Our Team

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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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Cameron Fox​

Director of Process Solutions

A CPA who had a diverse client portfolio at Ernst and Young, from large public companies to owner managed businesses, Cam is Pontem’s process and risk expert. He has a strong ability to integrate accounting and assurance with data analytics and a keen interest in transforming processes to be more efficient.


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. As a product manager, he 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 student 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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Rea Naidoo


A BCom student 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.

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