Stratiform’s work is as much about your business as it is about the technology we work with. Because Stratiform is laser-focused on Microsoft IT solutions, we have deep expertise in implementing and managing these technologies. But more importantly, we do whatever it takes to specifically benefit your business.
This means we leverage the expertise of our subject matter experts and our relationships so that the impacts of your Microsoft investment are felt all across your organization—not just in the IT department.
The co-founder and president of Stratiform’s Canadian office, Darren is responsible for the vision, overall strategic direction of the company, executing growth plans and managing a team of executive leaders to drive results. Darren has made significant contributions to Stratiform’s ultimate vision of helping people by providing the most innovative, capable, flexible and secure solutions available. He works with the Stratiform team to pursue the goal of inspiring people to collaborate, share information and work together with passion and energy.
He brings with him more than 15 years of technical and leadership experience that ranges from large teams within the non-profit world to technical architect and leadership roles in the oil and gas industry. He is a visionary and transformative leader who seeks to drive innovation for Stratiform as well as for customers.
In his free time, Darren loves to play jazz piano, which he studied in college and taught for years. He also recently returned to skateboarding, a former passion of his that his wife wishes he would leave in the past. Unfortunately for his wife, there are great skate parks near their home where Darren goes to enjoy being the “old guy” who can still land a few tricks.
Caius St George is the Director of Business Development, Managed Services. Joining the team in June, 2017, Caius is responsible for implementing the tools and processes to provide a sales and onboarding process for customers that’s as frictionless as possible, while also focusing on and highlighting the value we can provide customers with our innovative approach to delivering IT.
Raised in Asia as a global citizen, Caius St George has had a diverse life experience that has developed alongside a healthy thirst for knowledge. While Caius has been interested in many things (B.A. Geography, General Manager of a unique food services company), a common thread has been the application of information technology to improve our lives.
Inspired by people who apply design-based principles to complex systems, Caius has successfully applied change and unlocked growth potential for companies in diverse markets. He’s currently applying his experiences to the Stratiform Managed Services practice.
As Manager of Professional Services, Dan is responsible for project delivery services, personnel management and practice health. His work includes curating our roster, managing team performance, assigning roles, developing individuals’ skills and training, tracking and forecasting utilization and delivery quality.
With 15 years of experience in application development, 5 years in implementation with Dynamics AX ERP solutions and cloud services and 5 years of experience managing local, regional and national teams of technical consultants, Dan has a lot to offer our clients. He combines his technical and management experience to communicate concepts so everyone understands how and why services will be implemented.
When he’s not serving customers, Dan is serving his deep, unwavering interest in technology. A self-professed technologist, Dan loves to learn about emerging trends that are set to transform how we communicate, collaborate and solve problems. He takes special interest in app development. And he is also quite the tinkerer with an extremely messy desk to prove it.
Justin combines his years of experience in IT and consulting, a knack for analysis and his adventurous spirit to provide the perfect set of skills as Field CTO, Stratiform Canada. In his role, Justin is responsible for leading technology driven strategies for Stratiform, as well as setting strategic transformational initiatives within our customers’ organizations.
He’s worked in IT for more than seventeen years, in positions ranging from desktop support to senior systems administrator and principal consultant. Justin pairs his broad set of skills with his years of leadership to architect solutions for our clients that solve their most pressing IT problems. He loves to bring excitement and enthusiasm to each new project, so clients can feel just as thrilled and optimistic about the improvements that Stratiform’s solutions offer.
When he’s not creating innovative solutions, Justin loves to mountain bike, snowboard, surf to stay active and watch movies to unwind. But the most adventurous and challenging thing he enjoys taking on nowadays is the hands-on project of raising two wonderful little girls
As Stratiform’s Vice President, Professional Services, Cyrille Armand leads a national team of highly talented and progressive technology professionals, working to understand our customers’ business objectives and helping them reach their desired outcomes. His proven track record of elevating, expanding, and bringing Professional Services teams to the next level is backed by several Services Leadership awards. He’s passionate about facilitating Digital Transformation through a memorable customer experience involving trust and expertise; providing the right solutions to meet their needs.
