Sacha Gera brings experience in professional services, M&A and SaaS
OTTAWA, July 29, 2021 – Calian® Group Ltd., (TSX: CGY) a provider of trusted solutions across Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning and IT and Cyber Solutions (ITCS) segments is proud to announce the appointment of Sacha Gera as President, ITCS. Mr. Gera will be assuming leadership from Sandra Cote. Ms. Cote’s planned retirement at the end of the calendar year provides time for a successful transition.
Mr. Gera has nearly twenty years of experience working in technology for both start-ups and large multinational organizations, such as IBM, Nortel and CGI. His expertise lies in leading SaaS innovators towards achieving escape velocity, recurring revenue growth and profitability. Most recently, Mr. Gera led the $115M USD spinout of SaaS-based Kandy.io from Ribbon Communications.
In 2019, Mr. Gera was named to the Forty Under 40, awarded by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Board of Trade. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) from Carleton University.
“Sacha Gera is an Ottawa-based leader with an excellent understanding of today’s technology. His technology background and experience in professional services and SaaS is an excellent mix for our ITCS business. I am delighted to welcome Mr. Gera at this exciting time in the company’s growth,” said Kevin Ford, Calian CEO. “I want to thank Sandra Cote for her efforts at Calian. Under her leadership, our IT segment doubled in size, improved margins and has evolved from a services business to a cyber and cloud solutions business.”
“Calian has excellent momentum,” said Sacha Gera, President, ITCS. “I look forward to building the portfolio and positioning Calian as a cyber and cloud leader in the Canadian, US and European markets.”
Sacha will join Calian in September 2021.