Vice President Product, Software
Mike is a technology expert and product thinker who leverages extensive experience in data sciences, analytics, product development and digital marketing strategies. He is responsible for dealer software, Product, DevOps, UX and Engineering teams at Convertus, and a portfolio of ~1000 automotive dealer websites, online marketing applications and SEO solutions.
Director of Engineering
Brian joined Convertus Digital in early 2020 and the new Director of Engineering. Brian has been working in the software and IT industry for the past decade and half as a software developer. He has worked at companies at various stages and industries. From starting a company doing web development to co-founding an enterprise software company, Brian has been working with teams of various sizes and maturity in their development process. He has strong experiences in working with dev-ops centric environments to building and refining team process and system integration. He is also a maker at home, working on 3D printing and open source software development. He also rides a one wheel around town.
Director – Digital Services
With over a decade in the Digital Automotive space, Jesse has seen and been a part of the digital transformation the automotive industry has taken in Canada. Jesse is responsible for defining vision and product strategies to achieve success for Convertus and their customers. A problem solver at heart, Jesse enjoys nothing more than winding his way through a challenging problem. Jesse built his first website when he was 14 years old, ironically showcasing his favourite cars. This passion for digital media has continued though his career.
SR. Product Manager
Joining the team in 2018, Andrew Pangilinan has risen high at Convertus in a very short amount of time and is now our Operations Manager. This is largely because of his keen eye for detail, and his ironclad work ethic. When it comes to guiding us to our project goals, Andrew has a firm hand on the tiller making our incredible solutions work the way that you want them to. With an accomplished educational background, including a Master’s Degree in Food and Resource Economics, Andrew keeps the cogs turning at Convertus with profound insight, a gift for problem-solving, and an attention to detail that is second to none in the industry.
Design Team Lead
A homegrown talent, Alexis Barbot began his time at Convertus as an intern in the spring of 2016 and has rapidly risen to take over the department and become Design Team Lead. He holds a Certificate in Digital Design & Development – a degree he would achieve, with Honours, from BCIT. Alexis set himself to shaping and molding the Convertus Design department into the industry-standard that it is today. With his vision, Convertus has not only helped countless dealerships be noticed in the digital space but has put Convertus on the map as a mark of quality that is often imitated but never replicated.
Sr. Cloud Architect
Charles studied Mathematic and Computer Sciences Security in France, then worked for 4 years for a French company specialized in 3D Software (Dassault Systemes) before moving to Canada at the beginning of 2017. After more than 2 years in the S3 Cross-Region Replication teams of AWS, he joined Convertus in December 2019 as a Cloud Architect. Road and trail runner, scuba diver, biker, downhill skier, he likes tackling challenges at work as much as outside of it. Maybe you will cross paths with him out there, around Vancouver, Squamish, or Whistler, or one the BC parks!
Software Development Manager
Vibha recently joined Convertus Digital in Aug 2020 as a Software Development Manager. Vibha is an energetic, credible digital leader with 13+ years of experience in Information Technology. A leader with a high E.Q. strategic mindset that enables wearing different hats to get the job done. Familiarize and at ease transforming and leading teams of various sizes. Specializes in the modernization of applications and bringing order to chaotic IT environments facing constant delays and outages using agile methodologies. Possesses a unique ability to build relationships across lines of business and aligning technological services with their needs.
Brendan joined the Convertus team in November 2016 after graduating with distinction from BCIT with a diploma in Digital Design and Development. Throughout his time here he has used his expertise in web development to help plan, analyse and implement many of the innovative features that you can see on Convertus websites. As a development supervisor, he guides and supports the development team in creating valuable solutions for our clients as well as improving and refining our development life cycle. He looks forward to continuing to develop innovative technology that tests the limits of what is possible in the industry.
Marcelo Gaia has been coding since 2009 and joined the team back in July 2018 as a Full Stack Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Design in Digital Interfaces and a Diploma of Computer Studies. He has a passion for solving “impossible” problems, loves a good challenge, and as a supervisor, he enjoys finding better, simpler, faster ways to do everything. Marcelo believes in continuous learning and in helping his team achieve their best as well as find new ways to solve problems.
Noah has been part of the Convertus family since 2018, his expertise are found in increasing agility through automation, architecture design and enabling Engineering and Product teams. Noah has worked as an Application Engineer and and Programmer in the commercial building automation and security sector. He has extensive development experience with distributed systems and cloud based technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Northern British Columbia. When he’s not working on building the next great product he enjoys spending time exploring the beautiful outdoors, trail running, mountaineering and surfing.