Decades of diverse experience and a history of success
Combining business acumen with technical savvy, these executives guide the talented team of Kivuto employees to create innovative software distribution solutions for some of the biggest names in today's software industry.
Ed Ensing, Sr. Director, Product Development
Ed joined Kivuto in 2013 as leader of the Product Development and I.T. teams. Surrounded by a talented and dedicated team, they ensure Kivuto's 25,000+ customer-branded websites deliver quality services worldwide all day and every day. Recently Ed worked in the e-commerce services industry for 5 years at Cactus Commerce (now SMITH). He has held Product Development leadership roles with data communications firms: Spirent Communications, Avesta Technologies, Newbridge Networks, and Mitel. He holds a Bachelor of Science - Computer Science degree from Western University.
Abeer Saba, Financial Controller
Abeer has over 15 years of experience in financial and managerial accounting. She has been with Kivuto Solutions Inc. since 2004 leading all financial activities of the company. Her experience includes financial management, financial reporting and analysis, forecasting and financial auditing.
Prior to this, Abeer held a financial auditor position for four years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the assurance and advisory division. Abeer holds a bachelor of commerce degree in accountancy from Concordia University and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Board of Directors
Ram Raju, Chairman
Bill Ritchie, Board Member
Bill is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SimplyCast, a leading online multi-channel marketing solution company. He has recently been inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. He was the Chairman and CEO of Scotia Bond Ltd. and has served on various company boards, including Empire Company Ltd., Sobeys Inc., Keltic Inc., DHX Media Ltd. and King Insurance.
Brian MacEachen, Board Member
Brian is the Executive Vice President and Secretary of Brigus Gold Corp and has served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Linear Gold Corp. and Linear Metals Corporation. Prior to this, Brian held senior positions with Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation and Aur Resources Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University.
Patrick Keefe, Board Member
Patrick has diverse experience as an angel investor and seasoned entrepreneur. As manager of the Atlantic Regional Venture Fund he is currently focusing on early stage technology investments. Prior to this, he was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, principal at Atlas Venture and, most recently, a co-founder of Coffee Vision Atlantic Inc. Patrick received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Charley Baxter, Board Member
Charley Baxter has been with Innovacorp since its inception, having previously worked for seven years as the controller with the Nova Scotia Research Foundation, one of the entities that merged to create Innovacorp. Charley earned his bachelor of commerce (major - finance, 2nd major - accounting) from Saint Mary's University. He attained his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia in 1986.