Executive Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

David Marshall

Vice President,
Victoria

Dean Colpman

Vice President,
Victoria

Debbie Bugg

Vice President,
Vancouver

Michael Lagasse, P. Eng.

Vice President,
Victoria

Rich Allan

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Devlin, CPA, CA

Account Executives

Account Executive, Victoria

Blair Newhouse

Account Executive, Victoria

Brad Head

Account Executive, Victoria

Brad Wray

Account Executive, Victoria

Janys Hayes

Account Executive, Vancouver

Laurie Reeves

David Marshall

Chief Executive Officer

David has worked in the IT industry in BC for more than 25 years. After completing a degree in computer science at Simon Fraser University, he worked in the private and public sectors successfully leading mixed teams of consultants and public sector staff. As different technologies come and go, David enjoys motivating people to achieve their best, and he believes that teams who believe in each other and have a can-do attitude will have the keys to success.

David has been a member of various BC charities and leadership programs and is a long-standing member of the TEC group. He is involved with his church and other community programs that help those that need it the most. David was born and raised in BC and has spent many summers with family camping, canoeing, and fishing all over of the province. Now that David and his wife Donna are empty nesters, they enjoy flying to remote parts of the province and enjoy the privilege that it is to live here in beautiful British Columbia.

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Dean Colpman

Vice President, Victoria

With over two decades of experience in IT, Dean has deep expertise in all aspects of business development and systems delivery with a strong focus on managing large multi-stakeholder projects. Throughout his career, Dean has helped private and public sector clients embrace technology and achieve business results across social services and justice. Dean is involved in client sales in Victoria and oversees service delivery.

A long-time resident of Victoria, Dean established his career in Victoria and then moved his family to Ottawa in 2000 to gain additional experience from complex federal IT projects. His appreciation for moderate West Coast weather brought him and his family back to Victoria in 2005. Outside of work, you will find Dean juggling his family hockey and soccer schedules, playing the guitar, or tackling yet another project at the family cabin. A committed “Islander,” Dean is always looking for his next opportunity to contribute to his local clients and his community.

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Debbie Bugg

Vice President, Victoria

Debbie brings to Quartech over 20 years of project management, portfolio management, and Project Management Office (PMO) development and management experience, focusing on the social sector and employment labour market program development. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a graduate degree in Business Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Debbie is involved in client sales in Victoria and oversees human resources.

Debbie began her IT career in Victoria then followed it to Vancouver to work with BC Systems Corporation, ICBC, and various other public sector organizations. The opening of the new and expanded Quartech office in Victoria brought Debbie back to her home town in 2006. Debbie is results oriented and believes in pulling out all stops to get the job done. Value to the client, quality in the product, and relationships with all stakeholders always remain in focus. Outside of work, Debbie enjoys riding her motorcycle, running, cycling, golfing, and hanging with her dogs.

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Michael Lagasse, P. Eng. 

Vice President, Vancouver

Michael brings to Quartech more than 30 years of expertise in Information Systems consulting to public and private customers across Western Canada. He has managed several multimillion-dollar IT projects on web, client/server, and mainframe technologies. He obtained a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria and is a professional engineer and member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Michael is involved in client sales in Vancouver and oversees Quartech’s marketing and communications.

Although Michael’s work and travel have spanned Canada, he was born in Vancouver and raised in British Columbia. A lifetime interest in fly fishing keeps him close to our beautiful BC lakes and rivers where he continues to build on his extensive fishing stories. He enjoys skiing, golfing, playing tennis, coaching youth hockey, and playing piano and keyboards. He enjoys meeting new people and sharing his passion for work and life.

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Rich Allan

Vice President, Victoria

Rich has been an active member of the British Columbia information systems community for close to 30 years. After receiving a degree in Computer Science from the University of Victoria (1988), he quickly established himself as a leader in delivering large, complex, multi-stakeholder solutions for the public sector. Although Rich has a passion and focus for justice related solutions, he has helped public sector clients in several domains including education, social services, healthcare, facilities management, and transportation. Rich is involved in client sales in Victoria and oversees business development and sales.

The community of Victoria has been good to Rich since he moved here with his family in 1969. Rich grew up in an environment that encouraged growth and success through a focus on family, healthy competition through sports, academics, the arts, and good old-fashioned hard work. Rich continues to participate actively in the local community in playing hockey, golfing, coaching minor sports, and dedicating time to various community groups. Rich enjoys developing long-term relationships with clients, co-workers, and friends. He truly enjoys the company of others.

