VP Sales and Service
Mark Rye joined HLB in April of 2016, heading up Sales and Marketing. Mark brings over 15 years of experience in software and IT services to HLB. He has previously worked with Guelph based Labtronics (now Perkin Elmer) and Canada’s largest software company OpenText in Waterloo. At the VP level Mark helped lead the growth of Ottawa based, Perram Corporation. At Perram, a consulting firm specializing in Records and Information Management, he also helped spin out FileFacets - an innovative software system for the cleanup, classification and migration of large file repositories.
More recently Mark has acted as an Industry Specialist with Innovation Guelph, consulting and mentoring Guelph based technology companies. He was also placed by the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto as a local Embedded Executive helping to lead and accelerate technology development here in Guelph. In addition, Mark has been a trusted advisor and consultant to many start-up and small technology companies in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.
Mark has called Guelph home for the past 15 years, enjoying life in “The Royal City” with his wife and two daughters. Having one daughter who figure skates and another who plays hockey means a lot of time spent in local arenas. Mark has a passion for music which includes singing, song writing, guitar and most recently playing bass with Guelph’s own Corduroy Road band.