Meet The Technikel Team

We are committed to our clients’ long-term business growth, not band-aid solutions or a one-size fits all approach. We believe in stable, mutually beneficial partnerships based on trust and a commitment to perform. We do what we say we are going to do simply because it’s the right thing to do.

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Chris Barre

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.

Rob Snowden

Rob grew up on the North Shore and has a degree from Western in London, Ontario. Rob was drawn to the innovation and fast-pace of the technology industry. Rob has developed a client-focused sales approach seeking first to understand the culture of each organization before helping them be more efficient/profitable. He positions himself as a Connector/Educator/Consultant (rather than a traditional “sales” guy). At the weekend, Rob coaches rugby, plays golf & walks his dog (to the nearest craft brewery)!

Peter Haile

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.

Koustav Mitra

Koustav is a graduate in Computer Science engineering 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). Koustav lives and breathes documentation and pioneers various standards and process which enables him to manage projects and solve critical issues. In his free time he enjoys reading mangas and loves to cook. He is a fitness enthusiast and can be found at the gym after work.

Maggie Gorzyczka

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.

Daniel Groen

Daniel, born 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, and 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. Daniel loves music, camping, skiing, airsoft and road trips. Most weekends you can find him at a music event or festival.

Sean Ellis

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 Thompson

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 Sprowson

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.

Dennis Lee

Dennis has loved computers since high school. 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.

Mathew Maybee

Coming soon.

Tyler Gibb

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Pavol Saffo

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Karen Barre

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.

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