We are team focused and committed to the best possible outcome.


We create an environment focused on our stakeholders’ best interests and follow through on commitments.


We are leaders who strive for solutions and the highest standard of service.

Continuous Learning

We challenge existing ideas to see if there is a better way.

Our Team

Here is our core team, however we do work with a number of contractors and partners for specialized projects.

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Rick Dowell

President & Co-Founder

A P.Eng and an MBA with a Technology Commercialization specialization, Rick has an extensive background in Senior Operational Leadership roles and Board Governance. Rick has a proven track record of achieving quantifiable operational improvements and business growth.

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Jessa Kuchmak

Vice President & Co-Founder

A CPA with a unique background in public accounting working at PwC, operations at a large mechanical company, and World Bank consulting, Jessa’s strengths lie in determining business applications for data analytics. Her ability to build solutions and agility in technology integrations are assets to Pontem.

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Geoff Hawes

Director of Innovation and Automation

A Senior Business Analyst who consults with many clients to help solve specific business challenges. He does this through extensive business knowledge within various industries, his ability to create innovative solutions through programming, his understanding of problems through data analysis, and his ability to communicate with clients.


Ankesh Kumar


An MBA graduate with a background in Computer Science, Ankesh has expertise in designing and developing various software products. He has led development teams in providing effective solutions and has a strong ability to bridge the gap between business and technology. Ankesh is responsible for defining Pontem’s product strategy, roadmap and execution.

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Lana Vandrasco

Project Lead & Process Specialist

A BCom Graduate and Project Management Professional (PMP), Lana delivers value to Pontem clients by bridging the gap between IT and business. As a Project Lead & Process Specialist, Lana employs data analytics and process automation solutions to address business requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations to improve efficiencies and organizational value.

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Leanne Yang

Business intelligence analyst

A BCom Graduate with a focus on Operations Management and Data Analytics, Leanne supports Pontem in implementing and visualizing data in a meaningful way. As a Business Intelligence Analyst, Leanne approaches her work from a user-centric perspective to bring meaning and value to companies’ data.

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Curtis Chow

Business Intelligence Lead

An Operations Management focused BCom graduate, Curtis has a diverse background working in healthcare, risk advisory, health & fitness management across Canada. He is an experienced business analyst, consultant and Power BI developer and at Pontem, he is able to help our clients optimize their business process and decision-making capabilities with valuable and effective data and process solutions.

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Rea Naidoo


A BCom Graduate with a focus in marketing, Rea is responsible for content creation of blog posts and social media posts and supporting the overall marketing strategy. She is interested in combining the use of technology and innovation with marketing to create meaningful experiences and tell impactful stories.