He brings years of Information Technology experience and leadership skills to the table through a variety of roles ranging from Computer Operations and Network Design to Help Desk, IT leadership, Technical Management, and Executive positions. Cyrille’s career progression is marked by a love of challenges and overcoming obstacles. His lifelong customer-experience focus coupled with passion for technology make him the ideal guide to help our customers navigate the technology landscape.
An avid all-weather runner and Fat Biker, Cyrille enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors. He has competed in marathons and triathlons and has participated in an IRONMAN competition. He considers himself a big kid at heart and a “car guy,” plays the guitar, and is a sucker for cool technology.
Shawn is the Vice President of Software Solutions Strategy & Development at PCM Canada and Stratiform. From development to delivery, he is responsible for providing strategic direction for all software-related solutions across a variety of teams nation-wide.
Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Shawn possess 20 years’ experience in the Canadian IT industry in various leadership roles. He has a passion for helping businesses navigate through the digital ecosystem of rapid change and demand, while empowering them to leverage best-fit solutions to grow their business. Shawn’s tenacious yet calm and pragmatic approach to overcoming challenges has helped him gain the reputation of a strategic disruptor among colleagues and clients alike. Shawn also leverages his first-hand experience managing client relationships to further improve the standards of client-relation practices and overall services excellence.
Outside of PCM Canada, Shawn enjoys time with his wife and two sons; golfing, skiing, mountain biking and hiking. Shawn also enjoys his time coaching his oldest son’s U13 soccer team.
Stratiform Inc. was founded in 2012 by Darren Lloyd and Jordan Byman and has quickly grown to prominence with a hand-picked team consisting of Architect, Engineer and Developer Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Stratiform SMEs are known throughout Canada as some of the best in the IT industry, and based on our reputation with customers in the market for delivering excellence across the Microsoft Platform. At Stratiform, we have become one of Microsoft’s go-to cloud partners in Canada.
In December 2016, Stratiform was acquired by PCM Canada. Since the acquisition, Stratiform’s employee count has doubled and our brand has been taken to the US by our parent company, who sees immense value in the creativity, innovation, and Microsoft Excellence that we represent. For our customers, the addition of PCM Canada’s 500+ staff provides a vast array of product and vendor relationships, along with the ability to offer a wider breadth of services.
Stratiform is one of a select group of Managed Partners within Microsoft, and we work closely with Microsoft in developing our joint business plans and initiatives together. Stratiform participates in regular strategic planning and roadmap sessions with Microsoft account managers, technology strategists and partner executives.
Stratiform is also an active participant with Microsoft through the Partner-Seller (P-Seller) program, which is Microsoft’s main channel strategy. Our strongest technical individuals gain access to Microsoft best practices, training and technology releases through our participation in the program which ensures we are aligned with the direction and strategy that Microsoft is executing against.
Stratiform can help customers modernize their infrastructure, migrate applications and data to the cloud, and build analytics solutions on data platforms in the cloud. With this competency, we can deliver services and build products using SaaS and PaaS solutions available with Microsoft Azure.
Office 365 is the most secure cloud productivity solution with the most complete set of commercial-grade productivity offerings on the market today. This competency allows us to demonstrate our technical capability in delivering Microsoft Office 365 solutions across productivity categories including Authoring, Mail and Social, Site and Content Management, Chat, Meeting and Voice and Analytics under the Microsoft’s largest commercial cloud business.
Security and compliance are top concerns for enterprise customers all over the world. With this competency, Stratiform has the expertise to implement technology to help customers address current and emerging security threats and to meet compliance requirements with powerful, secure mobility management solutions using tools such as Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory, Azure Rights Management and SCCM.
The need for effective collaboration is critical in today’s environment. Stratiform has the technical capability with the Exchange and Exchange Online products in the delivery of e-mail and collaboration solutions (with their ability to integrate with key technologies such as Outlook, SharePoint and One Drive for Business) in both on-premises and in the cloud environments.
Stratiform has the technical capability on the Microsoft Office 365 productivity tools to deliver solutions to enable you to conduct business anywhere while safeguarding your business.
Stratiform is an expert in helping customers benefit from the advanced security options only available in Windows 10. As the most secure OS ever, Windows 10 is seeing great momentum with customers from SMB to large enterprises by helping them meet the security and compliance challenges they face today.
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