Powerful Integrated Voice

Management Team

Gary T. Hannah

President and CEO

Under Gary Hannah’s leadership, Vocantas has matured from a concept to a profitable IVR organization. Active in the field of computers and service for more than 27 years, Hannah has specialized in high technology, telecommunications, financial and manufacturing business solutions. His successes range from establishing unique marketing and distribution strategies to resolving a number of strategic planning issues, coupled with extensive channel experience.

Prior to founding Vocantas, Hannah was President and CEO of Internet start-up ThinWEB Technologies. In this role, Hannah laid the framework in sales and marketing to enable ThinWEB to pursue an IPO in the U.S. He was also a member of the board for ThinWEB and NoTime Wireless. Before joining ThinWEB, Hannah was vice president at JetForm Corporation (now Adobe) in marketing, sales and services, where he was responsible for the Global Partner Program that included OEMs, VARs and distributors worldwide, client relations and channel sales.

Prior to ThinWeb, Hannah was president and founder of Alliance Network Inc., a North American computer services and distribution company. Prior to Alliance Network, Hannah was Director and General Manager of Crowntek Business Centers (CBCI), where he was part of the executive management team.

In addition to many years of general management experience, Hannah has been the lead executive on two mergers, JetForm-Delrina and GE Capital-CBCI. A recipient of the Ottawa Business Journals’ 2002 Forty under 40, Hannah is past vice president of the environment for the Lac Sinclair Lake Association.

Hannah is a former member of the Almonte General Hospital Board of Directors, and serves on the Nomination and Governance Committee. Hannah is the past chairman of OCRI (now Invest Ottawa) and past chair of Ottawa Global Marketing (OGM). Hannah currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).

 

Andrew Kozminski

CTO

Andrew plays a key role in shaping the technology and overseeing the design of the infrastructure of all hosted and premise based environments. Andrew will oversee Vocantas’ robust network infrastructure, software development, time to market through development of right-first-time products for its customers, and ongoing support for the company’s complex systems. Andrew has demonstrated through proven success in managing cross-functional and multi-site teams at Fortune 100 organizations.

Andrew brings more than 25 years of deep technology expertise in both development and management roles, from organizations such as Nortel, QNX/BlackBerry, Protus IP Solutions, Pronexus, and Mitel. Andrew holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Warsaw and has a broad spectrum of experience across application development and enterprise solution delivery for both commercial and consumer solutions in telecom and software.


Keri Fraser

VP of Marketing and Business Development

Keri Fraser is the VP of Marketing and Business Development.  In this role Keri is responsible for all aspects of the company’s marketing function, including; creating interest, demand and recognition for Vocantas IVR solutions and its IVR products through both strategic and tactical marketing programs.

Keri brings over 15 years of marketing and communications experience to Vocantas along with a proven track record delivering successful marketing programs at both private and public companies including; JetForm (now Adobe), Telecom Ottawa (now Atria Networks), and Tundra Semiconductor (now IDT).   During Keri’s tenure at Telecom Ottawa the company achieved 100% penetration of its target market, the Ottawa MUSH sector (Municipalities, Utilities, Schools and Hospitals).  Prior to joining Vocantas, Keri was Director of Corporate Communications at Gennum Corporation (now Semtech) — a global leader of analog mixed signal semiconductor devices.

Keri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.

 

Robert Fryer

Director of Product Development

Robert Fryer joined the Vocantas team in 2014, bringing 20 years of extensive management and product development expertise to the team. Robert has a consistent track record of success and leadership in the telecommunications and enterprise software development fields.

Robert has demonstrated proven success in managing cross-functional and multi-site teams at Fortune 500 organizations including Avaya and Nortel.

Robert has managed teams with direct responsibility for developing large-scale SIP and VOIP-based Unified communications and overseen the integration of varied management applications to provide a single solution. Robert is responsible for the development and deployment of Vocantas' IVR solutions to the market.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computers Science from the University of Waterloo


Denis Solodovnikov

Senior Application Architect

Denis Solodovnikov joined the Vocantas team in July 2005, bringing extensive telephony application development and professional services experience.  Denis previously worked for Pronexus, a leader in IVR telephony toolkits where he developed telephony solutions for a variety of end customers.

Denis initially joined Vocantas in a professional development services role, working directly with clients to satisfy their technical IVR solution requirements. As a result of his in-depth technical knowledge and expertise Denis was promoted to Senior Application Architect in 2009.  In this role Denis is responsible for the Company’s IVR solutions management, all professional service IVR projects, and he is the team lead for the Vocantas IVR development group.

Denis holds a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences with honors, specializing in software engineering from Carleton University.


Kevin Greco

Application Architect

Kevin Greco brings more than 20 years experience in software development to his Application Architect role at Vocantas. Kevin’s role is focused on designing and developing speech enabled IVR solutions, primarily for the medical industry. With more than 10 years experience designing and developing speech recognition IVR applications, Kevin’s expertise brings significant value to the team and to Vocantas customer solutions.

Prior to joining Vocantas, Kevin was Manager of Application Development for Voice Synergies.  Voice Synergies develops and hosts speech enabled IVR applications primarily focused on applications to help patients meet medication compliance.

Kevin was formerly a member of the Pronexus management team in the role of, Manager of Application Development.  In this role Kevin managed and lead development in the professional services division, delivering custom IVR solutions to meet customer requirements.

Kevin holds a diploma from the Algonquin College Computer Technology program.

 

 

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