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NCW was co-founded by Wally Oakes and Valdis Martinsons, high school friends who share a passion for – among other things – problem solving with technology, and the Canadian wilderness.
MBA, CPA, CA
Wally’s inspiration to start NCW stemmed from some recent consulting work he did with a major Canadian broadcaster following his 20+ year career leading Donovan Data Systems and Mediaocean in Canada. He brings his vision and experience building / pushing / cajoling the Canadian TV and digital media industries to adopt earlier electronic workflow solutions to his role as CEO of NCW. When not working with the NCW team or customers, Wally enjoys spending time with family and friends, usually involving an activity out-of-doors.
BASc, MASc, MBA, P.Eng
Valdis is an accomplished software and hardware technology leader in Canada. As CTO of NCW, he leads the platform and technology team, ensuring NCW’s solutions meet its customers’ needs efficiently and at scale. He has held senior executive roles at Virgin Mobile, RIM, and ATI Technologies. Time permitting, he continues to provide IT consulting for start-ups to ensure successful hyper growth as well as coaches and mentors executives leading technology intensive organizations. Valdis shares Wally’s passion for the out-of-doors, although his activities there almost always involve a motor.