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CityView is growing and welcoming new team members onboard! Here’s a bit of intro on each:
Please welcome Angus Simpson as CityView’s new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Angus will help provide strategic sales direction for CityView, to ensure that our products and services align with market needs.
Angus has 20 years of experience in software technology sales both in Canada and internationally. Previously, Angus joined Matrikon Inc. in Edmonton in 2000 and transferred to Bahrain in 2001 to establish the company’s Middle Eastern presence. After starting from scratch, he grew the business to about USD7 million annually before the company was acquired. In 2012, he transferred to Aspen Technology Inc. – also in Bahrain. He was a Senior Account Executive managing the business with Saudi Aramco and all of Aramco’s joint ventures.
Angus returned to Canada in July 2017 and chose Victoria in order to be close to friends and family – and to avoid shoveling snow! He enjoys playing golf, squash, tennis and sailing – and is an avid supporter of the local micro-breweries.
Jason Hollister recently joined CityView as a Regional Sales Representative, and is focused on the Western Canada region. Jason spent a decade in Special Education before moving to technology in 2000, where he supported MacSchool/Pearson before moving into a more senior role supporting the company’s .NET rollout.
Not long after, Jason moved into a Sales role, landing at Sage/ACCPAC in Vancover, BC. As a successful Channel Manger in their mid-market ERP space, Jason managed the eastern United States in an extremely competitive vertical. When Jason moved back to Vancouver island 6 years ago, he worked for a big data start up that was recently bought by eBay; then a local logistics company before starting with CityView.
Rachel Bouey recently joined CityView as an Implementation Specialist. After graduating from Camosun College’s Computer Engineering Technology program in 2003, Rachel worked as a Systems Designer and trainer for Douglas Lighting Controls in Vancouver. Struck with a bout of wanderlust after a few years there, she headed overseas for five years, living and teaching in the Middle East and Europe, with a brief, very cold, but surprisingly fun and festive stint at APEC Petrotechnic in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, teaching young adults who were getting ready to enter the oil and gas industry.
Back in her hometown of Victoria now, Rachel is pretty excited to be joining the CityView team where her old Camosun classmate, travel buddy, and all around good friend, Jen Braun is also an Implementation Specialist. Now that she’s back on the west coast, she’s finding the charms of Victoria that had escaped her notice in her youth are readily apparent: hiking East Sooke Park, gardening in the mild climate and exploring the culinary options available in Victoria’s surprisingly varied restaurant scene, for such a small city.
We’d also like to congratulate Tom Hart on his promotion to Team Lead, Research & Development. Tom has been with CityView for almost 15 years and has a very wide breadth of knowledge about its products.
In particular, Tom has done a lot of work on the server side components, APIs (the way Manager “talks” to Management Server, for example), mapping, storage specifications, database aspects and a myriad of other things. His promotion facilitates and positions the R&D department for further growth.