The idea for Encepta was born when one of its founders, Devan Bouchard, joined the Alacrity Canada accelerator program after completing his Master of Engineering at UVic.
At the time, most companies engaged in telecommunication infrastructure services relied on manual verification to validate the necessary telecom network design data used in decision making. As a result, they were unable to generate future operational and strategic expertise required to maximize the value for their customers. Devan saw that there was an opportunity for a nimble and efficient provider of telecom services that would be primarily driven by data.
Soon after joining Alacrity, Devan along with his co-founder Hadi Firouzi launched Encepta, supported by Wesley Clover, a global investment management firm, Alacrity Canada, entrepreneurship@UBC Seed Fund and angel investment.
Since inception, Encepta has been doing things differently. By making customer satisfaction and speed a priority, our company has been able to provide infrastructure solutions — whether it is project management, planning or design — to telecommunications, utilities and municipalities across Canada.
At the same time, with the focus on data aggregation and R&D, Encepta has excelled at creating positive feedback loops for all clients, making critical processes more efficient with every use.
Today, Encepta is part of the RAM Consulting Team. This consolidation of technical expertise creates a significant and complete service offering in design, inspection, and ultimately, comprehensive project management.
Encepta continues to invest in innovation that helps unify outside plant infrastructure data, allowing for accelerated decision making and network expansion in every market.
As an engineering graduate with MASc and a rich set of business and manufacturing experiences, Devan provides strategic direction for the leadership team at Encepta and oversees every level of project execution.
Mark holds a MBA from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He serves as a leader of The BC Apparel & Gear Association and has a passion for bringing people together to create business opportunities for the community. Mark has's over 20 years of experience leading high-performance tech, industrial, and manufacturing teams and currently oversees Encepta Operations.
With nearly two decades of telecom experience at TELUS and AFL, Glen now leads Encepta’s business development activities as well as operational teams across two provinces. He is also working toward his MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.
As a Professional Electrical Engineer and VP of Engineering, Stephen mentors design employees at Encepta by sharing his experiences from a successful career that covered all aspects of outside plant engineering.
With 43 years of telecom experience and extensive expertise in support structures, capacity, permitting and cable design, Al directs Encepta’s team of engineers and plant designers to ensure quality workmanship and timely delivery on all projects.
Siena is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15+ years in finance and accounting experience. A passionate CPA who thrives in implementing internal controls, process improvements and efficiencies from start-ups to growing companies. Siena leads the Finance team at Encepta and is responsible for the company’s accounting operations including financial reporting, internal controls, tax compliance and corporate administration.
Jon leads the strategy and support for Encepta’s Design and Build Management Specialists. He brings over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry with over half of those years being in a senior strategic leadership capacity at Shaw Communications. Jon is a Telecommunications Program graduate from TFU and holds a certificate from University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business in Executive Leadership.
Aline understands that a great culture exemplifies team performance and is hugely important to the success of a company. She loves improving systems and she is always seeking ways to be more efficient. At Encepta, her role includes leading our People Department, internal communications and A&I (adoption and implementation of new applications).
Paul leads the Client Tools team to create value for Encepta’s clients using full custom software development or partner software implementation, business analysis, GIS and data science, and AI or machine learning tools.He also brings 15 years of industry experience to bear as a subject matter expert supporting client project and internal programs including: RM for engineering practice, PMO for project management practice, financial data systems, company safety and quality programs, FTTX + HFC network design and architecture, and wireless implementation.
Monique has worked in both tech and skilled trade industries since graduating with her BBA in Human Resources Management. She works with all teams to assist in achieving company, professional, and employee goals. Her experience covers all facets of HR with interests in human relations, team optimization, and functional HR practices.
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