Eli Fathi is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits, developing and launching innovative technologies in North America that continue to serve a global customer base. Eli joined MindBridge only 8 months after the company was founded, driven by enthusiasm for demonstrating the power and opportunities of applying AI and deep learning to financial data. Prior to MindBridge, Eli co-founded and served as co-CEO of Fluidware Corporation until its acquisition by SurveyMonkey, and held senior leadership roles in several technology and telecommunications companies. Eli holds an M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa.
“Senior technology leaders have a responsibility to develop and deliver solutions that truly solve a problem—not just for a company but for an industry as a whole.”
Chief Technology Officer
Robin joined MindBridge in July 2016 after a distinguished career at IBM, where he was the Chief Architect of IBM Watson Analytics. Robin led the original product concept from inception to delivery. After rapid adoption, the product won the InfoWorld Technology of the Year award in 2016. Earlier in his career, Robin founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of Digital Aspects, which was later acquired by Cognos. Robin holds a B.Sc. in physics and computer science from Newcastle University.
“The role of the technologist is not to follow orders but to go wider and deeper—formulating a solution that the customer didn’t even think of.”
Founder and Chief Impact Officer
After years of frustration with the available “solutions” in the fraud and financial analytics space, Solon founded MindBridge in April 2015 to address gaps in the industry. In addition to building the company’s first products, Solon attracted investors and assembled the management team, creating an organization focused on making the world a stronger, safer place by augmenting human potential with AI. Solon holds an MSc in Business Administration and Management from the Léonard de Vinci Management School (EMLV) in Paris and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Carleton University.
“If a need exists in the market, it’s the responsibility of entrepreneurs to figure out a way to address that need. There is nothing more noble than innovation that helps people do their jobs better and that makes the world a safer place.”
John has held a series of roles with increasing responsibility at MindBridge and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Sales. Before joining MindBridge, John held leadership positions in brand management, product experience, and design at IBM, including as a member of the team that launched IBM Watson Analytics. Prior to IBM, John was Vice President of Sales Operations for Clarity Systems, later acquired by IBM. John holds a bachelor’s degree in financial operations and accounting from Seneca College.
“It’s hard to be future-proof, but not impossible. Technology companies need to stay several steps ahead.”
SVP, Global Enterprise Sales
Benjamin Wyrick is a sales leader and has held senior management roles in new business development, key account management, territory oversight, client relationship building, and customer satisfaction in both start-up and matrixed B2B environments. He joined MindBridge in August 2020 after holding senior sales positions at ThetaRay, VASCO Data Security, and Digital Insight. Ben holds a BS in marketing and sociology from Ball State University.
“It’s not about the ‘wow’ but rather about the ‘why’: companies are often surprised by how the right solution can address a more intrinsic, industry need.”
VP, Customer Experience and Success
Jennifer holds over 20 years of experience growing revenue, increasing profit, and enhancing operational efficiency models for customer service, success, advocacy, and digital transformation programs. She joined MindBridge in March 2020 after serving as VP of Customer Experience at Coveo, during which she was named one of the Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018 by The SaaS Report (now The Software Report). Earlier in her career, Jennifer held leadership roles in customer experience and product management at OKAS Consulting, Yahoo, Quest Software, and IBM. She holds degrees in computer science from Novia Scotia Community College and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
“Customer experience is that important yet elusive element that connects buyers and sellers and improves outcomes. With effective customer or user experience, organizations enjoy more interaction and engagement with a product, improving performance and ultimately, ROI.”
VP, Product Development
Chris is a 25-year veteran of the Ottawa technology sector with a proven track record as technical leader and entrepreneur, having founded and led private and public software startups, one of which was acquired by Microsoft. Chris holds an Honours Mathematics Degree in combined Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
VP, Corporate Development
Jim has a proven track record in identifying new areas of opportunity, delivering solutions that address customer challenges and developing long-term relationships that are based on confidence and trust. Working internationally and across Canada, Jim is a multifaceted professional who brings over 25 years’ experience in telecommunications and delivering secure identification solutions with companies such as Gandalf Technologies, Bell Canada, Aliant Telecom/NBTel, and Canadian Bank Note Company.
John is a veteran of the high-tech scene with over 25 years of experience in senior leadership roles in business development, product marketing, sales, sales enablement, channel marketing, and alliances. John has worked with major international companies from Motorola, Avaya, and Nortel to start ups such as C-Port Networks (acquired by Motorola in 2000) and Vayyoo Inc. (acquired by CafeX in 2017). John takes prides in identifying opportunities in the market and delivering real business results that meet and exceed customers’ expectations. John graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours.
VP, Product Management
Jeff is Vice President of Product Management at MindBridge, responsible for the strategic direction of artificial intelligence-based products for the accounting, corporate finance, and financial services markets. Jeff has held a variety of software product leadership roles, including Vice President of Product Portfolio Management at You.i TV and Senior Product Manager for IBM Watson Analytics. Jeff is driven by a deep desire to understand complex market requirements and lead the development of human-centric products that address real problems. Jeff graduated from Queens University with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Carleton University.
Head of Marketing
Patrice has over 20-years of experience in B2B technology marketing & business development (AI, IoT, enterprise security software, telecom, fintech). She leads the marketing department with her extensive experience in international marketing, team building, strategic partnerships, market research, and program management.
Director, Human Resources
Kelsey is Director, Human Resources at MindBridge, bringing strong business leadership and culture development acumen to the company. With extensive experience in human capital management, talent and succession planning, and a thorough knowledge of employment legislation, Kelsey is committed to developing collaborative and transparent workplaces that create lasting relationships between leadership, employees, and associations.
Committed to the public mission of MindBridge, while remembering the past and preserving the core of the MindBridge vision, Kelsey brings a dedication to social impact and problem-solving to the leadership team.
Director, AI Solutions, Europe
Rachel joined MindBridge in January 2020 and delivers expertise at the intersection of data science and accounting. Previously, she worked at the UK National Audit Office, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, starting as an assistant auditor and eventually serving as the Head of Data Analytics Research. Rachel holds an MBA from Imperial College Business School.