Team


Making safety happen, anywhere, anytime.

Jason Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Lee is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SmartCone Technologies. Jason has dedicated most of his professional life to developing new technologies that make the world a safer place, with applications in aviation, business intelligence, manufacturing, and software development. He spent time in Kuwait and Afghanistan researching and developing smart safety for military use. Jason has created three award-winning products.

Susan Richards

Chief Financial Officer

Susan Richards is an enthusiastic Corporate Accountant with a passion for entrepreneurship. She has over 20 years experience in management accounting, and brings a wealth of experience in working with growing tech companies. As both an FCPA and a Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada, Susan brings many strengths. She believes firmly in the power of strategic management accounting, enjoys the sport of business, and aims to turn goals into realities.

Anne Coyle

Head of Marketing

Anne lives by the words of marketing great Philip Kotler: “Marketing takes a day to learn. Unfortunately it takes a lifetime to master.” She has worked in IT marketing for over 18 years, which meant surviving, and learning from, the dot-com bubble of 2001. Prior to that, she worked for the prestigious pension fund manager, Jarislowsky, Fraser. Her clients range from large to small, including IBM, Intuit, Rackspace, STS Systems (now Epicor), and Astral Media. Her passion is in supporting young companies realize their full potential, helping them articulate brilliant, groundbreaking ideas clearly to the market.

Tom Yendall

Manager of Software Engineering

Tom Yendall wants to combine AI and IoT to make the world a smarter place. The Clint Eastwood of SmartCone Technologies, Tom says little and gets a lot done. Prior to his post as Software Engineering Manager at SmartCone, he worked as a Senior Systems Architect for a video conferencing systems company, where he honed his skills in routing and security as well as video management. He also spent time as a researcher, assessing and analyzing Ontario smart grid communications solutions. Tom holds a college diploma in Electrical Engineering.

Ryland Dean

Lead Application Developer

There’s very little that Ryland doesn’t seem to know how to do. He is a whip smart application developer, with extensive knowledge of intuitive interfaces and user-friendly Web design. His work experience is both in Marketing and Promotions (Play It Again Sports and the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario) and in Web Design. Ryland has been with TheSmartCone from its very beginnings, and has seen the solution grow from prototype to full fledged solution. When he's not in front of a screen, Ryland likes to spend his spare time behind a camera lens.

Vince Dill

Strategic Account Manager and Sales

Vincent Dill manages Public Sector sales for SmartCone Technologies. He has a passion for solving real world problems with emerging technologies that change and save lives. This passion, along with his solution-driven focus, is the foundation on which he builds his award-winning teams. Vince has represented a wide array of technologies from startup prototypes to major name brands. His client history ranges from small businesses to Fortune 100 firms and State and Federal agencies. He has guided capture teams that have been awarded multi-billion dollar government contracts. Vince is fascinated by technologies that make an impact, so you will always find him around cutting-edge solutions.

Carolin Ross

Operations Manager

Carolin Ross keeps things lean and clean. As Operations Manager, she ensures all processes meet best practice standards, especially around Finance and Human Resource Management. Originally hailing from Germany, Carolin has worked in Australia, New Zealand and Scotland for such prestigious companies as Mercedes Benz – Daimler AG and Applus RTD. She is always looking for new ways to deliver valuable analysis, streamline processes, and reduce operations costs. In her spare time she fights food waste with her non-for-profit organisation Foodsharing Ottawa.

Loren Smart

Production Manager

Loren Smart is an entrepreneur and technology lover. Over the past 35 years, he has worked in the CATV industry, managed a high-tech design verification group, consulted on several International RF network designs, designed and developed a large-scale fibre-optic data, internet, and HFC network in the Caribbean, and has acted as a senior Management Consultant with an International Investment group. In 2003, he co-founded an R&D company and after that spent half a decade in HD Video Tele-Collaboration. Educated by the Canadian Armed Forces and Life, Loren brings years of diverse experience to TheSmartCone table.

Jamie Ross

Construction Manager

Jamie Ross came over from the construction industry after five years of multi-national experience, including time in New Zealand and Scotland. Usually managing on civil construction sites, he now coordinates the successful delivery of new projects for TheSmartCone. An unyielding Leafs fan and hobby home brewer, he currently lives in Ottawa with his wife Carolin and their two dogs Letty and Blue.

Tahseen Haque

Electronics Technicians

Tahseen Haque is an Electrical Engineer who has been pulling apart all things electrical since he was a little kid. He has worked as a technical analyst and software developer at such big name companies as IBM, Blackberry, and Mitel Networks. Tahseen is a specialist in the field of photonics, and has worked over the past seven years on many kinds of technologies, electronic-, software-, photonic-, and networking-based. In his spare time, he likes to get away from computer screens, like going to the gym or watching Formula 1. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University.

Mounika Kasagoni

Electronics Technicians

Mounika Kasagoni brings international experience to SmartCone Technologies. She is a Mechanical Engineer with education in both electrical and mechanical engineering. She has studied braking systems for Indian Railways, worked in assembly at Honda (India) Motorcycle division, and has built several types of robots for various projects. Currently she is testing hardware for SmartCone Technologies, and assisting in best practices for production. She holds a Bachelors in Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and a Diploma in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from Algonquin College in Ottawa. When she isn’t busy soldering you can often find her singing, reading history books, or cooking something delicious.

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