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Ryan O’Connor
President & CEO
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Ryan O’Connor
President & CEO


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Michael Ryan O’Connor’s 20 year career in automotive spans retail, software and technology. As the founder of eDealer, Carmigo.com and an investor in WIM, the company behind www.canadianblackbook.com, his skills and leadership have helped shape the Canadian automotive landscape.

His latest venture, eblock.ca, an online auction, has taken the market by storm with over 1600 dealers now active on the platform. An in-demand speaker, his strategic thinking and easy to understand methodology have helped dealers maximize profit and drastically improve operational efficiency.



Shane Hambly
Vice President Sales
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Shane Hambly
Vice President Sales


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In 2002, Shane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McGill University. Upon graduation, Shane’s previous experience in automotive sales led him to begin his career with Suzuki Canada Inc. as the District Sales Manager – Eastern Ontario and the Maritimes. With a customer focus, Shane progressed steadily within Suzuki eventually being promoted to the role of Dealer Development Manager – Canada.A stroke of luck and a chance meeting with Chris Whitehead in the spring of 2007 lead Shane on a new path; joining e-Dealer as the Manager of Business Development. e-Dealer’s rapid growth lead to a partnership with Roy Speed Ross, who became the sales and service arm of e-Dealer in late 2007.

From early 2008 until the end of 2011, Shane managed the sales and growth of e-Dealer’s sales and dealer service arm as the Web Solutions Manager of Roy Speed Ross.Leveraging a field staff of 12 Regional Manager’s, double digit year over year revenue growth was realized. Recognized for his unique ability to assist clients in understanding the simplicity behind Online Automotive Marketing in Canada, Shane is now an in-demand speaker for both manufacturers and industry events.



Manoj Verdi
Chief Technology Officer
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Manoj Verdi
Chief Technology Officer


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Manoj (Mani) Verdi, Chief Technology Officer at e-Dealer, is responsible for the technology and operational aspects of the company. Mani leads the system administration, programming, support and web development departments.

He is committed to advancing e-Dealer’s innovation to the next level to help automotive dealers generate more leads and increase their online exposure.Mani earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, in the Information Technology Management program, majoring in Application Development. He has also completed the Systems Analyst program from Sheridan College. Over the last 10 years, Mani has worked in various development positions in small to large organizations within the Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Marketing, Technology, and Insurance industries. In late 2004, he joined e-Dealer in its early stages as a start-up, helping to build the first version of PowerUp.



Charles Haddad
Director of Client Services
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Charles Haddad
Director of Client Services


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Charles earned his Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from Ryerson University, with a focus in Information Technology Management (ITM), majoring in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Just months after graduating in late 2006, he joined e-Dealer in its early stages as a startup, providing technical support, account management and, end-user training.

Over 5 years later,Charles now holds a position as Sr. Business Analyst, bridging our customer and industry business requirements to our technical development team. Charles also manages relationships with data integrations partners and syndicates, on-going product training for end-users, and training/development of e-Dealer’s support team members.When Charles isn’t dedicating his time at e-Dealer, he can be found at various venues and stages rocking out with his guitar.



Kyle Orlando
Director of Product Development
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Kyle Orlando
Director of Product Development


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Kyle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Western Illinois University in 2009. With experience in automotive sales and lead generation combined with a strong marketing background, Kyle built the foundation to become an innovator in online automotive marketing.

Joining e-Dealer in 2009, he began in the web support department learning the systems and process necessary to effectively assist customers in their online marketing initiatives.After becoming the lead project manager in web development through 2010, Kyle transitioned to back his Marketing roots in 2011.Kyle now assists e-Dealer clients in building a competitive marketing strategy based on his experience and knowledge gained through partnerships with market leaders across North America.



Joanna Whitehead
HR & Accounting
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Joanna Whitehead
HR & Accounting


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Her role is to maintain office efficiency, supervision of accounts receivable and payable, cash, credit, collection, and payroll.

