Richard Hepburn

Toronto, Canada

Cofounder & CTO @ ClearEvent, An Event Organizer at heart building software powering amazing events!
Richard's Skills
Product Development
Startup Development
Business Development
Single Page Applications
HTML + HTML5
Microsoft Azure
Web
Application Development
Fundraising
Cloud
SaaS
Business Process
Business Strategy
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

36-55

About Richard

CTO and Founder of ClearEvent Inc. I'm both a techie & event organizer at heart. I'm working with an amazing founding team to build incredible new tools that empower event organizers to make great events. I'm interested in growing our founding team and I'm looking for someone that's passionate about startups, and looking to apply their marketing, growth & sales skills to build the next "must have" event management platform for the $50B event industry.

Quote

Life is an adventure. We have fun welcoming uncertainty and inventing the future. - Richard Hepburn, CTO - ClearEvent

Work Experience

Sr. Software Developer / Architect

Cetaris Inc.

January 1999 - April 2015

Comprehensive experience in architecting and developing Enterprise-grade Line of Business applications using the Microsoft technology stack as well as the HTML5 web stack. Involved in mobile application strategy, architecture and development activities for Cetaris' next generation mobile-capable enterprise fleet maintenance products. Responsible for leading internal project teams to simplify software development, deployment and maintenance costs. Championing Agile software development practices to increase release cadence. Provided employee development, coaching, mentoring, team building and training to continually develop a world-class team of developers and IT professionals. Trained internal product teams on new innovative technologies by creating a "Lunch & Learn" program as well as many other forms of technical presentations. Established the standards for post-training knowledge transfer within the organization by creating structured presentations to both the executive and development teams.

Founder

Staggered Time Solutions

May 2005 - March 2015

As founder of StaggeredTime Solutions, I specialized in providing technology, consulting and event facilitation services to a variety of diverse customers. Provided technology solutions and facilitation services to one of Canada's leading event management companies specializing in automotive product launches, dealer training and driving events. Delivered numerous web and mobile solutions to one of North America's largest printing ink manufacturers. Provided ad collateral for both print and web. Involved in strategic web marketing and analysis initiatives.

Software Developer

MavPro Consultants

May 1995 - January 1999

Designed and built a number of systems for various industries including the forestry, banking and manufacturing industries. Responsibilities included both development and IT duties.

Advisor

Startup Reactor

February 2015 - February 2016

StartupReactor is a local community group for Startup Founders and industry experts based in the Region of Peel. The groups sole reason to exist is to help startups connect with the experts and resources they need to successfully launch their new ventures. I participate in an Advisory role with the intent to help grow the community as well as represent the needs of today's modern Startups.

Silicon Peel - RIC Centre Volunteer Advisor

Silicon Peel

August 2014 - February 2015

Volunteer advisor helping establish and grow the newly formed Silicon Peel - a grass roots hi tech community of people who make a living, make meaning, and make things happen in technology in Peel Region.

Event Organizer

Rally of the Tall Pines

January 2002 - January 2006

Event Organizer for the 6th round of the Canadian Rally Championship. Responsible for brand strategy development, marketing & promotion, sponsorship acquisition, fund raising, website development, financial growth and managing general event operations. Implemented many new innovative ideas to expand the event and support its competitors and sponsors. www.tallpinesrally.com

Rally Organizer Committee Member

Canadian National Rally Championship Organizing Committee

January 2004 - January 2006

Worked alongside other Canadian Rally Championship Organizers to further develop the RallySport scene on a national level in Canada. Responsibilities included developing standardized sponsorship packages, media plans, analyzing event performance, improving safety measures for teams and spectators, handling insurance issues, and negotiating national television coverage deals.

Education

York University

B.S.c. Computer Science

1995 - 1997

Certification

MSCE

Microsoft

MCP

Microsoft