites, he quickly became fascinated with more modern languages and applications. These interests propelled him into roles with Algonquin College’s Applied...
Jonathan DeGroot
Jonathan DeGroot Developer
Jonathan's curiosity began by being exposed to video games and technology from a young age. He quickly became the go to family member for "fixing things" with the advanced knowledge of turn it on and off! Fast forward towards the end of highschool, he had developed further interest for hardware...
Jonathan Routliffe
Jonathan Routliffe Technical Architect
Over his 25 plus years working in IT, Jon has worked with a large number of platforms and architectures, from mainframe and COBOL to J2EE and Oracle Fusion Middleware. He also brings with him a wealth of experience in a number of technology roles, ranging from software development, to system...
Justin Lyon
Justin Lyon Developer
Justin is a recent Web-Development graduate with a fondness for back-end C.R.U.D based web applications. His programming journey got started during his sophomore year of high school, where he learned simple form input-output development and took part in small game development projects. Since...
Kendra Dezenosky
Kendra Dezenosky Developer
Kendra has always been passionate about creativity and has strived to explore this creativity in unique and interesting ways. She began programming after exploring new creative venues and experimenting with video game development. Her development of a basic side-scroller video game with custom...
Maksim Svetlakov
Maksim Svetlakov Developer
​​As a boy Max discovered the joy of coding while tinkering in Assembler with the USSR’s copy of the ZX Spectrum personal computer games files. After taking a long break from programming and designating himself to aerospace industry he decided to refresh his knowledge in software development...
Rajan Subedi
Rajan Subedi Developer
Rajan's fascination with technology started at a young age, when he began reverse-engineering and modding computer games. This motivated him to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science and eventually graduate from the University of Windsor. He is passionate about many aspects of...
Reuben Kogie
Reuben Kogie Developer
Starting his professional career as a construction architect, Reuben has been enamored with the creative and craft-refining process that the building industry provided. Noting parallel philosophies imbued by the software engineering industry and a desire to reinvent his career upon arriving in...
Sean Poulter
Sean Poulter Developer
Sean joined Foci in 2022 with over a decade in the industry. He has a unique breadth of experience including working with avionics, e-commerce payment gateways, web development, and automated browser testing. Sean is passionate about modern software engineering and helping teams build better...
Steve ten Den
Steve ten Den Delivery Executive
Steve has always been around technology and software. He wrote his first line of code at 9 years old. At 15, he had written a desktop app to automate his summer job in a mail room that resulted in him being flown around the country to deploy it. He still maintains the same love of technology....
Tyler Mizuyabu
Tyler Mizuyabu Developer
Tyler always had a keen interest in technology. He first started learning to code the summer before grade 10 using a book on Java he borrowed from his mother. He went on to Queen's University where he graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Computing. ...
Ye Deng
Ye Deng Solution Architect
After 15 years of working in software development, Ye still derives great joy and satisfaction from seeing how the resulting softwares are able to help people solve problems, regardless of size. Prior to her most recent roles in developing SaaS and cloud-based solutions to enable EDA and Event...