Brian Ritchie - Founder and CEO
Brian Ritchie has a Bachelor of Engineering from Lakehead University and an MBA from Lake Superior State College and has had a passion for developing business solutions since his early career. From 1992-1997, Brian founded and ran his first software company Palos Bay Technologies Inc. The company’s business management product LeaderShip, was a product before its time; its scope defined a new area in of business and resource management tools from which Internet services SalesForce and Linked-In eventually materialized. Since returning to industry in 1997, Mr. Ritchie has held Director or VP level Sales and Marketing positions with ChangePoint, Oracle, Ericsson and ZTE. Brian is the lead inventor of the patents and patents pending that KDC now holds. Having worked in major internet software and telecommunication provider companies like Oracle, Ericsson and ZTE, Brian has a firm grasp of both the enterprise target market and the CRM channel partner community that define the early go to market strategies for Kamazooie’s Designed Emotional Intelligence enablement platform.
Jacky Wang - Head of AI Development
Jacky holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has 10+ years of hands-on experience in developing machine learning algorithms, statistic models, time series analysis techniques, especially application in natural language processing, speech recognition and algorithm trading. He has a passion for machine learning with an emphasis on reinforcement learning and generative adversarial networks and their applications in real business and consumer AI solutions. Prior to joining Kamazooie to head up the AI development, Jacky worked for a major Canadian hedge fund where he applied deep learning techniques in algorithm trading. Jacky has previously been a Post-Doctoral Fellow in at Ryerson University, and he visited University of Manitoba and University of Windsor as a visiting professor or visiting scholar.
Behrooz Darabiha - Head of Enterprise Development
Behrooz holds a BSc in Nuclear Physics and has been a programmer for 30 years, starting with FORTRAN on Digital machines in the 80s, then C++ and Pascal in the early 90s and programming in PHP since its conception. In the last few years, Behrooz has begun exploring open source tools such as OpenNLP in enterprise projects prior to joining Kamazooie in the Fall of 2017 to become Head of Kama-DEI’s knowledge management and user administration system development. Behrooz also has extensive experience in API design and development and applies this experience to building out Kama-DEI’s enterprise application integration capabilities.
Ken Yong - Head of Professional Services
Ken Yong holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University and is the Head of Professional Services at Kamazooie and a key member of the executive team. In this role, Ken leads the overall customer engagement and Integration of Kama-DEI enabled customer solutions along with project management responsibility to ensure successful and high-quality enterprise deployments.
Prior to joining Kamazooie, Ken served as a Managing Consultant for Huawei’s Professional Services Business Unit in Shenzhen, China providing expertise in the Services domain and mentoring business development teams as well as consulting on the delivery of contracted solutions. Diverse customers in this capacity includes Vodafone, Telefonica and Hutchison in UK, Hong Kong, Russia and Brazil. Ken was also the Director of Business Development for Professional Services in North America for Ericsson, building and optimizing new networks for Canadian mobile operators. He also served as Director of Ericsson’s Technical Solutions team optimizing networks for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
Ken brings with him a holistic view of customer engagement and product implementation, having worked in project management, product management, R&D both in house at Ericsson and Nortel Networks and while on secondment to start-ups purchased by them.
GABRIEL CARRILLO – Senior Software Developer
Seasoned developer in Expert Systems, Business Software and Natural Language Processing, Gabriel is a Senior Software Developer at Kamazooie Development Corporation. He has served as Software Developer at Infocent, Warner Lambert and delivered Information Technology courses as a part-time instructor for two decades. He is currently working on Natural Language Processing and was influential in the early prototype development of Kama-DEI. He received a Bachelor Degree in Systems Engineering from UBA and studied Web programming at IBM. He holds a PhD in Management from Yacambu University.
Kamazooie Development Corporation is currently accepting proposals for investment.