Mariner is over 250 professionals whose single focus is to create value for our customers. We believe empowered employees make change happen. And our leaders understand what it means to grow talent, found ventures, and manage enterprises recognized for world-leading, innovative ‘firsts.’ Our team is comprised of problem-solvers and thought leaders who listen first and collaborate like its second nature.
Here are our leaders…when they’re not connecting with clients, they’re likely asking the team how they can help.
Paul leads the company’s strategic growth, overseeing all business and technical operations.
With over 30 years’ experience in the communications, advanced media technology and cybersecurity fields, and in leadership positions at IBM, Harris Corporation and Leitch Technologies, Paul brings an energetic global business perspective to the Mariner team. As President of Mariner, he was successful in leading Mariner’s entry into the high-growth market of information security services and products.
Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of New Brunswick, a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science from Acadia University. He is also a graduate of the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) Executive Development Program.
Being a proud Maritimer, Paul returned to New Brunswick in 2014 after living in Alberta, California and Ontario.
Senior Vice President – Business Development
Terry builds relationships by adding a 360-degree perspective to fostering collaboration in multi-disciplinary teams.
Terry holds a degree in electrical engineering, starting her professional life in systems design and technical sales where she was involved in solving complex networking problems for large public and private sector organizations.
In her spare time, Terry volunteers with a number of community and not-for-profit organizations focused on improving the lives of women and children.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Bob is an expert in transformation within the ICT sector.
Bob was instrumental in establishing NBTel as the first Canadian telephone company to provide internet service, and he led the technology strategy to deliver a widely respected contact centre program which delivered over 10,000 seats of agent technology to world-leading contact centre operators, including Fortune 500 clients.
His educational background includes a Diploma in Communications Electronics, and numerous advanced technology management, product development and leadership studies. In addition to his work with Mariner and East Valley, Bob serves as a volunteer mentor with the Wallace McCain Institute, Propel, and the UNBSJ MBA program.
Vice President – Business Transformation and Customer Development (NB)
Monica gets results for her clients through her pragmatic approach and strategic thinking.
Monica holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a certified PRSOCI Change Practitioner and Emotional Intelligence Coach.
While pursuing her professional goals, Monica contributes to her community in a variety of volunteer roles including the board of the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation and participating in a variety of non-profit groups.
Vice President – Technology Services and Customer Development (NS)
Robert is a trusted advisor to clients on various issues related to business operations, strategic planning and digital transformation.
Robert holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Engineering from Memorial University. He has a certification in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from Stanford University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Vice President – Business Development
Gerry is a strategic thinker with in-depth IT knowledge.
With over 30 years’ experience in developing, financing, selling and marketing leading-edge software and telecommunications products and services, Gerry has broad operational experience in finance, sales management, SaaS, pipeline development, channel development, marketing, customer service and support. He has successfully raised over $150 Million in financing from Venture Capitalists, a NASDAQ / Toronto Stock Exchange IPO and other strategic investors.
Gerry holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
A proud husband and father, Gerry spends his free time with his wife and two daughters at the cottage, playing guitar or fishing.
Practice Lead, Change Management
Shelley is focused on helping businesses prepare for immediate and future transformation.
With over 30 years’ experience managing change, projects, programs and strategic communications within large organizations, Shelley has been in the technology sector as a senior consultant since 2008 and spent over 10 years leading and integrating change management practices within projects and organizational transformation.
Shelley holds a Master of Science, Experimental Social Psychology from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University. She is both a Certified Change Management Professional through the Association of Change Management Professionals and a Certified Prosci Change Practitioner.
Practice Lead, Cybersecurity and
Rob applies his deep understanding of technical innovations and trends to solve customer business problems.
Practice Lead, Infrastructure and Cloud
Zafar builds innovative, custom solutions to optimize IT infrastructure and cloud utilization for his clients.
With over 15 years’ experience as a technologist leading and managing digital transformation projects in IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity domains in both public and private sectors, he makes a habit of bridging the gap between business and technology.
Zafar has a Master of Business Administration from the S P Jain School of Global Management and a Computer Science Engineering degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University. He also holds certifications as a Project Management Professional, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Cisco Certified Network Professional and ITIL.
Director, People and Culture
Jean develops a world-class employee experience throughout the entire employee lifecycle.
Jean holds a Bachelor of Science in Data Analysis from the University of New Brunswick. She is an active golfer, curler and volunteer with non-profit organizations.