Carol Leaman
Carol Leaman
President & CEO 

Carol Leaman (BA, MAcc, FCPA) is an award-winning thought leader with an impressive track record of successfully leading tech companies. Not only is she a disruptor in the corporate learning space, but she’s also the brains behind the Axonify solution. Prior to Axonify, Carol was the CEO of PostRank Inc., a social engagement analytics platform she sold to Google. She was also the CEO at several other technology firms, including RSS Solutions and Fakespace Systems. Carol is a celebrated entrepreneur and trailblazer (Sarah Kirke Award 2010, Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Intrepid Award 2011 and the Profit500 Award for Canada's Leading Female Entrepreneur 2017) whose articles appear in leading learning, business and technology publications. She also sits on the boards of many organizations and advises a variety of Canadian high-tech firms.

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Christine Tutssel
Christine Tutssel
Co-Founder & CRO 

As the co-founder of Axonify and Chief Revenue Officer, Christine manages the company’s global sales organization and partner network. With Christine’s go-to-market leadership, Axonify has grown to become the worldwide microlearning market leader with customers in 95 countries around the world, including Walmart, Bloomingdale’s, BT, Johnson and Johnson and Merck. With over 30 years of sales and sales management experience in the high-tech industry, Christine has worked in a variety of market sectors including finance, banking, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics and retail. Prior to Axonify, Christine assisted tech start-ups in building and executing their sales and go-to-market strategies. Previous roles include VP of Sales at Covarity, and a variety of sales and sales management roles at Descartes Systems Group. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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John Vukovic
John Vukovic
Chief Financial Officer 

John leads Axonify’s finance and legal teams, overseeing financial, contracting, risk management, compliance and investor-related matters. He brings significant experience from previous financial leadership roles in high-growth SaaS and tech companies including Aeryon Labs, ScribbleLive, Odyssey Financial Technologies and FloNetwork. John sits on the boards of several emerging Canadian tech companies and holds CPA, CA and CBV designations and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

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Phil Menary
Phil Menary
Senior Vice President of Development 

Phil brings over 20 years of experience to his leadership role and is responsible for the Axonify technology architecture, all aspects of product strategy and managing software development. Over the course of his impressive career, Phil has held a variety of leadership positions at a number of regional software and engineering companies, including Sandvine, LiveHive Systems and RSS Solutions—where he helped migrate their client/server-based solution to an n-tiered enterprise solution and was instrumental in arranging a successful corporate acquisition by a larger U.S. firm. Phil is Chairman of the Board for Mornington Communications Co-op and holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario.

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Lee Kennedy
Lee Kennedy
Senior Vice President of Product 

Lee has been bringing high-value software products to market for over 20 years in various product management functions. As SVP, Product at Axonify he leads the Product team— Management, Design, Strategy and Data Science. Lee has also worked in Enterprise Content Management at OpenText, Customer Experience Management at Empathica and InMoment, and helped merchants and banks recover from credit card fraud with Ethoca and Mastercard. Lee holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and did graduate work in Human-Computer Interaction, both at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Laura Martin
Laura Martin
Vice President of Partner & Sales Enablement 

Laura is responsible for building and executing Axonify’s partner and sales enablement strategy. She brings over 20 years of experience in B2B technology marketing, specializing in early- to mid-stage organizations. Before joining Axonify, Laura headed the marketing team at Covarity Inc., where she was responsible for launching and executing all aspects of marketing into the financial services industry. Laura also held senior management roles at LiveHive Solutions, RSS Solutions and Ironside Technologies. Laura holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a co-founder of Avonova, a local technology group.

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Mark Lang
Mark Lang
Vice President of Enterprise Sales 

As VP of Enterprise Sales, Mark is responsible for leading enterprise sales across key segments and partnering with internal teams to ensure the successful building of customer relationships, acquisition, adoption, retention, satisfaction and loyalty. Prior to joining Axonify, Mark spent more than 15 years in the technology, supply chain and services industries, including sales leadership roles at D2L, Telus Sourcing Solutions Inc., Livingston International and Ceridian. Mark attended Wilfrid Laurier University where he earned an Honours BA, Economics.

