Meet Our Team

Meet the team at UrbanLogiq

Mark Masongsong
CEO & Co-Founder

Mark has spent over a decade in government and politics and has been a featured speaker on the future of smart cities and analytics at the White House, World Bank, State Department, and Harvard Smart Cities Accelerator. Mark served as a director of international development, environmental and medical research charities and was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

Herman Chandi
COO & Co-Founder

Herman is a former business development leader and early employee at a Silicon Valley financed cloud-based start-up when it went from zero in revenue to over $1 million recurring revenue. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, seasoned tech executive, and has served on political campaigns and non-profit boards in the social enterprise space.

Arun Dawit

Arun is a co-founder of UrbanLogiq and holds an MBA from Deakin University. Arun previously served as a communications director for multiple political campaigns, later launching his own communications consulting firm. He has worked as a consultant to real estate developers, helping marshal proposals through city permitting, engineering, and zoning processes.

Max Burke

Max has spent over a decade building high-performance teams and advancing the state of technology behind the biggest video games and distribution platforms. Max has multiple patents that span the areas of machine learning application from software operations to the rendering and streaming of video games.

Leah Hanvey
Head of Business Development

Leah is a former Advisor to the federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Government House Leader. Leah was also a technical analyst in financial modelling for Deloitte, completed an exchange at the University of Zurich in banking and finance, and worked at the Vancouver Economic Commission performing economic research.

Rachel Rasmussen
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Rachel is a marketing specialist with a passion for digital strategy, desktop publishing, copywriting, and communications. She completed her bachelor’s degree in English and professional writing at the University of Victoria before undertaking her marketing communications accreditation from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Raha Francis
Head of Customer Success

Raha is a former lawyer-turned-strategist with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and a JD from Harvard Law. Raha honed her strategy skills as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and in Canadian industry.

Jasmine Zou
Customer Success Data Analyst

Jasmine is a civil engineering masters student with the Energy Systems and Sustainable Cities research group at the University of Victoria. She is passionate about sustainable urban development and bringing machine learning and data-driven analytics into engineering projects.

Julien Refour
Data Scientist

Julien is a McGill University graduate with both a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science in Physics. As a data scientist at UrbanLogiq, Julien is responsible for managing and procuring data through partnerships, as well as building the deep learning and machine learning models that power the UrbanLogiq platforms.

Duong Vu
Data Scientist

Duong has a Master’s of Data Science from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s of Law (M.J.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Duong was named the 2018 Women in Data Science ambassador in Vancouver and has worked on data analysis and automating accounting books for the Indiana Auditor of State.

Dr. Anabel Chuinard
Data Scientist

Anabel has a PhD in particle physics from McGill University and previously worked at the CERN in Switzerland before implementing data-fuelled solutions for nonprofit. She has a passion for impact-driven innovation through her experience developing carbon footprint assessment and smart hiring technologies.

Natasha Mattson
Data Technician

Natasha has a Master’s in Economics and a Bachelor’s in Economics and Mathematics from the University of British Columbia. She has had the opportunity to be a part of many tech for good projects at the university as a research assistant, in particular, thinking about how data can be used to address problems faced by municipalities.

Evan Chan
Senior Data Engineer

Evan holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and previously ran production telemetry systems at large scale at Apple. With over twenty years of experience as a data architect and full-stack software engineer, Evan has led the design and implementation of multiple big data platforms.

Kyle Ivens
Senior Software Engineer

Kyle is a University of British Columbia graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. With a background in DevOps, and specifically Site Reliability Engineering, Kyle has a passion for building repeatable, reliable, well-monitored infrastructure. As an avid heavy metal fan, you can also find him (trying to!) shred on his guitar.

Morgan Cassels
Software Engineer

Morgan is a University of Victoria graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and linguistics. With a passion for machine learning and sustainable urban planning, Morgan is excited to work on data-driven tools that increase quality of life for urban communities.

Brian Ho
Software Engineer

Brian is a software engineer with over half a dozen years of experience in writing and maintaining web-based analytics platforms. Passionate about urban development and big data, Brian looks to apply his experience to solve problems associated with urban living.

Grace Hof
Software Engineer

Grace is a software developer eager to work on platforms that help people make decisions driven by analytics. Grace graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor’s of Science in computing science, and in her free time, she likes to experiment with her camera, dabble in statistics and write blog posts.

Elora Dulac
Software Engineer

Elora is a software engineer and University of Victoria graduate. Her passion for data mining has brought her to UrbanLogiq with a desire to expand the utility of data mining and participate in the creation of more sustainable world.

Ariel Rotter-Aboyoun
Software Engineer

Ariel is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Brown University. Her passion in helping communities improve brought her to UrbanLogiq, where she is excited to bring big data solutions to the issues facing modern cities.

Heather Armstrong
Software Engineer

Heather is a software engineer with a background in data analytics and visualization. With a passion for spatial data and smart cities, she is excited to enable cities to be more efficient through making data-driven decisions. She also helped build a housing data visualization tool for a 2017 BCIC challenge that won the People’s Choice Award.

Jason Si-Tou
Software Engineer

Jason graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and has since worked on many types of software development projects, including inventory management systems, payment gateways, order management systems, and DAPPS. Jason is passionate about leveraging software and data to make a positive impact on society.

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Our Offices

Vancouver, BC (Headquarters)
700 West Pender – Suite #1505
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1G8

New York, NY
335 Madison Ave
New York, NY