Team

Who we Are

Coral CEA is a not-for-profit Open Innovation Network focused on building platform-based ecosystems that enable member companies and organizations to commercialize Communication Enabled Applications (CEAs). Funded by the Government of Ontario, and a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence, Coral CEA’s mandate is to help entrepreneurs establish companies and create sustainable jobs in Ontario through the utilization and re-use of open infrastructure.

Meet Our Team

  • BRIAN FORBES
    Executive Director
    Brian leads corporate development at Coral including ecosystem and product development. Brian was co-founder or executive at four successful startups prior to joining Coral.
  • CHERYL DRAPER
    Marketing _ Communications
    Cheryl leads marketing and communications efforts at Coral including event management. A long time advocate for the startup community in Ottawa, Cheryl lives and breathes innovation.   
  • SCOTT HOWARD
    Partner Services Manager
    Scott leads partner services for the Toronto-Waterloo corridor in Ontario. Scott is passionate about working with emerging innovators and startups to drive value creation.
  • GERRY WILLIAMS
    Partner Services Manager
    Gerry leads partner services for the rest of Ontario. Gerry brings experience from two generations of innovation in Ottawa; telecom and software.   
  • CRAIK PYKE
    Chief Technology Officer
    Craik leads technology development and investment both internally and with our partners. Craik understands leveraging platforms to multiply value and reduce barriers. He is a mobile geek.
  • ABRAHAM WEHBI
    Manager of Product Development
    Abraham leads the development team and software architecture at Coral, including platform and partner integration. Abraham’s experience in large-scale systems design ensures high quality and performance.  
  • RAYMOND OUELLETTE
    Platform Design
    Ray leads platform design at Coral. Ray’s extensive software design background lends discipline to Coral.  
  • JORGE MORALES
    Project Lead
    Jorge leads project implementation on Coral platform and production systems, including web. Jorge’s background in data centre operations and client services provides excellent support.   
  • JONATHAN FORBES
    Project Analyst
    Jonathan provides market research and product implementation support at Coral. A recent graduate from UNT, Jonathan is experienced with healthcare systems inside clinics.
  • MAURICE ROMANIUK
    Solution Validation _ Engineering
    Maurice leads solution validation and engineering on the Coral platform. Maurice’s background in verification engineering and test architecture in the telecom industry will ensure quality and success.   
  • PIERRE RAHME
    Lead Architect, Partner Applications
    Pierre leads software architecture for partner applications and integration. 

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