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Andrea Vrbanac
Andrea Vrbanac
Vice President of People & Culture 

Andrea has spent her career partnering with leadership teams to help organizations succeed through their people. As the Vice President of People & Culture at Axonify, Andrea serves as a trusted partner, supporting operational and strategic human resources needs and helping the company achieve its business goals. Prior to joining Axonify, Andrea led HR initiatives (such as policy design, compensation, workforce planning, talent management, leadership capabilities, performance and career management) at leading organizations, including ATS Automation and BlackBerry. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). She also has a diploma in HR Management from the University of Guelph and diploma in Business Administration from WLU.

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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Vice President of Customer Experience 

Andrew brings more than a decade of client experience to Axonify. In his role as Vice President of Customer Experience, Andrew is responsible for the Customer Care, Customer Implementation, and Instructional Design teams. Before joining Axonify, Andrew was the VP, Client Services at the world-renowned Accelerator Centre in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. During his time at the Accelerator Centre, Andrew led the creation of the award-winning Accelerator Program, the organization’s flagship program that provides technology start-ups with mentorship and funding. Andrew is a proud member of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council—a world leader in advancing ideas and actions for a safer community. He also holds a BA from Acadia University.

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JD Dillon
JD Dillon
Chief Learning Architect 

JD Dillon became an expert on frontline training and enablement over two decades working in operations and talent development with dynamic organizations, including Disney, Kaplan and AMC. A respected author and speaker in the workplace learning community, JD continues to apply his passion for helping frontline employees around the world do their best work every day in his role as Axonify’s Chief Learning Architect. JD attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Marketing. He also holds an MBA from Kaplan University.

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Michel de Blois
Michel de Blois
Vice President of Software Development 

With more than 20 years of experience working with several leading-edge technology companies, including speech recognition software for the mobile, automotive and edutainment industries, Mitch is a seasoned leader and developer. In his role as VP of Software Development, Mitch enables the client development team in building, maintaining and updating the user-facing web modules and features for our platform. Before joining Axonify, Mitch was VP of Engineering at Fongo, a disruptor in the mobile communications space. Mitch attended the University of Guelph where he earned a B.Eng in Systems and Computing Engineering.

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Liam O'Meara
Liam O'Meara
Vice President of Europe 

Liam is based in the UK and leads our go-to market strategy in Europe, including overseeing our sales, marketing and customer success operations. He has played a key role in building our customer base and brand across Europe, which has contributed to Axonify winning a number of prestigious awards including Learning Technologies' Best international learning platform implementation & LPI Learning Platform of the Year. Liam has almost 20 years experience working in learning technologies, supporting many of the largest global companies including KPMG, AstraZeneca and Tesco to maximize the capabilities of their workforce. Liam holds an Automotive Engineering Degree from Oxford Brookes University.

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Steve Dayman
Steve Dayman
Vice President of Cloud Infrastructure 

Steve is the VP, Cloud Infrastructure and oversees the IT team, Infrastructure Team, security and compliance of the Axonify platform, ensures it’s running smoothly and enables the developers to seamlessly build the product. Before Axonify, Steve honed his IT Operations expertise at Blackberry and OpenText. He has a BSc in Computer Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Evan Kirkland
Evan Kirkland
Vice President of Development 

Evan is the VP, Development and oversees the progress of the backend services and databases that power the Axonify platform. He spent time at NCR, D2L and OpenText before joining the Axonify team and has a Bachelor of Mathematics from University of Waterloo.

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Kris McGlone
Kris McGlone
Vice President of Marketing 

With over 20 years of leadership experience in industries ranging from Cloud Computing, Manufacturing, Telecommunications and Retail & Consumer Goods, Kris has led award-winning marketing and demand generation teams at Salesforce, IBM, Mitel Networks, Microsoft, HP and Solarwinds. As the VP, Marketing at Axonify, Kris uses his extensive experience to build and lead high-performing teams and dedicates his free time to mentoring the next generation of marketing leaders through community-building initiatives and national academic panel discussions.

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Larysa Wood
Larysa Wood
Vice President of Customer Success 

With over 15 years of experience in client services, Larysa leads Axonify’s global Customer Success team. As the VP of Customer Success, she ensures her team is building solid stakeholder relationships with customers to provide long-term growth for businesses. Prior to Axonify, Larysa worked at Blackberry and led customer success and marketing teams at Miovision and Igloo Software. She holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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