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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With over 20 years of expertise in a variety of industries, Kathrin leads our Field Services team. Her expertise in business re-engineering, engineering, construction, and quality assurance, as well as her consulting experience, has resulted in an established track record as a leader who successfully leads and manages highly productive, motivated, and diverse teams. She understands that focus on increasing efficiency, quality, trust and consistency through transparency, communication and continuous process improvement is key to a successful business. Kathrin holds a BA (Hons) from the University of East Anglia and a Black Belt Six Sigma Certification from the Technical University of Munich.
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 senior management role includes leading HR, internal communications and A&I (adoption and implementation of new applications).
Paul leads the Client Tools Team at Encepta, and manages projects across the company including managing safety and COR Audits, design projects in BC, AB, and MB. Paul has 12 years of experience with Shaw infrastructure and business operations.
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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