Get to know the Unrivald heroes
Gary is a native Alliston, the potato capital of Ontario, and fled west at his earliest opportunity. He currently resides on Gabriola Island, BC and fears no spud.
Gary’s presence on the team hints at the deep technical expertise that Unrivald Digital offers its clients. He is an expert software designer and developer of desktop, web, mobile and IoT applications for most platforms and programming languages. That makes him our tech go-to guy: plunk a technical challenge in front of Gary and he’s a kid in a candy shop.
He has successfully completed projects for over 40 years in provincial and federal governments, oil and gas, transportation, academia, telecommunications and health services. Gary’s vast multi-industry experience, combined with years of providing training services, combine to produce an ability to understand what his non-technical clients need, even if they lack the technical terms to describe their problems.
Gary’s more than just a geek, however. When he’s not happily immersed in technology, Gary is serving up killer homebrew, kayaking through the Gulf Islands, tooling around on his motorcycle, or playing one of his many guitars.
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Gary has forgotten more about technology than most of us will ever know. He’s worked in dozens of industries in a wide variety of roles and solves difficult problems recreationally. By the time you’ve formulated your question, Gary already has an answer, which would be annoying except he’s so darned nice about it.
When you put Adrian behind a keyboard, magic happens. On stage, that means he’s making music. At work, he’s bringing website designs to life. Adrian is probably the quietest member of the Unrivald Digital team, but when he speaks, we all listen because we know he’s got something important to say.
Thiago is all about visual and aesthetic. He loves to design with purpose and believes that every piece of design has to have a shape, a meaning, and a function. His claim to fame on the team is making everything look better than expected. He’s humble but takes pride in knocking every project out of the park.
Taylor is our resident extravert. She’s an ace relationship builder, and a clever ad writer, which means she becomes a trustworthy partner to our team and our clients alike. She believes that relationships and a strong focus on the desired outcomes makes for more effective marketing with more meaningful results.
Shaheen is the guy you want in your corner when you’ve got a complex problem to solve in the next 15 minutes. He’s part MacGyver, part Tony Stark and part while still being the nicest guy in the room, hands down. His soft-spoken, down-to-earth vibe and ability to deliver makes him a client favourite.
Working in an agency setting is the perfect fit for Marie for whom a variety of intellectual challenges is what gets her out of bed in the morning (though admittedly, not really early). Working solo on a project, collaboratively with a client or managing a team, Marie thrives on high performance and bad jokes.
Whether leading a meeting, riding his motorcycle, or running in the Banff Jasper Relay (for which he was Race Director for many years), Blair connects with the world around him. He inspires his team to work hard while never forgetting the value of the relationships he builds with clients.