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Leadership Team

Roger-Bassam
Roger Bassam
Director, 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!

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Al Cantu
Technical Services Lead

Al joined BasicGov in 2014 bringing with him 25 years of public sector  experience across all levels: municipal, county, estate and federal. He has attained software expertise in Canada, the US, and Mexico.  Al leverages his skills as a leader, coach and mentor to lead our Technical Services team. He provides superior customer service, guidance and support to determine solutions for complex/technical problems, as well as direction regarding implementation of best practices. Al manages our technical, customer-focused team while creating an environment where advocacy for the client is key to success.

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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.

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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.

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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
Jennifer Thompson
Senior Manager, Marketing and Proposals

Jennifer provides strategic and tactical oversight in marketing and proposals. She has 10+ years experience in technical writing, proposal management, and creative design in the Financial Services, Government, Manufacturing, and Technology industries in Canada, US, and the UK. Away from work, she loves going on adventures with her family, music, reading, running, and really good food.