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Elantis is a company of like-minded people collaborating to develop solutions that exceed your expectations. Our team is comprised of workflow and automation experts, SharePoint specialists, application developers, and business intelligence analysts with a common goal of providing exceptional results. Our team members are empowered to solve problems in a flexible environment that fits each individual’s unique lifestyle. We hire people who are eager to learn new skills and who recognize that education is for life.

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MEET OUR TEAM

AMY
GRENDUS

Director, Marketing & Business Development
833.ELANTIS Ext. 701
amy.grendus@elantis.com

Specialties:
Nintex Forms, Nintex Workflows, Microsoft SharePoint, Proposal Development

Certifications:
Nintex Workflow Professional – SharePoint
Association of Proposal Management Professionals – Certified Practitioner

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
Everyone here really cares about our customers and about each other.  It’s refreshing to work somewhere that is interested in more than the bottom line.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Don’t panic!

Name three things on your bucket list.
Climb Kilimanjaro, learn a second language, and get my MBA.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
The finish line of a race!  I love running – that feeling when you see that finished line and the crowds are cheering is unbeatable.  I’m addicted.

If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?
I’d defeat everyone’s bad moods with a karaoke dance party.

Atif
Ashrafi

Team Lead, Managed Services
833.ELANTIS Ext. 714
atif.ashrafi@elantis.com

Specialties:
Javascript, .Net, Nintex, SharePoint, SQL Server, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Services, InfoPath

Certifications:
Sun Certified Java Programmer for the Java 2 Platform
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
IBM Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with UML
Enterprise Connectivity with J2EE
Windows Based Applications with Visual C# .Net
MCTS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Configuration
MCTS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Configuration
MCITP: Microsoft SharePoint Server Administrator 2010
MCTS: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Application Development
MCTS: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 BI Development
MCPD: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Development
Managing, Organizing and Delivering IT Projects Using Microsoft Solutions Framework
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Process Practitioner
Certificate in Records Management Practice

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
I enjoy the working culture at Elantis. Everyone is very helpful, friendly and easy-going. There is no office-politics or unnecessary stress.

If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would it be?
Noam Chomsky, Imran Khan, Shireen Mazari, and James Orbinski.

When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A scientist.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Malaysia.

What is your favorite family tradition?
Eid gatherings.

If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?
Invincibility.

CHRISTINE
MIKHAIEL

Team Lead, Business Process Automation
833.ELANTIS Ext. 703
christine.mikhaiel@elantis.com

Specialties:
Nintex Forms, Nintex Workflows, Microsoft SharePoint, Power BI

Certifications:
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – Office 365
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – Office 365

 

Bio coming soon

DAVE
ROE

Chief Executive Officer
833.ELANTIS Ext 704
dave.roe@elantis.com

Specialties:
Customer relationship management, customer experience management, team building

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
Can I pick two? First of all, we get to make a real difference in our customers’ business.  And I love watching our team members’ growth and career development.

What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
I ran the Boston Marathon in just over 3 hours.

If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would it be?
John Lennon, Gandhi, Guy Gibson, and Stan Laurel.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be in a band. In fact, I was the guitarist in a hardcore punk band when I was younger.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
However far you go down the wrong path, it’s still the wrong path. So if things aren’t working out, just adjust and move forwards.

What advice would you give to a candidate who wants to join our team?
Be yourself, tell us what you like and what you don’t like – success will follow.

Doug
Kyle

Director, Service Delivery
833.ELANTIS Ext. 710
doug.kyle@elantis.com

Specialties:
Project Management, Operations Management, Continuous Improvement

Certifications:
Project Management Professional (PMP), SCRUM Master, Lean IT Foundations

What is your favorite thing about working at Elantis?
I like that we’re a dynamic niche consultancy that can focus on getting things done, and that we’re not bogged down by a lot of bureaucracy. The people are ok too!

What are you happiest doing, when  you’re not working?
Travelling somewhere I’ve never been before or on a ridiculously long road trip.

If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would it be?
Elon Musk, Sam Harris, Kevin Smith and “The Tsunami” Takeru Kobayashi.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
95 % of emergencies, aren’t.

What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I binge watch every new Marvel series on Netflix… even the terrible ones.

What causes do you care about?
I’m a big fan of Kiva.org.

 

 

 

JOEL
WARRINGTON

Solution Specialist
833.ELANTIS
joel.warrington@elantis.com

Specialties:
Nintex Forms, Nintex Workflows, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Flow

Certifications:
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – Office 365
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – Office 365

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
Everyone on the team is very genuine and always ready to help out.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
It’s much worse to regret not doing something at all than to regret having done it poorly.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not at work?
I love photography. Right now I do mostly landscapes, but I’m getting into portraits.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you be doing? … Besides still working at Elantis of course.
I’d start my own photography business.

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
Playing Magic: The Gathering and lots of video games.

How do you want people to remember you?
For my good looks!

