OUR TEAM

Our team has “been there” and “done that". We believe there’s a lot of value in that experience. We are here to make that experience yours. 

Mike Nelson, MBA
President
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Mike spent 10 years in uniform as an Intelligence Officer and graduated with his Executive MBA in 2017. Building on his passion for the military, science & technology, and business, he has since dedicated himself to helping high-tech companies develop products that meet the needs of Canada’s men and women in uniform. As President, Mike leads CINTIQS’ business and product development practice.

Dave Jones
Vice President - Strategic Partnerships

Dave has over 26 years of experience as an Air Force Communications and Electrical Engineering Officer. He served as a Special Operator and qualified Joint Terminal Attack Controller with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, the Commanding Officer of the Crypto Maintenance Unit, and with the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command as the Director of C4ISR Requirements and most recently as an Innovation Liaison Officer. Dave’s unique mix of tactical and strategic experience positions him to help clients understand end-user requirements, engage stakeholders, and navigate the complexities of capital acquisitions. 

Lauren spent 10 years in uniform as an Intelligence Officer. Her service spanned from tactical to strategic, including operational deployments to the Middle East and East Africa. Lauren will bring her knowledge of the increasingly complex intelligence world to assist clients in defining end-user requirements.

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Lauren Van Veen
Solutions Architect
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Keaton Brooks
Director - Innovation

Keaton spent 9 years in uniform as an Infantry Officer and is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada. During his tenure with the Army, Keaton served as a Platoon Commander and Operations Officer where he gained tactical experience in advanced infantry operations including rugged terrain, airborne, airmobile, and amphibious operations. Following his release from the armed forces, he went on to work for 7 years as part of Canada’s Defence R&D agency. With his distinctive background in tactical experience and technology project management, Keaton is ready to help shape the next generation of military technologies.

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Mohamed has over 20 years of Aerospace & Defense experience in both engineering and executive roles. Most recently, he was Strategic Sourcing Director at Honeywell Aerospace growing multi-billion dollar business units in Canada and the USA. Mohamed’s unique mix of technical expertise, business acumen and strategic experience positions him to enable CINTIQS' clients for growth via corporate development with a focus on strategic investments and mergers & acquisitions. Mohamed has PhD from the University of Waterloo, an Executive MBA, and 7 Patents.

Mohamed Eldery, MBA, PhD
Director - Science & Technology

Dave Pépin spent 11 years with the Canadian Special Forces community before working with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. While serving as a Special Operator with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, Dave deployed to various theatres of operation around the world, including Afghanistan and Iraq, gaining significant tactical-level experience as a Special Operations Joint Terminal Attack Controller and Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems Operator. Dave is currently a student of the University of Ottawa's Executive MBA program, and is keen to share his wealth of experience with companies looking to achieve advantage.

Dave Pépin
Solutions Architect

Travis has over 25 years of experience as an Artillery Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. He served as a training officer, airborne forward observer, and operations officer before specializing in geospatial operations. He served in a variety of geospatial intelligence roles including sub-unit command, operational support, and capability development. Travis holds a Master of Science in Geomatics Engineering and has experience in both operations and capital project management. Travis helps clients navigate the complexities of user requirements and capital acquisitions, positioning them to deliver an advantage to those in uniform.

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Travis Maxwell
Solutions Architect
Avery Dick
Digital Marketing Manager

With a background in digital marketing and advertising, Avery is armed with the expertise needed to take your company’s brand to the next level and thrive in the highly competitive global defence market. From website & graphic design, to digital content development & advertising, Avery leverages industry best practices to ensure you are digitally represented in a way which will help achieve your goals. 

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Jessie has spent the past 15 years in the services industry and there is no one better at making the office a fun and engaging place to be. As a core member of CINTIQS’ team, she manages the company’s day-to-day, helping ensure every member of the team has what they need to focus on delivering the best value possible to our clients.

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Jessie Soares
Office Manager

After retiring from the Canadian Army as a Signal’s Operator, Rob spent 31 years in the telecommunications industry. This includes over 12 years leading mission critical projects for which he is highly recognized within Canada’s Project Management community. As Operations Manager, Rob leads CINTIQS’ day-to-day activities, allowing the rest of the team to focus on delivering value to our customers.

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Rob Nelson
Manager - Business Operations