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Our Team

Derik Belair

CEO / Co-founder

Gavin Garbutt

Chairman / Co-founder

Ali Mahmoud

V.P. Products

Sase Janki

V.P. Technology

Jake Caroll

V.P. Sales and Partner Success

Gennady Soloviev

Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Burwash

Chief Financial Officer & VP Operations at Augmentt

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.”

V.P. ProductsAli 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
Sase Janki

V.P. TechnologySase Janki

As VP of Technology, Sase has over 20 years of developing and launching software products from early concept to launch. He has a passion for aligning technology and business while bringing together people, process and technology to achieve extraordinary results. Prior to Augmentt, Sase was Senior Vice President at GS1 Canada and before that Director of Software Development at N-able Technologies. Sase’s career in Technology goes back to Nortel Networks.

Fun Facts

Sase’s top 3 characteristics:

Team Champion – Innovative – Focused

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

“I guess I’ve been working so hard, I forgot what it’s like to be hardly working.”

V.P. Sales and Partner SuccessJake Caroll

As VP of Sales and Partner Success Jake leads Augemntt’s partner acquisition and onboarding teams.  Prior to joining Augmentt, Jake was Executive Director of RMM Sales in the Americas for Datto.  Jake joined Datto through the acquisition of Autotask where he had multiple executive and senior leadership positions and played an integral role in launching and building Autotask.  Jake has over 25 years of sales experience in the IT and software industries with a passion for startups an emerging technology.

Fun Facts

Jake’s top 3 characteristics:

Team Builder, Mentor, Problem Solver

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

“Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.”

Jake Carroll
Gennady Soloviev - Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Information Security Officer – CISSPGennady Soloviev

Gennady is a certified security professional and have 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?”

Chief Financial Officer & VP Operations at AugmenttSteve 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


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