14 Oranges Software is not your average mobile application development company.
Our team is balanced between creative and analytical mindsets: engineers, developers, sales people, designers, managers and graphic artists. We operate as a highly distributed company with the option of working from home, or in an office environment. We trust our employees, and in return, all our employees earn an ownership stake in our firm.
Meet Our Team
Sylvain founded 14 Oranges in 2009 and is the CEO and President.. Prior to founding 14 Oranges, Sylvain was Vice President of Engineering at CounterPath Corporation where he supervised the production of all application development, IT and support. Sylvain has over 20 years of software development and engineering experience.Throughout his career, Sylvain has been involved in various customer engineering, support, sales support, and development roles.
A father of three girls, Sylvain is active in his community participating in numerous neighbourhood activities such as canvassing for cancer research, coaching soccer, garage sales and BBQs. Sylvain also participates in recreational ice hockey, skiing / snowboarding, and soccer.
Dan joined 14 Oranges in August 2011 as a developer then became the Chief Technical Officer in October 2012. Prior to joining 14 Oranges, Dan worked as Firmware Engineer for Kodak in their Commercial Prepress Division. Working as a firmware engineer, Dan often found himself leading teams in dealing with large system-level multifaceted technical problems. This, coupled with a deep interest in all aspects of technology, has lead Dan to join the highly dynamic environment at 14 Oranges.
A father of two, Dan is actively involved in coaching kids lacrosse and soccer. Dan also enjoys playing ice hockey, skiing and paddle boarding whenever he gets the chance.
In 2014, Shane became the Vice President of Business Development for 14 Oranges when 14 Oranges acquired Delta Business Services Inc. Shane founded Delta Biz in 2001 and was the CEO and President up until the acquisition. With nearly 20 years of business experience focused on technology and website development, Shane brings technical knowledge to his role in Sales and Business Development.
Shane is the President of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, an 85 member community service organization and is actively involved in coaching his two son’s sports teams. As a former member of the Canadian Military, Shane volunteered his time teaching Military Skills to Cadet organizations. Shane is also an avid curler, golfer and fisherman.
John joined 14 Oranges in February 2016 as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining 14 Oranges, John co-founded Purple Forge, a mobile application development firm, and grew it to become the leading provider of mobile applications to governments in Canada and the US. Since the advent of the first BlackBerry SDK in 2001, John has been actively involved in the development, marketing and sales of mobile applications. John has always had a passion for solving customers problems, and was attracted to 14 Oranges both by the skill set of the team, and their track record of delivery.
A father of two, John is actively involved in volunteering with Give to Live (http://givetolive.ca/), an organization that inspires people to live happy and healthy lives through generosity, fitness and achievement of the extraordinary. John spends his time with family in both Halifax and Ottawa, and enjoys golfing, skiing and recreational hockey.