Univerus strives to empower customers and develop employees. We work with our businesses to identify areas of improvement, utilizing our shared-services model to address them accordingly.

Executive Team

Steve Hawboldt

President

Port Moody, BC, Canada

With 10 years of experience in operating Univerus Software Inc., I have been involved in multiple investments, operations, and acquisitions within the software industry. I’m involved in the decision making and strategic development of the company. I provide direction for the management team to ensure that everyone is working towards the same goals towards growth and efficiency.

Brad Atchison

Chief Executive Officer

Port Moody, BC, Canada

As the Chief Executive Officer at Univerus, I ensure our operations, investments and acquisitions targets are met. I work directly with my management team to ensure we are meeting our corporate objectives for growth and profitability. My true passion is working directly with our product teams, and as a group we are focused on building great products that deliver exceptional value to our customers.

Terry Ridyard

Chief Operating Officer

Peterborough, Ont, Canada

As the Chief Operating Officer at Univerus, I take an active role in integrating new business units into our corporate business platform for Finance, HR, and IT. This ensures that our business units operate within a consistent set of objectives, policies, and metrics. We work with business leaders to evolve our internal best practices, operational procedures, and ability to react to changing market conditions.

Mike Christie

Chief Technology Officer

Port Moody, BC, Canada

As the Chief Technology Officer at Univerus, I am primarily involved in ensuring all our products and deliveries continue to exceed our customers’ expectations. I enjoy working with our Engineering groups to ensure our product roadmaps cloud compliant, highly integrated within product verticals, have relevant protective strategies for security, and that our platforms cross multiple market segments.

Todd Lajeunesse

Chief Investment Officer

Port Moody, BC, Canada

As the Chief Investment Officer at Univerus, I am responsible for the oversight and management of all our strategic M&A activity. I work directly with our CEO to source, catalogue and initiate dialogue with prospective vertical market software companies that may be interested in being acquired.

Jennifer Hughes

Chief Administrative Officer

Aurora, CO, United States

As Chief Administrative Officer, I oversee administrative operations and provide support to our leadership team. I work with our senior leaders to design strategies, programs, and policies that help us continually improve performance and support our employees. It’s important to me that Univerus has the right tools in place for the ongoing success and growth of our entire organization.

Operations Team

Kathleen Hart

EVP, SmartGridCIS

Alpharetta, GA, United States

In my role as Executive Vice President of Univerus’ SmartGridCIS utility division, I am focused on strategy, vision, and innovation – delivering premier solutions to both regulated and deregulated utilities during this exciting era of technological innovation and new regulations. I help SmartGridCIS to drive revenue, reduce costs, create opportunities, and minimize risk for Univerus customers.

Kerry Connors

EVP, Univerus Australasia

Nelson, New Zealand

I am an experienced executive manager with a track record of successful stakeholder management and multi-partner strategy development. My general manager role at Univerus allows me to work closely with clients on a number of strategic projects. I engage with leadership teams and provide guidance in relation to business planning, business risk, and resolutions.

Jason Woodrow

EVP, Univerus Health & Safety

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

As the Executive Vice President for Univerus Health & Safety, I focus on creating intuitive, robust software tools that support the implementation, management, and visibility of health & safety programs for all levels of organizations. My vast experience of the IT and Health & Safety sectors has helped me develop innovative ideas that streamline workflows and close critical gaps within health & safety programs.

David Smith

EVP, Blue Ocean Systems

Chadds Ford, PA, United States

In my role as Executive Vice President of Blue Ocean Systems (a Univerus company), I am responsible for the operations and practice management of all of Univerus’ SAP-related activities. I collaborate with other Univerus entities to integrate the SAP suite of ERP solutions with the UNITY software suite to help utility firms and government departments manage their operations efficiently.

Jeff Downie

EVP, Univerus Sport & Recreation

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

As the Executive Vice President at Univerus Sport & Recreation, I oversee several critical business operations – focusing on human resource management, revenue generation, system design, program management. Combined with my extensive industry experience, my entrepreneurial and technological expertise help me achieve consistent results for Univerus clients.

Jeremy Schultz

EVP, Univerus North America

Port Moody, BC, Canada

As EVP for Univerus North America, I focus on creating integrated solutions for our Univerus product suite for the North American market. I work with channel partners, industry consultants and internal business units to create innovative solutions for utility firms and various government departments. My goal is to help clients deliver better products and services to their customers on a consistent basis.

Nitin Manchanda

EVP, Energy Hippo

Alameda, CA, United States

As Executive Vice President of Univerus’ EEM division, Energy Hippo, I am responsible for a number of business operations, including finance management and product deployment. My leadership enables software teams to successfully implement EEM software for an impressive list of clients that includes airports, universities, local governments, and the Department of Defense.

Dan Duic

EVP, Mindscope

Toronto, Canada

Dan has worked on the creation and development of Univerus’ innovative recruitment software. His wide range of insight into the needs of HR professionals has been developed through a vast network of relationships with agencies both big and small. Through hands on experience, his complex knowledge of the ever-changing hiring market allows him to envision and execute services unmatched by any other applicant tracking software company.

Univerus is fortunate to have an experienced team of software experts who possess all the professional knowledge and expertise needed to grow a business.

Understanding

We get to know our clients and partners inside-out so we can implement tailored software solutions.

Sharing knowledge

Our team of experts applies relevant knowledge and expertise acquired from previous projects.

Aligned objectives

We collaborate closely with our clients and partners to achieve shared goals.

Continuous improvement

We continuously improve our products and services based on the latest industry trends, best practice, and technology updates.

Focused on growth

We don’t get involved in a project unless there is an opportunity for growth.

Seamless integration

We adapt our approach to meet the needs of our stakeholders.