Technikel Solutions is the only IT Service provider in Vancouver that guarantees increased efficiency in your business and increased cyber security. We partner to gain an understanding of your specific work environment and provide the best IT support specifically tailored to you. Technikel Solutions provides regular face to face service with talented and friendly technicians. We only hire the best AND we only use the best IT tools. We are experts in the tools we have chosen resulting in the best service for our clients. Our approach to customer service is a friendly and streamlined, call us to find out!
Here are some of the people who make your seamless IT solution possible:
Technikel Solutions LTD was founded in 2010 by Chris Barre. Chris has always had a passion for technology, entrepreneurial business and sales. His history of starting successful businesses, combined with his education and experience with computers and providing IT solutions, makes him the perfect candidate to alleviate your business’s technology headaches. Chris is well known for his innovative approach to IT solutions delivered in a personable and user friendly manner.
Chief Business Development Officer
Karen has many responsibilities in her role including: developing sales and marketing opportunities, strategic planning, overseeing HR and finance. She loves strategic planning, continuous learning and measuring results. Always bringing a positive attitude, Karen contributes greatly to building a cohesive team environment and a productive and happy work culture. When Chris and Karen aren’t working you can find them enjoying local beaches and parks with their 3 kids.
Rob grew up on the North Shore, playing hockey and skiing in the winter and playing rugby and golf in the warmer months. Rob then obtained a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from Western in London, Ontario. Upon returning to Vancouver in 2001, he was drawn to the innovation and fast-pace of the technology “start up” world. In the years since, Rob has developed a client-focused sales approach seeking first to understand the unique culture of each organization before ever trying to help them be more efficient/profitable. Positioning himself as a Connector/Educator/Consultant for his clients (rather than a traditional “sales” guy), Rob genuinely enjoys helping people grow both personally and professionally. On the weekends, Rob can usually be found outside coaching rugby, playing golf or walking his dog (to the nearest craft brewery)!
Daniel grew up in Squamish and moved to North Van when he was 11. He is a BCIT graduate of the Technology Support Professional program. After 5 years in management at the Source, followed by a year of account management experience in the Managed Services sector, Daniel brings just the right mix of technical knowledge, business acumen and customer service experience for his role as vCIO. Daniel loves music, camping, skiing, airsoft and road trips. Most weekends you can find him (or not find him as the case may be) at a music event or festival.
Technikel Alignment Manager
Maggie has a Masters of Information Systems Management from Bellevue University. She started her career in IT Managed Services in 2015 while living in the USA. She loves problem solving and working on computer networks. Originally from Poland, she has now settled in North Vancouver and we are so happy that she has joined our team! When she’s not working you can find her in local yoga studios, hiking or reading.
System Engineer, Pro Services Team Lead
Koustav has a background in Computer Science engineering and graduated from Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. He has been working in the IT industry since 2012 and has 7 industry related certifications (Linux, CCNA, Network+, Datto, ITIL , etc). He has a passion for technology and an eye for managing projects and solving critical issues. Koustav lives and breathes documentation and pioneers various standards and process. In his free time he enjoys reading mangas and loves to cook. He is a fitness enthusiast and you will generally find him at the gym after work.
Dennis has loved computers since high school. He remembers when high speed internet started in the early nineties and how it transformed technology and his career. Dennis loves the challenge and innovation of technology and has a passion for learning new things. He has worked with computers for over 30 years and directly with end users and networks for 20 years. Currently he is working on his Masters of Cloud Technology. When Dennis isn’t working you can find him spending time with his wife and 3 kids most likely, coaching baseball, playing hockey, playing slow pitch or trying to fit in a golf game.
Kamyar has been in the IT industry since 2003 working as a network administrator for medium and large sized companies. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science and has certification in MCSE 2003, and MCSA 2012 Microsoft. He moved to Canada in January 2015, and he enjoys his life here in Vancouver. IT is his passion. He loves to fix people’s computer issues, and to see their happy faces afterwards. He also loves nature, hiking, swimming, and spending time with his wife.
Support Services Team Lead
Peter brings work experience, a positive attitude, and a degree in Network Security and Administrator from BCIT to the table. While he enjoys staying up to date with technology and can definitely talk the ‘geek’ talk, he is not your typical IT guru – Peter enjoys playing soccer, watching hockey, doing the Grouse Grind and has been known to partake in the occasional craft brewery bike tour. However, as of March 2017, Peter became a proud new father and as such his recreational activities and exercise regimes may be subject to change.
Technical Support Specialist
Bernd started his IT career as computer science expert, subject area system integration, in 2008. Over the years he gained professional experiences in IT administration, monitoring and support, working on Linux, Windows and Mac systems. Scripting and automation of any IT related topics are his absolute favourite and we are lucky to have him here! When Bernd is not working you can find him on the dance floor practicing and preparing for the next Latin ballroom competition or playing room scale VR at home.
Technical Support Specialist
Behnam began his academic career in the study of biology and biochemistry at Capilano University. From there, his scientific mind brought him to the position of Precinct Chief at GeekSquad Best Buy, where he led the company’s most challenging pilot projects. His success didn’t go unnoticed, and soon Behnam found himself in another leadership position at Shaw Cable, where he oversaw the nesting and training of new technical support agents. He was then a System Administrator at LinuxMagic before coming to Technikel Solutions. When Behnam isn’t saving the day at Technikel Solutions, he’s busy pursuing his childhood passion of martial arts, and has earned numerous achievements in territorial kick boxing championships. Go Behnam!
Technical Support Specialist
Sean is a recent graduate of BCIT’s Technology Support Professional program, but he began learning about and playing with computers at a very young age. Sean’s natural aptitude for troubleshooting, as well as his approachable ‘go the extra mile’ attitude make him an exceptional member of our team. Prior to going to BCIT Sean held the position of crew supervisor at a prominent landscape company. This born and raised North Vancouverite loves spending time with family and friends at the beach and in the forest.
Lorraine brings over 20 years of customer service experience, most recently in retail management. She wears many hats at Technikel Solutions working in dispatch and administration. Lorraine loves to travel, being creative in the kitchen and spending time with her husband and 2 adorable cats.
Jess joined Technikel Solutions as our first in-house controller. She excelled in her Accounting Assistant studies at Capilano University, and transferred her love of solving puzzles to make our financial systems more efficient and organized. In her spare time she loves to enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings with friends and family, or to curl up with a book related to whatever topic she is currently passionate about.
Contact us today to find out how your business can best use technology to achieve your strategic goals.