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Lambda Solutions

Your Cloud Learning Management Experts

Lambda Solutions is a recognized leader in eLearning technology and the leading open source learning management systems, Moodle and Totara. We are experts at reducing the cost of organizational learning which we deliver through open source technology, fast implementation and our cloud infrastructure.

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Our Leadership Team

SHEVY LEVY | CEO

shevy-headshotBWShevy is Lambda Solutions’ co-founder and CEO. Shevy was inspired to start up Lambda Solutions in 2002, after spending 20 years in the education space, pushing frontiers of Instructional Design and Development, working with various eLearning systems such as SumTotal  (then known as click2Learn). By then, she had an entrepreneurial passion for building companies, ranging from tech-oriented organizations to the popular Vancouver-based cafe chain, Trees Organic Coffee.

That passion for creating companies of lasting value and strong leadership has helped make Lambda Solutions into what technology startup consultants Rocket Builders call a top company that delivers value to clients — and a company poised to be a major winner of market opportunities. Shevy continues to take Lambda Solutions forward as a cutting-edge company that welcomes innovation and prides itself on supporting its customers’ goals.

BRENT HARVEY | VP, Sales & Marketing

A seasoned sales and marketing professional, Brent brings over 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the high tech industry to Lambda Solutions.

Prior to Lambda, Brent led a sales organization at industry leading security software provider, Sophos, for 11 years where he oversaw wins in key accounts including Google, Facebook and Stanford University. With experience in both channel and direct sales, Brent has worked at other high growth companies, including Precise Software (acquired by Symantec) and Crystal Decisions (acquired by SAP).

He is passionate about bringing together the talent and culture that results in a leading sales and marketing organization. Brent is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a focus on technical sales and marketing.

JIM YUPANGCO | Vice President, Customer Experience

JimJim is a founding partner of Lambda Solutions. He has worked with Fortune 500 firms, multi-organizational committees, and small-to-medium-sized businesses pushing the frontiers of eLearning technology.

With over 15 years as a learning designer, Jim Yupangco understands how people learn and engage with content online and the potential of eLearning to revolutionize how people learn. Today, he helps private companies and other organizations by getting to understand their unique needs and proposing solutions to help them achieve what they want. He knows that while no two clients are the same, business constraints act as a catalyst for creative solutions.

PEDRAG GUDOVIC | Regional Manager, Europe

PredragPredrag is an IT professional with more than 10 years of experience specializing in Linux administration. To this day he is always excited by the challenge and problem solving tasks that IT offers.

During his studies in Informatics at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Predrag had his first contact with Linux. This is where his passion for Linux and Open Source projects began. Prior to Lambda, Predrag worked as trainer for Linux administration courses at ADA Computers and founded a company that made its own Linux distribution Atomix Linux. In addition, Predrag was an IT manager for ASCO and a system administrator for Rapidex Trade. Predrag lives in Novi Sad, Serbia with his wife and two kids.

STEWART ROGERS | Director, Product Management

Me-March-2006Stewart is an experienced product management professional with over 15 years in technology product management. At Lambda Solutions he leads the product development of next generation solutions for learning and talent management. His approach is to engage customers throughout the development process using instantaneous feedback to ensure solutions exceed expectations.

Prior to Lambda, Stewart was the Director of Product Management at Logibec Inc. where he led the Workforce Management solution development. Before that he was he was the Manager of Product Management at ACL Services.  Stewart has also worked for Filogix (now D+H Limited Partnership) in Corporate Development and Strategy, and was responsible for leading two new product development initiatives from idea to product.

Stewart is a Pragmatic Marketing Certified Product Manager, a Certified ScrumMaster and holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Acadia University.

