Leadership Team

Roger Bassam
Director of Business Development

Roger works closely with Mike on our Sales team. Roger has a diverse business background that allows him to understand unique business needs. He is currently a Councilman in North Vancouver District – an elected position he has held for 9 years. He has held several committee positions including Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee, North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, and North Vancouver Sports Advisory Council. In his downtime, Roger hangs out with his family, or out on the pitch where he is playing his 42nd year of soccer!

Veronica Deluna
QA and Release Manager

Veronica joined the team in 2016, and is a big part of upholding our core value of excellence. Since coming on board, she has made an immediate impact to our Quality Assurance processes and best practices by leveraging her experience in the software industry. Veronica began her career working for Electronic Arts, and has since then honed her QA and test skills in a variety of industries such as mobile development, retail, and electronic healthcare. When not working, Veronica enjoys spending time with family and travelling plus making banana bread.

Sarah Markwick
HR Consultant

Sarah has been a part of the team since 2014 and brings with her 15 years of diverse HR experience. She helps us with everything to do with creating a great place to work. With her guidance, we develop our people and learn how to scale with them. When not working, Sarah enjoys writing and spending time with family, and captains her ice hockey team. She has yet to meet Mike on the ice.

Martin Salim
Technical Product Manager

In 2014, Martin started with BasicGov as a Business Analyst. Today, Martin is our Technical Product Manager. Martin has a Management of Technology MBA from Simon Fraser University, and has over 10 years of experience working in the technology industry. His expertise and understanding of high volume transactional data has allowed BasicGov to build solutions that are currently billing out more than $150M annually for local and state governments. Martin is a foodie that enjoys good quality food. That’s why we trust him to deliver our Friday morning breakfasts.

Ryan Supeene
Senior Manager, Partner Operations and Projects

Since Ryan started in 2016 he has overseen the building out of our partner operations model. Ryan works with development, technical services, operations and the partners themselves to create the tools and metrics that we rely on to ensure we are serving our partners well. He is passionate and dedicated. When not at work, Ryan is definitely doing something. Hiking, climbing, mentoring, camping, & bartending. Believe me, being immobile after knee surgery equaled unhappiness for Ryan. But he’s all good now.

Debbie Tarantino
Client Engagement Manager / Business Analyst

Debbie joined BasicGov in 2014, bringing her 20 years of BA experience to the team. She made an immediate impact to our largest state project for a Regulated Objects solution. Within 6 months, Debbie became the primary BasicGov resource on the project, managing all client interactions as well as the approach to the solution itself. Debbie’s product knowledge and her client management and analysis skills are the right combination to ensure that the solutions delivered to our clients meets their needs and expectations.

Jennifer Thompson
Senior Manager, Marketing & Proposals

Jenn quickly found success managing proposal development in a newly created Sales & Marketing role. It wasn’t long before we couldn’t imagine life without her. She has 10+ years experience writing and editing copy in the Financial Services, Government, Manufacturing, and Technology industries in Canada, US, and UK. Although her main focus is proposal management, Jennifer also manages our marketing team. Away from work, Jenn spends time with her family, chasing Lyle (their English Bulldog puppy), and running to some awesome music.

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