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Susan Devlin, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Susan is a Chartered Professional Accountant and legacy designated Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in Canada and Australia. Throughout her career, Susan has focused on service industries, such as information technology and software as a service, television and movie production, investment and securities brokerage, retail, manufacturing, art consulting, and not-for-profit. Susan is driven by process improvement. She is an expert at streamlining processes, implementing operational systems, managing the finance function, and ultimately driving growth and improving the bottom line.

Susan was born and spent her childhood in North Vancouver. She lived in Ontario for eight years before returning to Vancouver to complete her bachelor’s degree at UBC. She lived in Melbourne, Australia for three years before finally returning to Vancouver in 2012. Susan is serving as a director and finance committee member for a local not-for-profit and enjoys volunteering at schools and other events. She loves continuing professional development and mentoring teams. Outside of work, Susan keeps busy with her husband and two amazing girls. Any free time is filled, when possible, with travelling, travelling, and more travelling! She also enjoys the sun and being outdoors, photography, music, and friends. And—of course—red wine and chocolate.

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Blair Newhouse

Account Executive, Victoria

Blair Newhouse is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He has been consulting on information systems for 25 years, primarily as a management consultant to the BC public sector as well as business analyst, facilitator, and project manager for the health, education, justice, and finance. Blair studied business and education at the University of Alberta.  Prior to starting a career in the computer industry, Blair taught high school for three years. Blair is part of the executive and business development team in Victoria providing management consulting services and effecting excellence in Quartech service delivery.

Having been raised in Saskatchewan, Blair enjoys spending time with family and friends on the prairies during the summer.  He especially enjoys spending time in Grasslands National Park and working with locals to promote the park.

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Brad Head

Account Executive, Victoria

Brad spent over 28 years designing, developing, and delivering private sector software systems and over 15 years experience delivering complex IT solutions for large BC public sector clients. Brad has used Agile methodologies, continuous integration, automated deployments, and test-driven development since the 1990s and has been a certified Scrum Master since 2004. He has a degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia and a diploma of technology in surveying engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Brad is based in Victoria and is part of Quartech’s executive and business development team providing technical and enterprise architect expertise.

After attending BCIT, he moved to Houston, TX for two years, working offshore in the oil industry. Brad then returned to Vancouver where he studied computer science at UBC. In Victoria since 1999, he enjoys spending time with his teenaged children walking their dog, hiking, golfing, and cycling. Brad’s passion is cycling and has been racing since 1992. Brad is a board member of the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association and maintains its website.

Ask Brad how many bikes he owns—he’ll tell you the correct number of bikes to own is n+1, where n is the number of bikes he currently owns.

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Brad Wray

Account Executive, Victoria

Brad has over 18 years of experience in team leadership, business development, project management, business analysis, enterprise business architecture, and change management. He has delivered complex information system and transformative business projects across North America and the Middle East. His many BC clients include ICBC, BC Pension Corporation, BC Provincial Treasury, Queen’s Printer, Oil and Gas Commission, and several BC ministries, including Justice; Advanced Education; Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services; Community, Sport, and Cultural Development; Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations; and Health.

Brad and his wife were born and raised in Victoria, and he is constantly bumping into people he knows. He grew up playing lacrosse and hockey and continued playing well into adulthood where he learned the value of discipline, hard work, and building strong, long-lasting friendships. Brad has two children and enjoys being a part of their active lives. He also enjoys travelling. His favourite destination to date is the Caribbean, especially St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Bequia).

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Janys Hayes

Account Executive, Victoria

Janys Hayes has been building and delivering IT solutions in Victoria for over 20 years. As a project management and lean professional, Janys has successfully led large transformational projects in healthcare, public education, public service, human resources, and finance across Canada. Janys’ focus has always been in service delivery and providing sustainable solutions to her clients. Building great delivery teams and even better solutions keeps Janys fresh and ready to tackle the next challenge.

Janys has called Victoria home for 35 years, where she has raised her little family. When Janys is not working on IT projects, you can find her at the ballpark or arena supporting local junior and college teams. Janys enjoys working in her yard, shoe shopping, and sipping a nice glass of white wine.

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Laurie Reeves

Account Executive, Vancouver

Laurie is a Project Management Profession (PMP) with over 15 years providing project management, business development, business analysis, and change management to Quartech clients. Laurie has consulted on many exciting projects with the Fraser Health Authority, BC Ministry of Social Development, Insurance Corporation of BC, BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, and BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. Laurie has a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems and ITIL certification.

Laurie was born and raised in Burnaby and currently lives in South Surrey with her husband John and two children. She enjoys travelling and spending time at their vacation home in the States. She has recently been to China, Hong Kong, Paris, and New York City. When she is not travelling, Laurie keeps active with early morning boot camp, running, skiing, and kayaking.

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