Management Team

Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO

MahshadMahshad Koohgoli has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. His specialty is in technology start-up businesses, having successfully managed three companies from the ground up. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Nimcat Networks (acquired by Avaya in 2005) and founder of Spacebridge Networks and Lantern Communications Canada. Prior to these ventures, Mahshad held various technical, marketing and senior roles in Newbridge Networks, Bell Northern Research and Nortel. Mahshad has a BSc and a PhD from the University of Sussex, England.

Hassib Khanafer, CTO

MahshadHassib Khanafer is a technology enthusiast who has been in the software industry for more than 25 years. His experience spans the domains of network management, open source software license management, financial applications, human resource applications, enterprise collaboration tools, oil & gas maintenance planning applications, e-commerce systems and software management tools. Prior to joining Protecode, he worked in different positions in Nortel Networks, Siemens, Avaya Inc., and Kuwait Gulf Oil Co. Hassib holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering (software systems) from Kuwait University.

Thomas Bergeron, Director of Finance

tom_bergeronThomas Bergeron is a specialist in the management and growth of entrepreneurial companies. Before joining Protecode he was involved with a number of entrepreneurial companies developing film and television projects. Previously, he was one of the first permanent staff hired to deliver Ontario tax credits to the film and television industry at the Ontario Media Development Corporation, becoming an expert in public funding programs. He also executive produced Travelling Alone, a drama and educational project that appeared on Global Television. He graduated from McGill University, Faculty of Arts, with a specialty in Film and Communications, and York University’s Schulich School of Business.

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