OMX is a collaborative platform for accessing procurement opportunities and analyzing the economic impact of organizations in the domestic and international defence, aerospace, oil & gas, mining, automotive and construction industries, and in other complex global supply chains.
The OMX marketplace provides access to tens of thousands of companies by region, size, classification and capability. It also contains a robust transactional system for connecting companies through collaborative data and document management. The platform generates real-time analytics and reporting to ensure companies are compliant with procurement obligations.
OMX is a technology company, led by industry and empowering Canadian and international businesses to increase efficiency, reduce cost and ensure optimum economic benefits from government procurements.
Maayan served five years as an officer in the Israeli Airforce (IAF) operations headquarters. She was in charge of ongoing missions and operations in the Surveillance and Reconnaissance division. Following her service in the military she spent four years as the Deputy US Director at the Industrial Cooperation Authority for the Government of Israel in New York City.
She brings her integrity, extensive knowledge, and experience in defense and offset to OMX for global expansion.
When not involved with defense and offset, she enjoys marathon training and is passionate about nutritional science. This passion also led her to get a Masters degree in Nutrition and Food Science.
Hayley graduated from Memorial University in Newfoundland (MUN) and moved to Toronto in 2011. Since her move, Hayley has worked in Media/Marketing planning, Investor Relations, Business Development and Sales.
Hayley has a passion for entrepreneurship and a love for building business. OMX allows her the opportunity to grow a business through unique sales tactics and relationship building, alongside a great team!
In her spare time, Hayley enjoys skiing, snowboarding, playing volleyball, soccer, and traveling. She's a founding member of the MUN Alumni Social Committee in Toronto and helps plan and run events to bring the MUN community together.
Jon graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Political Studies and then went on to earn his Master's Degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.
He began his career at RIGHTSLEEVE Marketing and in 2012 Jon became the Director of Client Services for commonsku Inc, a SAAS application born out of RIGHTSLEEVE's internal software. Jon has been instrumental in commonsku's growth, leading all client training/ onboarding and helping the platform grow to one of the largest online marketing marketplaces with over $100 million in transactions in it's first three years. He's passionate about creating great experiences for his clients and ensuring their success.
He is an active member of the Atlantic Council (NATO) of Canada and outside of work enjoys skiing, running and mountain biking.
Andrew is a full stack web developer -- primarily Ruby-based frameworks (Rails, Sinatra, Camping) -- with a passionate and extensive knowledge of tools like Vim and Git though always excited and willing to learn something new.
Katherine has been with OMX for over two years, responsible for various tasks from admin, research, marketing and support. As an Account Manager at OMX, Katherine is responsible for coordinating with OMX users to ensure they have an optimal experience and maximize the value they get out of theomx.com. A Political Studies student at Queen's University, Katherine is fascinated by the world of offsets and how they play a role in political and economic development around the world. Her interests include competitive swimming, triathlon and art.
Mary-Ann is new to OMX, coming from a museum planning consultancy where she used her background both in business administration (Bachelor of Business Management / Ryerson University) and the arts (Creative Arts / Champlain College) to run a well-oiled and productive working environment. Having been an office manager for fifteen and an operations manager for nine years before that, she is capable of multiple roles and creative problem solving.
Her role at OMX is to keep things running smoothly, be it the office, the people, or the books.
Otherwise she is biking, cooking, gardening, or creating something with her hands.
Tay holds an Honours Joint Major B.Sc. from Trent University, Peterborough, where she spent several years working for the Ministry of Natural Resources- Natural Heritage Information Centre. Her interest in data gathering, verification & organization lead her tostudies in accounting, and she iscurrently acandidate for certification through the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping & Durham College.
For the past 10 years, Tay has helped her clients get their finances in order, offering full cycle bookkeeping, audit & report preparation, and administrative support. In the accounting department at OMX, she provides keen oversight and organization to track company details, and supports employees & customers alike, in financial transactions with OMX.
She is also the bookkeeper & administrator for SODA (Southern Ontario Defence Association), a regional association for defence and security-related companies. Having grown up abroad,at the NATO Airbase at Lahr, Germany, Tay has been keen to learn more about the defence industry through her work with OMX & SODA.
When she is not busy with her clients or her family, Tay enjoys time at the gym, or working outdoors on her rural property.
Arrived in Canada 5 years ago, Sacha comes from Paris, France, where he graduated from University of Paris Dauphine with a Bachelor in Computer Science. He is a full stack developer with several years of experience in the defense and supply chain industries. Sacha has a passion for web development and is fascinated by the creativity of the open source community, he is always eager to learn new tech. Fan of basketball, Sacha has played many years in the french regional championship. On his spare time, he enjoys traveling, staying updated on latest music releases and spending time with his friends.
