Kyle Tkachuk, CEO, Director of Marketing
Kyle founded Netstart in 1996 and has led the company through changes in corporate direction and economic instability (dot-com crash). The company has remained privately owned and operated since 1996 and has had consistent growth and profitability from 1996-2006. Kyle was awarded the Niagara Peninsula Youth Entrepreneur of the Year and has received various other awards and recognitions throughout the years. Kyle graduated in the first class of students in Canada with a BBA in Entrepreneurship (Honours) from Brock University. He also concentrated studies in Marketing. Kyle’s focus has always been to build quality software for their clients and provide a high level of customer service. He uses his vast industry knowledge and strategic planning skills in all aspects of management, technology and marketing to lead his team to success and provide value to their clients.
Rick Taylor, VP Sales and Marketing
Rick has a Bachelors of Business Economics (BBE) degree from Brock University, and also has two post-graduate diplomas, one in Applied Information Technology from ITI and the second from Niagara College in Interactive Multimedia design. Rick is a technology business veteran, bringing more than 10 years of sales, marketing experience to the team. He has worked with start-ups, and large corporations alike. At Netstart, Rick is in charge of hitting sales objectives, growing the sales team, and developing strategic accounts and partnerships.
Mike Townshend, VP Technology
Mike’s education consists of Computer Programming and System Analyst diplomas from Sheridan College and various Programming courses from Ryerson University. Mike is responsible for research, development and product delivery leading the Netstart software development team. Mike brings over 15 years of industry experience in web software development and design. In his role as VP Technology, Mike focuses on building out the company's product vision, rapidly expanding the Software Development Team, and ensuring customers the delivery and support of our world-class software.