Our People

Martin Cleaver

Martin Cleaver, M.Sc., MBA

Having worked extensively as a manager for Arthur Andersen, planning and implementing large-scale systems integration solutions, Martin’s grand “ah-ha” moment was when he realised that few people across the enterprise really care about the depths of component architectures, distributed systems or grid computing, no matter how profoundly these can alter the nature of computing and power the long-term agility of a company. It’s the means share perspective, with key people in the other disciplines that drives competitive advantage.

Retraining in Business school, Martin’s attention focussed on the dramatic effects of siloed thinking: that the vast majority of professionals are trained in disciplines that largely serve to confine an individual’s understanding. Organization-wide, this results in suboptimal performance due to the gaps between the perspectives between disciplines.

Martin is also a director of Comalatech, a prominent Atlassian Add-On vendor with award winning plugins, Ad hoc WorkflowsAd hoc Canvas, and Canvas for JIRA and Canvas for Confluence.

Miles Faulkner

Miles Faulkner

Miles has a unique combination of consulting and program management expertise coupled with a strong knowledge of Atlassian toolset. With a focus on JIRA in Enterprises, Miles favours a tailored architected-first approach for the deployment of best practices. Miles drives our virtual workspace methodology, Synthesis, which accelerates and adds value to JIRA deployments

Background

  • 20 + years IT experience
  • PMP and ITIL certified
  • Implemented ITIL-style framework at  a major Canadian Bank with JIRA and Confluence
  • Executive level experience across multiple industries
  • Worked with Blended Perspectives on multiple projects including IIBA and CMHA (Trellis) since 2012
  • Program Manager ($5M-20M initiatives)
    • Example: Global Trading initiative
      • Miles successfully managed the complete program including business processes related to trading; business trade management, back office, financial reconciliation and related financial management areas.  Managed the work with TD regulatory teams including IIROC, compliance, legal and AML requirements.  Service was deployed on time and under budget.
      • Technology streams – including Java web based applications (UK and Canada), .Net applications, extensive reporting from the UK JHC Figaro application as well as desktop and telephony systems.  User interface and customer experience teams included in scope.
      • Additional responsibilities included Legal and regulatory streams, Training, Architecture, SIT, QA, and the pricing and marketing of the new service.
    • Deep understanding of corporate Financial Services wholesale, retail and insurance segments.  Project and program experience including Basel, AML, Letters of Credit/Corporate Lending, Counterparty Credit Risk Management, Foreign Exchange and complex trading products as well as back of processing for Wealth Management.  Extensive internet experience including bill payments, eStatements, technology architecture and on line trading.
  • Managed Sun Microsystem’s Financial Services consulting teams in Canadian Banks (mainly BMO & CIBC)
  • Partner, for Ernst & Young Internet Consulting Practice
  • Other clients include BMO, Bank of Nova Scotia, TD, CIBC, Bell, ePOST, AT&T, Exxon, Rolls Royce