Hodman is a key new member of the OMX team. She brings international experience to the Account Team, having spent time recently being a relationship manager in Costa Rica, and before that as a content specialist for the Copenhagen Post.
She is a go-to person for business development solutions in many verticals. From supply management in the oil, defence, and aerospace industries at OMX, to communications, telemarketing, and sales consulting, she has it all in her personal toolbox.
As Hodman continues to hone her skills to support OMX clients, she is currently engaged in the Public Administration Program at Ryerson.
Godfrey graduated from Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto with a BComm in Management. Since graduating, he has gained extensive experience in the Information Technology industry in functions including sales, recruiting and operations. With this passion for startups and the technology sector, Godfrey has co-created a digital space to share experiences and best practices, and is host of a podcast series featuring young, upcoming entrepreneurs.
In his spare time, Godfrey enjoys playing rugby, and is currently the first team Flanker for the Toronto Buccaneers Rugby Club (Go Bucs!). On a weekend morning, he can often be found cheering on his beloved Manchester United, or tuning into the latest news in politics, economics, and global affairs.
Timothy Quinn is a senior technology leader with over 15 years of hands-on experience in interactive and media. Tim brings to OMX a strong portfolio of project management and technical implementation aptitudes with particular emphasis on growing small companies into market leaders through innovative product development, strategic technical planning and process re-engineering.
Tim is an accomplished author and instructor who has taught at NYU and CUNY and has presented at such industry conferences as Screens 2011 (Toronto: 2011), the DMAs (San Francisco: 2010), IMC (Vancouver: 2010), Digiday:Apps (New York: 2010) and FITC (Toronto: 2010). Tim is currently a pro bono advisor for The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention and the Canadian Executive Service Organization.
Mandeep brings over 15 years of progressive financial and operational experience primarily within small to medium private businesses within the tech sector. Prior to joining the team, Mandeep served as the SVP, Finance and Operations at Virgin Gaming. During his tenure the company raised significant amounts of financing, grew from 10 to 60 employees, and signed landmark deals with industry leaders. Mandeep has also served as the CFO at Hostopia where he was responsible for restructuring the company's Finance operations and contributing to the acquisition and integration of numerous entities, ultimately resulting in the company doubling its revenue over a 2-year period. Mandeep has also held management positions at Genesis Microchip and Ernst & Young during his career.
Mandeep graduated from McMaster University with an Honors, Bachelor of Commerce and obtained his Chartered Accountants designation while working at Ernst & Young.
David started his career in 2012 as a purchasing agent for several tier 1 Chrysler suppliers at Benteler Automotive and Android Industries. Following the automotive sector, he chose to take a new path into the Security Industry as the head of procurement for one of the leading security companies in Canada – UCIT ONLINE SECURITY. There, he was in charge for the entire procurement department from sourcing new suppliers to sourcing new products and achieving savings of over 40% of overall capital expenditure. He also formed UCIT's overall international supply chain strategy for the foreseeable future.
Sandra graduated from the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies, with a Master's degree in International Conflict and Security.
Prior to joining OMX, Sandra was a Junior Project Consultant and Tidal Energy Specialist at the Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation (IMIEU) in Belgium and the Netherlands. Sandra was also the Editor for the Canadian Armed Forces program at the NATO Association of Canada, where she is currently a Research Analyst.
Tunde is a FullStack developer within the Ruby on Rails ecosystem with several years of experience building SAAS applications. He is Passionate about programming and web technologies, enjoys spending time learning about and keeping up to date with new technologies. Outside of being a developer, Tunde enjoys travelling, playing soccer and is an avid Arsenal fan.
Isabela Tonon used to work in one of the most important startups in Brazil overseeing a large social network about entrepreneurship. She is a front-end developer and is responsible for advocating for user experience and customer engagement with the OMX platform. What she likes most about being a developer is the ability to create things from scratch and solve problems using logic.
Isabela is also interested about gender equality in the development field, being part of groups as Rails Girls and Django Girls.
As a newcomer in Toronto, Isabela likes to explore the city, always discovering new spots and great restaurants.
Nicole graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business, and went on to work for Big Media Group out of Belgium. In this role, she provided PR and brand consulting to governments looking to target foreign investment.
In 2008, she founded a manufacturing business which serviced the Canadian and US defense industries. Nicole later joined Canadian based GMA Corp. as Director of Sales and Marketing, and grew the business in the international defense markets, joining GOCA and leveraging offsets internationally. She is also the Founder of the Southern Ontario Defence Association, and she remains the President of this Association. In 2010, she took on the CEO role at GMA and lead the sale of GMA to a private equity firm soon after.
