Leadership at Altis Technology

With decades of experience, our leaders know the technology sector inside and out, and are dedicated to the success of our clients and candidates alike. Before we get to know you, find out a little about us.

Kathryn Tremblay

Co-founder and CEO

Kathryn is a Canadian entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience specializing in the human aspect of human resources. As co-founder and CEO of Altis Technology, excelITR, Altis Recruitment and excelHR, Kathryn has dedicated her entire career toward the betterment of the staffing process. 

Together with her co-founder Toni Guimaraes, Kathryn grew our suite of brands strategically, diversifying the business into priority new sectors like IT, construction and healthcare, and eventually becoming one of Canada’s largest independently owned staffing and recruitment firms. Today, employers from coast to coast have come to rely on Kathryn’s firm for recruitment services, thought leadership and consultative HR support across industries and disciplines. 

Irfan Ahmed

VP, IT Services

Irfan joined excelITR in 2014 as an account manager, staffing junior to intermediate roles for the federal government while exploring growth opportunities in the private sector. 

A natural leader with a passion for sales and recruitment, over the years, he worked his way up through progressively senior roles as a Sales Coach, Division Lead and Managing Director before taking on his current role as VP, IT Services, where he leads a team specializing in federal government staffing nationwide. Core to his success is his focus on building lasting relationships with clients and candidates alike, while ensuring his team members have ample opportunities for growth, feel supported and are in the right seat.

Areas of Focus

  • Federal government (nationwide)
  • Crown Corporations

Grant McKeracher

VP, IT Strategy

Grant has more than 20 years’ experience in IT staffing, sales and business development. In 2006, he co-founded Toronto-based boutique IT staffing firm Keen Technology Consulting Inc. and built it into one of Canada’s top-50 growing companies (with over 7000% growth) before selling it in 2019. 

Throughout his wide-ranging career, Grant has garnered extensive knowledge of the tech sector and an in-depth understanding of the critical role a staffing partner can play in today’s highly competitive talent market.

Areas of Focus

  • Enterprise IT
  • Private sector IT – small and medium businesses (SMB)
  • Provincial government sector IT

Nevena Ouzas

VP, Service Delivery & Operations

With more than 10 years’ experience in IT staffing, Nevena began her career in account management, working alongside our technical recruitment teams to place IT talent with government agencies across the GTA. 

She is passionate about building strategic partnerships and currently leads our Corporate Proposals and Contract Success teams, who bid on new opportunities and ensure best-in-class service delivery.


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