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Joseph Côté

Chairman of the board & Director

As chairman of Investel, Joseph is responsible for leading the company into its next phase of growth. He oversee Investel’s corporate direction, applying his lifetime of management experience to impart his clear strategic vision to the entire team for its successful business development.

After receiving a Law degree and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke, Joseph spent 20 years managing several businesses and organizations in various sectors. This included the management of the Press Centre at the Montreal Olympics. In 1989 he created his own marketing firm which he ran successfully for 25 years, enhancing the sales and profit of many small to medium-sized businesses. His long career provides him with extensive business insight and excellent analytical and organizational skills.

Officers and Senior Management
Sandeep Panesar

Chief Executive Officer

Sandeep has led organizations in his previous capacities as CEO, COO, CMO and President. He has worked as an entrepreneur successfully developing companies and building value for their stakeholders, particularly in the information technology / information security and telecommunications sectors.

He brings to the organization a creative spark, sound analytical reason, and a system of controls. His areas of expertise include: Determining project viability (whether from a financial, technological, or organizational capacity), development and implementation of business process, identification and mitigation of risk, and start-up / operational development and management. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and has worked designing surgical instrumentation in the past.

Glen Gregory

Chief Operating Officer

Glen has been a member of the Navigata team for over 23 years. He began his career at Navigata in 1990 as an Installer, and then moved into a Systems Technician role 6 years later. In 1997 Glen was promoted to the Engineering Department as a Planner where his main area’s of responsibility have been focused on Project Management of both internal and external projects, design and implementation of Navigata AC and DC power systems, network/collocation site design, and inside/outside copper/fiber facilities.

Glen received a graduate certificate in Project Management in 2001 and later that year became a PMP. He is a member in good standing with the PMI and the local Canadian West Coast Chapter of the PMI. Glen was promoted to Manager, Network Engineering in January 2011.

As a result of his valuable performance and contribution to the success of Navigata, in January 2012 Glen was promoted to the VP of Engineering

Eduardo Estrada

SVP Special Projects

Originally from Columbia where he worked as a software developer and IT technician for seventeen years, Eduardo holds a degree in Information Technology Analysis and Software Development from the Programmers Academy in Medellin, and a degree in Industrial Engineering from Autonoma Latino-Americana University. While in Columbia he owned and managed a software development and IT services company for eight years. He also worked for Valores Simesa S.A. and was part of their ISO 9000 series certification team.

In 2000 Eduardo moved to the US to take on a position managing quality control for a major IT firm and then in 2005 he moved to Canada where he was hired as a Provision Manager, also with a major IT company. In 2007 he began his tenure at téliPhone, where he was able to apply his provisioning experience. Based on his exceptional skills and performance he was soon offered the position of Director of Operations and is now the Vice President of our Ontario and Western Canada offices where he manages the daily operation for all voice and data customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Perron

Executive assistant

The heart of the TNW team, our administrative genius, Suzanne, is credited with keeping everyone and everything at TNW in order since its inception in 2004. With her lifetime of experience in various administrative positions, she is without a doubt one of our most valuable assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Unrau

SVP Product Marketing 
& Regulatory

With more than 15 years of Product, Marketing and Sales experience, Eric is a telecom industry veteran with a proven ability to commercialize innovative technologies. At TNW, he is responsible for leading the national product and marketing efforts as well as leading the organization’s massive CLEC expansion program.

Prior to his appointment as VP Product and Marketing, he spent three years leading our product and marketing team, and was responsible for establishing TNW as a CLEC in the Canadian market. Eric holds a BSc from McMaster University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, U of T.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maxime Brazeau

Senior Director Product Fulfilment and CLEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Côté

Chairman of the Board 
& Director

As the President of Investel, Joseph will be responsible for leading the company into its next phase of growth. He will oversee Investel’s corporate direction, applying his lifetime of management experience to impart his clear strategic vision to the entire team for its successful business development.

After receiving a Law degree and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, Joseph spent 20 years managing several businesses and organizations in various sectors. This included the management of the Press Centre at the Montreal Olympics. In 1989 he created his own marketing firm which he ran successfully for 25 years, enhancing the sales and profit of many small to medium-sized businesses. His long career provides him with extensive business insight and excellent analytical and organizational skills.

J. Owen Gilbert

President and Chief Strategy Officer

Owen plays an integral role in developing and executing the Company’s strategic growth initiatives, as well as overseeing its entire operations

Owen joined Navigata in May of 1999 as the Manager, Switch Engineering. In the past eleven years, he has held progressive positions in the company, primarily focused on the customer relationship side of the business.

