99 Spadina Ave, Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3P8

Team

Careers

Team
Culture

BSI is a close-knit team that loves to work hard and play hard.

Our culture is fun, dynamic, fast-moving… and always respectful.

We work hard. We are persistent. We always follow through on our commitments, and we do what we need to in order to get the job done right.
BSI has assembled a dedicated, highly-talented, and passionate team of professionals with the breadth and depth of business, technology, user experience, web design and project management skills required to make projects successful.
Our People

Al Povoledo
Chief Executive Officer

With 25+ years of experience, he is a veteran in the IT and not-for-profit sector in the areas of IT strategy, business process improvement, and systems design and implementation.

Al is ultimately responsible for all our clients’ satisfaction. Al is laser focused on the long-term success of our clients by building relationships with them and helping them realize the full potential of the iMIS product and our services.

In his spare time, Al likes to (literally) scale walls and jump over flames by competing in extreme obstacle races.

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Tim Vanderford
Chief Consulting Operations Officer

Tim has 30 years of experience as Senior Project Manager. His experience includes working as senior practitioner with KPMG and Deloitte.

Tim has managed dozens of significant transformational IT projects and large-scale iMIS system implementations in the association, regulatory and union sectors over the last several years. He is also responsible for ensuring that our Firm operates as smoothly and efficiently as possible from an operational perspective.


In his spare time, Tim enjoys breaking the odd rib while on his quad – just don’t make him laugh because it hurts too much.

James Schwartz
Chief Technology Officer

With 20+ years of experience in the technology sector, James is passionate about architecting and delivering the best technology solutions for our clients. He provides guidance and leadership to all of our consultants to ensure that our technology solutions are well-designed, scalable, sustainable and efficient.


James is also famous for running ridiculously long distances in major races around the world. Traditional marathons are not enough for James… 100+ mile ultra runs through rough terrain are (somehow) more fun.

Kevin V
Director, Labour Union Solutions

Kevin is a Senior IT practitioner that brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of IT strategy, business process improvement and project management. His success stems from his passion to serve as an advocate for our client’s best interests and help them be the best that they can be. Kevin has the honour of being recognized as the Senior Project Manager for the most-extensive and complex iMIS implementation that has ever been undertaken (800+ users).
In his spare time, Kevin loves to be in the beautiful outdoors of British Columbia kayaking and hiking with his dogs.

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Nicole P
Director of Delivery

Nicole is a senior practitioner with 17+ years as a digital strategist, business analyst, designer and front-end developer.

This extremely rare blend of skills and experiences allows her to bring valuable insights and perspectives into the way solutions are designed and built with the end user in mind. Workshop facilitation, crafting personas, developing user journeys and usable prototypes are just some of the highly effectively tools that Nicole has leveraged to deliver results to our clients. She is a popular speaker and lectures on various UX/UI topics at various conferences and user group meetings.

Nicole is also a big fan of the macabre, horror flicks and collecting movie posters.

Ward Zimmer
Chief Financial Officer

Ward is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 30 years of public accounting and advisory experience.

Prior to joining Bursting Silver, Ward was a partner in a Big 4 accounting firm from 1997 to 2018 where he worked with a variety of domestic and global private and public entities. His work took him around the world from the US, Europe and China to the jungles of Colombia and the oil fields of northern Iraq.

Ward enjoys spending time in the mountains and is an avid golfer. He also enjoys live theatre and is currently on the Board of Directors of Theatre Calgary Society and a member of its Audit and Finance Committee and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Theatre Calgary Endowment Foundation.

Mark Snell
Director of Human Resources & Project Manager

Mark has nearly 20 years’ experience working in various Human Resource functions. With expertise in Recruitment, Policy Development, Career Counseling and Planning, Succession Planning, Interviewing, Performance Evaluation development and monitoring, HR Planning, and Project Management of large HRMS ERP projects, he is well suited to an HR Lead role in an IT Services Consulting Company. As well as HR experience, Mark has many years of providing IT Project Management services to organizations and general Consulting Services relating to Business Case Development, Application Management Strategies, and Enterprise Transformation Initiatives.

When he’s not spending time keeping his 1979 Firebird on the road, Mark likes to spend his free time relaxing at the lake with his spouse and golden Lab.

Angela Wong
Consultant

Angela started her career in start-ups and fast-paced development environments and is experienced in agile scrum methodology as a Product Owner, Business Analyst, and QA. With a love for problem solving, she excels at understanding and documenting complex business requirements, utilizing tools like process modelling to develop the optimal solution for clients.

Rodney M
Project Manager

Rodney loves Project Management! Rodney is PMP certified with over 20 years of experience in project management, business analysis, operations, and strategy. 
He has worked in a wide variety of industries including iMIS & CRM, tech and semi-conductors, Banking & Finance, Healthcare/Biotech, and Transportation. He has also managed small/medium size projects all the way up to large enterprise-size projects.


