George is a master of making digital technologies work for business by streamlining operations, improving online presences, creating and reinforcing brands, and selling products and services effectively online. While he’s built a team of experts with ion8 which deploy George’s recommended solutions on time and on budget, George himself is a certified Google AdWords & Analytics professional, a certified Google Educator and a cloud communication technology guru. Additional skill sets include: Clio Certified Consultant and Certified Zoho CRM Consultant.
Our team of experts covers everything
that technology and marketing touches
Jenna is an operations guru, taking care of everything from project management to budget creation to client billing. Plus, Jenna’s knowledge of everything Zoho—Zoho Mail, Zoho Books, you name it—could impress anybody, and she’s on a first-name basis with most of the Zoho Support staff. An expert project and administrative lead, Jenna is always on top of things—from the smallest project budgets to the broadest proposal creation, she’s got it covered.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Adam is a highly sought after digital strategist, bringing a no-nonsense business approach to digital and social strategies. Adam works with our clients to plan, design, and manage successful performance marketing campaigns which deliver solid ROI. Adam is an expert in analytics and quantifies his results with transparent, customized reports for each client.
Angela West has been providing web wordsmithing services for businesses ranging from large corporations to small companies across Canada, the United States and the UK since 2009. Angela has a knack for translating technical stakeholder-speak into consumer-facing, easily digested web copy that drives conversions and higher search engine rankings. Writing about social media extensively for online publications like PC World Business Center led to Angela managing social media for a number of clients, giving her a wide range of experience with various industry and nonprofit sectors. She takes a measured, logical and results-oriented approach to all of her social media and copywriting projects which shows in final copy and campaigns.
Bruce Elliot began his career working in IT before the dawn of mass use of the Internet. When more businesses started using the Web to do business in the early 00’s, he transitioned into doing search engine optimization (SEO) to help businesses get to the top of search engine results. This long experience with search engine optimization has given Bruce specialized expertise in how search engine algorithms work, and more importantly where businesses should and shouldn’t spend their money to be found online. While Bruce still performs SEO services, he is also an expert in digital advertising, which spans the scope of Google AdWords, Facebook, and any site or digital service your business should be on to boost visibility. His certifications with Google include Display Advertising, Search Advertising, Video Ads, and Mobile Advertising. Simply put – if you want more qualified visitors to your website, Bruce will deliver them to you.
Web Designer and Developer
Seema is a front-end web developer that ion8 clients will work with on web design or code development projects which require an experienced programmer. Seema is a rarity in the tech world, being both a web designer and a coder. Seema started doing web design after obtaining a masters degree from the University of Technology in Berlin in Computer Science, where she majored in Database and Information systems. In school, she studied backend coding and has developed several popular themes for ThemeForest.
Seema Azimi moved to North Bay, Canada from Kabul, Afghanistan to follow her heart and get married. She had seven years of teaching experience in Afghanistan and runs her own hobby Etsy shop for wall art and home decor that she makes herself. We are proud to have Seema and her very unique skill set in the ion8 toolkit.
Fausto has an engineering background and has been involved with computers and networks since the punch card era, evolving into a cloud computing expert. Fausto is a well-rounded IT professional with a sharp focus on Google for Work. He deploys and customizes solutions within and around Google for Work technologies using Google Apps Script. Additional skill sets include: Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist and Clio Certified Consultant.
Ricky is an enthusiastic advocate of Google for Work and Google for Education. With his background in sports and education and a degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, and a future teacher’s degree in progress, Ricky is a huge asset to all of our clients but particularly our clients in the educational sector.
Haziel is a problem solver with excellent critical thinking skills. Haziel is currently enrolled at Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) as a Software Engineering Major, and also holds an Associate’s degree in Software Development. The highlight of his development experience is working at Express Parcel Service International (EPS), one of the largest courier services in the Dominican Republic. While there, he and his team were tasked with upgrading software solutions to more advanced processes like Microsoft’s C# .NET, with Haziel handling most of the regional deployment of the new desktop application. With experience and education at his disposal, Haziel is a highly effective Web Developer capable of handling tasks of any size.
Eric Downing is a 20+ year veteran in the technology industry with proven expertise in network infrastructure, business continuity, and customer relations. He has experience managing integrations and deployments with various Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 365. He holds various certifications from Microsoft and is our Microsoft practice lead. His certifications include Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, which makes him ideal for clients transitioning either from Microsoft to Google or from Google to Microsoft, as well as clients who use solutions from both companies.
Williams Mendez has an extensive background in software development and has been working in the industry for more than a decade. As ion8’s Senior Developer, Williams spends much of time developing API’s and software integrations. Mendez has worked with PHP, Android mobile apps, web development, and Python and has worked within various sectors including ecommerce and the electrical sectors. When he’s not working, Williams enjoys practicing amateur photography, spending time with his wife, and organizing Python meetups. Mendez is a skilled developer who can handle every aspect of the software life cycle.
Zoho Integration Lead
Ruben Kannan is ion8’s Zoho Integration Lead, handling everything from customizing Zoho systems to integrations with other frameworks and mobile apps. Ruben spent five years working at Zoho’s head office in Chennai, India, where he provided users with technical applications support. Ruben currently runs a team of 23 people, and in addition to Zoho, works with both PHP and Python. With a proven background in both programming and client communications, which is a very rare combination, Ruben will make your Zoho installation and required integrations seamless. In his spare time, Ruben enjoys playing the piano, and is also an avid volleyball and soccer player.
Armed with advanced skills in Shopify store building and web design, Tomas Reynoso serves as one of ion8’s star Web Designers. Tomas specializes in the Shopify web platform, building digital marketing strategies, and designing social media advertising campaigns that increase reach and create improved sales funnels. With a background in advertising and graphic design, and a passion for constantly learning and building on his existing skills, Tomas has the tools needed to take on projects of any size and scope.
Zoho ManageEngine Product Consultant
Specializing in all areas of the ManageEngine IT management software, Karthik is ion8’s versatile Zoho ManageEngine Product Consultant. Prior to ion8, Karthik worked at Zoho’s head office in Chennai, India for four years, working as a Product Consultant offering his expertise in everything from pre-sales and training to post-sales support. Having just moved to Canada after spending his life in India, Karthik is ready to take on any aspect of ManageEngine and other Zoho products. When he isn’t plying his craft in ManageEngine, Karthik loves road tripping and looks forward to one day seeing the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia.
Acting as ion8’s Project Manager, James brings a wealth of youthful ambition and real world experience to our team, where he oversees the design and execution of all projects. Armed with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with many specializations, and experience working for educational institutions, James has developed a genuine appreciation for working side-by-side with clients to achieve tangible results. When he’s not in the office, James can be found playing and watching hockey, football, and tennis.
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