James Colliander PhD

CEO & Founder

James is an award-winning Mathematics professor with an active research program at the interface of partial differential equations, harmonic analysis and dynamical systems. He is interested in education and research policy and in new models of education delivery. He is the inventor of the Crowdmark concept.

Martin Muñoz MS

Founder & Developer

As a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, Martin was involved with research in harmonic analysis of data sets when he co-founded Crowdmark. A mathematician and experienced web software developer, he has built several award-winning web spaces. Martin is an Ember.js Core Team member and frequently shares his knowledge about the topic at developer conferences.

Michelle Caers MBA


Michelle has over 20 years of experience in education and technology, where she has led teams in 6 successful start-up companies at various stages of growth. Michelle is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at the Ryerson DMZ. The DMZ is a world leading accelerator for tech startups in Canada. Michelle is a frequent speaker at technology and education conferences and advises a number of start-ups on strategy, design and customer acquisition.

Jamie Gilgen BESc


A passionate software developer with 16 years of programming experience, Jamie loves to build software that is functionally and aesthetically beautiful. Upon completion of a degree in Computer Engineering, Jamie worked at IBM for five years accumulating multiple awards and patents. Jamie has created several successful web applications, including Yoleo Reader. In her spare time Jamie loves to race her bike competitively.

Carsten Nielsen


Carsten is obsessed with all things related to software products—from identity and branding, to user experience, to front end development, to back end development and server operations—his career has always placed him in encompassing roles. In his free time, Carsten enjoys going on adventures with his wife and daughter, fixing and building things, and riding bikes with Jamie. Carsten is the creator and maintainer of LCBO API.

Sandra O'Reilly BDes


Sandra leads the design and front-end development of Crowdmark with a focus on user experience. With a background in visual art and advertising, Sandra has worked on projects for a wide variety of industries. Sandra also worked at York University for three years designing accessible web applications and providing faculty training and support.

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