Our Team

Derik Belair

CEO / Co-founder

Gavin Garbutt

Chairman / Co-founder

Ali Mahmoud

VP of Product & Partner Success

Brendan Spooner

V.P. Engineering

Gennady Soloviev

Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Burwash

CFO & VP Operations

Dirk Vanderwal
Dirk Vanderwal

VP, Sales

CEO / Co-founderDerik Belair

As President and CEO, Derik leads the vision, strategy and growth of Augmentt.

Prior to founding Augmentt, Derik was Vice President of Marketing at SolarWinds where he lead the digital marketing strategy for the company’s Cloud division. Derik joined SolarWinds through the acquisition of N-able Technologies, a company he help build and sell to SolarWinds in 2013. Derik has been working in the channel in a senior leadership role for over 20 years, having been through the IPO process and several acquisitions.

Fun Facts:

Derik’s top 3 characteristics:

Passionate – Energetic – Enthusiastic

Derik’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”

Derik Belair
Gavin Garbutt

Chairman / Co-founderGavin Garbutt

As Chairman and Co-founder, Gavin plays a key role in helping the organization define its vision, strategy to ensure continued success.

Prior to founding Augmentt, Gavin was a board member and strategic advisor for THP, a marketing company that was recently acquired by WLT (Williams Lea Tag). Gavin’s channel career began in early 2000 when he decided to launch N-able Technologies. As CEO, Gavin built the business to become a leading vendor in the RMM space and ensuring its continued success through the sale of N-able to SolarWinds in 2013.

Fun Facts

Gavin’s top 3 characteristics:

Calm – Cool- Collected

Gavin’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“You know what they say. Fool me once, strike one, but fool me twice … strike three.”

VP of Product & Partner SuccessAli Mahmoud

As VP of Products, Ali drives the value, roadmap, and delivery of Augmentt’s offerings.

Ali is a software developer turned product leader with over 15 years experience in building successful software companies. Ali team’s have launched more than a dozen SaaS products that leverage cutting edge technology including artificial intelligence to help the channel solve their customer’s biggest challenges. He joins Augmentt from product strategy roles at a long line of market leading companies including Snow Software, SolarWinds and Assent Compliance.

Fun Facts

Ali’s top 3 characteristics:

Empathetic – Inquisitive – Analytical

Ali’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky”

Ali Mahmoud

V.P. EngineeringBrendan Spooner

As VP of Engineering, Brendan provides technology vision and engineering leadership with a focus on creating secure, scalable and innovative product offerings.

Brendan has been developing products and leading high growth global software teams at scale for over 17 years. He has a passion for building high performing, customer focused teams that deliver exceptional results. A veteran in the MSP space, Brendan joins Augmentt having held senior engineering leadership roles at SolarWinds and N-able Technologies helping those organizations achieve market leadership positions. Prior to N-able, Brendan held increasingly senior engineering roles at Avaya, Ubiquity Software and Mitel.

Brendan holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Fun Facts

Brendan’s top 3 characteristics:

Tenacity – Integrity – Innovative

Brendan’s favourite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:


Chief Information Security Officer – CISSPGennady Soloviev

Gennady is a certified security professional and has over 13 years of consulting experience. He has successfully delivered several compliance projects including ISO 27001, SOC2, PCI-DSS, and more.

Fun Facts

Gennady’s top 3 characteristics:

Excellent communication, written, and interpersonal skills

Gennady’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“When the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly, asking for help, you help! His father ran the freaking country! Okay?”

Gennady Soloviev - Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Financial Officer & VP OperationsSteve Burwash

Senior, finance and operations leader driving transformational change to improve operational excellence and resource optimization. Deep experience across agriculture and CPG, aerospace and defense and the high-tech sectors. Expertise includes: M&A – Due Diligence through Integration | Public Company Governance | Operational Excellence | Performance Optimization | P&L Ownership | Technology Optimization | Customer Service Focus | FP&A

VP, SalesDirk Vanderwal

Dirk Vanderwal serves as Augmentt’s VP, Sales, where he leads the global go-to-market sales strategy. With more than 25 years’ experience in field and channel sales in the technology industry, Vanderwal has held leadership roles at both public and private hyper-growth companies including N-able Technologies and Veeam Software. While on the leadership team of Veeam Software, Dirk started the Canadian operations and helped set direction for the North American Sales and channel strategy.

Fun Facts

Dirk’s top 3 characteristics:

Driven, Focused and Compassionate

Dirk’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“There are always a million reasons not to do something.”

Dirk Vanderwal

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