With more than eighteen years of telecommunications experience, including Carrier Sales, Customer Service, Network Planning and technology consulting, Owen has the knowledge and experience required to lead our sales, marketing and customer service teams to market success.

Lawry Trevor-Deutsch

SVP Corporate & Regulatory Affairs

Lawry has been SVP Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at TNW since December 2012. Prior to that he oversaw the business development activities of Teliphone Corp. He has considerable a business development background with nearly 30 years experience. He holds a BSc (Honours) and MSc from Carleton University and a joint MBA from McGill University and the Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester.  In 1991 he founded Strathmere Associates International Limited, an Ottawa-based business and economic development consulting firm which serves the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and still serves as its President.

He has served as a consultant to major corporations such as Bayer, Alcan, the Bendix Corporation as well as several Canadian Government Departments including Industry Canada, National Defence and the Canadian International Development Agency. He is a regular consultant for the World Bank in Washington having supported the development of a number of technology-based projects including the Global Development Learning Network and E-Link Americas. In 2007 he completed a LEAD Fellowship (Leadership in Environment and Development) and since that time has devoted his time to the organization as part of his Corporate Social Responsibility and has helped LEAD in the development of programs in idea generation and ethical decision making.

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Senior Management

Jason Aschenbrenner

Account Executive

Adnan Kavazovic

TOC technician

Sandeep Panesar

Chief Executive Officer

Glen Gregory

Chief Operating Officer

Eduardo Estrada

SVP Special Projects

Alexandre Laliberte

Service Delivery Coordinator

Anthony Whalen

CAM & Retention Specialist

April Quessy

Customer Account Manager

Bob Mercer

Field Technician

Brian Townsend

Technical Operations Manager

Cedric Mourani

Field Technician

Charlene Kubas

Senior Network Coordinator

Cindy Lin

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Crystal Mclean

Voice Engineer

Dave Zorman

Field Technician

David Millar

Field Technician

David Voth

Field Technician

Suzanne Perron

Executive assistant

Dazmilia Alvarez

Customer Service and Remittance Coordinator

Denis LaManna

Special Projects

Dennis Haughtoni

Field Technician

Eric Boer

Voice Engineer

Eric Cadieux

Ass. Director Implementation and Service Delivery

Faris Asic

Service Delivery Business Analyst

Gaetan Marin

Wholesale Executive & Unity Specialist

James Gaffney

Warehouse Manager

Jerry Crowe

Sales Engineer

Jean-François Laforest

IP Engineer

Jim Lei

Software Developer

John Adams

Technical Operations Manager

John Dale

NOC Technician

Jon Rose

Transport Engineer

Jose Rossi

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Kamaljit Grewal

Voice Routing Manager

Keith Wong

Software Developer

Eric Unrau

SVP Product Marketing 
& Regulatory

Leo Pella

Senior Customer Service Coordinator

Lesli Brayshaw

Network Coordinator

Lorena Walls

Account Executive & Mitel Specialist

Maja Velkoska

Business Development

Mark Ranay

IP Engineer

Martin Reidy

Software Development

Martine Mercier

Customer Account Manager

Maxime Brazeau

Senior Director Product Fulfilment and CLEC

Matthew Birks

Human Resources

Maxime Laliberte

Customer Service Representative

Michael Torres

Business Billing Analyst

Myriam Banting

Accounts Receivable Manager

Nathan Eng

TOC technician

Nils Vennesland

NOC Technician

Paul Williams

Account Executive

Nigel Bailey

VP Government Affairs

Peter Dawson

Accounts Payable Director

Randy Drew

Field Technician

Raquel Esquerra

Express Delivery coordinator

Renato Dakis

IT Technician

Chris Reid

VP Enterprise Sales

Richard Cheramy

Field Technician

Rick Phelan

NOC Director

Rosa Rodrigues

Customer Service & Remittance Coordinator

Sarah Brack

Contracts administrator

Shan Chelongar

TOC technician

Chris Oxford

VP Corporate Operations

Silvia Guardado

Billing Operations Director

Simon Lamarche

Customer Service Director

Simona Dziaugyte

Carrier Business Development

Stephanie Granger

Customer Account Manager

Susan Waterman

Service Delivery Coordinator

Gilles Poliquin

Corporate Counsel

Trent Kilberg

Field Technician

Wendy Song

Accounting & Payroll

Yura Gonzalez

Senior Customer Service and Retention Coordinator

Joseph Côté

Chairman of the Board 
& Director

Rajiv Ranjan

VP Finance

J. Owen Gilbert

President and Chief Strategy Officer

Lawry Trevor-Deutsch

SVP Corporate & Regulatory Affairs
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