We help buyers and sellers operate with trust so both can get better outcomes

We Resolve the Paradox of Procurement

Buyers get what they want when it is easy for Vendors to give it to them. Current procurement makes it difficult for Vendors to help Buyers. Help them help you.

Founder and CEO

Chand Sooran, brings a unique combination of experience in public service, academic study in public finance and financial engineering, hard experience as a market-maker providing liquidity in foreign exchange options markets, and, most recently, operational experience as COO of a VC-backed technology startup selling technology-as-a-service to jails and prisons in the US.






Co-Founder and CTO

Colin Phillips is a seasoned technology professional who has worked on technology solutions across utilities, banking, telecoms and startups. He has led teams crafting solutions that processed billions of transactions per day as well as award winning user experiences. He has built entire software organizations from the ground up in mobile, the modern web, machine learning and cloud computing.

Advisory Board

Diane Brady

Journalist, Author, and Media Executive

Diane Brady

Diane Brady is a journalist, author, and media executive who is working on new ways to connect ideas and people through compelling conversations and content. She is the Founder of dB Omnimedia, a company that works with media partners, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, global firms, and start-ups seeking to build thought leadership, community, and impact around issues they care about. Previously, she was Senior Editor/Content Chief at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and she was a Staff Reporter at the Wall Street Journal and Associate Editor at McLean’s. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto – Victoria University, the University of Nairobi, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Nik Nanos

Market Researcher and Entrepreneur

Nik Nanos

Nik Nanos is Executive Chairman of the Nanos Research Group of Companies. He leads Nanos Research, one of Canada’s most distinguished research companies, which he founded in 1987. The Nanos Research Group of Companies includes Signal Leadership Communications, a social public relations firm specializing in issues and image management in a digitally disrupted era. It also includes Nanos-dimap Analytika, an analytics and targeting research practice, which is a joint venture with dimap, one of Germany’s top research organizations. Nik also leads the team behind the Nanos Bloomberg Canadian Confidence Index which monitors consumer confidence in the Canadian economy and whose data is streamed to Bloomberg terminals every week and has been developing and applying machine learning algorithms to the research process at Nanos.

James Sbrolla

Entrepreneur and Journalist

James Sbrolla

James is an entrepreneur and journalist who has focused primarily on public and private companies in the “CleanTech” sector, given his interest in the environment and sustainable development. He is Chairman of Environmental Business Consultants and serves on other boards including Actual Media and CHAR Technologies, in addition to being an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in the Business Accelerator Program funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation. James is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as the Institute of Corporate Director’s Program at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.

Shahzad Khan

Computer Scientist and Entrepreneur

Shahzad Khan

Shahzad has deep expertise in web crawlers, information extraction and natural language processing. He completed his PhD from Cambridge University (UK) in 2008, and has been working on AI and machine learning academic and industrial projects since 1998 (twenty years ago). Shahzad hold 6 patents and has published 20 peer reviewed academic papers in his field. As the CTO of Gnowit, he has developed a high-scalability platform that monitors business-critical web sources in real-time. The platform also provides a workflow for trend analysis, alerting and briefing generation that employs machine learning and contextual semantic techniques to filter out the noise and only return the most relevant information, and employs natural language processing to extract and deliver salient information in an efficiently usable manner. Gnowit sources over 1.5 million unique documents each day from tens of thousands of sites.

Ian Brodie

Political Scientist, Executive, and Former Public Official

Ian Brodie

Ian Brodie is a distinguished political scientist, executive, and public official. After obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary, he taught political science at the University of Western Ontario. His first book, Friends of the Court, was the first comprehensive study of interest group litigation in Canada. As Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he executed a critical operational and leadership role in the Government of Canada. Prior to this, Ian was Chief of Staff to Harper when Harper was Leader of the Opposition, and he also oversaw the highly successful merger of the Canadian Alliance and the PC Party of Canada as the first Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada. After his service in the Prime Minister’s office, Ian worked for several years in Washington, D.C. as Strategic Advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank, representing the IDB at G-20 meetings and acting as the IDB’s ‘Sherpa’ for the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. He currently teaches political science at the University of Calgary and is the graduate program director for the University of Calgary’s Centre for Military, Strategic & Security Studies.