We help enterprises draw upon their communities to better perform. Here are the members of our team who direct the success of Chaordix.
Shelley Kuipers, Founder/CEO
Shelley is an accomplished and highly successful entrepreneur. After years of pioneering work in the emerging field of crowdsourcing, she founded Chaordix in 2009, helping clients such as P&G, University of Oxford, American Airlines, and Orange Telecom to gain a new level of market intelligence through crowdsourcing.
Her first startup experience was with Merak Projects, who provided valuation and management software for the petroleum industry and was acquired by the world’s largest energy services and technology firm, Schlumberger, in 1999. In 2000, she co-founded Stormworks – a software development and digital marketing firm, which was acquired by Solium Capital, a publicly-traded financial services company ranked among the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and recognized as the world’s largest independent provider of stock plan administration software and services. She also co-founded Adventure Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, and Material Insight, a consultancy of growth agents that help to grow tech startups.
Shelley travels extensively to grow and serve the global Chaordix clientele, dividing her time between Calgary, Canada and London, UK.
Sharilyn Weisbeck, CFO
Sharilyn has more than 15 years of financial, accounting, treasury and corporate governance experience. She has held leadership financial positions for the past 10 years in rapidly growing public and private technology and biotech start-ups in addition to providing consulting services to a variety of clients. Sharilyn completed her Chartered Accountant Designation in 2001 (Vic Dzurko Honour Roll – top 10 students in Alberta) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Great Distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan. Sharilyn is based out of the Calgary office.
Jim Gibson, EVP Global Markets
Jim brings 28 years of capital, technical and executive experience in the technology field throughout Canada. He was one of the founders and CEO of PURUS Technologies Inc. which established one of the world’s first Collaborative Decision Management platforms in the industry. Prior to his role at PURUS, Jim was involved in private equity and management consulting. He started his entrepreneurial career at 27 when he helped start an information management and health care technology platform company which he sold 10 years later with 80 people. Jim drives global revenue growth for Chaordix through partnerships and direct sales. He is based out of the Calgary office, and works internationally with Chaordix partners and clients.
Randy Corke, VP & Senior Principal, Crowdsourcing Advisory Services
Randy is a serial entrepreneur who has helped lead numerous startup companies to success. He was President and co-founder of RPM Communications, which created innovative mobile blogging/social media services. Previously he was founding VP Marketing for SoundBite Communications (IPO 2007), pioneers in interactive voice messaging, and for Quack.com which launched the world’s first voice portal in 2000 (acquired in 2000 by AOL). Randy also held VP and CMO roles for enterprise software companies including Signiant and Praxis International (acquired by Lakeview Technology). He is a featured speaker at industry conferences, and holds an MBA with Distinction from Cornell University and a BA from Middlebury College. Randy leads the Crowdsourcing Advisory Services practice for Chaordix, advising clients and partners on the development of innovative crowd-based business models and related programs. Randy divides his time between the Boston and Calgary offices.
Carey Houston, COO
Carey brings over 15 years of management experience in fast-growing technology companies, primarily in enterprise software startups. She has held leadership roles in product management, marketing, and business development, and co-founded and operated a successful marketing services firm. Prior to joining Chaordix, Carey was VP Industry Development at Alberta Enterprise, a limited partner investor in venture capital funds. She is the Executive Director at A100 and member of their Board of Directors. Carey brings a network of investors and talent to her focus at Chaordix: scaling the company to meet accelerated global market demand. Carey is based in the Calgary office.
Sharon McIntyre, CMO
Sharon is a highly experienced marketing professional and doctoral social science researcher. Specializing professionally in high-tech industry marketing and branding strategy, she also researches, writes, teaches and speaks about the intersection between location, innovation and technology. Sharon has shared her passion for marketing and creativity with global corporations, start-up enterprises, public sector organizations, and students for 20+ years. She has held senior marketing positions and consulted in a variety of domains including crowdsourcing, business software, oil & gas technologies, housing, telecommunications, publishing, and the arts. In her role as Assistant Professor (Marketing) in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University, she drove a complete curriculum reform to build an innovative undergraduate marketing program with her colleagues. Sharon has lived and worked internationally, communicates in English and French, and holds dual Canadian and Irish (EU) citizenship.
Gary Schultz, CTO
Gary brings more than two decades of experience and leadership to the Chaordix technology strategy, direction and execution. He contributes a remarkable range of software development, data modeling, and IT infrastructure expertise to Chaordix – honed at companies as diverse as Accenture, Fatbrain.com, Sierra Systems Group, Neovia Financial and Devon Energy. Prior to joining Chaordix, Gary lead technology infrastructure innovation and operations at S.I. Systems for multiple locations in Canada and India – managing an applications development team responsible for web and mobile development, social media, ERP integration and data warehouse analytics. Gary works with the Chaordix team to deepen the functionality of the company’s Crowd Intelligence™ platform and mixed data analytics, while meeting the scale and performance requirements of increasingly large, international crowdsourcing communities. Gary is based in the Calgary office.
Mike Barnlund, VP Product Innovation
Mike brings over a decade of multidisciplinary software development and web application design experience to his role at Chaordix. Mike works closely with the Chaordix leadership team and a strategic international clientele to take the pulse of the evolving marketplace’s needs for crowdsourced market intelligence, with a goal to lead and inspire the industry’s most engaging user experiences and innovative software applications. His earlier startup experience lends itself well to Chaordix’s rapid pace of invention and fast growth. Before joining Chaordix, Mike developed his skills in a variety of software development, web design, and user experience-focused roles. He’s been a key contributor to a wide array of projects including distributed project management software, seismic data warehousing applications, online payment processing, real-time text translation, and mobile web applications. Mike is based in the Calgary office.
"Openness is at the core of what we do at Chaordix. It’s our mission to practice democratic collaboration within our team, our clients, and the crowds that we power for market research, brand loyalty and innovation" - Shelley Kuipers, Founder and CEO, Chaordix