JOSEF
HANS LARA

Vice President, Business Development
833.ELANTIS Ext. 706
josef.hans.lara@elantis.com

Specialties:
Relationship management, software licensing, public speaking

Certifications:
Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS)

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
The team is an excellent group of individuals.

What achievement in your career are you most proud of?
I was recognized as Canada’s best Microsoft partner in my second year of business practice.

What was the most important thing you learned before high school?
How to play the guitar.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I’m well versed in political philosophy, in fact I have written a book about it.

What causes are you most passionate about?
Human rights, safety for children, and democratic advancement.

Name three things on your bucket list.
Go to Hawaii, see people on Mars, and celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary.

What are you happiest doing when you’re not at work?
Just doing things with my kids, any activity that gives me the chance to explore their brilliant minds. Observing how a human being develops is fascinating and a legacy.

Julian Charles

Senior Solution Architect
780.721.0469
julian.charles@elantis.com

Bio coming soon!

Kaden
Shubert

Solution Specialist
833.ELANTIS Ext. 713
shubert@elantis.com

Specialties:
Nintex Forms, Nintex Workflows, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Flow

Certifications:
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – Office 365
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – Office 365

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
Everyone is very kind, helpful and knowledgeable.

If you could invent a holiday, what would it involve?
Doughnuts… lots and lots of doughnuts.

What is your favorite family tradition? 
Getting Christmas Eve pajamas for sure.

What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
Probably arguing about which fictional character would win in a fight.

KEVIN
COLE

SharePoint Architect
kevin.cole@elantis.com

Specialties:
jQuery, Knockout JS, Angular JS, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, PowerShell, Exchange, Windows Server infrastructure

Certifications:
Microsoft Certified Master – SharePoint 2010

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
Elantis is a great place to work because the teams are close knit, fun, and full of really exemplary people.  Elantis is focused on cultivating good clients and good team players.

What achievement in your career are you most proud of?
Getting my Microsoft Certified Master certification was likely the most difficult thing I’ve had to do.  I am one of only three people in Canada who hold this distinction.  It involved many years of experience, a battery of tough exams, and long hours of training for weeks, before an eight hour proctored practical exam. [The Microsoft Certified Master program has since been retired by Microsoft]

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
I’m probably happiest DJing in front of a large crowd, sharing music I love with people who are there to dance and have a blast.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
Black Rock City for Burning Man.  Burning Man is like taking a trip to another world full of amazing, creative people.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you be doing? …Besides still working at Elantis of course.
If I won the lottery, I’d either buy an old hotel and make it the coolest, most interesting, crazy place to stay, or I’d get a party bus and run tours to see cool things all across North America.

What causes are you passionate about?
I’m super passionate about animal rescue, I have hosted several events that fund raise for rescue-related charities.

Lawrence
Pernica

Solution Specialist
833.ELANTIS Ext. 707
lawrence.pernica@elantis.com

Specialties:
Nintex Forms, Nintex Workflows, Microsoft SharePoint, Information Architecture

Certifications:
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – Office 365
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – Office 365
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – Salesforce
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – Salesforce
Master of Library and Information Studies
Bachelor of Mathematics

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
People are valued far beyond the sum of their skills on paper, which is especially perfect for me, because I keep misplacing my resumé.

If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would it be?
Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Griffin McElroy, and an empty chair so I can put my feet up.

What inspires you?
Problems that encourage lateral thinking. Ideas that subvert convention and expectation. I like to be reminded that the exploration of imagination is a boundless exercise.

Name three things on your bucket list.
Write a successful novel, run a six-minute mile, and remain lifetime undefeated at air hockey.

What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
My mind tends to retain sequences of numbers for an indefinite period of time, regardless of whether they have any practical utility. I can still recite the first forty digits of pi, which I memorized for a grade school play over two decades ago.

What is the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
Stated plainly and given in good faith. Optional variant: shouted through a megaphone.

 

 

Lex
Robertson

SharePoint Architect
833.ELANTIS Ext. 708
lex.robertson@elantis.com

Bio coming soon

Lixin
Jin

Solution Specialist
833.ELANTIS Ext. 709
Lixin.jin@elantis.com

Specialties:
Programming Languages: C#, Python, C, JavaScript, Java, PHP, HTML, CSS, VBScript
Web Development: ASP.NET, ADO.NET, AJAX, Heroku, Django, Bootstrap, Nancy, jQuery, Node.js
Database: SQL, MYSQL, SQLite, Oracle
App Development: .Net Framework, SharePoint, Xamarin, Ionic
Graphic Design: Photoshop, 3DS Max, Unity 3D

Certifications:
Bachelor of Science – Computing Science with Specialization

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
My colleagues are all friendly and helpful. They are nice and very patient to help me when I need.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would you be doing? …Besides still working at Elantis of course.
I’d probably open a coffee shop.

What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
I can play the yangqin, a Chinese hammered dulcimer.

If you weren’t so damn good at your job, what would you be doing?
A K-pop star!

If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
Super speed.