She founded OMX in December 2011, with the intent to assist Canadian companies in leveraging government procurements and secure contracts, growing their businesses into high tech and international supply chains - with maximum benefit to the economy. She is passionate about reading, travel, international aid, skiing and running. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
Michelle is an Investment Director with the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF) leading investments in early-stage companies in the Digital Media, Cleantech and Health. Michelle is a skilled business professional with over 24 years of combined operational and venture capital experience. Her background includes 13 years of venture capital investing early-stage companies, managerial and product development experience as well as sales and marketing roles in both engineering and scientific industries.
Prior to joining the IAF, Michelle was a key member of the Life Sciences investment team at VG Partners, a tier-one venture capital fund based in Toronto, ON. At VG Partners, her responsibilities included all facets of venture capital investing including deal flow generation and analysis, valuation, due diligence, forming syndicates, leading investments and exit planning.
Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from McMaster University and Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. Michelle is currently an Observer on the Board of Directors of several companies including gShift Labs, Locationary (Aquired by Apple), Green Mantra, Xagenic, Cytochroma (Acquired by OPKO Health), OMX Inc., Figure1 and Interface Biologics.
Mark Nashman is an experienced and successful entrepreneur in the information technology space. Mark co-founded Clarity Systems in 1995 with a vision to improve the processes surrounding the Office of Finance. With over 400 employees and offices around the globe, Clarity Systems became a leader in the Corporate Performance Management arena. In 2010, IBM acquired Clarity Systems.
Mark is currently an active member of the venture capital community – providing funding and guidance to early stage ventures. Mark is also an Advisor at MaRS, an innovation centre located in Toronto, helping companies move forward with their business plans.
Mark holds an MBA and an HBSc, both from the University of Western Ontario.
For over 20 years, Rob Segal has been a leading North American marketing and communications specialist working with some of the world's biggest and most respected brands.
Segal founded his own agency, Segal Communications, in 1995. In 1996, Segal launched the original PlayStation and would go on to oversee and execute all of PlayStation's Canadian marketing for the next 12 years.
During this time, Segal Communications grew into one of the largest experiential, creative & promotional agencies in Canada. Clients included: Sony, Ford, Facebook, Marvel, HP, Dreamworks, Axe, Degree, Party Poker, TD Bank, 20th Century Fox and Virgin.
Segal Communications was acquired in 2000 by Interpublic.
In 2006, Segal partnered with Facebook, opening their first office outside Palo Alto exclusively representing Facebook in Canada until 2009.
Segal left the agency at the end of 2009 and became CEO of WorldGaming. WorldGaming was an early pioneer in the exciting world of eSports. WorldGaming was acquired by Cineplex in September 2015.
In April 2016, Segal became CEO of Avid Life Media (since rebranded to ruby) one of the world's largest online dating companies - best known for its revolutionary brands: Ashley Madison, CougarLife and Established Men.
Segal is an avid skier, surfer, musician and board member of OMX and Autism Speaks Canada.
Dave Stapley joins the OMX Board of Directors with over 35 years of extensive experience in the defence industry in Canada and globally. Some highlights from his career include being responsible for international defence related sales support, export controls and bilateral research, development and production cooperation at the Department of National Defence (DND), serving as the Vice President of Government Relations, Chief of Staff to the CEO and VP International Business Development and Government Relations at SPAR Aerospace and finally the President of the SPAR Defence Division.
He then joined DRS Technologies as the Group President responsible for operational performance in Canada, the UK, California, Philadelphia and New Jersey and moved up to Corporate SVP, International Business Development and Government Relations at DRS until he recently retired in 2013. Dave has experience in management, including both operational and corporate/ executive level, business development and marketing, government procurement policy and practices in Canada, the US, UK, Middle East, Australia and South-East Asia, global inter/intra company re-structuring and integration. He has served in numerous capacities such as: Board of Governors, Algonquin College, Vice- Chairman and Chairman Canadian Defence and Security Industry Association, Board of Directors, Canadian Commercial Corporation, Board of Directors, Lanark County Telecommunications Institute, NATO Industrial Advisory Group. Dave is passionate about small business and technology in Canada.
OMX's advisory board is made up of a cross section of top-tier industry executives, including offset managers, government relations experts, technology consultants, international offset specialists and Canadian defence and aerospace representatives.
We believe that a strong advisory board ensures the platform stays at the forefront of industry needs. OMX works closely with its advisory board through constant consultation, collaboration and iteration, and through quarterly board meetings.
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To date OMX has been 100% funded by Canadian founders, private angels, and government organizations such as the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Coral CEA, NRC-IRAP, the Mars Youth Investment Accelerator and The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.
All technology is built in Canada by OMX employees.
OMX is proud to have 100% Canadian Content Value.
OMX is a member of the Global Offset and Countertrade Association (GOCA) and, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), the Southern Ontario Defense Association (SODA), the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC) and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC).
OMX is patent pending in the US and internationally.