Founded in 2004, Octothorpe Software Corporation is a privately held Vancouver-based decision science company. We develop and market systems that help you make better decisions faster and gain insight into your decision making.
Peter has held senior line and staff positions at a variety of top tier firms and consulted to government, start-up and Fortune 500 companies across North America. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and A Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB), Peter holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (organizational and technological decision making) from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. An award winning professor (2007 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award and 2004 Literati Research Award), Peter is an Associate (tenured) Professor at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and has written articles in leading academic and industry publications.
Reagan is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (New Hampshire) and has extensive financial and consulting experience in "big four" accounting firms and private industry. Most recently Reagan has had accounting responsibility at pre and post IPO companies. Reagan holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (HBA) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Western Ontario with a concentration in taxation law. Called to the Bar in 2007, Reagan is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. A founding officer of the Corporation, Reagan has responsibility for financial oversight.
Michael Brydon holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of British Columbia and Bachelor and Masters degrees in Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. Michael holds an ongoing faculty appointment at Simon Fraser University where his interest and expertise is in decision making in complex, uncertain environments. He has conducted applied decision making research at leading firms, held competitive scientific research grants, and been published in ranking academic journals. Michael has been involved with the firm since founding and has overall accountability for analytics and modeling.
Jerry holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of Windsor and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining the firm, Jerry worked as an analyst in corporate telecommunications and consulted to angel investors on business due diligence and venture-backed companies. Jerry has responsibility for development and execution of marketing strategies and sales.
The company's management team, investors and advisory board includes senior industry executives, entrepreneurial and technology veterans, and venture capital and intellectual property advisors.