The Ticoon Team

Rick Hyde

Rick Hyde

President & CEO
Rick's expertise in the financial services industry is based on almost twenty years of experience designing, selling & implementing web-based wealth management and financial services solutions for many of North America’s leading banks, life insurance carriers, fund dealers and brokerage firms. Rick works with executive teams to design solutions that drive ROI and support the strategic vision. Rick participates in numerous financial technology steering committees and industry organizations helping to create innovative new solutions to drive the financial technology industry forward. Rick is the founder of Ticoon.
 
Bob Ahrens

Bob Ahrens

Vice President, Financial Services Solutions
Bob's deep understanding of financial services comes from 20 years working in a variety of roles from software developer to business analyst and product manager, all within the financial services industry. Bob works closely with Ticoon’s clients to design appropriate solutions and to ensure successful implementations. Before joining Ticoon, Bob worked as a Senior Software Developer with Sun Media Inc. where he developed and provided support for his team's projects.
 

Gil Quesnelle

Gil Quesnelle

Director, Business Development

Gil brings 20 years experience in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry with focus on Distribution Management. Working with Manufacturers, Distributors and Advisors throughout North America, Gil has a grass roots level of understanding on what it takes to get systems and business processes working cohesively. Meeting people and understanding their business is what Gil enjoys most. If you pass him on the street say Hi…

 

 
Carol Babcock

Carol Babcock

Vice President, Client Services
Carol brings 16 years of experience in various positions within the financial technology & services sector. Prior to joining Ticoon, Carol's past experiences include: Account Manager at EDS-Solcorp, Manager at PwC, VP Operations at Financial Concepts and VP Operations at Balanced Planning. In each of these roles, Carol was responsible for technology, transition and implementation, in Canada and US, for back offices, branch offices and advisors. Carol runs the Client Services team at Ticoon.
 
Mariana Barrera

Mariana Barrera

Manager, Quality Assurance
Mariana has worked in the Canadian financial services industry for almost 10 years in a variety of quality assurance positions. Prior to Ticoon Mariana was with Univeris Corporation where she performed QA analysis in a back office environment. Mariana holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Mexico and runs Ticoon’s QA team.
 
Vesko Stajic

Vesko Stajic

Director, Data Engineering
Vesko has been extensively involved in all phases of software development life cycle over the last 14 years, overseeing the planning, logical and physical architecture modeling and design, and development requirements. Vesko’s background includes creation and support for multiple US & Canadian group benefit, accounting and finance technology solutions. Vesko specializes in data aggregation, consolidation and management and runs Ticoon’s data engineering team.
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