Chairman and Founder
Brian is an entrepreneur and investor who is passionate about creating and growing businesses. Brian is a veteran of the print and imaging industry having established two multi-million dollar organizations. He founded Multi-Laser, a remanufacturer of toner cartridges, in 1988 and within that company he also created PrintFleet in 2001. PrintFleet became a successful stand-alone company in 2005. In 2008 he sold Multi-Laser to West Point Products. Today, Brian is leading PrintFleet to its next milestone as a global leader in the print management world. Prior to the print management experiences Brian was involved in positions at Nortel Inc., as general manager, of the Northern Telecom Systems Corporation, and President of Bell Canada Systems Corporation.
President and CEO
Mr. McFarlane joined PrintFleet full time in January 2010 as President & COO. In 2012 he was promoted to President & CEO. As a seasoned executive Mr. McFarlane has more than 20 years of high technical experience focused on global expansion, operations, information technology, and customer relationships. Prior to joining PrintFleet, Mr. McFarlane held a series of senior management and Board of Director positions with businesses operating in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to operating responsibilities Mr. McFarlane has lead the acquisition and financing of several business in 5 countries. Mr. McFarlane holds a MBA from the Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, as well as a B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. McFarlane is also a Certified Management Accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Vikram Varma has served in senior management roles for the past 10 years in wide range of sectors. He has helped with the positioning of each company to attract investment, highlighting the value proposition and communicating it in the most effective manner to investors and potential partners. Vikram has been involved in identifying and engaging strategic partners, and has initiated strategic & customer relationships with some of the world’s largest companies, demonstrating his leadership and strategic acumen.
He has several years of experience with companies bringing new technology to market, including alternative energy and before that in the telecom industry with technology startups that have participated in bringing emerging technologies such as Voice over IP to the mainstream market.
Vikram has an MBA in Finance from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, a PhD from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia and has a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.
Chief Technology Officer
Gordon brings deep expertise and experience in software architecture and product delivery to PrintFleet, having been a C-Level executive at a variety of private and public companies over his long career in the technology sector. He has held senior positions on both the technology and business sides of the industry , having held CEO, Chairman, and Lead Business Development positions in addition to his Chief Technology Officer roles.
He has been deeply involved in the subject of IT lifecycle cost management for over 20 years, having participated in industry working groups such as the Desktop Management Task Force and been a speaker on the subject at widely attended industry events. He is a named inventor on 3 significant US and international patents and has acted as an advisor on intellectual property policy to the Canadian Government.
Gordon is a graduate of both Queen’s University and The University of British Columbia.