Prior to switching to online automotive marketing industry, Joanna was an entrepreneur in the legal real estate field. For over 10 years, her company was part of computerizing the land registry system in Ontario, what is now recognized as one of the most advanced land registration system in the world



Blake Bradley
Dealer Development
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Dealer Development


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Carla Delgado
Design Lead
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Design Lead


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Brittany Hogg
Designer
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Mansura Chowdhury
Designer
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Carolyn Delgado
Design QA
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Design QA


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Maaria Hussain
Project Co-ordinator
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Project Co-ordinator


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Chris Holmes
New Site Lead
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Chris Holmes
New Site Lead


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Chris was Born & Raised in Waterloo Ontario. He went to Nipissing University up in ‘Danger Bay’ aka North Bay and started in June 2014 as a Web Developer. Chris proudly wears plaid on plaid on plaid.



Shamual Chawdhury
Web Support Lead
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Web Support Lead


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Alannah Holder
Web Developer
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Web Developer


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Mohamed Mohamed
Web Developer
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Mohamed Mohamed
Web Developer


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Mohamed is a web developer with e-Dealer. He graduated from George Brown College with a diploma in the Computer Programmer Analyst program in April 2015 and started working at e-Dealer a week later.



Filipe Figueiredo
Web Developer
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Web Developer


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Diana Bergholz
Web Developer
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Web Developer


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Michael Manguba
Web Developer
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Web Developer


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Shawn Santiago
Web Developer
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Web Developer


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Harpreet Singh
Web Developer
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Jamie Ali
Senior Quality Assurance
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Jamie Ali
Senior Quality Assurance


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Apart of the original development team, Jamie was able to contribute to all aspects of the business early to help grow a small company. After some time away, he returned in 2014 proud that the key product still stood sound and was in great demand.

Determined to be a part of the new generation of products, Jamie continues to push himself in various ways to contribute as best possible to a new and talented team. Hopefully the excitement felt during the first tenure will be continued and surpassed during the second round.



Chris Szwedo
Technical Support Lead
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Chris Szwedo
Technical Support Lead


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Chris has been with e-Dealer in a support role since April of 2014. He graduated from Toronto School of Business with a degree in Computer Programming.

Chris brings with him experience from various support and documentation positions. In his free time, Chris likes to play dodgeball and plan dinner outings with friends.



Amber Ranger
Performance Account Manager
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Amber Ranger
Performance Account Manager


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Amber joined e-Dealer in August 2015. She is driven to provide you excellent customer service using her previous experience from project management, retail management and customer service. Amber is currently studying Holistic Nutrition at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition to get her certificate as a Nutritional Practitioner.

When Amber is not in the office you will find her at the gym improving her Powerlifting skills roaming the local framers markets and travelling.



Narayan Annalingam
Technical Support Advisor
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Technical Support Advisor


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Colleen McKay
Technical Support Advisor
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Ashley Merim
Technical Support Advisor
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Kayla MacPherson
Technical Support Advisor
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Natasha Payne
Technical Support Advisor
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Juha Jokitalo
Search Marketing Manager
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Juha Jokitalo
Search Marketing Manager


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Juha Graduated with a B.Sc. in Geographical Information Systems & Remote Sensing from Greenwich University in UK in 2001. He has since worked at GE’s Energy Rentals division as a Contract Coordinator & Systems Trainer in England, Ireland and Germany, before moving to Canada.

Juha has been specializing in online advertising since 2006, first with a Search Engine Marketing agency in Toronto, then with e-Dealer.



Ian Mcdougald
SEM, Paid Social Specialist
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Ian Mcdougald
SEM, Paid Social Specialist


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I’m passionate about providing flexible, results-driven digital marketing for my clients through narrowly targeted lead generation search campaigns and engaging social media campaigns that build brand awareness and capitalize on user’s social interests.

When I’m not online working or playing video games I spend my time golfing, playing board games, reading and watching sports.



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