If you could invent a holiday, what would it involve?
Rhythm Day – on that day, people could play any music/songs they like in public and they have to dance to the music.

Luis
Juarez

Senior Solution Architect
833.ELANTIS Ext. 717
luis.juarez@elantis.com

Specialties:

  • Team Leadership, Mentoring and Teams upskilling
  • Agile Development and Scrum
  • Information Architecture and Governance
  • Solutions Architecture
  • SharePoint Architecture
  • SharePoint all versions
  • Content Migration
  • Sharegate, AvePoint
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • PowerApps
  • Full Design, Architecture and Implementation of SharePoint Farms
  • PowerShell Script
  • SharePoint and ECM Branding with LiveTiles, ShortPoint, Emgage
  • PowerBi
  • Business Process Automation Nintex, Workflows, Flow
  • Octopus and Team City
  • Business Intelligence: SSRS, SSAS and Reporting
  • .Net Framework
  • Web Development HTML JavaScript, CSS, XML, XSL, jQuery, CSOM, REST.
  • Microsoft Project Server
  • HP TRIM SharePoint and HP Integration
  • DNS Server, Active Directory Services, IIS
  • Virtualization: Hyper V and VMWare, Oracle Virtual Box
  • SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Postgres SQL, Informix, DB2

Certifications:
Master of Information Technology

What is your favorite thing about working at Elantis?
The openness to ideas, the team. It is great when we are all working toward the same goal and same objectives.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what type of business would you start?
Not a business, but series of universities for the next generations of students with low resources.

What causes do you care about?
I believe in education and that it brings better opportunities for everyone. It empowers human beings to improve their communities and inspires change.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
From my dad: Imagine you are walking to the top of the mountain and you want to give up and turn back. You might take a rest, maybe cry, get angry, so be it. And once you are done, get up and keep walking.

What is the most inspiring part of your job?
Creating innovation, efficiency and a better lifestyle for customers. Technology plays an important role, we just have to find the right fit and that is my job.

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team?
Nobody comes knowing everything, but if you have the right attitude and willing to take what it takes, then you will do great.

 

Nemanja
Sovic

Solution Specialist
833.ELANTIS Ext. 711
Nemanja.sovic@elantis.com

Specialties:
Javascript, C#, Nintex, SharePoint, SQL,.NET, PowerShell, SSRS, InfoPath

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
The people.  It is a good environment consisting of positive and fun people.

If you could have dinner with four people, living or dead, who would it be?
Simone Weil, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Carl Jung, and Kahlil Gibran.

What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
Memorizing poems.

Who or what inspires you?
Ideas of the people that inspire me usually manifest themselves through as a lasting legacy that helps humanity, for example, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, or Weil.

What is the most inspiring part about your job?
Seeing how software makes people’s daily tasks easier.

Name three things on your bucket list.
Visit Japan, Russian, and Jerusalem.

When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was five, I wanted to work in the newspaper shop, so that I could have the comics and soccer cards at my disposal.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Rhia
Wieclawek

Director, Business Process Automation
833.ELANTIS Ext. 712
rhia.wieclawek@elantis.com

Specialties:
Nintex Forms, Nintex Workflows, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft PowerApps, Foxtrot RPA, AutoCAD

Certifications:
Nintex virtual Technology Evangelist
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – SharePoint
Nintex Certified Solutions Professional – Office 365
Nintex Certified Workflow Professional – Office 365
Foxtrot RPA Certified User
Certificate of Project Management
Certificate of Risk Management

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
I never feel uncomfortable or hesitant to say what I think, much to the dismay (I am sure) of all those around me.

What is your secret talent that no one knows about?
I’m very good at writing resumes – I did this freelance for a while and landed clients interviews at Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other large well known companies, including the US military.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?
When buttoning up a shirt or jacket, start from the bottom and work your way up. My dad told me this when I was about seven years old and it stuck with me – it applies to a lot more than you’d think!

What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
I stream video games, art, and technology (PowerApps, Flow, Nintex) on Twitch!

What is the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
Preferably through interpretive dance or sock puppets.

How do you want people to remember you?
If nothing else, as a kind person.

Sarah
Wilson

Solution Specialist
833.ELANTIS Ext. 702
sarah.wilson@elantis.com

Specialties:
Microsoft PowerApps and Flow, Project Management, Change Management, Scheduling, Quality Control

What’s the best thing about working at Elantis?
My favorite thing about working here is the great people! I also love the wide variety of companies we work for, it’s fun to see how other people work.

What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Gardening and enjoying my (balcony) garden.

What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?
Watching online courses while fishing in Minecraft. Reading books about data science. Squinting at the dim stars I can see at night in Vancouver and trying to figure which constellations they’re in.

Where is your favorite place on earth?
The beach at the Atlantic Charter Site in Newfoundland.

What causes do you care about?
Climate change and reconciliation.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
The people, belonging to such a talented, enthusiastic, and caring team was one of my first career goals

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