ALFIE THE DOG | Chief Barking Officer

Alfie3Alfie the dog plays the role of Chief Barking Officer at Lambda.  Our trustee mascot, you will hear Alfie speaking up on many of our calls. Alfie also has a bit of a housekeeping role, as he has taken it upon himself to clean up the remnants of lunch left on the floor, sort through the garbage to make sure no bits of food are left behind, and staring intently at his coworkers while they eat (to make sure they are chewing properly, we are sure). He is passionate about training and learning, and has a nose for bad teaching.  Alfie’s credentials include a BA with distinction in telephone etiquette, and a Masters in puppy-dog eyes. In his free time, Alfie enjoys long walks on the beach, and sleeping under our boardroom table during meetings.

Board of Directors

PIETER DORSMAN | Chairman of the Board

PieterPieter is a financial expert and active investor. He has invested in, worked with and advised many Vancouver-based early stage technology companies. He is a co-founder of Actenum and he structured the start, financing and eventual exit of ClearVision. He currently also serves on the board of VANTEC Entrepreneurs Fund (‘E-Fund’) as well as Lambda Solutions Inc.

Before relocating to Vancouver, Pieter held a number of senior positions in the project and corporate finance divisions of UBS in Hong Kong where he was responsible for financial advisory, arranging and restructuring mandates in Asia.

In his spare time Pieter can get very excited about politics and education, both of which are subordinate to skiing and long mountain hikes.

BRAD MCPHEE | Director

BradBrad focuses on bringing clear value propositions for Lambda Solutions’ clients and helps the company to identify and focus on specific markets.

Brad remains an Associate Consultant with Investors Group, which he joined in in 2006. He is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded a technology company for eLearning in Vancouver called Recombo in 2001. Prior to Recombo Brad enjoyed executive roles in two other technology companies.

Prior to becoming a tech industry executive, Brad was a government manager for 17 years. He had as many as 27 government offices reporting to him, managing budgets in excess of $500 million dollars and year.

Brad has sat on Boards of various associations in Vancouver as well as being on the Board of Directors of Recombo for 2001 until 2004. He was the Chairman of eLearning BC for two years from 2002 to 2004 and Brad has also been Chair of the Gay and Lesbian Business Association for two years.

Brad’s vision is to help build a world where people are prosperous in thought, word and deed and each day learn, laugh and love.

STEVEN FORTH | Director

Steven-Forth-copy1Steven Forth brings to Lambda’s board a long track record of leadership and innovation in the learning industry.

His business focus is bringing new concepts to market and setting them up to scale.

He does this through his consulting practice at Rocket Builders where he is focused on market segmentation, customer targeting, value and pricing, as an investor at eFund and through his participation in the global design thinking community.

A serial entrepreneur, he is co-founder of the Vancouver mobile team collaboration software company Teamfit.co

MURRAY GOLDBERG | Director

MurrayMurray Goldberg is well known as an educational technologist best known for being the founder of the elearning companies WebCT, Brainify, Silicon Chalk, AssociCom, and Marine Learning Systems.

Murray runs consultancies, designing and leading the implementation of new learning and other collaborative technologies for many technology and education companies.

Mr. Goldberg was a tenured faculty member of the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. He has won numerous teaching prizes including the prestigious UBC Killam teaching prize in his first year as a Faculty Member. He remains a widely recognized thought leader in the field of online teaching and learning and has been honoured with numerous awards, such as the 2004 Manning Awards foundation EnCana Principal Award, a $100,000 prize honoring innovation in any human endeavor.

WENDY VAN DONKELAAR

Wendy-Van-Donkelaar1Wendy has worked as the COO/CFO in a number of private technology companies with a focus on driving high growth in entrepreneurial environments. At MAKE Technologies she was part of the executive team that drove high revenue and profitability growth, which lead the exit to Dell in 2012.  She has overseen Finance, Legal, HR, Marketing and IT groups and has lead private equity and venture debt rounds as well as due diligence, exit and transition processes. She is currently focused on working with high tech companies on financings and exits. She has a BBA in Finance from Simon Fraser University and a CA designation.

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