About us
Our management team

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Ensure the success of your turnkey digital transformation project by working with a crack team of experts.

Our accomplished managers with extensive field experience are committed to seeing your project be a resounding success. The complementary skills of each member of the team are brought to bear so that leading-edge technology and high-performance software get your operation to run smarter, faster, more efficiently, and more profitably. Meet the team:

Patrick Charest, P.Eng.

Patrick Charest, P.Eng.

CEO

With over 22 years of experience in supporting the growth of Tier 1 private sector organizations, Patrick is a dynamic and inspiring leader with a unique ability to envision and implement successful growth strategies. Distinctively, Patrick is an engineer whose entire career has been dedicated to business development and growth-oriented activities.

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Adam Morand

Adam Morand

President & CTO

Adam holds over 25 years of experience creating, commercializing and administering data management systems for enterprise and mission critical applications. He has executed over 1,000 technology projects across varied industries, from startups to large capital enterprises. Delivering results in the capacity of creative technologist or operational executive, Adam is always dedicated to producing the most impactful outcome.

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Robert Carleton, JD

Robert Carleton, JD

COO

A lawyer by trade and entrepreneur at heart, Robert has worked with numerous private and TSX Venture public companies with the goal of positioning organizations for success. He has extensive experience assisting with strategic growth, governance and financing matters. During his law firm tenure, he has worked for a variety of clients, such as, energy companies, royalty corporations, banks and mezzanine lenders, various funds and acquisition companies, cannabis companies, real estate developers and technology companies.

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Dan Houston

Dan Houston

Vice President & CXO

Dan had provided strategic advisement to A4 Systems on its smart infrastructure and hemp & cannabis industry initiatives before formally joining A4 Systems in May 2019. Formerly Senior Vice President at Cresa Alberta, Dan has been involved in the commercial real estate industry since 2005 and has worked on behalf of local, national, and international companies since he returned to Canada from China in 2002.

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Steven Lee, CPA, CA

Steven Lee, CPA, CA

CFO

Steven is a dynamic leader and experienced financial executive with a career focused on hyper growth companies. As an early employee of Mobify, a privately-owned SaaS company with a staff size of 160, he successfully secured the company’s first financing (+$10M), led the M&A process of multiple US-based companies, oversaw a 300% growth in revenue and a 400% increase in staff with expansion into the UK and US, while providing strategic advice to the CEO and board of advisors. Steven was also an early employee of Slack Technologies, touted as the fastest company to reach a billion-dollar valuation.

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Joseph Bignell

Joseph Bignell

CIO

With over ten years of software development experience, Joseph has extensive experience in designing, building, and implementing software solutions to meet project goals. With a strong understanding of various coding languages including but not limited to Python, Java, C++, PHP, and Javascript, Joseph has proven to be a creative and efficient leader for development teams and projects.

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Mark Jensen

Mark Jensen

CMO

Mark officially joined A4 Systems in May 2019 having been its Marketing Consultant since 2015. With substantial experience, Mark has consulted with more than 300 companies in the past 17 years. His responsibilities are the design and implementation of the client’s sales funnel, including designing and implementing lead generation and sales systems.

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