The InnoTech Team 


 

Julie Rubin

Chief Executive Officer

Julie has over a decade of experience in coordinating, facilitating, designing and overseeing educational programs. Her passion for innovation within the education sector, along with the drive for aligning education with the economic climate, shapes the work that she does at InnoTech College. Julie holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, along with a Certificate in Adult Education from Mt. Royal University.

 

Brian Banderk

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Brian is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has been working with innovative and exciting businesses since he graduated from the University of Calgary in 1998 with a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction. He has held senior roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, a global professional services firm, and the Alberta Securities Commission, as well as serving on prominent committees and boards that have helped shape the Canadian capital market and the accounting profession in Canada. Brian is extremely excited to be able to combine his knowledge and business experience with his passion for education and operational excellence.

 

Chifuka Chundu

Programs Manager
Chifuka holds a B.Comm degree from the University of Manitoba. Since graduating in 2010, he has worked in a number of different roles and comes to InnoTech College with experience in data management, project management, entrepreneurship and sales. 
 
Whether at work or outside work, Chifuka's greatest passion is to use his skills and knowledge to help see others become the best version of who they can be.
He enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering and playing guitar.

 

Azal Abedi

Operations Manager - Calgary & Edmonton
Azal is equipped with a Bachelor of Commerce degree attained in 2013 from Grant MacEwan University. Since 2016, he's been applying his major - Organizational Management - to to the operational management of our two campuses. Azal works closely with InnoTech's Administrative team in ensuring that all staff and students’ operational and administrative needs are met. In addition to a love for organizational order, Azal is also a huge movie-lover and our resident film buff at InnoTech. This passion for cinema from a very early age fuelled the need to grow his knowledge in videography and directing, which he also practices on the side.

 

James Allen

Web Development Diploma Instructor - Calgary

Our talented and knowledgeable Calgary Instructor is James Allen. Students are bound to come out of the program with a high confidence to tackle their new found careers after learning from James’ 10+ years of professional experience, and his life-long fascination with technology and development (he coded his first website in grade 4!). He has a versatile range of skillsets, including web design, development, SEO and print design, all of which he’s had an opportunity to develop and hone through his varied work in small and medium-sized companies, and as a freelancer. James is also an expert on Alberta’s industry trends, being born and raised here, and also having spent his entire career working with Alberta companies.

 

Jordie Duce

Programming Diploma (SharePoint Specialization) Instructor - Calgary

Jordie Duce has over 35 years of experience in the IT industry and completed a Technical Degree in Computer Technology from the SAIT Polytechnic. Along with his IT consulting experience, he is a former ambassador with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. He qualified and was recognized and accepted to the Stanford Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professional, and Entrepreneurs. He was recognized as a subject matter expert on SharePoint while employed as a Microsoft Services Consultant within Microsoft Canada. As a Microsoft and SAIT Alumni, he also had the honor of teaching 2 courses on SharePoint Administration at SAIT.

Jordie is currently a consulting SharePoint Solution Architect, Enterprise Search Architect, Office 365 Consultant, and SharePoint Cloud/On-Premise Developer, who has worked with many large companies including Alberta Securities Commission, Shaw Cable, ENMAX, Enbridge, Laricina Energy, Travel Alberta, Pacific Western Transportation, Bonavista Energy, Etelligent Solutions, and more.

 

Mark Espina

SharePoint Programming Diploma Instructor - Edmonton

Mark Espina comes to InnoTech with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Along with his IT experience, Mark also brings to the table more than 16 years of experience in Software Development and over 3 years experience in Training Solutions. 

Mark is a multi-Microsoft Certified Professional with the following certificates: MCP, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, MCPD, MSF. Working with Top Global Consulting Firms such as Accenture, Avanade, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard and CGI for more than 9 years, Mark is also the winner of Accenture's 1st PDC TA 2008 Inventions and Idea of the Year Award.

 

Steven Bandola

Steven Bandola is a passionate entrepreneur and self-taught programmer who loves teaching. He has over 15 years of experience developing software and is a seasoned freelance web developer, completing over 20 contracts successfully. He joined the InnoTech team after parting ways with his latest entrepreneurial venture, VRKADE, Canada's first and largest virtual reality arcade. Steven brings a ton of energy to teaching, making it easy and fun for students to engage in class. 

 

Mosa Adekunle

Web Development Diploma Instructor - Edmonton
Originally from Nigeria, Mosa holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Greenwich, UK. With about a decade of experience in web & software development, Mosa has worked with a wide varieties of organizations, including his own start up, primarily as a Programmer/Developer but has experience in Business Analysis, Graphic Design & Project Management. Mosa takes a fun and dynamic approach to teaching, which involves applying real world experiences and examples to promoting the understanding of programming concepts. His philosophy with teaching programming is "If you truly learn how programming works rather than what to program, you can program in any language without difficulty." His interests outside of the classroom are music and visual arts.

 

Jamie Kosoy

Web Development Diploma Curriculum Lead

In addition to working with InnoTech College, Jamie Kosoy leads Arbitrary, an award-winning design-minded development studio based just outside of San Francisco. His mindset on the relationship between design and code has been applied to websites, apps, and “other magical stuff” for clients like Google, Nike, Skittles, Strava, and The New York Times. Most recently Jamie co-created the award-winning children’s app Melody Jams, which topped the App Store charts in 130 countries and won Communication Arts 2017 Award of Excellence. He has also taught code to designers at Parsons and the University of San Francisco.

 

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