Gary Hannah is currently President and CEO of Vocantas Inc., which is characterized by its talent for seamless integrations and robust communications solutions. Gary founded Vocantas, Inc. in 2003 with a mission to answer the call for intelligent and interactive voice response communication systems. In addition to his leadership of Vocantas, Mr. Hannah is a former member of the Almonte General Hospital Board of Directors, serving on the Nomination and Governance Committee. Hannah is the past chairman of OCRI (now Invest Ottawa), past chair of Ottawa Global Marketing (OGM) (now Invest Ottawa), and past member of the Board of Directors, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).
Active in the field of computers and service for 30+ years, Mr. Hannah has specialized in high technology telecommunications, in healthcare, higher education and financial and manufacturing business solutions. His successes range from establishing unique marketing and distribution strategies to building innovative software solutions to address emerging markets, coupled with extensive channel experience.
Before 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.
Preceding 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 (now part of GE Capital).
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, where he enjoys spending time at the cottage with his wife, four young adult children and his husky-wolf mix dog, Lexy.