We're a company that understands your big picture goals, uncovers new opportunities, and solves the messy and complex problems. We just use our expertise in technology to help do that.
Paul Kerr has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Scalar since he co-founded the company in 2004. He is responsible for overseeing Scalar’s operations as well as managing all corporate functions including finance, technology, marketing, and strategic planning. Under Paul’s leadership, Scalar has been able to achieve significant growth every year since founding Scalar.
Prior to founding Scalar, Paul worked as Managing Partner/Principal at Enterprise Technology Group (ETG), a Sun Microsystems solution provider, where he ultimately delivered over $500M in technology solutions. His career began at IBM, where he supported the initial launch and rollout of Unix-based servers to the banking and insurance sectors.
Paul graduated from McMaster University with an Honors Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization since 2007 and is currently a candidate for the Institute of Corporate Directors’ ICD.D designation, representing his commitment to strong corporate governance.
Paul is active in the not-for-profit community and is a strong supporter of a number of children’s charities. He is a major donor at SickKids Hospital, where he has made a significant multi-year pledge as part of his personal goal to raise awareness on the impact that top pediatric research can have on the lives of children.
In his position as Managing Director, Eric Ng will lead Scalar’s national Digital Transformation and Cloud Practices. Eric brings over 25 years of extensive IT sales and operational experience to define and develop the relevant solutions and services our clients require, as they transform their business into a digital enterprise.
Eric has been with Scalar for over 10 years, holding a number of senior executive positions. Over these 10 years, Eric’s innovative spirit and proven business models, have guided Scalar into new markets, by developing new solutions and building foundational teams. Driving this continual push into new markets has resulted in a 10-fold increase in revenue, and an average 27% compounded annual growth rate over this period.
Prior to joining Scalar, Eric served as an Account Executive at Sun Microsystems of Canada responsible for some of the largest and most well-known institutions in Canada. Eric has also held a leadership position at Platform Computing in their Consulting and Services division. Eric started his career as a Unix consultant on the Financial Services team, with Digital Equipment of Canada in 1991. Eric holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a proud husband to Sonia and father of 3 wonderful children: Vanessa, Kira, and Jared.
A senior executive with a 20+ year track record and multi-functional expertise grounded in the finance and accounting portfolio, Rob brings a versatile range of capabilities and sound executive judgment to the role of CFO at Scalar. His varied experience with market-leading companies and respected niche players spans public and private organizations primarily in the information, communications and entertainment industries.
Prior to joining Scalar, Rob was CFO and VP Business Development at TVO, Ontario’s public educational media organization, where he was responsible for the finance, accounting, legal and admin functions and also lead TVO’s revenue, business development and innovation teams. Prior to TVO, Rob was the CFO at various early stage technology companies including: Casero Inc., an online backup and sharing software and services organization; VFM Leonardo, an on-line distributor of rich media for the travel industry; and, Truestar Health Inc., an internet based health and wellness company. Rob’s early career experience includes time spent working in private equity with Clairvest Group Inc. and public accounting and advisory services with KPMG.
Rob graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and is a CPA, CA. Rob currently resides in Toronto, with his wife Marjie and their three children.
Glenn leads Scalar’s Sales and Marketing Teams, serving over 1000 Clients from 8 offices across Canada. He continues to head the Company’s Security & Risk Advisory Practice.
His first area of responsibility at Scalar was Corporate Development, managing the Company’s acquisitions through 2016. Glenn subsequently led the Security and Risk Advisory Team through rapid growth, prior to assuming the Sales and Marketing portfolio.
Glenn started his career developing emerging CRM and Customer Management capabilities with Omnicom. He then co-founded Exchange Solutions, a leading Customer Engagement Program solutions provider (and long-standing Scalar Client), followed by 9 years of experience in Private Equity and Management Consulting.
At Scalar, he is leveraging his experience in the management of technology-based services businesses, contributing to the Company’s rapid growth as Canada’s leading technology solutions provider.
Glenn is based in Toronto, is the enthusiastic father of two boys, and a graduate of McMaster University and Université canadienne en France.
James joined Scalar in January 2017 and has accountabilities for services for our customers and staff nationally. This spans managed services, professional services, project management office, and corporate IT functions.
James’ prior roles included senior leadership positions at service providers Q9 Networks and Bell Canada in both data centre and security where he helped to establish operational rigour, ‘always on’ processes, a continual learning and improvement culture, and a customer first ethos. Most recently at Q9, his teams successfully delivered best in class service results, supported multiple new managed services and colocation product launches, and implemented new security compliance standards such as ISO 27001, SOC 2, and PCI across the company in response to customer needs.
Earlier roles had him leading a national security professional service practice as well as leading the build, acquisition, and operating all of Bell Canada’s 7 data centres nationally in addition to hiring and building teams, developing processes, and growing the business exponentially.
James holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western University and lives in the GTA with his lovely wife Tracey and two great kids.
Ella joined Scalar in July 2015 and leads the company’s HR strategy and operations focusing on attracting, retaining, and inspiring top talent.
With over 10 years of human resources experience spanning a spectrum of industries, from technology to pharmaceutical to engineering, Ella strongly believes in a culture of putting people first. As Human Resources Manager, her mission is to create an environment where Scalar’s people are empowered to achieve success and be their best.
Acting as a trusted advisor to the leadership team, Ella creates and delivers HR solutions to effectively meet the needs of the business, manage organizational change, and build a high performing and winning culture at Scalar.
Ella holds a Bachelor degree in BA and Economics and a diploma with honours in Human Resources Management from George Brown College.
As Chief Technology Officer, Neil’s mandate is to help drive leadership in technology for Scalar, its clients, and its partners. Within this mandate, Neil drives internal groups within Scalar to validate new technologies and trends, and to seek out higher business value both within the organization and for clients. Neil is highly focused on engaging with clients on their core business challenges and how to address them by leveraging technology solutions.
Previous to joining Scalar in 2012, Neil spent over a decade at IBM in a variety of technical architecture roles, more recently being a Client IT Architect for Retail, and one of two National Architects for High Performance Computing. His background with IBM has resulted in a strong foundation in strategic thinking and structured approaches to complex problems.
Outside of his core work at Scalar, Neil is an active participant in both industry and philanthropic ventures. Currently one of the founding members of the Toronto Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance and contributor to the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies curriculums in Cloud Computing. Neil has also served as a member of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, City of Brampton, and Habitat for Humanity Brampton in a variety of volunteer roles.
Neil is a graduate of Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, is a licensed member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and is a Senior Member of IEEE.
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