Management Team

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.

Ram Raju, President & CEO

President and founder of Kivuto Solutions Inc., Ram has over 25 years of experience in the software license management industry. Ram spent 12 years at Dalhousie as a professor of information systems, running the computing department and managing the university computer store. In 1995 he went on to become Vice President at the Canadian Association of Campus Computer Stores. Two years later he founded Kivuto. Ram is one of the board of directors for Telefilm Canada as well as SimplyCast.com, a leading online multi-channel marketing solution. He holds three degrees from Dalhousie University: a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration.

Richard White, Vice President & COO

Richard has more than 30 years of experience in technology companies. He was formerly CEO of Elliptic Technologies, Solidum and Accelerix and acted as a contract CEO to Intelligent Photonics Control and Spectalis. Richard began his career as a semiconductor engineer during the early days of Mitel and moved on to a variety of senior management roles with NovAtel Communications, Extreme Packet Devices and Enhance Systems. He has also provided consultant services to a number of technology companies, including Seaway Networks, Wavesat and Ad Opt. Richard holds a B. Eng Electrical Engineering degree from Carleton University and an Executive MBA (PMD60) from Harvard University.

Ryan Peatt, Vice President Business Development

Ryan has been with Kivuto Solutions since 2006. Ryan’s strong contributions and dedication to excellence have made him progress through several managerial roles within the company culminating in his most recent capacity of VP Business Development. His comprehensive knowledge of volume licensing programs and experience developing & implementing digital distribution solutions has led to a number of key accomplishments within the organization in recent years. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.

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.