OOTech Team

We are happy to announce an important recruitment milestone which brings us closer toward OOTech’s goal of democratizing data ownership & privacy and OOLoop’s mission to improve Quality Of Life on a local and global scale. During the past few weeks OOTech’s founder, Didier DorĂ©lien has been busy recruiting the best candidates for specific management & engineering roles that are crucial to achieving the company’s biggest milestones. We are beyond excited to welcome OOTech’s founding team. 🎉


Didier Dorélien

Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Didier Dorélien

Didier is a multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual entrepreneur with an obsession for solving problems he is passionate about. Armed with an educational background in molecular biology, genetic engineering, audio engineering, music production and data science, Didier eventually found his passion in software engineering which was the missing skill needed to start working on solving local and global issues closest to his heart. Didier has over a decade of entrepreneurial experience, over 7 years of experience in software engineering (mobile, web front-end, back-end, and bluetooth protocols), platform architecture, data ownership & privacy, and spent years working in roles ranging from sales manager, customer experience manager, audio & video engineer, graphic designer and product manager. He now leads the business and engineering executive teams at OOTech working on the first two biggest problems on his list: democratizing data ownership and privacy and improving Quality Of Life on a local and global scale. Connect with Didier on LinkedIn


Tiana Khan

Co-Founder, Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)

Tiana Khan

As a trusted data privacy & protection advisor, Tiana counsels business leaders on setting trustworthy privacy strategies and offers practical and innovative solutions to their privacy woes. She is the founder of Privacy HQ, a firm that assists organizations to comply with privacy regulations and find the right balance between compliance and innovation.

Her background in corporate governance, corporate legal advisory, and strategic planning allows her to apply a proactive and agile approach when building a data privacy framework that enables businesses to adapt quickly and stay in compliance with new regulatory requirements. Tiana is an advocate for ethical data governance and a tireless mentor to new professionals in the field of data privacy and protection.

Find out more about her on LinkedIn


Gregory Hood

Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Gregory Hood

Greg is the epitome of data driven finance as he was one of the first CPAs in all of Canada to hold the title of Chief Data Officer. Greg brings over 20 years of experience to the table in global financial services and the fintech world, with over 10 years of senior management level experience, including strategy, finance and data. He has successfully scaled up several firms using his data, analytics and work flow efficiencies skills. Greg holds an Honours BA in Management from the University of Toronto and both the Chartered Professional (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations. Find out more about Greg on LinkedIn


Duane Browne

Co-Founder, Director: Strategy & Partnership

Duane Browne

Duane prides himself on being the advocate for all stakeholders, from corporate partners to end users and clients. Beyond his +15 years of marketing and partner success experience, is a business leader who thrives on identifying business problems and creating paths for innovative solutions through focusing on value, efficiencies, and collaboration to drive transformative results. Spending 13 years in the telecommunications industry in a product services, retention strategy and marketing response capacity, Duane has a knack for looking at products and services from the customer and end user perspective to validate business cases. Over the last decade, Duane has been a guest lecturer at various institutions speaking on marketing, branding, and client experience concepts (including Conestoga College, City of Woodbridge, and Ryerson University). Lastly, Duane mentors many at risk youth across Toronto and helps young professionals close the networking gap to help grow their career, find their passion and express their purpose. Feel free to connect with Duane on LinkedIn


Steven Kartonchik

Strategic Advisor

Steven Kartonchik

Steven is a University of Waterloo graduate with a Co-Operative Program Degree in Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Marketing. This led him to a 35+ year career in sales, marketing, management and executive roles in the Software solutions market, providing solutions to end users who needed access to better information…on their terms.

Steven and his teams consistently outperformed expectations by working as problem servers, often with new software, to gain knowledge as to the business challenges faced by departments like Sales, Finance and Human Resources and subsequently proposing solutions that directly addressed real issues and delivered measurable results.

As part of an initial “SWAT” team at Cognos Inc., Steven played a key role in establishing Cognos as the leader in Business Intelligence before transitioning into the existing field structure in Sales and Sales Management roles, eventually leading the largest region in Canada. He then moved on to ADFLOW Networks – an innovator in the provision of In-Store Digital Marketing Network solutions – as a partner and member of the executive team. His responsibilities included the development and execution of Sales Strategy and Field Management across North America. After successfully increasing revenues fivefold, Steven and his partners sold ADFLOW to a large American company.

Learn more about Steven on LinkedIn


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