When he’s not working, Rodney is an avid cyclist and rides 9000+ kilometers each year!

Matt G
Senior Consultant

With more than 10+ years experience in multiple industries from mining & construction to financial accounting and labour unions, Matt has experience developing and supporting fully-featured applications as well as on-site hardware implementations and support. Matt is passionately engaged in his clients’ success, and a strong supporter of having a vibrant, inclusive, and engaging work culture.

In his spare time, Matt will be usually be found at his local gym nowhere near a treadmill, or occasionally very muddy and/or electrocuted at an extreme obstacle race.

Ray H
Senior Consultant

Ray brings 15 years of cross-industry expertise with pharmaceutical, oil & gas, consulting, and government sectors, where he helped them develop end-to-end software solutions. He has supported the development, deployment, and release process for the Unite Here project.

Ray enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on the Edmonton Oilers, and expanding his growing collection of signed sports paraphernalia.

CJ Vicarel

CJ is focused on client success using Project Management standards for almost 20 years while utilizing Agile and waterfall methodologies. She has also implemented CRM and AMS applications for non-profit and not-for-profit organizations since 2012 and specializes in complex, enterprise, and large-scale projects. She has also had a professional focus on guiding clients to improve business processes and maintain data accuracy utilizing ISO standards.

Based in Southwest Florida, CJ is an avid motorcyclist and spends her free time boating, traveling the country with her partner in support of charities for children, veterans and first responders and enjoying the Florida coast.

Justin T
Senior Technical Lead

Justin is a highly-respected senior practitioner in the iMIS world with over 20 years of experience working specifically with hundreds of iMIS clients as a technical lead, architect, developer, infrastructure specialist and business analyst.

Justin has seen and done it all when it comes to iMIS!

Ron M
Senior Business Lead / Architect

Ron has over 25 years experience as solution lead and architect.

As a former IT Director of a major regulatory body and having worked with dozens of large regulatory bodies over the years, Ron is a highly-respected leader/expert in the regulatory space.

Francine G
Consultant, UX/UI

Francine has over 15 years of experience designing and developing user interfaces. She has worked in various industries including consumer goods, financial and telecommunications in small to large enterprise-level companies.

She loves to create products that are engaging, user-centered and functional.

Chris G
Senior Technical Lead

Chris has more than 12 years of IT management and consulting experience in the Association and Nonprofit industries, specifically in delivering iMIS solutions.

He has extensive experience in all aspects of iMIS implementation including but not limited to project management, requirements analysis, deployments/upgrades, process development, and support.

Des H
Senior Technical Lead

Des has over 15 years of experience as a developer, system integration specialist, data migration expert and technical architect.

His hands-on experience and and technical knowledge when it comes to iMIS is second-to-none. Des has worked closely with dozens of iMIS clients to design and deliver a wide variety of elegant technical solutions.

Kasandra Amaro

Kasandra has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and charity sector since 2008. She has held many different roles and seen all facets of the business, including overseeing accounting/finance, member services, programs and events. She has been using iMIS for the same amount of time and has been the in-house iMIS specialist responsible for set-up, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and training.

Suzanne B
Senior Business Lead

For more than 15 years, Suzanne worked in a senior capacity for an association management consulting firm as the in-house iMIS specialist for wide range of professional and trade association clients. Suzanne is regarded as an iMIS / association expert given her experience leading countless iMIS implementations, upgrades, data migrations and the creation of RiSE web site sites. She is a regular presenter at NIUG and the Discovery Conferences and is passionate about helping the non-technical user understand and take advantage of newer features in commonly used modules.


As a former tennis player and fitness instructor, now spends her free time serving on the sidelines, watching her teen son play soccer, basketball and soccer.

Elizabeth Noble
Consultant

Elizabeth has been working with iMIS for the last 12 years, starting back with iMIS 15. She joined Bursting Silver as a consultant just over two years ago. Starting on the Managed Services team, coordinating support tickets for BSI’s clients and assisting clients with various solutions. More recently she began working with the Quality Assurance team, testing new implementations, development, and customizations. Elizabeth has presented at NiUG and Discovery Conferences on streamlining process, IQAs and Process Automation.

In her spare time, Elizabeth sings with ChandraTala, a treble voice choir, and is working towards being able to assist people in accessing the power of their own voice. She also enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.

Integrity is important to us and we are transparent in an effort to always do right by our clients.

We couldn’t be prouder of the team and atmosphere that we have created at BSI. We are a close-knit group that loves to work hard and play hard. Our culture is fun, friendly, dynamic, fast-moving and always respectful.

BSI has assembled a dedicated, highly-talented, and passionate team of professionals with the breadth and depth of business, technology, user experience, web design and project management skills required to make projects successful.

Our clients always come first. We endeavor to always follow through on our commitments and we do what is needed to get the job done right.