ABOUT US

Founded in June 2020 in response to Covid 19, ANSWER.it Inc. is a tech4good social enterprise working to strengthen the nonprofit sector.

 

We provide agile solutions to improve decision-making by government, foundations and nonprofits using behavioral science and technology. 

 

TEAM

MEMBERS

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CEO

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CREATIVE. INSIGHTFUL. SOLUTION-FINDER.

Studied psychology and women’s studies at Simon Fraser University.

 

Tina Crouse’s career has spanned more than 2 decades in the charitable sector where she has been on the inside of over 40 non-profits. She has created a number of ‘firsts’ in Canada, including Canada’s 1st Women in Social Business Forum. Tina began her focus in social finance and social enterprise in 2010 and developed Canada’s 1st digital radio program ‘So Fine Canada’ in 2011. In 2016, she hosted the radio show ‘BuySomeGood’ on CKCU in Ottawa where it later spun off into a podcast. Since 2014, Tina has worked in 3 tech companies, 2 of which were social enterprises supporting non-profits in the tech4good space.

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PROJECT MANAGER

GOOD LISTENER. ENTREPRENEURIAL. DREAMER.

Tej attained his MBA in Human Resources and Civil Engineering. He is currently studying Global Business Management at Georgian College, Canada.

With over a decade in construction and business management, Tej now focuses on business development. 

He applies his knowledge and experience to the expansion of existing businesses through strategic implementation and innovation. He has worked in Civil Engineering in India, UAE  and Turkey and is a Business Partner at a construction and interior design company in India. 

 

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COMMS/MKTG COORDINATOR

MOTIVATED. CREATIVE. ENTHUSIASTIC.

Ashima studied Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management at IGNOU University and Global Business Management at Georgian College, Canada.

 

Ashima is self-motivated and driven with an extensive background in the fashion industry. Her skill set includes critical thinking, management, and customer service. She is a consistent team player while working to action business improvements. She enjoys brainstorming and coordinating efforts to achieve business objectives.

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MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST

RECEPTIVE. BROAD-MINDED. TRUSTWORTHY.

Antony attained his MBA in Banking and Financial Management at Bharathiar University, India. He is currently pursuing post-graduate certification in Global Business Management.

 

Antony started his professional career in banking in 2016 and rose to become an Assistant Manager. He loves engaging with clients to develop strong relationships, thereby ensuring customer satisfaction. He appreciates knowledge acquisition and has successfully researched many alternatives to complete important tasks.

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MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST

 

TATHAGAT DAK

 

HONEST. ENTHUSIASTIC. RELIABLE.

Tathagat studied in India before pursuing advanced certification in Business Management.

 

He is committed to improving business management operations for clients. He has studied business management with an emphasis on marketing and business development. His past work in ecommerce involved solving inventory management, product research and product listing issues.

 
 
 

Business

ADVISORS

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BUSINESS ADVISOR – TECH

Bachir studied computer science and obtained an Honours BSc from McGill University. He is a strong business professional with several decades of experience developing technologies to

help people in the software and telecommunications industry. He is skilled

in Enterprise Software, Entrepreneurship, Unified Communications, Go-to-market Strategy, and Mobile Apps. Bachir owns several patents in Canada and is a TEDx Concordia presenter.

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BUSINESS ADVISOR - FINANCIAL

Darlene graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University before starting her career as an accountant with KPMG. She then became a Manager of Corporate Finance at the Regional Group and followed that by becoming the CFO of IDS Intelligent Detection Systems. Darlene then cemented her finance career by becoming a partner at Deloitte from 1999-2019.

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BUSINESS ADVISOR - BEHAVIOR SCIENCE

A behaviour scientist with an undergraduate and graduate MA degree in psychology, Laura has more than a decade of experience promoting sustainability through behaviour change. She is the owner of StrategicBias, a for profit consultancy that helps clients solve problems by enhancing programming through a better understanding of the many aspects of human nature.

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BUSINESS ADVISOR - OPERATIONS

Sustainability. Business. Social Improvement.

Sujit Sur is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Management at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. He holds a MBA and a PhD and received a Research Achievement Award from Carleton University in 2016.

Staff

MENTORS

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MENTOR – TECH

Isar Nejadgholi is a machine learning scientist at the National Research Council and an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa. She has been supporting young women in STEM for several years.

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MENTOR – TECH

Jonathan is a Senior Software Engineer with a flair for research, prototyping, machine learning, and data science. T-shaped software engineer with 20 years experience across the engineering spectrum in various senior level functional roles in both software and hardware engineering.